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.

Events, Marketing and Community Engagement Intern

Vancouver, Toronto

Herder Of Cats

Locations

Vancouver, Toronto

Description

About you:
You are looking to gain valuable experience in marketing, events and community management. You are comfortable being uncomfortable and always looking for ways to learn, grow, and excel. You aren’t afraid to pitch in to set up for events (you’re a table moving pro), and make sure the beer and pizza will arrive on time. You love to be on the front line representing us at different events, the sound of your own voice (and it’s a loud one), and are certainly not afraid to introduce yourself to everyone in a room. You are someone who can have a conversation with both extroverts and introverts, and have a soft spot (or a deep profound love) for a certain level of Nerdom. And dogs!

What else?
You are an executor at the core of your being. You love events and are comfortable directing logistics for events of all scale, from 40 person meetups to weekend long hackathons. You are a multi-faceted badass, and are willing to go the extra mile. Bonus points if you bring in passion for education, technology and software development. Must be excited about working in an agile-paced environment. If this rings any bells, we want to get to know you!

This is a paid internship with the strong possibility of transitioning into a full-time role!

Qualifications

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assisting with the execution of events
- Social media management
- Data analysis and reporting
- Attending industry events - and planning meetups for your community
- lead capture & finding novel ways for us to be involved.
- Prospective students support
- Basic administrative duties
- Doing 100 different things in a week and being totally cool with that.

SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:
- Ability to find creative solutions to problems as they arise
- Outgoing, positive personality
- 0-2 years of experience in community or marketing
- Experiential marketing experience being an added asset
- Events , writing and or social media experience is a plus
- Calm under pressure and manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
- Knowledge of the developer space in particular is an asset

If this interests you, please contact Brand Manager, Topaz Glazer (topaz-AT-lighthouselabs.ca).

Instructor - iOS Development (Part Time)

Toronto

Train the Next Generation of Developers

Location

Toronto

Description

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.

Mentors & instructors 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. Also, code reviewing to help students refactor their code and giving instruction (“lecture”) and breakouts some mornings and afternoons. Teaching at Lighthouse Labs is secondary to most developers’ primary responsibility and can be for 6-20 hours a week . As such, we schedule shifts based on your availability and preference, as best as possible. Scheduling can be fixed or determined on a weekly or bi weekly basis. Instructors are needed throughout the entire day from about 9am to 4pm.

Qualifications

  • 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 classically 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.

Technical Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of professional experience in iOS development
  • Passion for teaching and helping others
  • Strong communication skills, articulating and explaining concepts
  • Have mentored junior developers in a professional or personal capacity
  • Previous teaching experience is not required. (We've been doing this for a while, have 50+ p/t teachers and know exactly how to bring new teachers up to speed)

We highly encourage Indigenous peoples, women, and people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Instructor - Full Stack Developer (Full Time)

Vancouver, Toronto

Train the next generation of 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’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.

Perks

  • As part of an open source community, we encourage you to continue working on open source project for up to 10 hours a week (whether you have your eye on a few you want to contribute to or are already contributing to some)
  • We heavily encourage speaking and attending conferences globally, and have an annual budget devoted to it.

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

We highly encourage Indigenous peoples, women, and people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Web Development Mentor (Part-Time)

Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax

Train the next generation of Web developers.

Locations

Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax

Description

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 curriculum is built to accommodate different levels at once, using a hands on method, tons of 1-on-1 mentorship through amazing teacher/developers who want nothing more than to get the best out of ambitious, passionate & driven people.

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.

Teaching at Lighthouse Labs is secondary to most developers’ primary responsibility, and can be for 6-20 hours a week.

Qualifications

We are looking for the rarest of combinations:

  • A strong Web Developer but addicted to mentorship
  • Who loves teaching, but doesn’t want to stop coding
  • Believes in learning by doing
  • Loves people as much as code
  • Wants to try their hand in rapidly iterating a curriculum to better suit the 20 people in front of you, even when they’re 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

Required experience
- Software Development: 2 years - Knowledge in: HTML/ CSS, Javascript, ActiveRecord + SQL + MongoDB, OOP, Ruby / Rails, and NodeJS.

We highly encourage Indigenous peoples, women, and people of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Click below to apply.

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