Director Of Curriculum and Instruction in Microverse

Salary Range: Between 3,000 and 5,000 US$ per month

Job Published on: November 15th, 2018

Microverse is an online school that trains people from all over the world to become professional remote software developers and it doesn't charge them anything until they get a job.

At Microverse, there are no classes or a physical space. Instead, students learn using a very unique approach — by remote pair programming and collaborating with other students in real time, just as they would with colleagues if they were part of a distributed team in a real company.

Our mission is to educate and connect 1 million people with remote opportunities by 2030.

Job description 

We are looking for a seasoned software developer with experience teaching and coaching other developers to help us improve and lead the curriculum design of our software development program.

As Microverse’s Curriculum Director, you will be responsible for shaping our teacher-less and project and mastery learning-based approach to teaching.

We currently use an open source and project-based curriculum that covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Ruby on Rails and React and we are looking for someone to help continue improving it.

This is an opportunity to shape an early-stage company and be part of a movement that is trying to connect millions of people with global opportunities regardless of where they are.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Design Microverse's software development curriculum
  • Apply project-based, self-paced, and mastery-based learning concepts
  • Work with the Student Success team to make sure our curriculum and learning projects keep students motivated and in the flow zone
  • Work with the Career Prep team to continuously align our learning material with the needs of the companies hiring our students
  • Design and manage a program to provide real-time technical help and code reviews for our full-time students
  • Help create a learning environment for self-directed learners

Education, Skills, and Experience 

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in the Computer Science industry
  • Experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and React
  • Strong foundations of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience in teaching/coaching
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously, proactively, and humbly with little oversight
  • Intelligent, dedicated, flexible with a willingness to experiment

You ideally... 

  • Have contributed to open source before
  • Have experience working remotely
  • Have experience with collaborative, peer-to-peer learning
  • Have experience in instructional design
  • Are familiar with different LMSs
  • Have prior startup experience

The team 

  • Our team is distributed all around the world
  • You will report directly to the CEO and Founder of the company
  • You will work with the Admissions Director, the Student Success team, Code Reviewers and Career Coaches.

How to apply 

  • Please use the following link to apply: Send us a short paragraph telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and include the word "apple" just to make sure that you read the entire job description :)
* The position is a full-time position.

Microverse is an equal opportunity employer and acts in this capacity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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