Who We Are
Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, and more, both online and at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting. In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.
We are looking for full-time instructors:
Our Java Development Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills and mindsets to take on new careers as developers. We are looking for a lead instructor with strong experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.
Why teach our Java Instructor Immersive?
If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for Java development with the next generation of developers, we’d love for you to consider joining our team. We deliver more than just skills training, and are looking for teachers who share our vision for a community of lifelong learners pursuing work that they love. As a full-time teacher for our flagship full-time Java development program, you will join our Enterprise team to:
- Teach eight hours a day, five days a week, for 10 to 12 weeks during immersive cohorts (remote and in-person).
- Teach workshops and part-time programs as needed (remote and in-person).
- Commit sufficient time each week for working on curriculum and class preparation.
- Maintain and update baseline curriculum and work with Learning Experience Architects and Product teams to build out new curriculum.
- Work closely with co-instructors, instructional associates and teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
- Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs of your students.
- Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
- Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.
- Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of solving user experience design problems.
- Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and in all interactions.
- Some travel may be required.
- Perform other duties supporting Enterprise instruction as assigned by your manager.
Skills and Qualifications
- You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
- You have formal and/or informal teaching experience and are eager to shape the skills, minds, and careers of the newest generation of web developers.
- You have worked in a client facing environment
- You have at least 4+ years of experience working on a software development team.
- You have working experience in both front-end and back-end development, and are fluent in:
- Java, Java Applets, Web Programming Skills
- AJAX, Apache, CXF web servers, routing, JSON
- Full-stack Java (strong Java highly preferred)
- Python, Django, Ruby (on Rails)
- SQL JOINS, SQL databases and ORMS, Spring, MVC
- TDD and unit/integration testing using JUnit
- NoSQL (we generally cover MongoDB and Redis)
- Deploying to Spring Cloud and AWS
- Bootstrapping and quickly prototyping with JHipster
- Directing Others
- Motivating Others
- Presentation Skills
- Time Management
- Managing Diversity
General Assembly is a licensed school in all states that we operate in, and some states require instructors to be licensed to teach. If hired, you will be required to submit and be approved as an instructor in relevant states. Directions for becoming licensed will be shared with you during onboarding. Licensure requirements vary by state, but you may be required to provide academic transcripts and to answer questions pertaining to moral character, professional conduct, education, and work history. General Assembly will pay for all licensing fees.