Curriculum Designer (Backend Web Development)

Codecademy, New York

An online interactive platform that offers free coding classes

Codecademy teaches over 25 million people around the world the skills they need to find jobs. We are looking for a talented Curriculum Designer to design web development courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners. In this role you will determine the outcomes, scope, concepts, and technologies required for all Codecademy web development courses.

Why get involved?

  • Create high-quality web development curricula to inspire and educate the next generation of web developers;
  • Improve our learning experience by shaping curriculum standards and our platform;
  • Own an important new curriculum domain for Codecademy;
  • Be recognized as an industry thought-leader on a platform with tens of millions of learners;

Skills required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to simplify and explain complex topics;
  • Deep understanding and experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and SQL;
  • Deep understanding and experience with test frameworks and test-driven development;
  • Professional experience with Rails app deployment, performance improvement, refactoring, and applying design patterns;
  • Deep understanding of software engineering concepts;
  • 5+ years experience as a professional web developer;

You will be successful if:

  • You can provide learners with both technical and industry guidance;
  • You are familiar with the Codecademy platform and our courses;
  • You have teaching experience as an instructor, mentor, tutor, or teaching assistant;
  • You’re empathetic, enthusiastic, and patient with beginner learners, and are eager to teach the next generation of web developers;

What you'll do:

  • Define the scope of courses and programs;
  • Define learning standards;
  • Explain the learning standards in detail and provide examples, so that a Curriculum Developer can produce content with efficiency and clarity;
  • Provide guidance on canonical project code for exercises and projects;
  • Ensure technical accuracy and enforce best practices in all produced content;
  • Propose new courses and outcomes for learners;

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Codecademy

Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code. We're determined to succeed in realizing our mission to turn a world of tech consumers into one of empowered builders. We're backed by some great people, including: Naspers, Union Square Ventures, O'Reilly, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, Index Ventures, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, Yuri Milner, Vivi Nevo, Richard Branson, and several others.

Want to learn more about Codecademy? Visit https://www.codecademy.com/