SDE1 – MERN Instructor (Remote)

Masai is a Series A-funded Edtech startup based out of Bangalore. Masai School’s mission is to find untapped or underutilized talent and to train that talent for the most in-demand jobs in the world. Masai School is pioneering a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of the other way around. We are looking for passionate people interested in disrupting the tech learning space.

We are looking for instructors:

Our Software Engineering Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills and mindsets to take on new careers as web developers. We are looking for a lead instructor with strong JavaScript experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.

 Why teach our Software Engineering Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for software 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 web development program, you will join us on one of our many campuses to:

– Work closely with one or more co-instructors to guide students through a rigorous, transformational journey towards apprenticeship in software development.

– Become a better leader, and mentor as you learn from veteran instructors and our world-class instructional coaches.

-Inspire and support students as they identify their passions and drive their own continued learning beyond the curriculum.

-Adapt our global curriculum and use it to guide your teaching, building your own lesson plans as needed and contributing back your lessons learned over time.

-Facilitate a safe, supportive, and energetic community that welcomes the various needs and learning styles of your students.

What do we teach?

We adapt both our curriculum and local approach to the technical trends and hiring environment of the times and cities we work in, but today our primary educational approach centers around JavaScript. In general, our curriculum is scaffolded to follow the historical evolution of software engineering. We start by teaching the fundamentals of programming and web design through JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The rest of the course (units 3 and 4) focuses back on JavaScript. We cover API development in Node, then tackle one or more front-end MV* frameworks (Backbone, Angular, Ember, React). We also cover all sorts of other things that junior web developers need to know, like source control, team collaboration, and developer workflow.

We give students the chance to spend focused time building at least 2 major projects, in addition to other smaller projects and labs. About 20% of overall class time is spent on dedicated project work.

Skills and Qualifications

You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.

You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and careers of the newest generation of web developers.

You have at least 2+ years of experience working on a software development team.

Familiarity with Computer Science topics, such as Recursion, Sorting, Search, Linked Lists, Stacks and queues, Sets, Trees, Search Tries, Graphs, Hash tables, and Design patterns

You have working experience in both front-end and back-end development, and are fluent in HTML and CSS

Full-stack JavaScript (strong JavaScript highly preferred)

At least one JS MV* framework (React preferred)

SQL databases (we generally use PosgreSQL)

NoSQL (we generally cover MongoDB and Redis)

Responsibilities and Duties

Work closely with co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.

Work alongside Masai School staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.

Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.

Facilitate a dynamic, collaborative, and positive classroom community.

Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new skill set

Why join us?

  • You will be working with a seasoned team with access to the best resources. Our industry has seen exponential growth over the last few months, and we are poised to forever disrupt the way education institutes work!
  • All other startup benefits such as independence, growth opportunities, chance to make the world a better place etc. of course. And ESOPs.

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