Applied Computer Science Instructor (Contract, Part-Time)


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Lambda School is on a mission to pioneer a new model of accessible higher education with no upfront costs and where the school invests in the students instead of the other way around.  We are rethinking learning so that we can address the needs of both students and employers in tandem. We’re a progressive alternative to traditional college and fast track bootcamps. Lambda School is an intensive program and an immersive live, online curriculum that teaches people the hard and soft skills they need to launch a new tech career. We offer both full time and part time courses to our students.
Lambda School has successfully completed funding rounds with premier tier venture investors and we have students in almost every State across the United States. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who want to change the way the world thinks about higher education and unlock human potential, regardless of circumstance. 
If that sounds exciting to you, let’s talk.  Our success depends on building teams who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we don’t just accept differences – we celebrate them. Lambda School welcomes a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and non-traditional backgrounds who can appreciate the diverse student communities that we serve and are looking to grow into. This includes women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Because the success of our business is directly connected to the success of our learners landing jobs, the Applied Computer Science Instructor position is critical to achieving this shared goal.  Our learners are not only attending Lambda School to gain the technical knowledge and skills they need to become junior developers or junior data scientists,  they are also here to learn the soft skills needed to land their first job in tech. This instructor will guide the learners through their job readiness part of the program ensuring their verbal communication, written communication, interviewing skills, and GCA testing is top notch to ensure they achieve their career goals.
Our program and our staff are fully remote. The school operates on Pacific Time and this role covers our full-time learners.

What You'll Do:

  • Teach daily live code-along via Zoom where you’ll explain complex concepts with simplicity and ease by using real-life examples, practice exercises, analogies, and storytelling.  
  • This is a part-time role with up to 25 hours a week between 8AM to 12PM Pacific Time Zone. 
  • Guide your learners to excel in Leetcode practice and GCA testing 
  • Allocate time for proactive outreach for academic help on a weekly basis. Provide learner support in the form of office hours, live chat, and 1:1 sessions as needed 
  • Provide and document curriculum feedback on a regular basis
  • Report to Lambda School on learner progress and successes throughout the course.
  • Develop teaching strategies to maintain high learner engagement
  • Demonstrate high empathy and ability to encourage learners who are struggling as well as provide additional challenges to the learners who are excelling
  • Collaborate cross-functionally

What You'll Need:

  • 3+ years of software development or data science is required
  • 2+ years experience teaching/training is strongly preferred
  • Ability to coach learners on how to improve their computer science problem-solving skills
  • Must be familiar with: Algorithmic problem-solving, Big-O and time/space complexity, Hash Table usage for optimizing algorithms, JavaScript and Python
  • Worked with and/or providing career support to software developers and/or data science roles is strongly preferred
  • Process-oriented with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously with little oversight
  • Extremely comfortable and compelling in public speaking situations
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Data-driven approach: you’re motivated by metrics, and use these to inform how you approach your work
  • Create solutions that scale: you identify ways to make processes more efficient and do more with less, without sacrificing quality
  • A growth mindset: you’re always looking for ways to improve yourself and your environment
  • You stay up to date on trends in the Software Development and Data Science industries 
  • Motivation: you are a rockstar at finding ways to motivate everyone around you
Lambda School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
Lambda School is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.
Job perks/benefits: Career development
Job region(s): North America
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