We’re growing our team!

We’re on the lookout for a Web Developer Mentor and Facilitator (teacher) for our Auckland campus, starting as soon as possible. 

Let us start off by saying that for our teachers, we don’t require any formal experience or qualifications in teaching. 

The human we’re looking for will know their Node.js from their Express, React and Redux, but they’ll also have a passion for teaching, productive learning environments, and creating a positive impact on the world. They’ll care as much about humans as they do about tech.

Let us also say — the Auckland team kicks ass.

Meet the team

DON — Software developer and teacher, owner of loud shirts, and frequent yogi Don Smith has had an illustrious career in software for 25 years. From startups and solutions integrators, to teaching at universities and 10+ years at Microsoft, Don has seen it all. He left America’s corporate software world for our fair shores 4 years ago in pursuit of socially meaningful work and impact. Why this work, though? “I believe people are capable of way more than they even realise, it’s about helping them unlock their real potential.” Don has been described by former students as “kind”, inspiring”, and “a gift”.

EMILY — Lead Bootcamp Facilitator, ultra organised person, and pottery extraordinaire, Em brings light to the campus every day. Whether she’s on the floor helping students or coordinating cake for team birthdays, we know things are in good hands when Em is around. She is particularly passionate about supporting women, and the representation of women in the tech industry. Having come through the bootcamp two years ago gives her a unique window into the experience, which is reflected in her interactions with the students. “I want to not only help students with the technical elements of the bootcamp, but also help them cope with imposter syndrome, and other things that come up. I support the whole person as they come through this experience, to transform in a way they never even knew was possible.”

DOUGAL — Dougal is our Auckland Human Skills Facilitator and Kaiārahi Māori, and also the best giver of hugs. He’s been a teacher, designer, and business co-founder, and dreams of seeing more Māori developers building Māori things for the Māori world. Dougal’s journey has focussed on supporting Māori into opportunities, and he’s passionate about breaking down the blocks that prevent Māori from pursuing tech. “I’ve experienced a lot of what our students have experienced — self-doubt and thinking that you’re not good enough. Thinking that ‘this is a white middle aged male industry that I don’t have a place in’. But yes, you do.”

 

Want to meet more of us? Drop by our Newmarket campus for a visit or apply now to join our team.

Need more reasons to work with us?

We take a whole-person approach

We take a diverse cohort of students and grow them as individuals, without standardising and conforming them into a generic professional mould. This is not only reflected in the Human Skills curriculum, but in the way we work with each other during pair programming and as a team. 

Students who have studied with us often claim this was one of the most “life changing” experiences they’ve had.

We’re heavily project- and outcome- focused

This gives students exposure to the realities of a commercial environment and enables them to practice the skills needed to get projects across the line for clients.

We work in a team environment

Just like the real world, students work in teams using the methodologies and industry standards that companies use. We teach agile project management, test driven development and have an emphasis on code quality. Alongside technical skills, communication and teamwork are often the most important factors in delivering a high quality job on time in the commercial world. 

On the staff side, we’re pretty big on team too: regular away days, staff meetings, and community lunches are just some of the ways we build our team and community.

We value diversity

Having diverse perspectives and backgrounds on a team leads to better outcomes and solutions. We actively pursue diversity, often reducing the barriers for women, Māori and other groups underrepresented in the technology sector to be part of a cohort. We are guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our principles of Integrity, Kindness and Effort, or ‘IKE’.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, marital status, ethical belief, ethnic or national origins, disability, political opinion, employment status, and/or family status.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and walks of life. You can find the job description and apply, here.