Sr. Instructional Designer - Data Science at Codecademy | Powderkeg

**We are NYC based, but remote friendly unless specified. **

Hello, World! Codecademy is on a mission to build inspiring careers in technology through engaging, accessible, and interactive online coding education.

Our learners have gone on to start new jobs, launch new companies, and lead new lives thanks to their work with Codecademy, and our platform has transformed the way businesses develop and retain their teams.

Since 2011, our team has grown to over 200 employees serving 50+ million learners from 190+ countries. We’ve raised over $82M in venture capital funding from top investors including Prosus, Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and more--which gives us the capital to get stuff done in an impactful way.

Join us to help build a business that empowers tens of millions of people to lead better lives!


The Senior Instructional Designer, Data Science is responsible for designing and authoring educational content, creating educational products, and ensuring that learner outcomes can be successfully achieved.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Lead the strategy around what Data Science content we produce and how best to maintain existing offerings, including Data Scientist and Data Analyst Career Paths, as well as Skill Paths and Courses (Analyze Data with Python, Analyze Data with SQL, Learn R).
  • Design and develop new content related to our Data Science domain, ensuring that Codecademy continues to offer new and relevant curriculum.
  • Design specific content offerings that include interactive lessons, videos, quizzes, projects, and outcome-oriented learning paths.
  • Review, provide feedback to, and mentor a network of 3rd party authors who contribute content to Codecademy.
  • Act as a Data Science subject matter expert for Codecademy, including advising stakeholders on relevant industry background and best practices.
  • Research industry standards and emerging technology, in addition to educational techniques and philosophies, and apply them to curricula.
  • Research the learner experience, identify weaknesses in curriculum, and make improvements to existing content.
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, product managers, and marketers to design, create, market, and improve Codecademy's curricula.
  • Collaborate with the Customer Support, Curriculum Quality, and Product teams to gain insight into the learner experience and make data-based improvements to curricula.
  • Collaborate with the Product and Engineering teams to create and improve the content authoring process and tools and make improvements to our learning environment.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or practical experience required.
  • 4+ years of professional experience as a teacher or instructional designer designing and delivering technical educational material.
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages, including, but not limited to: Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, C++, C#, PHP, or Go.
  • Experience with developer tools such as Git, GitHub, and the command line.
  • Experience with popular Data Science libraries and technologies like Pandas, SciPy, NumPy, Matplotlib, and Seaborn
  • Experience with BI data analysis tools like R, Excel, Tableau, Looker
  • Experience with data pipelines, cloud, databases, SQL
  • Interest and ability to learn programming languages, libraries, and frameworks quickly.

**Bonus Qualifications: **

  • Bachelors, or Masters, or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, or Education.
  • A strong pedagogical background with formal training on different educational frameworks.
  • Project, product, or people management experience involving small to large teams.
  • Experience working with 3rd party authors and vendors to deliver high-quality content.
  • Experience with writing educational content that reaches a wide audience in a digital format (such as blogs or e-books) or in print

_Target salary range for this job requisition is anticipated to be $80,000 - $100,000. _

_Codecademy from Skillsoft! _


Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

Skillsoft partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success including Skillsoft learning content and the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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