Careers at Thinkful

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Why work at Thinkful

At Thinkful, relationships drive learning. We believe that with a will to learn anyone can become a great programmer. With a team of 340+ mentors from around the world, we deliver world-class, 1-on-1 technical education that’s flexible, affordable, and fun. Learning new skills often involves struggle, but that struggle doesn't have to happen alone. If you are passionate about personal development and the future of education we’d love to hear from you.

Benefits for full time employees include

  1. Competitive salaries
  2. Health, dental and vision insurance
  3. Significant equity
  4. Paid parental leave
  5. Catered lunch
  6. Learn to code with Thinkful courses and a Mentor
  7. Unlimited vacation policy

Program Manager - San Diego, CA Full-time)

Every student who joins a Thinkful Bootcamp should graduate and find a job as a web developer or data scientist. To achieve this, the Bootcamp Program Manager determines the student’s success in completing the program and becoming a competitive candidate. Successful students graduate with an exceptional portfolio, strong project management skills, and the confidence to network and interview.

Each student makes a serious commitment and life choice by joining this program. As Program Manager, you’ll act as an advisor, counselor, cheerleader, occasional instructor and a lot more. You’ll engage students daily over chat, email, and video calls to set expectations, evaluate their work throughout the program, and resolve any issues they may encounter on their way to graduation. Design knowledge, programming skills, and product sensibilities are invaluable to helping students scope each project into a manageable product build.

The job has a lot of variability day-to-day with an emphasis on both hard and soft skills. You must be able to stay organized across a range of responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to conceive and pilot new features for the student experience, contribute to curriculum improvements, and train technical mentors to succeed with their students. You’ll also need a lot of energy and positivity to work with a wide variety of student personalities as well as the awesome team here at Thinkful.

Responsibilities

  • Drive student success through any means necessary, including onboarding calls, 1-on-1 and group mentor sessions, as well as design and code reviews
  • Evaluate student progress and work to tailor the experience for each of your students
  • Keep your students engaged and motivated
  • Identify and resolve student issues
  • Anything and everything possible to drive successful outcomes for your students
  • Lead a team of remote mentors
  • Innovate on the product to improve its ROI

Requirements

  • Enjoys keeping up with new technologies and trends in the tech world
  • Listens, motivates, and provides valuable feedback to others
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Creativity and flexibility in day to day problem solving
  • Enjoys working with people, not just putting your head down and working
  • Understanding of pedagogy; teaching or counseling experience is a plus
  • Experience in tech; working in Javascript, Python, UX design a plus

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance are 100% covered for individual

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and a short cover letter to instructors@thinkful.com

Product Manager - New York, NY (Full-time)

The Education Product Manager will be responsible for the in-app experience that drives all student, mentor and HQ-team member success. You’ll be defining, planning, and executing on improvements to the entire student and mentor experience. You will collaborate across the career services, curricula, mentor and support teams to identify and build the products that are the backbone of Thinkful’s education. This includes launching projects, monitoring students’ experience, defining KPIs, and focusing strategy. You will identify gaps in the learning experience, build a roadmap, and generate new ideas that clarify and motivate students and mentors to succeed across every program.

Responsibilities

  • Define clear KPIs to assess the efficacy of new products
  • Create compelling user stories that articulate the need for new features
  • Develop a productive and positive working relationship with designers, engineers, and the education team
  • Talk regularly with students, mentors, and stakeholders at Thinkful HQ to validate the product roadmap.
  • Collaborate with marketing and education teams on messaging and positioning.
  • Monitor feature performance and provide a clear understanding of success or failure
  • Effectively advocate the removal products and features that have little usage and do not deliver widespread value to the Thinkful community

Requirements

  • You should be excited by owning a product stack that includes web apps, human processes, offline experiences, teams of people, contractors, and students.
  • You have past experience managing developers and designers on timelines you define and those dictated by the calendar.
  • You’re comfortable taking risks and being wrong. You’ve shown others will still follow your lead after a failure.
  • You’re convinced by data but know how to make decisions when not enough is available.
  • You’re confident enough in your roadmap to say No to most ideas.
  • You can manage other product managers, delegating or owning specs and timelines to their strengths.
  • You find ways for the needs of other departments to fit into your product vision.
  • As an operator across every team you recognize the tone you set and the impact your actions have. You’re considerate and opinionated, but never rude or short.

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance are 100% covered for individual

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and a short cover letter to varun@thinkful.com

Education Advisor - Remote, USA (Full-time)

Thinkful, a leader in online, mentor-based programming education based in NYC, is growing our inside sales team. We're seeking an education advisor to hold calls with prospective students to guide them towards the right program. You will communicate the value of Thinkful, help students navigate options, and work with them over email to sign up for courses. We help students learn the skills they need to take the next step in their career and a crucial part of their decision is a conversation they’ll have with you. All calls will be scheduled automatically for you with students already interested in Thinkful; you’ll speak with 10-20 prospective students per day.

This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate looking to start a career in sales at a high-growth startup. You’ll join a team passionate about online education. You will be responsible for providing an exceptional user experience for prospective students and guide them to sign up by educating them on how our courses help them achieve their goals.

Responsibilities

  • Help prospective students understand Thinkful and how it fits into their career goals
  • Speak on the phone or email with 20-30 prospective students per day
  • Become an expert in coding bootcamps to help students understand the advantages of each

Requirements

  • 0-2 years sales experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Basic technical fluency and desire to learn more about software development
  • Passion for education, programming and enthusiasm for Thinkful’s mission

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance are 100% covered for individual

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and a short cover letter to edadvisor@thinkful.com

Visual Designer - New York City, NY or Los Angeles, CA (Full-time)

As the first Visual Designer on our team, you’ll work with our Head of Design to help shape Thinkful's visual language as we continue to build on our new brand. You'll contribute on a huge range of projects including creative campaigns, marketing site, brand collateral, environmental design and more.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our Head of Design to build upon and maintain brand guidelines used in communications materials
  • Develop digital assets across our website, blog, newsletters, social channels, and digital marketing channels
  • Develop print assets for out-of-home campaigns, package design, book design, other print collateral and more

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience working in an agency or in-house for a startup
  • Ability and desire to build creative concepts from the ground up
  • Stellar foundations of design including typography, color theory, and use of grids

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance are 100% covered for individual

If you are interested in this position, please email your online portfolio showcasing clean, refined, and high concept design along with a brief cover letter explaining why this opportunity interests you and a CV or resume to design@thinkful.com