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About Microverse

We believe the place where you are born shouldn't determine your opportunities in life. We provide access to global opportunities by offering a world-class education no matter where you come from.

Microverse is an online school for software developers where students learn to work remotely with people from around the world. Students don't pay tuition until they get hired and start a global career. As of today, we have students in 100+ countries, and more than 90% of our alumni get a job within 6 months with an average salary increase of 240% working for companies like Microsoft, and VMWare.

We are backed by amazing investors worldwide, including Y Combinator, Northzone, General Catalyst, and many world-class angel investors, such as Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit (the creator of Gmail), Kevin Hartz (the founder of Eventbrite), and Erica Brescia (Github's COO).

We are a passionate and fast-moving team of global citizens working remotely from 12+ countries. Being remote-first and transparent, we take pride in the amazing remote culture we are building, while also making time for in-person time with team members around the world. We are a small but mighty team of curious, life-long learners, who love tackling challenges and helping shape the future of education.

Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. We're on a mission to change that. With the recent closing of our Series A, there has never been a more exciting time to join our growing team.

About the Role

Are you interested in developing learning paths for students all around the world working hard to change their lives? Do you want to be at the forefront of remote education, helping students learn collaboratively in a multicultural environment? Our remote, global, peer-to-peer, teacher-less learning environment makes an excellent curriculum and learning path an even more integral part to a successful student journey.

We are searching for a detail-oriented, data-driven, experimentally-minded curriculum designer to join Microverse and take our full-stack web development program to the next level. You will own both the professional and technical components of the curriculum, and you'll have the support of our current technical curriculum designer who you'll be able to train on the best practices of curriculum development. You should be passionate about learning and the power of education to change lives. You will be helping break down barriers and enable students from all over the world access life changing opportunities through our remote education.

The Curriculum Designer will report to the Head of Product & Learning, and day-to-day you'll work with a cross-functional Core Program team focused on ensuring students get from Day 1 to completing the learning program successfully. You'll collaborate with PMs, experience designers, developers, and subject matter experts (both internal and external) as you work to achieve your goals. And while we are highly collaborative, we are also highly asynchronous and strive to abide by remote-first best practices. You'll send a lot of Loom videos and have comment conversations on documentation before meetings, so we can all stay off Zoom and maintain our flexible working schedules.

We are actively growing our Product Development teams nearly from the ground up. You'll get an opportunity to be a highly impactful member of a fast-growing, mission-driven start-up with ambitious goals and a strong culture of care and collaboration. We're looking to launch another program in the next year, and you could be part of designing the curriculum for that whole program from the ground up.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own all the learning outcomes, assessments, and curricula that support technical and professional skills development in our programs.
  • Conduct research and collaborate with designers, subject matter experts, and other professionals both internal and external to Microverse to develop quality curricula and learning resources that can be completed collaboratively in a multi-cultural, peer-to-peer learning environment.
  • Develop a range of digital resources to optimize online learning for different learner profiles (video, audio, etc.)
  • Know when to curate content from existing sourcing vs. when we need to create our own content (and focus on curation over creation)
  • Source and manage external content creators and subject matter experts to create new learning resources as needed.
  • Champion our curriculum design methodologies, which include a focus on curation not creation and helping students find "just enough" mastery without going too deep.
  • Develop our curriculum design methodologies into sharable systems to easily onboard new creators to our way of working.
  • Help design a curriculum management system that enables us to share different versions of our content with different cohorts of students, so you can run data-driven experiments to inform long term changes to our program. (Think A/B testing, different versions of content between cohorts, etc.)
  • Establish feasible timeframes for students to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the curriculum.
  • Collect feedback from students, reviewers, and coaches and monitor student progress, using that information to drive changes to curriculums.
  • Define and iterate on outcomes-based learning objectives, to ensure students are focused on the right things to land them an excellent job after completing the program.
  • Set up quizzes, capstone projects, and other formal and informal assessments to gauge the effectiveness of curriculums and ensure students aren't moving forward without adequately understanding the material.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years experience with instructional design, especially designing and developing online curriculum.
  • Degree in education, or equivalent experience.
  • Expertise in online learning methodologies.
  • Strong digital and research skills.
  • Excellent collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great networking and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proven project management skills.

You ideally...

  • Will write the word "tomato" somewhere in your cover letter
  • Have created content for teacher-less learning environments or have a proven passion for doing so.
  • Have worked remotely and asynchronously, especially for a startup.
  • Have experience creating material for a technical learning course, ideally full-stack web development.
  • A passion for our mission to bring life-changing opportunities to talented individuals regardless of location or other barriers.
  • Have cross-cultural experience, or have lived in countries other than your home country.

Salary Description

At Microverse, salaries are transparent and based on location and experience. The salary range for this role could be between $54,060.53 - $106,570.80. We used MedellĂ­n and London for the range benchmarks.

Some example salaries for locations are below:

  • Medellin: $ 54,060.53
  • London: $106,570.80
  • Lagos: $71,743.73
  • Buenos Aires: $57,942.01
  • Madrid: $78,926.51
  • Cape Town: $66,293.31
  • New York City: $101,702.16

The equity compensation for this role is 0.072%

Core Working Hours

At Microverse, we strive to work asynchronously as much as possible in order to make global remote collaboration effective and efficient. However, we have core hours where every team member is expected to be available for meetings. Core hours at Microverse are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, USA. If you live on the West Coast of North America or in East Africa/Europe, this will probably impact your daily schedule more than other team members.

Why you might be excited about us

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing, mission-driven company and make a positive impact on thousands of people around the world.
  • Leading all-remote working culture.
  • International company retreats with our global team once every ~9 months.
  • Meet-the-team travel allowance.
  • Learning and development stipend for books, courses, and conferences.
  • Hardware & office set up stipend.
  • Unlimited PTO and 12 weeks fully-paid parental leave.
  • Work alongside our fully distributed team from 12+ different countries.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.
  • Our team believes in and embodies our core values:
    1. We are global citizens
    2. We are passionate about our mission
    3. We invest in people
    4. We are eager learners
    5. We are transparent
    6. We take ownership of our work
    7. We live a harmonious life

How to Apply

  • Send us a short paragraph telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and include the keyword in the job listing to make sure that you read the entire job description. Applications without an introduction including the keyword will not be moved forward in the process.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.

Hiring Process

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be able to get back to you if we decide to move forward with your application.
  • If you pass the first screening, we will invite you to the second step of our hiring process where we use a tool called Hireflix to ask a few questions. We use this tool to promote asynchronous communication and to achieve a more objective initial screening - both of which are very important in our remote environment.
  • Following steps: Interview with the hiring manager, short take-home assignment, general and cultural fit interview with a team member, and finally, a cultural fit interview with our CEO.

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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