Technical & Engineering Trainer
Element 84 is here to help accelerate and scale projects that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We solve challenging problems across a wide range of industries, but our super power is cloud-based geospatial data processing, remote sensing, and Earth science systems. We were founded by husband-and-wife engineers in 2010 and have grown into a skilled group of practitioners building high-performance systems for the biggest corporate and government clients in the world. Our main office is located in Alexandria, VA but we support a large remote workforce from Michigan to Texas and Pennsylvania to California. A Few Other Things You Should Know 1. Element 84's values are: We Invest in Each Other , We are Reliable , and Our Work Benefits our World . 2. Element 84 works on meaningful projects that are challenging from a technical, people, and team perspective. We make an impact on large projects through our leadership and expertise, both formal and informal. 3. Element 84 pays well but we care more about working on projects that matter. 4. Element 84 values life outside of work. We offer parental leave for everyone and support each other through family challenges like medical problems, adoptions, and new babies. 5. Element 84 has had a flexible work schedule since our founding in 2010. 6. Element 84 has made a commitment to diversity. We expect the entire team to share that same commitment. About You You are curious about the world, are constantly learning, driven to lead (formally or informally), and have a strong work ethic. You're interested in solving impactful problems in science, medicine, and other projects that have a societal good. You can work independently or with a team, prioritize your projects, and be effective without micromanagement. Job Description Help us create an Element 84 training capability! Software engineering and cloud development can be transformative, not just for systems but for the teams that work on those systems. Element 84 wants to be able to work with candidates who need to up-skill before being able to work with our projects that reshape climate research, disaster response, gathering and processing of remote sensing data, transportation safety and medical research. The person who fills this position will be launching a new initiative so that Element 84 can be a leader in transformative employment opportunities for those with diverse backgrounds coming into the field. This position will include talent selection for our Cloud Apprentice program, leading development of that program, teaching and administration of training for Cloud Apprentices and experienced engineers with time between projects, and working with various company departments to bring engineering talent to bear on a host of smaller projects that provide hands-on learning opportunities. Element 84 is seeking someone that is interested in teaching, developing engineers, and technology. This role will consist of: Assessing engineering talent, both inside and outside of the company, for current skill sets and determining a training path for them to get to a desired skill matrix. Participating in interviews and recruiting efforts for Cloud Apprentice applicants. Assessing current training materials offered by a host of companies, including AWS, acloudguru, etc. for use with our engineering team. Working with our BD, outreach, and project teams to determine areas where additional engineering tasks can be completed in conjunction with learning new facets of cloud development; finding real world examples that can be used for learning. Assist in teaching material, and coach current team members on teaching, in the following areas: Agile Software development process & tooling including git and JIRA Cloud Development Find and track progress on training in other areas for team members like AI/ML, Data Analytics, and more advanced computing topics chosen in conjunction with the E84 technical leadership team. Manage the day to day for technical team members that are between projects to ensure that time is productive and beneficial to themselves and the company as a whole. Work over time with Element 84's leadership to expand the company's capabilities to up-skilling and training people with less and less experience so that it can be expanded to more candidates. It is our goal to be able to expand the world of software development to more candidates of diverse backgrounds. Job Requirements:Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in software development, computer science, education or equivalent experience. 5+ years of experience in software engineering, IT or computer education. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to use various web based tools, JIRA and git. Enthusiasm for launching a new initiative with a small company. Education experience, teaching, training or authoring technical books. This does not need to be in a formal role, but candidate must have worked in a mentoring role teaching others in some capacity. Ability to come into Old Town Alexandria Office 1x/month (or up to 15% travel if not local to DC) Desired Skills: AWS, Azure, and/or GCP Certificaitons Additional Information Paying attention to who we are -- as a company, as people, as family members, friends, and colleagues, is probably the biggest part of who we are. There are lots of ways to run a company and you have probably experienced more than your share. For us, it's wanting to come to work, being around people we enjoy, taking on big things with people you trust, and sharing our achievements as a team. You ll get credit when things go right and we ll have your back when things go wrong. We only take on work that is challenging and right for us. There are projects we will turn down and the team has a say. We may be a small company, but we have big company benefits meant to support the idea that we're here for the long term and that happiness comes from much more than just where you work, including 401k, health & dental insurance, life & disability insurance, flexible schedule, cell phone stipend, flexible spending accounts for transportation and dependent care and a generous PTO policy. We have an extraordinary retention rate because we only hire extraordinary people. We hope that s you. Element 84 is an equal opportunity employer, with a company culture that values diversity. We embrace inclusivity and believe that diversity of thought, perspective, and experience helps us reach higher and think bigger. Element 84 is committed to hiring the best person for the team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If you are interested in joining us, we want to hear from you!