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Seeking Code Reviewer - Minneapolis or Remote

Prime Academy is seeking several contract Code Reviewers to help out the Fullstack Engineering Instruction Staff. Code Reviewers will provide technical feedback and direction to students through written assignment and code review.

Code Reviewers will work fully remote and will have flexibility in when the work is done. We ask you to commit to an 8-week period in which you’ll work 6-12 hours per week. The work can be done weekly from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon, including evenings -- whatever works for you. It does not have to be done during “business hours.”

To apply, send your resume to recruiting@primeacademy.io along with written feedback on this assignment submission (see the Readme in the respository for instructions).

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist instruction team with grading student code submissions.
  • Follow a guideline for feedback on student submissions to ensure that the feedback is consistent, precise, and supportive.
  • Take direction and guidance from the instruction team to ensure that the role is being effectively utilized and supporting the cohort of students to the maximum ability.
  • Respond to correspondence from current students through email and instant messaging.

Reporting Relationships

Code Reviewers are responsible for providing timely, accurate, and empathetic feedback on student code. Code Reviewers are directly supervised by the Development Directors of Instruction.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in modern software engineering technology, tools and techniques
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Proficiency in Javascript-based frameworks and tools like Node, Express, ReactJS, Redux, and Redux-Sagas
  • Proficiency with data structures in SQL databases
  • Proficiency in modern source code management, utility, and deployment technologies like zsh/bash shell usage, Webpack and Git
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent, self-motivated, and success-driven
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and great at follow-through
  • Must have the ability to multitask in a fast paced and dynamic environment

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of Prime Digital Academy, Certificate of Software Engineering or 2+ years experience professional programming

Equipment

You will need your own computer running macOS. Prime will not provide any equipment.

Seeking Technical & Software Coaches (UX) - Minneapolis or Remote

Prime Academy is seeking several contract Technical & Software Coaches to help out the UX Design cohort students with technical support in their primary design and prototyping programs, as they work to increase their comfort and familiarity in these tools. Coaches will provide troubleshooting support and guidance to students through after-hours office hours. These exchanges will include students screensharing their in-progress deliverables and identifying challenges they are experiencing in achieving their goals. Coaches help students approach and overcome the technical challenges they are facing in their program work by conducting ad-hoc demos and identifying helpful resources. Technical & Software Coaches will also help curate and potentially create resources (e.g., tutorials, asset accelerators, etc) that the instruction team will use for students’ continued learning and growth.

Technical & Software Coaches will work fully remote and will be required to sign-up for and hold weekly office hours during which they will be available for student support in a signup-ahead and on-demand capacity. We ask Technical & Software Coaches to commit to a 12-week period in which they’ll work around 5-8 hours per week (sometimes less, depending on need), during Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings (between 6-9pm) and weekends (Sat/Sun between 11am-7pm).

To apply, send your resume to recruiting@primeacademy.io.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist instruction team with answering student questions about how to use design software programs.
  • Abide by our Prime values when providing support and/or interacting with students.
  • Take direction and guidance from the instruction team to ensure that the role is being effectively utilized and supporting the cohort of students to the maximum ability.
  • Respond to correspondence from current students through Slack messaging
  • Identify relevant and helpful resources for technical/software support
  • Create custom resources (e.g., demos, walkthroughs) for continued use within the UX program

Reporting Relationships

Technical & Software Coaches are responsible for providing timely and empathetic guidance to students as they work through challenges in the required software programs. Technical & Software Coaches are directly supervised by the Senior Director of UX Instruction.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the UX design, prototyping, and communications software tools used within our program (Sketch, Squarespace, InVision, Keynote, Axure, Slack, Zoom, Google Suite)
  • Proficiency in Mac OS platform
  • Skill and excitement in problem-solving and trying new approaches to troubleshooting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and great at follow-through
  • Able to multitask in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Bonus: Experience in other UX prototyping, research, and collaboration tools (e.g., Figma, Marvel, Adobe XD, proto.io, User Zoom, UserTesting, Miro, Wix, etc.)

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of Prime Digital Academy (Certificate of User Experience Design) or 2+ years experience professional UX practice

Equipment

You will need your own computer running macOS. Prime will not provide any physical equipment. Prime will provide educational licenses for Sketch, Axure, and InVision; access to Zoom and Slack will also be provided. If you do not have an active Squarespace account, one may be provided to you.

Seeking Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructors - Minneapolis and KC

The Full-Stack Software Instructor provides structure and supports positive outcomes for students at Prime. We're looking for engineers who are passionate about education and mentorship. Through experience, empathy and leadership in the classroom you'll be helping others learn the craft of software development using modern tools and techniques. You are responsible for guiding a cohort of students through the Prime program with the assistance of the entire instruction team.

Prime teaches full-stack web development using JavaScript, though our instructors come from a wide range of development backgrounds.

You'll be joining a small company with a passionate and dedicated team. We offer competitive salary and benefits including a generous PTO program, medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as a 401K plan with a company match.

To apply, send your resume to recruiting@primeacademy.io.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering daily technical lectures
  • Supporting students through instruction and advice
  • Moderating class discussion to balance input and participation
  • Engaging students in classroom activities
  • Providing verbal and written feedback on student code
  • Participating in weekly in-person or video classes with cohorts in the pre-work phase
  • Scheduling and leading 1:1 check-in sessions with students
  • Responding to correspondence from current students through email and slack

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in professional software development
  • Teaching and/or mentoring experience

Requirements

  • Familiarity and ability to work with modern software engineering technologies, tools and techniques
  • Self-motivated, independent, and success driven
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations, responding promptly to requests for service and assistance
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills and collaborative group problem solving
  • Experience with 2 or more of the following:
    • JavaScript
    • Client-side or server-side development experience
    • Databases (e.g. SQL, NoSQL)
    • HTML/CSS
    • Modern source code management (e.g. Git)
    • Utility and deployment technologies (e.g. Grunt, Bower)

Nice-to-haves

  • Experience lecturing and/or delivering talks on technical subjects
  • Experience building and deploying with modern software engineering technologies, tools and techniques
  • Experience with client-side JavaScript-based frameworks (e.g. Angular, React)
  • Experience with server-side JavaScript-based technologies (e.g. Node, Express)

Currently Seeking UX Designer/Instructor

The UX Design Instructor provides structure and supports positive outcomes for students at Prime. We're looking for practitioners who are passionate about education and mentorship. Through experience, empathy, and leadership in the classroom you'll be helping others learn the craft of user experience design. You are responsible for guiding a cohort of students through the Prime program with the assistance of the entire instruction team.

Prime engages students in the full spectrum of UX activities, from user research to prototyping, iterative design and evaluation, and into development and maintenance phases. Our instructional team brings a variety of experience in each of these components of the practice.

You'll be joining a small company with a passionate and dedicated team. We offer competitive salary and benefits including a generous PTO program, medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as a 401K plan with a company match.

Application period currently closed. To be notified about future openings, please email recruiting@primeacademy.io.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering daily lectures
  • Supporting students through instruction and advice
  • Moderating class discussion to balance input and participation
  • Engaging students in classroom activities
  • Providing verbal and written feedback on student deliverables
  • Participating in weekly in-person or video classes with cohorts in Tier 1 (online prework phase)
  • Scheduling and leading 1:1 check-in sessions with students
  • Responding to correspondence from current students through email and Slack

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in user experience design
  • Teaching and/or mentoring experience

Requirements

  • Familiarity with common UX research methods (e.g., contextual inquiry, concept evaluations, usability testing)
  • Comfort with a variety of prototyping methods and tools, including paper, digital, remote, and mobile
  • Ability to explain visual design principles, provide feedback on visual designs, and make recommendations for improvement
  • Basic understanding of modern software engineering technologies, tools, and techniques, and literate in HTML/CSS
  • Self-motivated, independent, and success-driven
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations, responding promptly to requests for service and assistance
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills and collaborative group problem solving
  • Experience with Sketch, Invision, and AxureRP

Nice-to-haves

  • Experience lecturing and/or delivering talks on UX design and related subjects
  • Experience in executing along the entire UX design process, from generative research, prototyping and evaluative research through to design and development
  • Experience with other prototyping tools, including Figma and Adobe XD
  • Demonstrated specialties in: Agile development processes, accessibility, mobile and/or native app development, team leadership and/or management

Interested?

If you've gotten this far down the page and you're still excited about joining the team, we'd love to meet you. To apply, please send your resume and a letter telling us about yourself at recruiting@primeacademy.io.