Instructor, Cybersecurity

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 75K - 125K
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As an Instructor, you will work with a cohort of students throughout the Cybersecurity Engineering Program from orientation to graduation. This role is based in our Colorado Springs campus location. You will be responsible for coordinating, preparing for and delivering key components of a student’s course structure, to include lectures, labs, one-on-one instruction and study groups. You will act as their go-to technical resource and subject matter expert as they work through the program. You’ll work with fellow faculty and staff to develop and deliver course material, troubleshoot curriculum issues, build community within our student body, and overall create productive, inspired, employable practitioners of a technical craft. You may assist in onboarding new instructors, participate in internal and external events, participate in strategic planning, substitute for absent peers or other instructors. The Instructor, Level II has expected work hours and may be attached to a specific work site.

The Instructor will:

Work directly with students as their dedicated leader for the course, elevating them to meet our technical bar:

  • Lecture on one or more of the course curriculum topics
  • Conduct hands on lab sessions with students daily to allow them to put lecture materials into practice to reinforce learning
  • Maintain the pace of the course: Keep students on track, monitor each individual’s progress, and design and implement learning or service interventions when students fall behind, in partnership with campus leadership
  • Work with external departments to constantly improve course curriculum, student matriculation and overall student success
  • Help students in real-time, through group or one-on-one meetings, chat, and live video conversations, tending towards the most high-fidelity experiences
  • Facilitate Education Operations in Flatiron School’s Learning Management System
  • Assign and review coursework by students and provide specific, highly qualitative and useful feedback
  • Lead projects helping students scope and execute larger technical projects to demonstrate mastery of each content module
  • Conduct assessments, holding students to a high bar of mastery for each content module and coaching them on how to deepen their understanding of the material
  • Monitor and engage in student discussions, jumping in to help with technical challenges and participating in non-technical conversations that develop community
  • Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate
  • Be available, responsive, excited, and kind: An instructor who holds students to high standards, puts people above process, and creates the kind of learning environment that stretches people beyond what they thought they could achieve

Collaborate thoughtfully and impactfully with colleagues:

  • Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys, team members, and students to continually improve.
  • Assist colleagues in developing and executing learning interventions that move students forward
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum and Teacher Training teams to deliver feedback from students and staff about what resources and improvements would drive the best student experiences
  • Be an exemplar of Flatiron School’s values in your work and your interactions: Make No Little Plans, Pursue Mastery, Work Together, Radiate Positivity, Be Scrappy, and Nurture Difference.
  • Assist in onboarding new instructors
  • Participate in internal and external events
  • Participate in strategic planning
  • Substitute for absent peers or central lecturers

Qualifications for Instructor:

  • Ability to work in our Colorado Springs campus location Monday to Friday 9a-6p
  • Strong communication skills, and great judgement about what communications to use in a particular situation or on a particular medium
  • Service orientation: You’re delighted to help people succeed, whether that’s your colleagues at Flatiron School, or the students you’re teaching
  • The ability to work cross-functionally with a variety of colleagues, from curriculum writers to Cybersecurity Lecturers, to engineers and designers.
  • Knowledge and experience/familiarity in some of the following:
    • Network security, systems security, logs and detection administration, cyber threat intelligence processes, cryptography, application security, python coding, penetration testing, and GRC
    • Linux, Windows, Mac OS and their performance monitoring tools 
    • Wireshark, Command Line Network Tools (SSH, nmap, netstat, etc.), Vulnerability Scanning, Metasploit, Active Directory/LDAP, Network Diagramming
    • Cisco, VyOS, PFSense router/switch configuration and administration, Ethernet and wireless networking and related protocols, VPN, remote access, and configurations of end points connected to corporate networks remotely, firewall administration, and digital forensics tools (FTK, EnCase, etc.)
    • HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, and associated web development tools.
    • Predominantly SPLUNK
    • Preferred Experience in LogRhythm and Elk Stack
    • Fedramp, NIST, HIPPA, PCI, Federal Risk Management Framework.
    • Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk scoring
    • Hashing
    • Streaming Ciphers
    • Block Ciphers
    • Expert knowledge of Public Key Encryption, TLS/SSL (RSA/ECC)
    • Certificate Authorities- Familiarity with recent cryptographic attacks
    • SSL Strip, Heartbleed, and Padding Oracles
    • Waterfall, Agile, Spiral, etc.
    • Skills
    • Operating Systems
    • Tools 
    • Networking Technologies
    • Physical and Virtual Networking (VirutalBox, VMWare)
    • Governance, Compliance, Risk Management Framework, Incident Response Planning
    • SIEM, System/Application Monitoring, or Performance Tools
    • Information Security compliance standards
    • Applying Risk Management Processes
    • NIST Risk Management framework and its application
    • Applied cryptography and cryptographic protocols
    • Understanding of Symmetric and Asymmetric algorithms, including:
    • Cryptographic exploits
    • Application development using Python, additional languages a plus
    • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and methodologies
    • Fundamentals of Penetration Testing

Expected Compensation:

  • $75K- $125K Annually 

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Important note: For the health and safety of the Flatiron School community, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entrance to any of our Flatiron School locations — including campuses and offices. In addition, masks will be required onsite at all times at campuses located in cities where transmission is designated as substantial or high, only removing to eat or drink at a designated distanced desk. You can read our more information about our Covid-19 policy and precautions here.

About Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to launch careers in tech. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now offer programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Since our inception in 2012, we’ve provided thousands of students with skills, community, and an immersive outcomes-driven program. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment 

Flatiron School provides equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran, military status or any other legally protected characteristic. This includes recruiting, hiring, working conditions, benefits, and other employment matters such as pay, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, and reduction in force.  It is the policy of Flatiron School to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and to ensure equal opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment or potential employment.  All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Flatiron School values and encourages diversity and solicits applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Flatiron School is committed to working with people from all walks of life.  If you require a reasonable accommodation in any part of the employment process, please contact

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