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Web Development Boot Camp Instructional Staff

Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Company: 2U

Category: Community and Social Service Occupations

Published on 2022-03-30 11:26

What We’re Looking For:

Universities throughout the world partner with Trilogy Ed. (a 2U, Inc. brand) to provide technical upskilling programs, commonly called Boot Camps, in disciplines such as web development, data analytics, financial technology, or cybersecurity.

We are seeking someone with experience using and/or teaching common tools commonly used in the field of Web Development to help support our Boot Camp students by providing code review on their projects, meeting 1:1 for pair programming sessions, and/or providing feedback to our Curriculum team to ensure students are learning the most relevant technologies and best practices.

This role is a full time position in our new office in Cape Town with complimentary barista service, a canteen, on-premises gym, and much more.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

You will be working with our 3 centralized student support teams – Tutors, Learning Assistants, and Graders. These central teams provide Boot Camp students with support via video chat, Slack, and other proprietary platforms. Below, each of the individual roles of the team are described.

Tutor Team: As a Tutor, you will be working with students over video chat for 50 minute 1:1 sessions. Students will bring questions relating to their weekly homework assignments, class exercises, group projects, and more. Tutors help with both technical and non-technical skills, such as success strategies for the boot camp or interview prep.

Learning Assistant Team: As a Learning Assistant (LA), you will work in our proprietary platform, AskBCS, to support student questions in Slack. Written questions are posed by students in a separate Slack workspace. These are routed into a centralized location where our LA team fields the questions, begins written back-and-forth conversations, and helps to direct students to find solutions. At times, video chat is used between students and LAs when written conversations would be less effective.

Grading Team: Students in our Boot Camps build an application or project each week to gain expertise with the technologies taught. As a grader, you will be working to grade student work by providing code review of their GitHub repositories, and will utilize grading rubrics and templates to leave consistent feedback. Our grading team provides encouraging and constructive feedback to students that help them achieve mastery with the technologies taught in the Boot Camp.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

1-3 years of experience using the following technologies in a professional setting and/or teaching these technologies in an academic or professional setting. Web Development HTML CSSJavaScriptNode.jsReact.jsSQLMongoDBReact.jsAWS, Heroku, or other cloud deployment solutions Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Empathy, emotional intelligence, patience, understanding and the ability to impart your knowledge to learners

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

Experience mentoring Junior developers, such as through code review, pair programming, or teaching Agility and willingness to adapt to change, shift course, alter approaches and assume new responsibilities. Ability to self-manage and self-motivate. High level of reliability and personal responsibility.

Working Conditions

The schedule for this role varies based on student and team needs; however, there may be short breaks throughout the work day. Occasional and rare travel may be needed (non-essential travel is limited due to COVID-19). In the event of an unavoidable absence due to an emergency, religious holiday, or unexpected scheduling conflict, the Boot Camp Instructional Staff must notify their Manager and reschedule any tutorial sessions that will be affected by their absence.

Physical Requirements

This role will primarily be sedentary using a computer, keyboard, and virtual tools to perform most duties.

Management Responsibilities

Management of students assigned for tutoring. Scheduling of students along with providing arrangements for tutorial sessions is the sole responsibility of the FT TLG.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

2U is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U Cape Town offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with coffee from our in-house barista. We have other in-house perks like subsidised healthy meals, a gym with free yoga sessions and social events all year round. We celebrate special milestones like birthdays and workaversaries, truly showing that #RelationshipsMatter.


2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package:

2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year Subsidised medical aid with Discovery 4% 2U contribution towards Discovery Life Pension Fund and Group Risk Benefit Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
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