Software Engineering Instructor
Why Should You Want This Job
You will be part of a community catapulting Veterans and military spouses into careers in programming. As part of this community, you will help develop curriculum, lead lectures, and provide students with input and feedback on their progress. Code Platoon’s community includes active board members who will be there to support you and over 250 alumni working in Chicago’s tech community.
Class format is full-day training, with a lecture in the morning, and the rest of the day is spent by students working hands-on writing code.
- Have worked for at least a year as a professional software developer, or alternatively have a computer science degree
- Have either attended a coding bootcamp, or have a computer science background
- Be comfortable with test-driven development, SQL and git
- Have an interest, and hopefully some background, in education and/or teaching
As an instructor, you will teach some days (M – F) for the 14 week program. Even though students will often work 60 to 80 hours a week, your schedule will be normal business hours. We are flexible about how much time you spend lecturing, how much time you spend leading a joint class exercise, and how much time you spend in a flipped classroom setting, where the students are working on projects and you are supervising and helping them get ‘unstuck’. But in general, of your workday, you can expect to spend some time teaching, some time overseeing student’s work (lots of debugging), and some time preparing curriculum.
About Code Platoon
Code Platoon is a nonprofit coding boot camp that prepares veterans and military spouses for careers in software development. Students spend a couple months on pre-work before they arrive for the in-person portion of the program. Students can expect to work 60 to 80 hours a week during those 14 weeks, and in that time are taught enough to be prepared to work as junior programmers when they finish. After the classroom portion is complete, many of our students will be matched with a sponsor company, and will begin a 3 to 6 month paid internship.
If you are interested in this position, please email Jonathan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any relevant work experience, links to projects, a LinkedIn profile, or anything you think might help us know more about your background.
Lastly, if you know someone who would be a great fit for this position, we are offering a $2,000 referral bonus for a successful hire. Please connect your referrals to email@example.com so that we can track their progress.
DevOps Curriculum Developer
We are looking for a talented engineer with experience in DevOps to create curriculum. You will work alongside other curriculum developers and our education team to create daily lecture materials, useful handouts, and meaningful projects to ensure that each student who is admitted will be well-prepared for the DevOps world. This is a contract position with clear deliverables by certain dates. You will be paid an hourly rate commensurate with your experience.
You can find a more detailed proposal of our curriculum here.
- 3+ years of professional work experience as a software engineer OR 2+ years of professional work experience as a DevOps engineer
- A strong understanding of our the following technologies:
- Linux and the command line
- Containerization (i.e., Docker)
- Container Orchestration (i.e., Kubernetes and Amazon EKS)
- Infrastructure as a Service (i.e., Amazon Web Services)
- Infrastructure as Code (i.e., Terraform)
- Continuous Integration & Deployment (i.e., Jenkins or Github Actions)
- Configuration Management (i.e., Ansible or Chef)
- Monitoring applications (i.e., Datadog or Prometheus)
- Experience as a teacher or mentor in a technical setting (e.g., bootcamp instructor, college TA in a CS class, tech tutorial video maker, etc.)
- Stellar written and oral communication skills
- Formal training as an educator is a plus
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code Platoon is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Internships: Marketing (Remote)
Job Type: Internship (10 weeks, 20 hours per week)
Location: Chicago, IL or Remote
Language: English (Required)
About the Position: Code Platoon seeks a marketing intern with video making and writing experience and a drive to see projects through from start to end. The marketing intern will work closely with the marketing team for ten weeks over the summer. The marketing intern’s primary responsibilities will be to help develop video and written content under the supervision of the marketing team.
Specifically, the marketing intern will:
- Pitch, script, and edit short marketing videos featuring Code Platoon’s Student Outreach & Recruitment Manager, students and alumni, and other potential guests
- Help pitch, write, and edit short blog posts for our website based on their video scripts or original topics
- Assist in publishing their videos and blog posts on our social media and website
Benefits: The marketing intern will:
- Receive a stipend of $3,500
- Gain practical marketing experience by creating real, published content
- Join a mission-driven non-profit in a small start-up environment
- Work remotely anywhere or hybrid in Chicago
Requirements: The marketing intern needs to have:
- Current enrollment in a college degree (does not need to be in Marketing)
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Strong video editing skills, preferably with Adobe Premiere Rush
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Laptop and Internet access
- U.S. Work Authorization
Apply: Those interested in the position should send a resume and a few written and video samples to email@example.com.
About Code Platoon: Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit Coding Bootcamp that strictly serves the military community. Code Platoon helps Veterans, Active Duty Servicemembers, and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Learn more about Code Platoon at codeplatoon.org.
Code Platoon is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Internships: Coding Teaching Assistant (Remote)
Are you a Computer Science (or related field) major? Want to learn to build real web apps, instead of just learning theory? Interested in tech education? Want to be involved with a nonprofit that trains Veterans and military spouses to become professional software developers?
Looking to take off a semester from college, or already graduated?
Then apply for our Internships!
Code Platoon is a nonprofit Coding Bootcamp that strictly serves the military community. Our award winning program is designed to train deeply interested beginners and prepare them for careers in software development.
We are looking for a major in Computer Science, rising sophomore or higher to be a teaching assistant (TA) for our Full-stack Software Engineering Bootcamp. We do not expect the TA to know the material beforehand, but do expect that they will spend enough time preparing ahead of time so that when the material is presented to the class, the TA will be able to be an ‘advanced beginner’. Aside from learning the material, the TA’s primary responsibility will be to assist students with their coding assignments during the rest of the day.
This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring software developer to learn real-world coding skills, as our program prepares students to go directly into the job market as software developers.
The TA will essentially get a $17,000 education (cost of the program) for free. A side benefit for the TA will be access to our extensive software developer community.
- Attend Code Platoon from 8:30am to 5:30pm, CST, daily (lectures in morning, coding challenges rest of the day)
- Help our students with their assignments
- At least two classes in software development by the time summer begins
- Deep interest to learn real-world coding skills
- Strong communication skills
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Candidates requiring sponsorship, whether now or in the future, are not authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
About Code Platoon
Code Platoon is a nonprofit Coding Bootcamp with a mission to train Veterans and military spouses to become professional software developers through a hands-on, immersive learning approach. Founded in 2016, Code Platoon has graduated over 200 Veterans and spouses.
Graduates benefit from a robust internship program, where many of our in-person graduates are placed directly into 3-6 month paid internships, typically leading to Full-time jobs in the field.
Job Type: Full-time internship
Location : Remote
Education: At least 2 Computer science classes, including Object Orientation
Language: English (Required)
- Romeo Platoon: May 23, 2022 – September 2, 2022
- Sierra Platoon: October 3, 2022 – January 20, 2023
- Tango Platoon: February 6, 2023 – May 19, 2023
1) Complete the Code Platoon coding skills assessment here.
2) After completing the coding skills assessment, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you completed the assessment. Please include an updated resume and information about the session/semester for which you are interested.
3) A Code Platoon staff member will follow up with you after receiving your email.