Curriculum Developer, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)-2014129
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy is hiring a Curriculum Developer to assist in the design, writing, production, and refinement of multiple CS and STEM curricula. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a world-class team of subject matter experts, researchers, developers, and educators to create authentic, approachable, hands-on lessons for learners in K-12 and beyond, on a variety of STEM topics including robotics, machine learning, and technician soft skills.
The Robotics Academy is based at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in the high-tech Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our team is supportive, active, and committed to positive change through our work. We use human-centered design, continuous improvement, and agile software development methods to ensure that we produce useful, usable, and valuable learning tools that work in the real world. This position includes frequent opportunities to visit STEM education sites across the city and country to collect user feedback and deliver training.
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution , collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field . As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Developing concrete instructional materials consistent with high-level instructional concepts and outlines.
Designing novel lessons that meet the constraints and affordances of diverse environments.
Organizing and running user testing sessions.
Collecting and organizing test session data into useful insights.
Formulating and implementing improvements into curriculum once identified.
Coordinating additional input from stakeholders including subject matter experts, educational researchers, instructors, administrators, and students.
Experience authoring content for mixed online media, including text, animations, video, and interactive elements such as quizzes, simulations, and games.
Technical background in a computing-related field, or a record of curriculum development for computing-related content.
Background in instructional design or pedagogy.
At least one completed piece in their portfolio.
Experience in live instructional environments (e.g. as a teacher) a plus.
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
Please visit " Why Carnegie Mellon " to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Other
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014129
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.