Data Science Instructor

Lambda School


2 months ago

01/30/2020 10:22:57

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: US only

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Lambda School is a combination of a school and an investment fund. Lambda School's mission is to find untapped or underutilized talent, and to train that talent for the most in-demand jobs in the world. Lambda School is pioneering a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of the other way around.

Lambda has just successfully completed its Series B fundraising round with premier tier venture investors. We are operating in 40+ states across the US today and eyeing international expansion opportunities. 

This is a student-facing role on the Instruction team, reporting into to a Program Manager. As a full-time Instructor, you’ll be a core part of our Data Science program, responsible for delivering curriculum, and collaborating cross-functionally with curriculum development and student operations to provide a high-quality experience for our students. Your role in collaboration is as the subject-matter expert, helping steer efforts in a way that aligns with our students mastering Data Science.

What You'll Do:
  • Teach guided projects in PST morning hours, working closely with Team Leads and monitoring overall student participation and performance
  • Review curriculum with cohort Team Leads (TLs) and Section Leads (SLs) so they can better support students in absorbing the instruction content
  • Deliver curriculum that produces job market ready graduates
  • Collaborate with curriculum team on the development of Data Science curriculum, providing strong subject-matter expertise to ensure curriculum reflects current and robust Data Science practices
  • Coordinate cross functionally across multiple teams to contribute to the goals and initiatives of the Data Science program in conjunction with learning leadership plans and objectives
  • Provide strong subject-matter expertise in Data Science, including foundational mathematics/statistics, practical software and data pipeline development, and current techniques such as neural networks and NLP
  • Report to the Data Science Program Manager, providing details of status and student performance for the portion of curriculum you are responsible for

What You'll Need:
  • If your highest education is High School Diploma or GED, you are required to have 5+ years of working experience in the Data Science industry
  • If your highest education is a College Degree (proof required), you are required to have 3+ years of working experience in the technical field
  • General Python skills, and experience with the Python Data Science ecosystem (pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, etc.)
  • Strong subject-matter expertise in Data Science - being broadly aware of practices, and knowing at least a few subtopics in depth
  • Experience in teaching and/or curriculum design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable and compelling in public speaking situations
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously with little oversight
  • Intelligent, dedicated, flexible with a willingness to experiment
  • Have an interest in keeping up with the latest information in your field

Bonus If You:
  • Are familiar with Zoom, Slack, or Notion 
  • Have a well known blog or high traffic Youtube channel focusing on Data Science
  • Have presented at or have run local tech meet-ups
  • Have prior rapid growth start up experience


At Lambda School, we're looking to hire people with grit and integrity. Please apply even if your experience and interests aren't an exact match with what we've laid out in this job description. We're building something different at Lambda. If that sounds interesting, we want to hear from you.

Lambda School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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