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Data Science Instructor

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs

Data Science
Ontario, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Lighthouse Labs is looking to bring on multiple PT instructors to help teach our content to our students. We are looking to hire instructors that can teach a wide range of topics in Data Science. If you are passionate about teaching your craft and helping us usher in the next generation of Data Scientists, this could be a great opportunity for you! You’ll be helping to create a solid foundation through training. We structure our teaching opportunities and we require our Data Instructors to be available from 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST, Tuesday/Thursday, with an option of picking up a maximum of 35 hrs/week to mentor students from the comfort of your own home or wherever you sit down to work.

What you'll be doing:

  • Deliver the curriculum virtually to groups of students through lecture-like classroom formats and provide coverage for both PST and EST time zone students
  • Make virtual rounds and help assist individual students or project groups as they work through assignments and homework material via proactive Google meet/Zoom checkins, Slack channel participation, and Discord threads
  • Work with the Education Team to assess student progress through Compass stats, assistances, one-on-one code reviews, and 'open office hours' including receiving feedback from students (current and via exit surveys)
  • Assist in modifications to the existing curriculum and development of new curriculum including acting as a SME to the LxDs, Account Managers and PMs where relevant on corporate, government or public programs
  • Assist in training new mentors/instructors including shadowing and providing feedback
  • Perform regular code reviews and technical interviews for existing students and assist with the screening (when necessary) of prospective students and mentors
  • Provide online mentorship support to alumni, prospective and current students via various meetups, team building activities and community events
  • Work on software projects used internally or externally by Lighthouse Labs including across our various platforms
  • Various other administrative duties including but not limited to assistance with:

○Grading and providing feedback/comments in LMS on student progress

○ Regular status / sprint meetings for Instructors

○ Attending and contributing to a weekly EdOps meeting

○ Scheduling of teachers (when necessary)

What we need from you:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in data science
  • Must have: advanced Python experience
  • We really like requests, scipy, pandas, sklearn, numpy, matplotlib, plotly, seaborn, spark, AWS, keras, tensorflow, xgboost
  • nice to have: pytorch, BeautifulSoup, selenium, streamlit, git, github,
  • Have strong sense of open source development workflows using tools such as Github
  • Previous experience with mentorship, tutoring, or teaching beginners technical subjects
  • Ability to communication effectively over video, chat and with remote delivery
  • Availability between 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST, Tuesday / Thursday

About us:

Lighthouse Labs was founded in 2013 with the mission to effectively and efficiently prepare the workforce with the analytical and technical skills necessary to succeed in a world of automation. With an initial focus on our open-enrolment developer bootcamp, we have grown into a leading provider of professional education services, delivering outstanding educational outcomes for our students. Our secret? Innovative curriculum, proprietary edtech, unique mentorship and career services and partnerships with government and industry leading organizations. We’re a bunch of quirky, inclusive and smart people who are changing lives by reimagining education - join us!

Lighthouse Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All positions at this time are remote, and we welcome all applicants. Talk to us to find out about our learning fund and other perks!