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Sr. Instructional Designer - Full Stack Development



Software Engineering, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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, Web Development is responsible for designing and authoring educational content, creating educational products, and ensuring that learner outcomes can be successfully achieved.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Lead the design and development of new content related to our Full-Stack, Front-End, and Back-End Career Paths, as well as Skill Paths and Courses in the Web Development domain (Learn HTML, Learn CSS, and Learn JavaScript).
  • Develop a larger strategy around what Web Development content we produce and how best to maintain existing courses.
  • Design new content offerings that include interactive lessons, quizzes, projects, and outcome-oriented learning paths.
  • Review, provide feedback to, and mentor a network of 3rd party authors who contribute content to Codecademy.
  • 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.
  • A strong pedagogical background with formal training on different educational frameworks.
  • 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 JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, and/or Vue
  • Experience with developing full-stack web apps
  • Interest and ability to learn programming languages, libraries, and frameworks quickly.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, or Masters, or PhD in Computer Science or Education.
  • 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.

Learn more at www.skillsoft.com

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.