Michigan State University is looking to bring highly motivated and diverse mentors with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy. Successful candidates need to be critical thinkers in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and work with the mentor team to create new learning experiences for students in the Apple Developer Academy and associated Foundations Program.
The ideal candidate has general industry experience in mobile development and can demonstrate knowledge of the iOS ecosystem. The candidate must have good experience with different programming languages. They must also bring experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring individuals from diverse backgrounds. The candidate must be open to learning and exploring new pedagogical models, and the candidate will be expected to learn alongside students. They will be expected to work with an extended team to build a strong collection of high-quality inclusive teaching practices and materials, including creating technical solutions for in-house use by students and mentors of the Apple Developer Academy and Foundation programs. For more information about the Apple Developer Academy with Michigan State University in Detroit, please visit https://hub.msu.edu/project/apple-developer-academy
Provide mentorship to students
Review student deliverables and provide constructive feedback
Continuously develop own skills and learn with/from colleagues
Share personal expertise with others
Occasional evening meetings with teams outside of the Detroit Academy
Openness to international business travel for professional development, training or collaboration engagements
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Bachelors degree or equivalent
Coding: Knowledge of one or more programming languages (e.g., Java, C++, Objective-C, Python and/or Swift)
iOS Ecosystem: Familiarity with SwiftUI and UIKit
Formal coding experience: Demonstrated 1+ year of job experience or training in a coding-related field (e.g., , higher education courses, training, certifications, online courses, etc.) or combination of education and experience
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Demonstrated personal or professional commitment or experience engaging with diverse groups of people.
Knowledge in programming logic and computational thinking
Knowledge about Xcode Server and Continuous Integration is a differential
Experience developing IDEs including Xcode
Experience building and deploying tools, (e.g., Git, Maven, Gradle)
Experience with Learning Management systems
Experience with UI Testing and Testing tools
Experience with debugging and profiling testing tools
Experience with networking and protocols (IP, TCP/UDP, HTTP, HTTPS) and Web Services (REST)
Experience working in Agile teams and other development methodologies
Experience developing software as a Scrum team member
Interest in new pedagogical models (e.g., Challenge Based Learning or experiential learning models)
Interest in experimenting with new classroom practices
Interest in empowering a diverse range of students to reach their potential
Team player with good interpersonal skills
Experience working with a dynamic, diverse team setting
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated leadership ability
Required Application Materials
Applicants are required to submit CV and Cover Letter.
Applicants must also respond to the following prompt:
The Apple Developer Academy distinguishes itself from traditional education settings by relying on mentorship as a teaching model--where mentors interact with diverse students to share their professional expertise and practical insight to encourage their creativity and confidence as they develop their own skills. Tell us about a personal or professional connection that made a long-lasting impact on your life. How would you leverage this experience to be a mentor to a diverse range of students in the Academy?
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