Elixir Instructor

Full-Time in Boston, MA - Remote OK - Mid Level - Academy

We are looking for an inspirational student-focused talent development leader to create and deliver Elixir training at DockYard.

Who We Are

DockYard is a digital product consultancy specializing in production-ready apps. DockYard offers a range of consulting services with capabilities in product planning, design, user experience (UX), full-stack engineering, and QA. Over the last decade, the company has solved complex product challenges for visionary brands like Netflix, Apple, Nasdaq, and Harvard.

We’re honored to have been included on guides ranging from Inc 5000 (2020, 2019) to Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators (2020) amongst others.

The Role

This role will focus on providing strategic direction on learning, career, and leadership development for students attending the DockYard Academy. The ideal candidate will be passionate about developing the next generation of software engineers through classroom and experiential learning opportunities.


  • Design and develop curriculum content, training materials, training modules, teaching aids and all aspects of curriculum development.
  • Delivers curriculum, provides guidance, and evaluates student’s achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Identify the skill level of participants and align delivery of course material to match individual needs.
  • Partner with DockYard leadership on outplacement of DockYard Academy graduates.

Must Haves

  • 3+ years experience instructing in a corporate or academic setting
  • Proficient in creating certificate programs with full course curriculum
  • Expert understanding of and ability to teach:
    • Elixir, Erlang, OTP, Phoenix, LiveView
    • Database development
    • Operations design
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting virtual learning successfully
  • Growth mindset
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Perks & Benefits

  • We are a distributed company.
  • Company provided Apple laptop
  • 100% company paid Medical plan option for you and your family
  • 100% company paid Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D
  • 401k with employer match
  • Annual stipend for books, conferences, and trainings
  • Generous paid time off
  • Company Retreats

Employment Type

Full Time


Mid - level



DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.