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 insurance
  3. Significant equity
  4. Catered lunch
  5. Access to Thinkful courses
  6. Unlimited vacation policy

Mentor Recruiter - New York, NY - Full time

Source and grow our team of remote mentors as they help our expanding community of students acquire programming skills. You’ll be responsible for sourcing, hiring, and onboarding our most valuable resource: high-quality mentors. You don't need to be a seasoned developer, but you should be familiar with modern web technologies and savvy enough to interview and assess prospective mentors.

You’ll set and periodically revisit our standards for what makes an excellent mentor. You’ll also be responsible for onboarding mentors successfully: you follow every new hire’s experience from completing contractual paperwork to picking up and working with their first student. This position may require a meaningful amount travel (up to 20% of your time), going to networking events in locations where the Thinkful community has a growing presence in order to expand our developer network in those areas.

Responsibilities

  • Interview, hire, and onboard new mentors to the Thinkful platform.
  • Establish assessment criteria for new mentors across all Thinkful programs.
  • Perform cold outreach to potential candidates and discover opportunities for new sourcing channels.
  • Serve as the key source of insight into deficiencies and opportunities in our mentor onboarding process and new mentor retention.

Requirements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. You’ll be in touch with dozens of people via email every day, as you interview, assess, and reach out to potential candidates.
  • Familiarity with web technologies and the ability to speak intelligently on topics relevant to Thinkful courses. You'll be taking Thinkful classes alongside your other responsibilities and should be excited to learn new technologies.
  • Highly-organized and detail oriented. We're growing quickly so you should be able to prioritize competing responsibilities and effectively manage a tight calendar.
  • 1+ years of Recruiting experience is required.
  • 1+ years of Project Management experience a big plus.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision are 100% covered for individual

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

TA - Remote, Part-time

Coach aspiring software engineers in Thinkful’s Full Time Web Development Bootcamp. The intensive, 4-month course helps students become self-sufficient programmers capable of advancing their skills as they grow in their careers for years to come. As a TA, you will support students while they build projects using full stack JavaScript (usually with React + Node) and master computer science fundamentals. Share best practices and teach them how to think like an engineer so that students continue their own growth beyond the program.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare for each session by reviewing that day's project & exercise. You'll have sample projects to look over as well
  • Move between student pairs and help guide them when they're stuck or not understanding a concept
  • Report any potential improvements with the curricula or projects to Thinkful. It's important that we're constantly iterating on each day to create the best possible learning experience

Requirements

  • Availability: 3+ weekdays, every week, from 1:30 p.m. EST To 5:30 p.m. EST
  • 3+ years professional software engineering experience as web developer
  • 7-10 years branding experience, ideally in adult education
  • Exceptional clarity when guiding students toward solutions
  • High degree of empathy, particularly for beginners
  • Previous experience teaching or mentoring is a plus

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

Program Manager - New York, NY or Remote

Every student who joins Thinkful’s Flexible Web Dev Bootcamp should graduate and find a job as a web developer. 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
  • Lead a team of remote mentors
  • Keep your students engaged and motivated
  • Identify and resolve student issues
  • Anything and everything possible to drive successful outcomes for your students

Requirements

  • 1+ years software engineering experience and a passion for building
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Creativity and flexibility in day to day problem solving
  • You enjoy working with people, not just putting your head down and programming
  • Teaching or counseling experience is a strong 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

Data Science Program Manager - New York, NY or Remote

Students enroll in our data science bootcamp to gain valuable professional skills, usually with the goal of landing their first job as a data scientist. As program manager you will manage a large portfolio of current students and be ultimately responsible for them successfully completing of the course and landing their first job. To achieve this you'll be in regular contact with students over email, chat, and video calls to coach them through this demanding program, proactively remove obstacles to student success, and respond to any issues that come up. You'll set expectations with students and review their work and pacing throughout the program. This is a new program with an enormous amount of greenfield, so you'll be expected to do whatever it takes to drive students to success and then build process around what works.

Each student makes a serious commitment by joining this program. As program manager, you’ll act as an advisor, counselor, cheerleader, instructor and a lot more, so you should have exceptional communication skills. You don't need to be a data scientist already, but you should be familiar with Python and excited to quickly build any relevant programming, math, and research skills you don't already have by taking the course yourself.

This job varies a lot from day-to-day with an emphasis on both hard and soft skills. You must be able to stay organized across a range of responsibilities. In addition to your work directly with students you'll be expected to conceive and pilot new features for the student experience, contribute to curriculum improvements, and manage relationships with the data scientists who mentor your students. You'll need a lot of energy and positivity to work with a wide variety of student personalities through both the amazing times and the difficult ones.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate regularly with a large number of students
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues with student progress or experience
  • Evaluate student work against Thinkful standards and provide individualize feedback
  • Engage and motivate students
  • Act as main point of mentor contact for the data science program
  • Anything and everything possible to drive successful outcomes for your students

Requirements

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Creativity and flexibility in day to day problem solving
  • Knowledge of basic Python (or advanced knowledge of another programming language) and experience with or clear interest in other data science topics
  • People-orientation: you enjoy working with people, not just putting your head down and working alone
  • Experience in a startup or product development environment
  • Teaching or counseling experience is a strong 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 or LinkedIn profile, along with a short cover email to data-science@thinkful.com.

Senior Marketing Designer - New York, NY or Remote

Be the first member of a new creative team at Thinkful to build Thinkful’s online and offline visual identity. This is the ideal position if you’re an experienced designer who’s passionate about how education can change lives. You’ll work alongside our existing teams’ strength in content, paid acquisition, analytics, and PR and report directly to our CEO.

As a company we believe the value of a great education comes from access to great expertise, peers, and employers. Adult education should be valued on outcomes for students not degrees and high tuition. Established in 2012 as a fully online program, Thinkful connects students 1-on-1 with expert mentors as they go through 6-month courses in web development and data science. Thinkful is the #1-rated coding school with an HQ team of 30 and a mentor network of 300.

Responsibilities

  • Refresh Thinkful.com and all digital marketing assets, both UI & UX.
  • Build the look, feel, and experience of in-person classes.
  • Identify the roles across a new creative team that complement your skills, and work with either our in-house recruiter or an agency to hire them.

Requirements

  • 5+ years marketing design experience (digital retail or apparel brands, or online communities, are ideal).
  • Ideally you’ll have experience shepherding brand strategy in technology startups, either working with in-house teams or brand agencies.
  • Desire to lead a design team and build a creative team in the coming months and years.

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive base salary and equity
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision insurance are 100% covered for individual

Where

  • At our HQ in Dumbo, New York City or remote with a preference for Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or Dallas.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume or LinkedIn profile, along with a short cover email to darrell@thinkful.com.