Subject Matter Expert: Backend Web Development

  • Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 7, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering

At this time, we can only accept applicants that are over the age of 18 and are currently located in one of the following states: CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA and WA.** About Codecademy

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Codecademy is looking for an expert programmer or academic to provide guidance as we build our Back-End Web Development offerings. The Subject Matter Expert provides the Codecademy Curriculum team with specialized, up-to-date, nuanced insight into Back-End Web Development and how it should be taught. This is a paid, remote, contract position, with a typical commitment of 3-5 hours per week.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with our team, including Curriculum Developers and a Curriculum Manager, to define the principles needed for our content to reflect what is needed for a Back-End Web Development’s toolkit
  • Help us create syllabi that reflect those same principles
  • Provide complex technical and pedagogical insights in such a way that other team members—and, ultimately, Codecademy learners—can understand

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of experience as a professional programmer or educator
  • Extensive knowledge of Back-End Web Development through real-world experience
  • Back-End experience could include, but is not limited to: Back-End libraries like Node.js and Express, Setting up and maintaining servers, creating and maintaining APIs, working with databases, software design principles, to name a few.
  • The ability to provide clear, actionable, and empathetic feedback and explanation
  • A strong command of written and spoken English
  • What Will Make You Stand Out
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience in both programming and education
  • Experience teaching Back-End Web Development and related concepts specifically
  • Experience in online education at scale
  • Experience using the Codecademy platform
  • Application Note: With your resume, please share a Github repository demonstrating your work. Should you prefer to share a private repository, a username with whom to share will be provided for you.
  • At this time, we can only accept applicants that are over the age of 18 and are currently located in one of the following states: CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA and WA.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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