Fullstack Academy is hiring an

Instructor, DevOps (SDA Program, On-site)

Remote

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for technology skills training. Fullstack prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Fullstack Academy Instructors scale their impact as a DevOps professional by training the next generation of DevOps Engineers. In this role, you’ll create dynamic learning experiences through deployment of instructional best practices that are student-centered and designed to meet the needs of adult learners. You’ll co-facilitate lessons from the curriculum and will serve as subject matter expert to students and staff. You will support students through exercises designed to build knowledge and skills and promote grit, problem-solving and a collaborative learning community. Ultimately, you will prepare students for the next chapter in their lives as they seek employment in the DevOps field.

Fullstack Academy is excited to extend our mission internationally through a partnership with a local education provider in Saudi Arabia. The partnership in Saudi Arabia, part of Saudi Vision 2030, aims to develop human capital and the digital capabilities of Saudi university graduates. In response to Saudi tech employers calling for more practically prepared talent, Fullstack Academy is going to provide the much needed training via our bootcamp model.

LOGISTICS

This is a contract role for approximately 15 weeks and requires being on location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2024 to support students in a face-to-face synchronous and full-time class experience. The exact dates noted below are subject to change.

The contract spans 15 weeks:

  • Instructor on-boarding to Fullstack Academy for two weeks in the middle of December. This training can be US-based and remote and requires work from 9am - 5pm on Central Standard Time.
  • Travel to Saudi Arabia January 9
  • Local training and lesson planning January 10-13
  • 3 days cohort preparation and student orientation on location January 14-16
  • 12 weeks of bootcamp instruction on location from January 17- April 9, 2024
  • Classes meet from Sunday-Thursday 9:00am - 5:00 pm Riyadh Time
  • Classes will be taught in English - knowledge of Arabic is not required
  • The teaching team will consist of instructors and mentors (teaching assistants)
  • US holidays that fall during the bootcamp will not be recognized
  • Saudi Arabia holidays that fall during the bootcamp will be recognized

This role reports to a Program Manager and is supported by a collaborative academics team at Fullstack Academy and a team with the local Saudi partner to ensure an exceptional experience for each student in the cohort.

INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, you will:

  • Create a positive, professional and inclusive learning environment, by:
    • Teaching lessons in accordance with learning objectives and fidelity to session plans provided by Fullstack
    • Employing strategies known to meet the needs of adult learners, including leveraging tech tools, instructional best practices and connecting content to the real world by sharing industry insights and professional experiences
    • Managing regular communication with students and support teams to align on progress, expectations, celebrate milestones and address concern areas
    • Providing individualized student support during synchronous class sessions and outside class synchronously during office hours and asynchronously through timely communication
  • Evaluate student performance and progression toward competencies based on course deliverables and course rubrics, by:
    • Providing constructive and timely feedback to students in the cohort, escalating concerns in a timely manner to the support teams
    • Assisting in the management of Academic Plans for Success for individual students who need additional support
  • Serve as role model for students and as an ambassador for our brands, by:
    • Exhibiting professionalism and an ethical and empathetic approach when engaging with Fullstack staff, students, and the public
    • Promoting student retention and amplify student satisfaction by creating a positive classroom culture, communicating timely with students and leveraging effective interventions and sharing of resources
    • Encouraging teamwork and seeking feedback for continuous improvement

QUALIFICATIONS

Eligibility requires the following:

  • Minimum one or more of the following
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field such as DevOps or Cloud Computing
    • OR minimum three years of experience as a DevOps engineer
    • Have prior experience teaching or mentoring in an informal capacity
    • AND have one or more AWS certifications, especially:
      • AWS Certified Cloud Foundations
      • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
      • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
      • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • Preferential consideration will be given to candidates with the following experience:
    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a DevOps role
    • AND prior experience teaching or mentoring in a formal capacity
    • AND are an AWS Academy Accredited Educator for at least one AWS Academy course, especially:
      • AWS Academy Cloud Architecting
      • AWS Academy Cloud Developing
      • AWS Academy Cloud Operations

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Contract includes compensation for: Onboarding and on-site instruction, travel to and from Saudi Arabia, lodging while in Saudi Arabia, visa processing and a generous bonus.

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