Software Development Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/1/2020 6:22 PM)
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Ada Developers Academy


Ada Developers Academy (ADA) (, located in Pioneer Square Seattle, provides an intensive software developer training program for women and gender non-binary students with little or no prior software development experience. In one year, students are taught programming techniques and best practices to enable them to become junior developers. The program consists of two distinct parts--six months in the Ada classroom, and five months of internship at local sponsor companies where students refine their skills working on real-world code.


You will be joining a collaborative and growing team at our entrepreneurial nonprofit. We are proud to be celebrating our 6th anniversary and over 400 graduates this year. We are a creative group, working to determine how Ada can continue to grow our impact. We are:


Our Vision

Ada Developers Academy is designed to increase the number of underrepresented skilled software developers while redefining and reinventing the way we prepare individuals to be successful in information technology careers. With an intensive, inclusive, and positive learning community, we aim to directly address both the information technology labor shortage in Washington and the lack of diverse experience, thought, and background in the software industry.


Our Mission

Ada Developers Academy’s mission is to diversify Tech by providing women and gender diverse people the skills, experience, and community support to become professional software developers who contribute to changing the world with software


Ada Developers Academy is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (


The Software Development Instructor is responsible for preparing students for software development careers by teaching students in our immersive program that runs Monday-Friday.

  • Collaborate with the classroom team to provide consistent, high quality education to Ada students;
  • Communicate empathetically with new learners and set up a positive environment for learning, including instilling a sense of strong community and collaboration over competition;
  • Lead classes, giving interactive lectures and leading programming exercises;
  • Conduct periodic student assessments, and provide detailed, actionable and constructive feedback to students;
  • Create and grade lesson plans, assignments, and projects;
  • Maintain and contribute to our overarching open source curriculum in your areas of focus (JavaScript, React, Python, Flask, HTML/CSS, Computer Science Fundamentals, etc...);
  • Manage student pairing and grouping and provide guidance in a project manager role through team projects;
  • Design and manage processes for effective student learning; willingness and passion to grow as an educator in methodologies and pedagogy;
  • Commit to, practice, and instill in our students Ada’s core values around collaboration over competition, inclusion, and advocacy for self and others.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Professional or volunteer teaching experience in an educational institution or program;
  • 2-5 years of experience as a Software Developer (preferable coding experience in our Tech Stack - Python, Flask, JavaScript, React);
  • Experience debugging code;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Stellar intra and interpersonal skills;
  • High emotional intelligence;
  • High-energy self-starter and presenter;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive to the changing needs of Ada.

TSNE/Ada Developers Academy envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Ada Developers Academy will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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