Careers at Lighthouse Labs

Why work here.

Lighthouse Labs is a unique and weird place to work. We all care to an almost unhealthy degree about our students, our community and each other. We value transparency and collaboration, and are always striving to find the best ways to train the next generation of developers.

Because Dogs.

We are looking for a special kind of mentor.

You are a rare breed: a strong programmer who is passionate about mentorship & education. You believe in learning by doing (even if you’re traditionally trained), and you love people almost as much as you love code.

Our community of mentors consists of over 80 kick-ass developers. They are the heart and soul of our program and want nothing more than to see our students succeed - not just in bootcamp, but in their life-long careers.

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Current Opportunities.

General Manager - Western Canada

Vancouver

Be an agent for Lighthouse's vision on the day-to-day and into our future!

Location

Vancouver

Description

Lighthouse Labs started in 2013 with the vision of training the next generation of professional developers and transforming the way tech education is delivered. Almost four years later we have two main branches (Vancouver and Toronto), satellite campuses in Victoria, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, have run various learn to code events across Canada and have graduated over 850 students with a 96% employment rate. Phewf!

Our Vancouver branch is currently looking for a dynamic, organized, self starter who is excited to join our team and have a direct impact on our continued growth.

Our GM is the glue that holds all the branch’s moving parts together and ensures Lighthouse Labs stays a fantastic place to be as a student, staff member, partner or visitor. That means ensuring the branch is organized, efficient, well-staffed and on budget. You will play the Principal/Dean role and work with the Education team on any student related decisions or concerns.

The GM also plays a key role on the Lighthouse Labs’ Leadership team, where we engage our brightest minds to help provide insights that lead to making decisions and creating initiatives to advance our business. This person will be expected to identify opportunities to collaborate or partner with others who share our vision incorporating their own unique skills and experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping an eye on the overall performance of the Western territory- accountable for all major KPIs in various cities (Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary)
  • Managing and improving operations strategy in branch
  • Creating annual budget and monitoring spending across the branch on a monthly basis
  • Preparing KPI reports on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Making sure students are having an exceptional experience and are reaching educational goals
  • Inspiring staff, keeping them motivated and doing their best work; hiring and firing
  • Pursuing and nurturing partnerships and growth initiatives in line with the Lighthouse brand and mission.
  • Taking lead on and participating in additional projects as directed

Qualifications

Background & Experience:

  • An understanding of and passion for Tech, Education and Bootcamp Education
  • Minimum 5-7 years work experience in areas such as Management, Program Management, HR, Operations, Education
  • People Management (cross department management is a plus)
  • Project Management with an emphasis on setting and monitoring KPIs re: project outcomes
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets and projections
  • Ability to identify, create and maintain strategic relationships and/or partnership opportunities
  • Proven experience in identifying opportunities for improvement, efficiency and growth
  • Strong understanding of identifying, setting and monitoring KPIs for projects and initiatives
  • Having been in a strategic role and/or participated in the creation of strategic initiatives is a huge asset
  • Professional sales experience is an asset

Skills:

  • Quirky
  • Humble
  • Organized
  • Strong Problem Solving and Decision Making skills
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Leads by example
  • Ability to network and build relationships
  • High EQ and proven ability to work with a variety of types of people
  • High business acumen while successfully balancing the needs of people
  • Ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Public Speaking

If this sounds like you please send your resume and a note about why you are interested in this opportunity to workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca.

Please indicate where you found out about this opportunity in your email.

Mentors + Instructors - Full Stack Development (FT & PT)

Vancouver, Toronto

Help train the next generation of Developers!

Locations

Vancouver, Toronto

Description

Are you an Intermediate-Senior level full-stack Developer who has a passion for helping train the next generation of devs? If you’re a natural teacher, believe the best way of learning is by doing and learning from professionals, are eager to surround yourself in a culture of smart people and love the idea of making a difference in the lives of students, you could be an ideal fit within our Education team.

If this sounds like you we’d love to chat about our teaching and mentoring opportunities at Lighthouse Labs!

At Lighthouse Labs we aim to empower our students to master the craft of software development, launch careers and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada’s tech industry. Code is a craft and the best way to work on your craft is to study under people who treat the practice of code as such. We believe in outcome driven education, that is built through a curriculum that is treated like a product i.e. constantly being tested, challenged, improved, and is contributed to by a community of developers who equally care about how to best train the next generation of developers.

What You’ll be Doing

Teach and mentor our curriculum on your own terms. We structure our teaching opportunities so you can be as passive or active as you like. Providing one-on-one hands on mentorship is just the start of how our teaching staff can contribute to Lighthouse Labs and our student’s success. Below are some additional opportunities we provide:

  • Delivering our morning lectures and leading breakouts
  • Deeper involvement with student assessments and evaluations
  • Influence what students are learning by simply having a say or contributing to our curriculum
  • Developing and delivering workshops (rev share opportunities)
  • Working on open source and our private software projects
  • Opportunities within the community as well as our many ‘learn to code events’ across Canada
  • Speaking at industry conferences and events (we have an annual budget to support this)

What we offer:

  • A flexible schedule and a consistent time commitment that works around your current job/ freelancing gigs/ side projects/ startup. (We want you to keep coding and contributing to community!)
  • Working alongside our community of 60+ developers who mentor and instruct with us who work at leading companies and startups across Canada
  • Discounted rates to work out of Devhub, Toronto’s coworking space to developers
  • The chance to get closer to additional opportunities through the developers in our space
  • Choice of being a salaried employee (w/ vacation and benefits) or an hourly contractor which could add to an additional part time annual income of 30k-
  • We’re dog friendly!

Qualifications

We highly encourage women and people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position

Technical Qualifications:

Mentors don’t need to have had formal training. They also don’t need to come in knowing every technology we teach. We have a dynamic curriculum and devs can learn and ramp up in parallel with mentoring on the floor.

  • 2-5 years of professional experience in software development, with all or most of that time focused in web development
  • Preference for open source web languages and tools.
  • We really like Javascript and Ruby, but are eager to chat if you’re experienced with the following frameworks Python, Java, Scala, Go
  • We really like jQuery, Rails, React, NodeJS + (Express or Koa) but many of our mentors also have other backgrounds such as Django, , MeteorJS, Elixir + Phoenix, Scala, AngularJS, Ember,
  • Strong preference for *nix operating systems
  • Have strong sense of open source development workflows using tools such as Github

To apply, please send a (short) email with your interest to: teaching [at] lighthouselabs [dot] ca

Career Services Advisor - Toronto

Toronto

Have a direct impact on people's careers!

Location

Toronto

Description

Lighthouse Labs is an intense 8-week coding bootcamp that turns beginners into professional developers. We are committed to our students’ success and are proud of our unique hands on approach when it comes to our Career Services offerings. Each year we take pride in publishing our Student Outcomes Report, where we currently have a 96% employment rate for our job seeking grads! We are currently seeking an ambitious Career Services Advisor for our Toronto Office who is excited everyday about having a direct impact on people’s careers.

As the Career Services Advisor you will work directly with our students in order to prepare them for the job hunt. You’ll do workshops on resume writing and interviewing skills and act as a career advisor as our alumni navigate from classroom to real world environment. You’ll also work directly with our employers, often acting as an HR consultant to understand their needs and connect them with the most suitable students both one on one and at the Employer Events you’ll organize! Furthermore, you’ll get the opportunity to be out and about in Toronto’s amazing tech community in order to meet new employers and ensure they know how Lighthouse Labs can help fill the talent gap.

Who are you?

You are a hustler by nature, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and you “get” how the recruitment cycle works on the employer side. You have either been an internal HR person who has done full cycle recruitment or you were in an agency setting. You are extremely organized, able to multitask like a pro and understand the need for metrics and data to make decisions. Huge bonus points for working in tech and/or knowing how to code! Most importantly, you have a passion for genuinely wanting to help our students’ throughout their careers.

Key Responsibilities

Employer Engagement

  • Source and engage with potential employers to promote Lighthouse Labs Career Services (attending community events, following up on inbound leads, and other hustle)
  • Ensure employer information is entered into CRM system
  • Take lead on organizing and promoting YVR employer events (~ 2 per cohort)
  • Organize, track and follow up on interviews
  • Work with our Career Services Team on additional employer engagement initiatives (Career Speaker Series, Employer Info Sessions, etc.)

Student Engagement

  • Coordinate and deliver key Career Services messaging to students
  • Intro to Career Services Workshop
  • Delivery and follow up on Career Surveys incl. student office hours
  • Resume workshop, review and feedback
  • Interview Prep Workshop
  • Employer event prep and follow up
  • Alumni follow up messaging and support
  • Track employment statistics for students initial and follow up employment
  • Working with Director of Career Services to ensure additional support for students as needed

We are a growing company team but we keep it lean and mean. It’s all hands on deck and no job is too big or too small.

Qualifications

Skills:

  • 1-2 years experience in Career Services, HR, Recruitment or related role
  • Experience in the tech community a major asset
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Organized
  • Autonomous
  • Self driven
  • Metrics focussed
  • Must be comfortable hustling, networking and following up on cold and warm leads
  • Positive and solutions focussed approach to challenges
  • A passion for helping our students reach their career goals!

Send resumes to workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca

We appreciate all interest in the role and do review all resumes submitted. Unfortunately we are only able to follow up directly with those that are shortlisted for an interview.

Leader Communautaire à Montréal

Montreal

Avoir un impact sur votre communauté

Location

Montreal

Description

Vous êtes un individu bilingue, ayant des relations dans la scène technologique / Startup de Montréal ? Vous êtes naturellement un battant qui aime rencontrer des gens et se faire des relations ? Vous aimez l’idée d’avoir un impact sur votre communauté et de faire la différence dans la vie des gens ?

Lighthouse Labs est un camp d’entraînement de développement web qui prépare les étudiants pour des carrières en tant que développeur compétent. Notre programme donne aux étudiants une expérience d’apprentissage unique qui les préparera à travailler en tant que développeurs juniors juste après la remise des diplômes. Les étudiants apprennent à construire d’incroyables applications en utilisant JavaScript Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS et Node en seulement 8 semaines.

Nous avons une approche communautaire de l’éducation et il est important pour nous que nos étudiants soient en immersion avec quelque chose de plus que simplement du code. C’est pourquoi nous nous sommes associés avec des leaders technologiques et des organisations de la communauté locale. Le travail de Leader Communautaire est d’agir en tant qu’ambassadeur qui propose des connexions et intègre des étudiants, développeurs, employeurs et médias dans leur communauté locale. Ce rôle sera également déterminant dans l’aide fournie aux étudiants de Montréal dans leur recherche d’emploi en travaillant avec notre équipe de Services Carrières afin de parler aux employeurs et de les connecter aux étudiants.

Le Programme Satellite est conçu pour fournir une éducation au codage aux communautés qui, autrement, n’y auraient pas accès. En utilisant de la technologie avancée et un mentorat adapté, le camp d’entraînement Satellite créé une expérience éducative harmonieuse et personnalisée en connectant des étudiants à des développeurs et des instructeurs incroyables à travers le pays. Nous offrons également une introduction à la filière web pour les étudiants qui souhaiteraient apprendre les fondamentaux du codage.

Responsabilités:

  • Augmenter la visibilité de Lighthouse Labs en suivant et en parlant des évènements et des meet-up techs.
  • Travailler avec l’équipe de Lighthouse afin de compléter les groupes à travers l’engagement public.
  • Lister et connecter Lighthouse Labs aux sponsors, partenaires, mentors, employeurs et opportunités de RP potentiels.
  • Organiser des évènements de programme et d’employeurs pour les étudiants.
  • Organiser les évènements communautaires adéquats afin d’aider les partenaires de Lighthouse Labs et augmenter la visibilité (les sessions Info et les ateliers Apprendre à Coder).
  • Aider l’équipe Services Carrières de Lighthouse Labs en facilitant les discussions des employeurs.
  • Motiver les étudiants de Lighthouse Labs à travers la mairie, les visites régulières et les évènements sociaux.
  • Suivre et s’occuper des budgets des évènements et du marketing.
  • Accueillir les nouvelles équipes et faciliter l’insertion des étudiants.
  • Participer aux réunions hebdomadaires de l’équipe Marketing.
  • Participer aux réunions hebdomadaires de l’équipe éducative durant le camp d’entraînement.

Qualifications

Expériences et compétences:

  • Bilingue français et anglais.
  • Expérience et/ou études dans la vente ou dans le recrutement RH sont un grand plus !
  • 2-3 ans d’expérience dans l’organisation et le déroulement d’évènements.
  • Passion pour la construction de communautés et de technologies.
  • Être sociable et avoir de solides compétences en relationnel.
  • Communication confirmée et compétences d’organisation.
  • Capacité à développer, détenir et réaliser des projets avec un direction minimale.
  • Organisé et capacité à travailler dans un environnement à cadence élevée.
  • Des connexions avec la communauté locale de développeurs est un atout majeur.

Pour postuler:

Veuillez envoyer votre CV avec une lettre de motivation à workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca afin de postuler :) Indiquez-nous également où vous avez entendu parler de cette opportunité dans votre mail !

Nous apprécions tout l’intérêt porté à ce poste et examinerons tous les CV envoyés. Malheureusement, nous ne serons capables de suivre que ceux qui auront été sélectionnés pour un entretien.

Montreal Community Lead

Montreal

Help us grow our community in your hometown!

Location

Montreal

Description

Are you a bilingual individual that is a well connected individual in the Montreal Tech/Startup Scene? Are you a natural hustler that enjoys meeting people and making connections? Do you love the idea of making an impact in your community and a difference in people’s lives?

Lighthouse Labs is a Web Development Bootcamp that prepares students for careers as full stack developers. Our program gives students a one of a kind learning experience that will prepare them to work as junior devs right after graduation. Students learn to build incredible web apps using JavaScript Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, and Node in just 8 weeks.

We have a unique community driven approach to education and it’s important for us that our students are immersed in more than just code. That's why we always partner with tech leaders and organizations in the local community. The job of our Community Lead is to act as an ambassador who engages and connects with prospective students, developers, employers, and media in their local community. This role will also play a big part in supporting the Montreal students in their job hunt by working with our Career Services team to speak with employers and connect them to our students.

The Satellite Program is crafted to deliver coding education to communities that otherwise wouldn't have access to it. Using advanced technology and in-person mentorship, Satellite bootcamp creates a seamless and personalized education experience connecting students to awesome devs and instructors across the country. We also offer an Intro to Web course for students who want to learn the fundamentals of coding.

Responsibilities

  • Generate awareness of Lighthouse Labs by attending and speaking tech events and meetups
  • Work with Lighthouse staff to fill cohorts through public engagement
  • List and connect Lighthouse Labs to potential sponsors, partners, mentors, employers, and PR opportunities
  • Organize program events and employer events for students
  • Organize relevant community events to support Lighthouse Labs partners and generate awareness (i.e. Info Sessions and Learn to Code workshops)
  • Support Lighthouse Labs’ Career Services team by facilitating employer discussions
  • Engage with Lighthouse Labs students through regular visits, town hall, and social events
  • Track and maintain event and marketing budgets
  • Welcome new staff and facilitate student introductions
  • Participate in weekly Corporate Marketing team meetings
  • Participate in weekly Education team meetings during Bootcamp

Qualifications

Experience & Skills

  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Experience/ Education in sales or HR recruitment a huge asset!
  • 2-3 years experience in event planning and execution Passion for tech and community building Outgoing personality and strong networking abilities Proven communication and organizational skills Ability to develop, own and execute projects with minimal direction Organized and ability to work in a fast paced environment Connections to local dev community is a major asset

To Apply:

Please send your resume along with a note about why you think you’d be great for this opportunity to workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca to apply :) Please indicate where you found out about this opportunity in your email!

We appreciate all interest in the role and do review all resumes submitted. Unfortunately we are only able to follow up directly with those that are shortlisted for an interview.

iOS Developer with a Passion for Sharing Knowledge (Instructor)

Vancouver

Help us train the next generation of developers!

Location

Vancouver

Description

Are you an Intermediate-Senior level iOS Developer who has a passion for helping train the next generation of devs? If you’re a natural teacher, believe the best way of learning is by doing and learning from professionals, are eager to surround yourself in a culture of smart people and love the idea of making a difference in the lives of students, you could be an ideal fit within our Education team.

Lighthouse Labs is an intense 8-week bootcamp that turns beginners into professional developers. We do this by using a hands on method, tons of 1 on 1 mentorship and by hiring amazing teacher/developers who want nothing more than to get the best out of ambitious, passionate & driven people.

If this sounds like you we’d love to chat about our full and part time teaching and mentoring opportunities at Lighthouse Labs!

What You’ll be Doing

Delivering our morning lectures and/or providing the one-on-one hands on mentorship based learning is just the start of how our instructors and mentors contribute to Lighthouse Labs and our student’s success. In joining our team we want to know what interests you and how we can help you get the most out of your time with us. Below are a just a few opportunities we provide to our instructors and mentors beyond working with our students in the day to day. Teaching takes place on site at our downtown Gastown location.

When You’ll be Doing it

We offer a schedule and a consistent time commitment that works around your current job/ freelancing gigs/ side projects/ startup. (We want you to keep coding and contributing to community!) weekly hours can range from 6-20 hours per week, which adds up to a nice, steady part time cash flow!

Qualifications

Gender, racial and ethnic diversity is important to us so we highly encourage people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position!

Technical Qualifications:

  • 2–5 years of professional experience in iOS development specifically in Swift & Objective C
  • Have built production-level apps or projects and shipped to the App Store

Nice to Have:

  • Have mentored junior developers in a professional or personal capacity
  • Teaching Experience
  • Public speaking experience (giving talks at meetups, conferences, etc.)
  • Experience with or strong understanding of how to create scalable iOS applications, not just startup MVPs

Perks:

  • As huge believers in continuous professional development, we encourage you to work on your own iOS projects
  • We heavily encourage speaking and attending conferences globally, and have an annual budget devoted to it.
  • We’re dog friendly :)

Please send a (short) email with your interest to: teaching [at] lighthouselabs [dot] ca

Mentor - Full Stack Development (Part Time)

Victoria

Help train the next generation of Developers!

Location

Victoria

Description

Are you an Int-Sr level full stack developer who has a passion for helping train the next generation of devs? Are you a natural ‘teacher’ and are excited about the opportunity to build upon or gain experience in this area? Do you believe the best way of learning is by doing and learning from professionals? Are you eager to surround yourself in a culture of smart people? Do you love the idea of making a difference in the lives of students?

If this sounds like you we’d love to chat about our teaching and mentoring opportunities at Lighthouse Labs!

Teaching at Lighthouse Labs is secondary to most developers’ primary responsibility. We offer a schedule and a consistent time commitment that works around your current job/ freelancing gigs/ side projects/ startup. (We want you to keep coding and contributing to community!)

We are currently seeking mentors who can work daytime shifts for up to 30 hours per week. We encourage you to apply even if you only have a few daytime hours a week to mentor. Mentoring takes place on site at The Summit and Compensation is hourly.

Mentors are responsible for handling any and all questions that come up. This includes pair programming and debugging issues with them, which in most cases is more valuable for the students than giving them an answer. Code reviewing and helping students refactor their code is also a big part of being a mentor.

Gender, racial and ethnic diversity is important to us so we highly encourage people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position!

Perks

  • We encourage speaking and attending workshops and events in your community on Lighthouse Labs behalf.

Qualifications

Technical Requirements:

2-5 years of professional experience in software development, with all or most of that time focused in web development

Ideally devs will be able to help students build things in most or all the following technologies:

  • HTML/ CSS
  • Javascript
  • ActiveRecord + SQL + MongoDB
  • OOP
  • Ruby / Rails
  • NodeJS

Join the Darkside.

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