Employers

Academy Pittsburgh graduates are in high demand. After 12 weeks of instruction in major systems and coding languages, our grads have the talent to tackle any front end, back end, full stack or UX/UI problems your organization might face.

Why hire from Academy Pittsburgh?

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After each session, our graduates are hired by the region and nation's biggest tech firms, or go on to start their own. Here are a few reasons our grads are in such high demand.

Motivated self-learners

We teach our students how to teach themselves.  Out students possess a broad experience base to which they can attach new ideas, a crucially important skill in an evolving field like tech.

Diverse Backgrounds

Each of our students possesses a unique skillset and life experience to benefit your organization. These aren't students straight out of college with no professional work experience. Our grads are motivated go-getters who attended Academy Pittsburgh to improve their own skillsets and career options.

Team Players

Our classroom is a collaborative learning environment. Our students are comfortable listening to colleagues, working through a problem together and supporting team members through stressful situations.

Domain expert
Engineer
Customer Service
Artist

Diego Vargas

Stock trader

Diego came from NYC, where he worked a high-pressure job as a stock trader. Today, he's working on a financial dashboard in Python, applying his understanding of the finance domain to being able to make a product that is useful. He is highly motivated, comfortable in large corporate structures, and speaks the language of the finance world.

Finance is not the only domain of knowledge that we see students come in with. Here are some other examples that make the graduate better able to fit into and contribute to a job in that field: education, speech therapy, library sciences, game design, project management, mechanical design, design, music talent management.

Skills

Financial industry knowledge
90
Decision making
70
Work under pressure
90
Executive presence
90
Domain expert

Rabia Makhoul

Rabia moved to the US and, despite having a green card, a degree, and deep technical knowledge, couldn't find a job in her field. Now she's a dev-ops and infrastructure engineer who uses her comfort and familiarity with algorithms and logic to perform at her job.

Skills

Systems thinking
80
Multilingual
90
Algorithms
80
Technical learning
90
Engineer

Kat Snovak

Restaurant server/manager

Kat worked as a server and manager at expensive restaurants, making sure that customers were happy and that chaos in the restaurant was hidden from them apart from managing their expectations. Now she's a full-stack developer at a startup. She understands that different clients want to be treated differently, and that paying attention to that is how you build rapport with them, how to move forward towards goals through all sorts of uncertain circumstances, and the importance of showing up for your team.

Skills

Customer engagement
100
Multitasking
70
Team leadership
80
Setting customer expectations
90
Customer Service

Nelson Foltz

Professional trombonist

Nelson played trombone in NYC and on cruises until he was ready to work a job that was more 9-5. He is now is a CSS/HTML/mobile expert with an eye for detail and unending patience who understands showing up, perfectionism in small things, that no matter what, you keep moving forward, that practice helps you to get better.

Skills

Focussed practice and learning
90
Eye for detail
100
Professionalism
80
Perform under pressure
80
Artist

Our Core Proficiencies

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We train our students to take on real-world challenges facing companies and nonprofits large and small. Here are just a few of positions for which our grads have been trained and hired.

front end developer
back end developer
UX/UI developer
designer
full stack developer
business analyst
product manager
web developer

Contact us to Hire a Developer

See something, or someone, you like? Looking for a special skillset, or do you have a particular challenge facing your organization? Get in touch, and we'll connect you with one of our job-seeking graduates. Don't hesitate: these developers are in high demand.