Junior Product Developer

Job description

ABOUT DECODED

We are Decoded and we make technology education human. We help some of the largest and most technologically progressive organizations in the world up-skill and inspire their employees through training programs and workshops. We democratize cutting-edge data skills, help transform traditional businesses into tech companies, and give our learners the skills and confidence to embrace the future of work.


OVERVIEW

Decoded is looking for a Junior Product Developer to join our US Product Team. This is a unique role blending subject matter expertise, instructional design, content creation and teaching. You will be part of a team responsible for creating and delivering world-class educational content on the latest emerging technology.

The two products you will be working on are our Mindset and Skills programs which help build data and digital acumen across our clients.

Our Mindset program demystifies the world of emerging technology from cybersecurity to data ethics. Through storytelling, we break down the origins of these topics from a human perspective, while building up literacy around terminology and how those techniques apply to the business world.

Our Skillset program is our global accelerated technical skills development program, focusing on modern data science and machine learning as well as traditional data analytics. Content covered includes various feature engineering techniques, classical as well as deep machine learning algorithms and applied data science techniques to real-world problems, in a business context.


SPECIFIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Junior Product Developer, you will work in small, cross-functional teams to solve problems identified and prioritized by the business. You are accountable for:

1. Teaching Decoded workshops

  • Delivering excellent workshops to Decoded learners
  • Focus on developing skills as a facilitator across all of our programs

2. Program product development

  • Creating world-class educational content and interactive assets for professionals
  • Integrating cutting-edge industry-relevant technology practices
  • Focus on enhancing skills as a curriculum developer and learning designer

3. Upholding product excellence

  • Assisting with the delivery of Decoded teacher training
  • Development of other Decoded teaching material and internal tools where necessary

Decoded is growing rapidly and changing all the time. Whatever you start with in your first quarter, it is likely that you will work on a combination of projects over time.

Requirements

WHO ARE YOU?

Our Product Developers are a community of technology and data science enthusiasts. Our learners love the Decoded team for their blend of science and humanity, combining technical expertise and a passion for education.


Our Product Developers have backgrounds ranging from Theoretical Physics to Acting to Clinical Psychology to Zoology with experience ranging from secondary school teaching to academic research to data analytics. They have applied their skills within academic and business settings, and whatever their background, they are all:

  • Goal-oriented, go-getters with 2-4 years of work experience (postgraduate education counts!)
  • Excellent and engaging communicators
  • Unfazed by the challenge of learning new programming languages and data analysis techniques
  • Interested in different business industries, particularly financial, retail, government and manufacturing
  • Passionate about data, technology and storytelling
  • Experienced coding in a high-level language such as Javascript, Python or R
  • Excited by helping people solve their own business problems, big and small
  • Self-motivated, take initiative within a small tight-knit team and like nothing better than getting things done


TEAM REPORTING & STRUCTURE

This role will report into our US Product Director and will work closely with our regional and global Product and Delivery teams.


BENEFITS 

  • 20 days of flexible time off, plus additional days off for public holidays
  • 100% coverage of our base medical, dental and vision plans
  • Retirement plan with a company match
  • Cutting-edge software and kit, always
  • NYC dog-friendly dedicated company office (with a view!)
  • Flexible work from home and remote working
  • Casual dress every day and frequent team social events
  • Work with an inquisitive, collaborative and caring team.
  • News subscriptions to keep you up-to-date on the tech industry


INTERVIEW PROCESS

  1. Phone call: you will speak to our people team and be asked a series of questions in relation to your background and experience, and will be given an insight into Decoded and the Junior Product Developer role.
  2. Challenge: You will be asked to record a short video of you teaching a technical concept, bring your teaching style and a topic of interest to the table!
  3. First interview: You will be invited to a Google Hangouts call to meet one of our Product Developers. You’ll run through a technical challenge, working collaboratively to learn about our process of teaching and content development.
  4. Second interview: You will be invited to a Google Hangouts with our US Product Director. By the end of this process, you will come away with informative insights on the role, life and team direction at Decoded.
  5. Final steps: We will wrap up the interview process with a reference and background check, followed by a final call with US team leadership to talk through any remaining questions you may have.