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We believe the place where you are born shouldn’t determine your opportunities in life. We provide access to global opportunities by offering a world-class education no matter where you come from.
Microverse is an online school for software developers where students learn to work remotely with people from around the world. Students don’t pay tuition until they get hired and start a global career. As of today, we have students in 100+ countries, and more than 90% of our alumni get a job within 6 months with an average salary increase of 240% working for companies like Microsoft, and VMWare.
We are backed by amazing investors worldwide, including Y Combinator, Northzone, General Catalyst, and many world-class angel investors, such as Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit (the creator of Gmail), Kevin Hartz (the founder of Eventbrite), and Erica Brescia (Github’s COO).
We are a passionate and fast-moving team of global citizens working remotely from 12+ countries. Being remote-first and transparent, we take pride in the amazing remote culture we are building, while also making time for in-person time with team members around the world. We are a small but mighty team of curious, life-long learners, who love tackling challenges and helping shape the future of education.
About the Role
Are you interested in developing learning paths for students all around the world working hard to change their lives? Do you want to be at the forefront of remote education, helping students learn collaboratively in a multicultural, teacher-less environment?
We are searching for a detail-oriented, data-driven, experimentally-minded curriculum designer to join Microverse and take our full-stack web development program to the next level. You will own designing and developing technical components of the curriculum, focusing on the front-end components. You will be helping break down barriers and enable students from all over the world access life-changing opportunities through our remote education.
The Technical Curriculum Designer will report to the Product & Learning Director, and day-to-day you’ll work with a cross-functional Product Development squad focused on ensuring students get from Day 1 to completing the learning program successfully. You’ll collaborate with two other curriculum designers, PMs, experience designers, developers, and subject matter experts (both internal and external) as you work to achieve your goals. While we are highly collaborative, we are also highly asynchronous and strive to abide by remote-first best practices. You’ll send a lot of Loom videos and have comment conversations on documentation before meetings, so we can all stay off Zoom and maintain our flexible working schedules.
You’ll get an opportunity to be a highly impactful member of a fast-growing, mission-driven start-up with ambitious goals and a strong culture of care and collaboration. We’re looking to launch another program in the next year, and you could be part of designing the curriculum for that whole program!
- Own the learning outcomes, assessments, and curricula that support technical skills development in our programs.
- Conduct research and collaborate with designers, subject matter experts, and other professionals both internal and external to Microverse to develop quality curricula and learning resources that can be completed collaboratively in a multi-cultural, peer-to-peer learning environment.
- Develop a range of digital resources to optimize online learning for different learner profiles (video, audio, etc.)
- Source and manage external content creators and subject matter experts to create new learning resources as needed.
- Champion our curriculum design methodologies, which include a focus on curation not creation, and helping students find “just enough” mastery without going too deep.
- Help design a curriculum management system that enables us to share different versions of our content with different cohorts of students, so you can run data-driven experiments to inform long-term changes to our program. (Think A/B testing, different versions of content between cohorts, etc.)
- Establish feasible timeframes for students to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the curriculum.
- Collect feedback from students, reviewers, and coaches and monitor student progress, using that information to drive changes to curriculums.
- Define and iterate on outcomes-based learning objectives, to ensure students are focused on the right things to land them an excellent job after completing the program.
- Set up quizzes, capstone projects, and other formal and informal assessments to gauge the effectiveness of curricula and ensure students aren’t moving forward without adequately understanding the material.
Experience & Skills Requirements
- 4+ years of combined experience with actively coding and/or instructional design and development, especially for technical online curriculum.
- Degree in education or computer science, or equivalent experience.
- Expertise in online learning methodologies and authoring tools.
- Strong digital and research skills.
- Excellent collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills.
- Great networking and interpersonal abilities.
- Proven project management skills.
Ideally, you also…
- Have worked in a coding bootcamp, mentored interns or junior developers, or otherwise helped new people learn how to code in some environment.
- Have some back-end experience with Node.js
- Have created content for teacher-less learning environments or have a proven passion for doing so.
- Have experience creating technical training material for a technical learning course, ideally full-stack web development.
- Have worked remotely and asynchronously, especially for a startup.
- Are passionate for our mission to bring life-changing opportunities to talented individuals regardless of location or other barriers.
- Have cross-cultural experience, or have lived in countries other than your home country.
At Microverse, salaries are transparent and based on location and experience. The salary range for this role could be between $54,060 – $106,570. Some example salaries for locations are below:
- Medellin: $54,060.53
- London: $106,570.80
- Lagos: $71,743.73
- Mexico City: $62,550.75
- Madrid: $78,926.51
- Sao Paulo: $59,355.68
- New York City: $101,702.16
The equity compensation for this role is 0.0570%
Time Zone & Hours
At Microverse, we strive to work asynchronously as much as possible in order to make global remote collaboration effective and efficient. However, we have core hours where every team member is expected to be available for meetings. Core hours at Microverse are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, USA.
For max. overlap with the rest of the team members we accept candidates based in Africa, Europe, or the east coast of the Americas.
- Opportunity to join a fast-growing, mission-driven company and make a positive impact on thousands of people around the world.
- Leading all-remote working culture.
- International company retreats with our global team once every ~9 months.
- Meet-the-team travel allowance.
- Learning and development stipend for books, courses, and conferences.
- Hardware & office set up stipend.
- Unlimited PTO and 12 weeks fully-paid parental leave.
- Work alongside our fully distributed team from 12+ different countries.
- This position is a full-time remote position.
- Our team believes in and embodies our core values:
- We are global citizens
- We are passionate about our mission
- We invest in people
- We are eager learners
- We are transparent
- We take ownership of our work
- We live a harmonious life
How to Apply
- Send us a short paragraph telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and include the keyword “sunshine” in the job listing to make sure that you read the entire job description. Applications without a keyword will not be moved forward in the process.
- This position is a full-time remote position.
- The resume you send should be in English.
- The second step of our hiring process is a video interview through the platform Hireflix. We use this tool to promote asynchronous communication and to achieve a more objective initial screening – both of which are very important in our remote environment.
- The third step is an interview with the hiring manager followed by a short take-home assignment. After that, we’ll have a cultural fit call with another team member, and finally, a meeting with our CEO.
At Microverse we usually do several interviews to get to know each other a bit better and the whole process can take between three and six weeks.
We’re looking forward to having you as a candidate for this role!
Microverse is an equal opportunity employer and acts in this capacity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.