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Head Instructor - iOS Development (Full or Part Time)

Software and Programming
Education and Training
Part Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Are you the person for us? We are looking for the rarest of combinations:

  • Strong iOS 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 Hanz┼Ź 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. Mentoring takes place on site at our downtown location.

Teachers are responsible for handling any and all questions that come up. This includes pair programming and debugging issues with students. Also, code reviewing to help students refactor their code and giving instruction (“lecture”) every morning at 9am for two hours, two to three days per week.

As Head Instructor in the iOS department, you would further be responsible for scheduling mentors, conducting technical interviews with students, overseeing prep work, organizing project ideation sessions (week 4 and week 6), planning afternoon breakout sessions and guest speakers, hosting the mid-term project demo, proctoring one exam per cohort, identifying struggling and successful students, and making student decisions along with the General Manager and Education Manager. In other words, you are the boss of iOS.

Technical Qualifications:

  • 2–5 years of professional experience in iOS 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 iOS applications, not just startup MVPs


  • 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 :)

Posted: September 8, 2016
Closes:November 7, 2016
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