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Pursuit // increasing economic oppty thru tech
Design, Full Time    Long Island City, NY    Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates economic transformation for high-need, high-potential individuals through our technical training programs. We are not just another coding boot camp. We are a mission-driven organization that goes beyond technical instruction to offer coaching, career development, & employer partnerships that help our Fellows secure high-paying software engineering jobs & thrive in their new careers.

We are One Big Team

The passionate & collaborative team at Pursuit gives its all to achieve our mission. And its not just staff. We work with employer partners that love hiring our Fellows because they are so well prepared, ranging from big financial firms to scrappy startups, & everything in between. We also activate & engage hundreds of volunteers that come from all areas of the tech industry. These experts & professionals help keep our curriculum fresh & our standards for achievement high by participating in our admissions process, as well as program-specific activities such as interview training, DemoDays, Hackathons, & Capstone projects. 

Pursuit has an opening for an Instructional Designer who will be responsible for creating engaging & effective technical, professional, & social content for our various programs. This is a great opportunity for an educator who is passionate & knowledgeable about technology or a software developer who is passionate & knowledgeable about education. Successful candidates will have solid engineering knowledge & know what technical skills future software engineers will need to transition to a successful career in the tech industry. Youll also have a deep understanding of the professional skills necessary to establish a long lasting career in the tech space. 

As an Instructional Designer you will: 

  • Develop engaging, effective, & scaffolded instructional content & technical writings for our intensive remote full stack web development courses
  • Write high quality & readable code that fits industry standards while remaining approachable for new students
  • Contribute to curriculum & program design with an eye towards stability & scalability
  • Use data from various sources to make improvements to the curriculum
  • Evaluate new technologies, frameworks & tools & decide what to include in our curriculum

What you need to be considered for an Instructional Designer role: 

  • 2+ years as a software developer or engineer
  • 1+ years of experience writing technical documentation or curriculum with a focus on those who are new to technology
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems & related tools
  • Experience with building full stack, tested, production-level web applications
    • Our curriculum is currently fully focused on JavaScript but we are happy to hear from experienced developers with expertise in other languages or tools.
  • Experience writing technical curriculum or documentation for a non-technical audience
  • Experience with building educational content that can be delivered synchronously & asynchronously to both in-person & remote audiences

Where youll work: 

  • Remote-hybrid from your home or our community office space in Long Island City, NYC
  • Because we are One Big Team, we are having conversations on what a return to in-person work schedules would look like & are actively gathering feedback from staff & fellows to determine the best course of action 

Pursuit offers: 

  • Great culture where transparency, respect, teamwork, & kindness are valued
  • Competitive compensation in base, plus bonus & a full benefits package
  • Unlimited PTO & an all-Pursuit week-long holiday the last week of December

Pursuit values diversity: 

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds & experiences, & we value the richness that diversity brings to our organization. We welcome new perspectives & affirm that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.

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