Data Engineer - Lead Subject Matter Expert
At Springboard, we are on a mission to bridge the skills gap by delivering high-quality, affordable education for new economy skills. We’ve already launched hundreds of our students into Data Science careers through our top-rated Data Science course that pairs students with an industry mentor and offers them a Job Guarantee.
Now we’re expanding our Data Science course offerings, and we’re looking for an expert who has a strong background in Data Engineering to help us build a new Data Engineering course in the coming months. This is a unique opportunity to put your expertise into action to educate the next generation of Data Engineers and increase your domain mastery through teaching.
The course will be an online 6-to-9 month program designed to help students find a job within 6 months of completion. You’ll set the vision to ensure we’re teaching all that is needed to succeed as a Data Engineer. Your work will include creating projects and other materials to define students’ learning experiences.
This role will be a part-time contract role for a duration of 3~4 months (starting immediately) with potential for ongoing consulting work. We estimate a workload of roughly 15-20 hours/ week. You can work with us out of our office in San Francisco or remotely. This is a paid engagement.
You’ll work with our curriculum development team to create a Data Engineering course.
As part of this role, you will
Set the vision for effectively teaching key data engineering concepts and skillsDefine learning objectives and course structure (units and projects)Collaborate with the instructional designers and other subject matter experts to build the full curriculum. This includes:Designing, writing, and building course projects (and associated resources)Curating high-quality resources (videos, articles) that effectively teach course topics Writing descriptions that summarize and explain the importance of each topic covered in the courseCreate rubrics for mentors to evaluate student work (especially course projects)
Currently working as a Data Engineer in the U.S. for 3+ years including experience with data warehousing, ETL, big data systems, data modeling and schema design, and owning data quality.1+ years of experience hiring and/or managing Data EngineersPassion for teaching. Previous teaching experience is a huge bonus.
Understanding of Data Engineering landscape and how the field varies across companiesAbility to identify the tools and industry practices students need to learn to successfully become Data EngineersClear point-of-view on what skills are needed for an entry level Data Engineer role and how to teach them in a structured manner Proven ability to create projects with clear instructions and documentationExcellent verbal & written communication skills
Able to work independently and produce high-quality work without extensive supervision Diligent about meeting deadlinesA collaborator working efficiently with a diverse group of individualsReceptive and responsive to feedback and are willing to iterate on workPassionate about education
15-20 hours of work/week for 3-4 months, starting immediatelyMust be available to connect synchronously during PST working hours on weekdaysCan be remote or work from our SF office