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Lead Instructor, Data Science

| Chicago

Flatiron School is seeking a Lead Instructor, Data Science for our Chicago, IL campus. We are looking for people that LOVE TEACHING. We make it a mission to seek out teachers who can infect, infuse and inspire with passion, wisdom, positivity, and humor. 


The Lead Instructor, Data Science will:


Make No Little Plans

  • Build for scale by planning, writing, and delivering lectures in accordance with the progress and pace of the class.
  • Pilot our experimental efforts in curriculum and pedagogical style pursuing our collective unending quest to provide the best experience and most positive outcomes.
  • Develop and lead student project sprints throughout the semester.


Radiate Positivity

  • Create a safe and collaborative environment where students understand that helping their peers betters their own experience.
  • Find what to love. Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with your students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.


Be Scrappy

  • Embrace change and thrive in ambiguity by helping students and staff with real time efforts, like debugging a student’s project or assignment, while devoting time and effort to developing the macro learning plan.
  • Move quickly by prepare your own lectures but anticipating last minutes changes based on the class' progress and learning goals.


Pursue Mastery

  • Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys to greatly exceed the minimum bar.
  • Integrate feedback from team members on progress of class to set pacing and determine tactical interventions.


Work Together

  • Provide feedback to team members by conducting weekly 1 on 1s and over-communicating on a daily basis.
  • Empower others to succeed by conducting interviews for instructors and students for future cohorts.



Qualifications for Lead Instructor, Data Science:


  • Strong knowledge in Data Science, Data Analytics, R, Python, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in Statistics, Mathematics and Machine Learning
  • 2+ years of professional experience as a data scientist
  • Prior experience teaching code to a class of students
  • Able to work cross-functionally with a variety of people from curriculum writers to engineers and designers


About Flatiron School


Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Over our five years as a school, we’ve helped over one thousand students learn to code and launch careers in tech. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.


For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries


Located just blocks away from the Chicago River. Commuting is a breeze with several major bus lines and ample parking nearby.

An Insider's view of Flatiron School

How does your team reward individual success?

We acknowledge wins on our team all the time! Since we work so closely as a team, one person's success is actually the whole team's. It could be as simple as a Slack message to the team or sharing the news on a regional level so that it's acknowledged at the next all-company meeting.


Community Lead, Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited about working with students and instructors alike as we cook up ways for designers, data scientists, and software engineers to collaborate with one another. I want our graduates to leave our school with experience communicating and building things on an interdisciplinary team, so they can confidently launch a new career in tech.


Lead Instructor, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

To bring accessibility to tech education, to leverage our resources to retrain and up-skill Chicago talent, to deepen our standing as a market leader in technology, and to create meaningful relationships within the Chicago community through business, governmental and philanthropic partnerships that drive actionable change.


Campus Director, Chicago Campus

What makes someone successful on your team?

Any successful member of our team needs to be adaptable and flexible. No two classes are alike, and the strategies that worked last time might not work this time. You need to be able to change your attitude and methods on the fly to make sure that your students get the possible education you can give them.


Lead Instructor, Software Engineering

What are Flatiron School Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours