Fixed Term Education Coach, Cybersecurity


Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 62K - 115K *

Flatiron School

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Flatiron School is hiring a fixed term Cybersecurity Coach to support our students remotely, acting as a supporting instructor while students are working through the curriculum. Cybersecurity coaches work in close collaboration with Instructors to determine how to maximize their time and support for students in our program. Coaches may support students through 1:1 check-ins, helping students uncover the solutions to technical labs and assignments by guiding them through a process of directed inquiries and incremental hints, and leveraging other methods of academic support and intervention in conjunction with their team. 

In this role, your responsibilities will include guiding students through technical challenges while they are working through Flatiron School’s Cybersecurity curriculum, helping them to deepen their understanding of Cybersecurity concepts, and providing feedback to help evaluate student knowledge of a specific content area. Successful Cybersecurity Coaches can inspire and energize students to help them build their confidence as they work through difficult challenges in the Flatiron School curriculum.


  • Guide students through labs efficiently, effectively, and with kindness when they’re stuck
  • Conduct project review assessments by objectively evaluating student knowledge against the Flatiron School standards in each Course and Phase of the curriculum.
  • Work hand in hand with instructional team on monitoring student aptitude and progress; collaborate on remediation plans and support plans as necessary
  • Participate in pilots aimed at bettering our student experience and outcomes
  • Integrate feedback given by students, colleagues, and managers to continually improve
  • Support students on projects and assessments, helping to identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Embrace change and thrive in ambiguity by helping students and staff with real-time efforts, like being part of new experiments and initiatives, troubleshooting features that are shared to students, and escalating issues that you need help within a timely manner
  • Strive to ask questions and provide solutions rather than simply pointing out problems
  • Collaborate with teammates to address outstanding student issues
  • Strong communication skills, and great judgment 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 developers to instructors to the Technical Faculty Manager.
  • 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
    • Predominantly SPLUNK
    • Operating Systems
    • Applied Knowledge in GRC and RMF
    • Physical and Virtual Networking
    • Governance, Compliance, Risk Management Framework, Incident Response Planning
    • SIEM, System/Application Monitoring, or Performance Tools
    • Applied cryptography and cryptographic protocols
    • Application development using Python, additional languages a plus
    • Fundamentals of Penetration Testing

Expected Compensation: 

  • $11K to $13,500K for a fixed term contract running through April 21, 2023 


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, product design, 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

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey 💰

Tags: Application security Compliance Cryptography Governance Incident response Linux Monitoring Network security Nmap Pentesting Python Risk management SIEM Splunk SSH Teaching Threat intelligence Windows

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: Remote/Anywhere
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