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Join our team

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, look no further.

We change the lives, and earning potential, of nearly 100 individuals each year.

Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit coding boot camp that was established through a joint effort by area corporations, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Since opening in the Fall of 2015, we’ve graduated over 100 software developers, and we’re continuing to grow. To accomplish our mission, we depend on a small team of driven, passionate and bright individuals.

If the idea of helping individuals launch a career excites you, and you’re passionate about what you do, entrepreneurial, and bring tremendous energy to your work, please apply! We’re looking for you.

If you’d like to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zipcodewilmington.com.

Current Openings

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Location: Wilmington, DE 
Employment Type: Full-Time

Zip Code Wilmington seeks a results-oriented, business development professional to establish new corporate relationships and other strategic partnerships, cultivate existing corporate relationships, and drive new business opportunities. The Director of Business Development will also be responsible for collaborating with school leadership to develop strategies for continued growth in line with the school’s mission and values.

Zip Code is searching for an individual who possesses a strong entrepreneurial drive and a track record of success bringing in new business. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role that will have a major impact on our school’s success and will directly impact the career paths of over one hundred individuals each year.

Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit coding school established through a joint effort by area corporations, philanthropists and nonprofits. Since opening in September 2015, we’ve graduated over 200 software developers, and we’re continuing to grow. To accomplish our mission, we depend on a small team of driven, passionate and bright individuals.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze business information to identify prospects and generate leads for new corporate hiring partners.
  • Actively pursue and engage new corporate partners. Travel to meet with new prospects and develop and deliver presentations about Zip Code Wilmington and the benefits of partnering with the school.
  • Conduct prompt and thorough follow up with prospects.
  • Develop creative opportunities for employer partners to engage with our students.
  • Analyze market conditions, evaluate new business opportunities,and collaborate with school leadership to develop a business plan for growth and execute on those strategies.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with high level corporate executives at area employers, representatives from local and state government, players in the tech community and others to promote Zip Code Wilmington’s story.
  • Attend business meetings, networking events, conferences, and other industry events.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ industry experience, including experience in partnership or strategic alliance development.
  • Exceptional skills buildingrelationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership, clients and partners.
  • Highly motivated, proactive professional with ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and take initiative.
  • Strong professional network in the Delaware region preferred. 

Location: Wilmington, Delaware. Limited travel required as needed to develop new business relationships.


Java Boot Camp Instructor

Location: Wilmington, DE 
Employment Type: Full-Time

This is a unique position for an experienced Java programmer to teach up-and-coming software developers. Zip Code’s instructors are the center of the student experience, training students to enter the workforce as junior software developers at prestigious corporations. Our instructors, with support from the rest of the team, must prepare our students for real-world work as software developers.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • A gift for teaching. Perhaps you have taught others how to code, mentored junior members on your team, or have formal experience as a teacher.
  • Ability to lead junior programmers on tasks pertinent to their success in the workplace.
  • A wealth of real-world industry experience and technical expertise that you are eager to share.
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience (Java/Spring/MySQL).
  • This is a web development boot camp, so experience in HTML/CSS/JavaScript is necessary.
  • You are comfortable leading fluid discussions. This occasionally means going off the lecture track to give dynamic, real-world examples and explore new metaphors on request.
  • You can emphasize, and demonstrate, the meta-skills and core concepts of professional software development. Zip Code courses are not intended to replace a CS degree, but students should be aware of CS concepts: enough to compete with those who have CS degrees for junior-level programming positions.
  • You have high empathy and patience and an ability to encourage students who are struggling.
  • Ability to provide additional challenges to students who are excelling, and provide and encourage open and honest communication.
  • Ability to offer valuable career guidance to our graduates entering the programming field, helping promote optimal chances for success.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Delivering instruction
  • Monitoring student comprehension
  • Providing real-world implementation examples to reinforce learning objectives
  • Performing code reviews and providing instructional feedback to students in line with clean coding and object-oriented standards
  • Other responsibilities required to create an overall outstanding student experience in the classroom.

You will be joining a team of people with deep experience in changing people’s career paths and training them for IT professions. If you’d like to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zipcodewilmington.com.