Software Engineering Instructor (US, Full-time, Fully Remote)

  • Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 6, 2022
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

We are Multiverse, a tech startup with a social mission. We’re building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training, to develop a diverse group of future leaders. Our impact focuses on three core areas: measuring potential beyond academics, delivering world-class job-focused training via applied learning, and helping diverse groups of young people build social capital through a thriving community.

We are one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe and also rapidly expanding in North America, working with over 300 clients including Facebook, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Kantar, Citi, and Microsoft.

We started 2021 with the UK’s largest-ever EdTech funding round - a $44m Series B. Since then we’ve opened our New York office, and been awarded “Outstanding” by OFSTED (the UK government’s education regulator) across every category. In September 2021, we broke the funding record again with a $130m Series C raise.

We are looking for exceptional people to join us as we create something genuinely radical that will replace the way people think about accessing careers and how they learn.


The role of the software engineering coach at Multiverse:

(Please note: through at least mid-January, all remote teammates at Multiverse will be required to reside in one of the following states: New York, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, Louisiana, Arizona, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, Vermont, and Illinois.)

If you love inspiring and teaching others about software engineering, get a buzz from seeing young people develop and learn new skills, and truly care about building the next generation of software engineering professionals, this is the role for you. We have partnered with Google to deliver a 15-month software engineering program that sets learners up for success in their careers within the industry.

Specifically you will:

  • Lead an 6-week software engineering bootcamp to prepare apprentices for entry-level jobs in this field.
  • In this bootcamp, the coach is provided with materials for career and program readiness sessions, which the coach will execute at a high level of accuracy and engagement.
  • After the bootcamp, provide 1:1 coaching, project support, and innovative hands-on practical workshops for the remaining months while apprentices are on the job.
  • Deliver the Multiverse curriculum, in which apprentices will learn about the different facets of software engineering such as Object-Oriented Programming, the Software Lifecycle, APIs, and Web Accessibility

General Responsibilities of the Coach:

  • Build a vibrant community of learners from a range of different backgrounds and ensure a motivating and supportive virtual study environment
  • Take full responsibility for the progress that your cohorts of young people make through their apprenticeship
  • Work with their managers to understand the needs of their role and how to best support their professional development
  • Work internally with Multiverse colleagues to ensure the quality of the program and our delivery is first class by helping to iterate and further build the program
  • Monitor progress of learners through data collection and sharing insights with the Program team and partners to facilitate the next steps in the learning journey

Who are you?:

Maybe you’ve been in a technical instructor role and have a deep knowledge of software engineering. Maybe you’ve worked as a software engineer but always enjoyed mentoring others. Maybe you’ve been a classroom teacher and you have studied software engineering on the side. Whatever your background, the thing that gives you the most energy is seeing others succeed in grasping an idea and fulfilling their potential.

Requirements of the software engineering coach role:

  • You have strong knowledge of all things software engineering.
  • You have commercial experience using these skills, whether in a full-time role or consultancy/freelance projects
  • You are passionate about teaching and love the detail of developing an effective learning experience
  • You believe in the principles of applied learning: it’s all about developing the knowledge, skills, and behaviors in a way that can be used in a real context, immediately.
  • You believe passionately in economic and social mobility and the development of talent no matter what their background.
  • You have the ability to teach remotely. You will be provided with all necessary technology (laptop, second screen, headset, etc).
  • You are flexible and resilient; our program content and structure may change to better suit the needs of apprentices, so you must be adaptable and constantly open to iteration.


What’s in it for you?

  • Ownership in the business through equity options
  • 20 days PTO to ensure you have plenty of time to recharge and stay on top of your game. We will make you take them!
  • Learn from the people who grew four different pre-IPO businesses to multi-billion dollar valuations (most recently AppDynamics)
  • Be surrounded by smart, driven and ambitious people who dream big, work hard and have fun
  • Comprehensive insurance plans and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Be at the heart of a rapidly accelerating business that the leading Silicon Valley VCs are investing in; and be part of the foundational team on the ground in the US

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Covid-19 and Hiring

As we navigate through this pandemic together, we want to reassure you that keeping candidates and our employees safe is of paramount importance to us. That’s why the entire recruitment process will take place remotely, using phone and video calls (usually zoom). For successful candidates who end up being hired, we always ensure a safe, engaging and (for the time being) a remote onboarding experience. We also take care to make sure all of your equipment will be sent to you by courier, so you are ready for your first day.

As well, Multiverse requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious benefits on an individualized basis.