Technical Trainer

Catalyte - Cincinnati, OH (6 months ago)

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Recognized by Fast Company, The New York Times, Wired, McKinsey and others, Catalyte is one of the fastest growing software engineering providers. If you are passionate about technology, mentorship and continuous learning, we want to hear from you.


We are seeking an enthusiastic Technical Trainer in several of our office locations to lead our intensive technical onboarding program that teaches qualified candidates how to be full-stack web developers. The Trainer will teach, coach, and mentor qualified candidates throughout the training program to ensure they are prepared to be hired into the organization as entry-level software developers. To achieve success, the experienced software developer must have a passion for teaching and mentoring aspiring programmers. The trainer must be extremely knowledgeable in full-stack development and software engineering practices, and be willing to constantly learn new, and strengthen existing, programming languages. Candidates must be able to explain complex topics in an understandable, interesting manner to aspiring software developers. The trainer will also have opportunities to transition from training assignments to working on internal or client-based software development projects.

Your Contributions
Deliver technical training programs to aspiring software developers
Collaborate with software developers, technical leaders, business analysts and project managers to determine program topics, skills and knowledge to teach
Provide ongoing technical support and guidance to trainees (e.g., conduct code reviews)
Evaluate trainees’ deliverables (e.g., projects, exercises, etc.) and provide targeted mentorship, coaching and feedback to improve performance
Facilitate the growth of essential non-technical (i.e., soft) skills in trainees
Coach new instructors and teaching assistants in the subject matter, content and instructional strategies
Evaluate current training programs and make iterative improvements
Identify innovative approaches to teach software development and professional skills
Provide feedback to and collaborate with curriculum design team to increase the effectiveness of training curriculum
Communicate with management to provide updates on progress of trainees
Continuously research and learn new technologies, and expand depth of understanding with known technologies
Work in an Agile environment
Serve as a technical resource for client projects
Contribute to functional specifications and detailed design documents for client projects
Deliver timely project execution and project work products that exceed customer expectations
Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
What we’d like to see
5+ years of experience in software development
2+ years experience in training
Excellent communication and team-building skills
Excellent coaching and mentoring skills
Excellent attention to detail.
Familiarity with adult learning principles and multiple pedagogical strategies
Experience teaching adult learners
Experience with project management and/or leading software teams
Experience developing full-stack web applications
Experience with source control, specifically Git
Minimum 3 years experience developing custom solutions using Java, C# or .NET
Experience in a back-end programming stack using Java Spring, C# .NET or Node.js
Experience with Agile software engineering practices
Experience with Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Automated Testing.
Experience developing web services, utilizing REST and microservices.
Familiarity with cloud environments such as AWS.
Familiarity with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Cassandra
Familiarity with RDBMS (SQL Server or Oracle)
Experience with Web Development including JavaScript, CSS, HTML and associated frameworks such as React or Angular, and LESS/SASS
Management experience preferred