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Lead Instructor, Dev Degree


This is a Contract position in Selby, ON posted September 14, 2021.

Job Description Job Description The Dev Degree program combines the best of traditional academic education, industry mentorship, and learning by doing, to engage and support undergraduate students in learning developer skills.

We are increasing access to careers in technology by providing a 4-year, fully paid and accredited Bachelors degree in Computer Science, in partnership with top-tier universities in Canada and the US.

You’ll work with a team of instructors to deliver courses that teach our students industry software development skills alongside their academic degree.

The goal of our instructor team is to help the Dev Degree students learn the fundamental skills required to join development teams after their first year of university.

In your role, you will be responsible for the delivery of technical courses, oversee a team of instructors who provide small group mentorship, and evaluate progress and provide regular feedback to interns.

As part of your role, you will follow the developer community at Shopify and work with the instructor team to understand the technologies, tools and techniques we use to build our world-class products to help iterate on our curriculum.

If you care about computer science education and would enjoy the challenge of bridging the gap between university studies and industry, you’re set.

We would love for you to join us to push boundaries as we craft the best work-integrated learning education model for computer science.

Responsibilities: Lead the preparation, delivery and assessment of learning programs.

Coach Dev Degree interns through technical challenges through 1:1s or office hours.

Oversee a team of instructors who support the delivery of learning programs.

Contribute to the revision of facilitation guides, assessments and materials based on experience in the classroom.

Follow the developer community at Shopify to understand the technologies, tools and techniques used on development teams.

Contribute to the definition of instructional best practices, applying them with Shopify context to facilitate effective learning experiences.

Qualifications Requirements for the Role: Professional software development experience.

Strong foundational knowledge in the core areas of computer science.

Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies.

Hands-on teaching or facilitation experience.

Experience building and/or passion for educational programs.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

Bonus experience: Hands-on experience with any of Ruby, Rails, Git, JavaScript, React in a software development environment.

Experience teaching or working with interns/co-op students.

Project management experience.

Additional Information Application Timeline: We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time.

We are looking forward to reading your application.

This posting will close on Monday September 20th at 11:59pm.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard.

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone.

We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

​​​​ PandoLogic.

Keywords: Programmer, Location: Waterdown, ON
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