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.

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

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

Satellite Community Manager (part-time contract)

Montreal

Help us grow our community in your hometown!

Location

Montreal

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?

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 role will involve 10-12 hours of work per week.

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)
  • 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 :)

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 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.

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

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