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.

Instructor - Web Development (Part Time)

Vancouver, Toronto

Help Train The Next Generation of Web Developers!

Locations

Vancouver, Toronto

Description

Are you the person for us? How could you be? We are looking for the rarest of combinations...

  • Strong web Developer but addicted to mentorship
  • Loves teaching, but doesn’t want to give up developing
  • Believes in learning by doing, even if you may have been university trained
  • Loves people as much as code and code as much as people

Wants to try their hand in rapidly iterating a curriculum to better suit the 20 people in front of you that are all looking at you skeptically because you claim to be able to teach them so much in so little time that they will actually be employable.

Lighthouse Labs is an intense 8-week bootcamp that turns beginners into professional developers. What we are seeking is people who think education can be done better. Our belief is simple: most of what you learn as a developer is on the job. Code is a craft and the best way to work on your craft is to study under people who treat the practice of code like Hattori Hanzō treats the making of swords.

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. Our curriculum is built to accommodate different levels at once, 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. Teaching takes place on site at our downtown location.

Instructors are responsible for giving instruction (“lecture”) every morning at 9am for two hours, two to three days per week in addition to mentorship. Mentoring includes handling any and all questions that come up through pair programming and debugging issues with students, which in most cases is more valuable for the students than giving them an answer. Compensation is hourly.

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

Qualifications

Technical Qualifications:

  • 2–5 years of professional experience in web development
  • Have built production-level apps or projects and shipped to the App Store
  • Can be self-taught or have a formal degree / diploma
  • Have mentored junior developers in a professional or personal capacity

Nice to Have:

  • Teaching Experience
  • Public speaking experience (giving talks at meetups, conferences, etc.)
  • Experience with or strong understanding of how to create scalable applications, not just startup MVPs

Perks:

  • A dog friendly environment :)
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate other projects/ commitments.
  • Be part of a great network of intelligent and passionate devs

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

Satellite Community Manager (Part Time Contract)

Calgary

Help us strengthen the tech community in your hometown!

Location

Calgary

Description

Do you have a passion for community building?

Do you get a kick out of making introductions between people with big ideas?

Are you interested in the start up/ tech scene?

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 a Community Manager is to act as an ambassador who engages and connects developers, employers, media, and students in their local community.

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

  • 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
  • Connections to local dev community is a major asset

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 :)

Admissions Manager

Toronto

Be Our Gatekeeper

Location

Toronto

Description

Lighthouse Labs is an intense 8-week coding bootcamp that turns beginners into professional developers. Our belief is that it takes a village or a stone soup to deliver exceptional education. Community is at the core of everything we do, which includes hosting demo days, hackathons, guest speakers and digital literacy events on the regular. We treat our curriculum like a product constantly being tested, challenged, improved, and contributed to by a community of developers who care about training the next generation of developers. This is where you come in. We are currently seeking someone who believes education can be done better to join our team in Toronto as our Admissions Manager.

Lighthouse Labs prides itself on having a strong Admissions Process. We want to ensure that all students accepted into the program are a good fit for the Bootcamp and we don’t just base it on a technical test, as previous coding experience is not a requirement. We value our culture and look for students who thrive in an intensive environment and have the grit, aptitude and the passion to succeed as developers. The job of our Admissions team is to be able to identify if potential students have the factors needed to succeed in our Toronto program.

You are a people person who prides themselves on their high EQ, maturity and ability to communicate and understand a wide variety of personalities. You embrace both your own and other’s quirks and have a secret (or not so secret) love for a certain level of nerdom. You get passionate about what you involve yourself with and are excited by the idea of being out in the community (evening events are a reality) to meet potential students. Your organizational skills go without saying and you are comfortable processing a large number of admin type tasks in a fast paced environment.

So what will you do? Reporting to the GM the Admissions Manager will be the first point of contact for applicants and potential applicants. You will be responsible for handling the entire funnel, from application through to student onboarding. This includes being comfortable dealing with people, paper and process.

  • Execute the full cycle admissions process from applicant to first day of class
  • Report stats and qualitative analysis on the health of the admissions pipeline and process
  • Emails, scheduling, CRM management, interviewing, follow up, decision making, Invoicing etc.
  • Responding to student inquiries
  • Collaborate with Instructors, Career Services and other staff re: applicants, current students and admissions process
  • Take initiative to suggest improvements on the process and other areas around admissions
  • Data entry and upkeep
  • Run monthly metric reports and provide analysis
  • Attend industry events (Career Fairs, Meetups etc.)
  • Help initiate, innovate and execute on the various other exciting things Lighthouse Labs has on the go!

Qualifications

  • 1 - 3 years relevant experience (HR, Recruitment experience preferred)
  • Experience interviewing candidates
  • CRM Experience (Asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Strong and diligent decision making ability
  • Proactive
  • A critical thinker
  • Flexibility
  • Strong “people” skills
    • Empathetic;
    • Open and friendly with the ability to command respect; respect others, in turn
    • Great communicator;
  • Desire to work in a fast paced environment and eager to take on new challenges.
  • A genuine interest in people with the passion to help them succeed!

If you have previous experience, combined with a natural ability to become our resident expert on identifying good candidates from the outset, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume and cover letter to workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca, and don’t forget to tell us a quirky fact about yourself.

Content and Digital Marketing Manager

Vancouver

Help us grow our impact!

Location

Vancouver

Description

We are a coding bootcamp that is reshaping the way people learn to code, and we need your help in growing it across Canada.

About You

You are an ambitious marketer who is passionate about technology and the way it is changing education. You bring in a knack and love for writing, high level of creativity and attention to detail. You love startups, can wear multiple hats, and like dogs. You can tell a great story, but also know the statistical significance of a 20% lift in click-through rates over 5000 impressions. You are comfortable being uncomfortable and always looking for ways to learn, grow, and excel.

The Role

Your ultimate goal: generate high-quality applications to Canada’s leading coding bootcamp. You will be responsible for executing our marketing strategy by overseeing our online presence, website, content, email, social, referrals and paid channels.

You’ll be creating, managing, and optimizing a rich content calendar that communicates Lighthouse Labs’ story in whichever way you find most compelling (blogs, infographics, etc.). You’ll grow our subscriber base and email lists by providing them regular, helpful content that’s in-tune with their needs. You’ll work with our team to put together compelling campaigns, and see them through from ideation to production to reporting. You will be in charge of all external, online acquisition marketing, managing the strategy, execution, and optimization across channels including Adwords, Facebook, bootcamp review sites and other channels.

We’re a startup - you’ll end up doing 100 different things in a week and be totally cool with that.

Responsibilities

  • Create our content strategy and make data-driven decisions to move our content and paid channels forward and hit company goals
  • Oversee paid and content budgets and reporting
  • Grow new leads through the creation of free resources to drive leads, subscribers, awareness, and/or other important metrics (e.g. ebooks, whitepapers, infographics, guides, etc.).
  • Blog on an ongoing basis to attract site visitors through search, social, and email subscribers.
  • Edit content produced internally (conceptualizing projects upfront and copy-editing prior to publishing)
  • Measure results of content and optimize the nurture tracks for these segments to convert leads to customers.
  • Work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing productivity of our email sends. Segment lists based on behaviors like past email engagement and website interactions (content downloads, site page visits, etc.).
  • Setup, manage, measure and optimize all paid campaigns
  • Research and test new paid channels to expand our reach and/or lower our cost-per-acquisition
  • Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about our company, competitors, and/or industry, both from existing leads and customers as well as from brand new audiences.
  • Be in charge of attracting site traffic, converting that traffic into new leads for the business, and nurturing to close those leads into customers, the latter of which sales leadership will help you accomplish.
  • Optimize our website to best support your goals through SEO, copywriting, and user experience updates.

Qualifications

  • Great storytelling
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our business' various types of content
  • 1 to 5 years marketing experience, ideally with >1 year in a digital capacity
  • “Full-stack” marketing technology experience:
  • Digital advertising platforms (AdWords, Facebook, other)
  • Email marketing (MailChimp or equivalent)
  • Landing pages (Unbounce, Lander, etc)
  • Social (Hootsuite, Buffer, etc)
  • Analytics (Google Analytics, Mixpanel, KISSmetrics, etc)
  • Experience managing a content calendar
  • Experience managing paid budgets
  • Knowledge of lead generation and management best practices
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices
  • Passionate about A/B testing & conversion rates
  • An analytical mind and interest in using data to optimize/scale blog marketing strategies and tactics
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with moving parts

Bonus points:

  • Connections to Vancouver’s tech industry
  • PR and media relations experience
  • Basic coding

To apply, email workwithus@lighthouselabs.ca with the “Content/ Digital Marketing Manager” in the subject line. Please include your resume, why you are interested in the position and any writing samples that may apply to the position.

Instructor - Full Stack Developer (Full Time)

Toronto

Train the next generation of developers.

Location

Toronto

Description

Are you the person for us? How could you be? We are looking for the rarest of combinations...

  • Strong Web Developer but addicted to mentorship
  • Loves teaching, but doesn’t want to give up developing
  • Believes in learning by doing, even if you’ve been classically trained
  • Loves people as much as code and code as much as people
  • Wants to try rapidly iterating a curriculum to better suit the 20 people in front of you that are all looking at your skeptically because you claim to be able to teach them so much in so little time that they will actually be employable.

Our belief is simple: most of what you learn as a developer is on the job. Code is a craft and the best way to work on your craft is to study under people who treat the practice of code like Hattori Hanzō treats the making of swords. 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.

Our full time instructors are responsible for everything education and software related. For example, delivering curriculum to groups of students through lecture like classroom formats, assisting individual students through one-on-one mentorship & assessing student progress. Instructors are tasked with the challenge of helping to build & deliver Canada’s highest quality education by assisting in modifications to existing curriculum and developing new curriculum. Meanwhile working on open source and private software projects such as our learning management system built with JS and Ruby on rails.

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 conferences globally, and have an annual budget devoted to it.
  • We’re dog friendly :)

Qualifications

Technical Qualifications:

  • At least 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. At least two of the following: Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Java, Scala, Go
  • Have built production-level apps or projects with at least three of the following: AngularJS, Ember, jQuery, Rails, Django, NodeJS + (Express or Koa), MeteorJS, Elixir + Phoenix, Scala
  • Full-stack knowledge, despite being focused or specialized on either side of HTTP
  • Strong preference for *nix operating systems
  • Can be self-taught or have a formal degree / diploma
  • Have deployed your own web application without leveraging a PaaS
  • Have worked in a development team using common workflows (eg: Github workflow)
  • Have mentored junior developers in a professional or personal capacity

Nice to Have:

  • Teaching Experience
  • Public speaking experience (giving talks at meetups, conferences, etc.)
  • Experience with or strong understanding of how to create scalable web applications, not just startup MVPs

Join the Darkside.

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