Coding Mentor (Full-time)
Hyperion Development
Cape Town, ZA
29d ago


As a HyperionDev Mentor, you must have a proven track record in helping students learn how to code, be it as a university / school tutor, school teacher, lecturer, or online coding mentor.

You must have a passion for programming as well as education, and be highly motivated to see your students succeed. You must possess strong technical knowledge of at least one of Python, Java, C++, Javascript, or C#, along with extremely strong verbal and written communication skills.

You must feel strongly about improving the quality of coding education and bridging the growing tech skills gap in South Africa and around the world.

Coding is one of the hardest skills to master and you will be part of building the first affordable online coding bootcamp experience to equalise the tech skills gap in both the developed and the developing world.

In this role you will progress along a well-defined career path to become a leading coding educator specialising in a Mobile (Android, Java), Web (Javascript, Django, Mongo / React / Express / Node), or Software Engineering (Computer Science, Data Science, Python, Java) track.

You will work closely with Hyperion's partners in each of these tracks - for example, with the Google team responsible for Android training globally and co-

creating our Mobile track - to become one of the few specialist educators in this skill track in South Africa and the world.

Join us in making an impact internationally and locally by mentoring not just students from the US, UK, and Europe, but also students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds supported in taking Hyperion's online coding courses by the South African government to help solve youth unemployment through tech skills training.

We’re supported in our mission by the leaders in tech and edtech around the world, including Google, Facebook, the Python Software Foundation, and the London Co-

Investment Fund. When you join us, you work with the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in this space. You'll also be joining us at a time when we have just closed one of the largest seed ed-

tech fundraises outside of the US, fuelling massive growth and exciting new partnerships.

We are looking for team members to join a company that is already recognised as one of the top education technology startups in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Our team consists of former Google and Amazon employees, former executive team members of some of South African's top startups, and those who have previously built and gone on to sell large businesses.

We are looking for team members who are highly skilled, ambitious, and have a track record of over-achieving and exceeding targets.

You must be driven to prove the world wrong and believe that our online coding education will change people's lives for the better and make a lasting impact on the African and international ed-

tech ecosystem. Join us at a time when we are reinventing online education.


  • Providing on-demand code review for students submitting code on Hyperion's online coding bootcamp
  • Overseeing the progress, performance, and journey of your students on a monthly basis through one of our online coding bootcamp tracks (Web, Mobile, or Software Engineering)
  • Providing rapid and high quality support and responses to student queries via live chat, email, online tutorial sessions, and online 1 : 1 support calls
  • Assisting the Education Lead in new strategies for improving the pedagogical processes of our online coding bootcamps to improve student completion rates and retention
  • Assisting the Careers Lead in ensuring course content and teaching methods remain highly aligned to the needs of our hiring partners to ensure high student job placement rates
  • Responsible for making a difference by assisting students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds change their lives and the lives of their families by entering the field of software development through one of our bootcamps
  • Assisting the Content Lead in course content review and suggested improvements to improve completion and retention rates of students.
  • Essential

  • Degree in Computer Science, Education, or a related field
  • 1+ years of programming experience / programming teaching experience in a core programming language such as Java, Python, C#, or C++
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner, meticulous attention to detail.
  • A problem-solving and positive attitude
  • Ability to craft and maintain student CRM systems, spreadsheets, and collate student data
  • Start-up mentality and the desire to see Hyperion succeed
  • An interest in the future of education and online learning
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Preferable

  • 1+ years of teaching or tutoring experience
  • Experience designing and developing interactive learning experiences
  • Experience working with online students or delivering remote support
  • Active involvement in local and international tech communities
  • Android, Data Science, or Web Development experience
  • Mastery in HTML, Java, Python, Android, Javascript, HTML5, Django, and the MERN stack.

    Learn more about careers at Hyperion here : .

    Hyperion is recognised as one of the top education technology startups in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Founded by ex Googlers and graduates of the University of Cambridge, Hyperion was funded by Facebook and Google in 2017 -

    winning first prize in Facebook's Africa Innovation Challenge Award. Hyperion works directly with Facebook's senior leadership -

    right up to Mark Zuckerberg himself - and through its headquarters in London is recognised as a leading edtech startup in the UK.

    Hyperion was founded with an ambition to scale human-led education in programming. We believe that machines can't match humans, and learning to code is best achieved by having a coding educator review your code on a day-by-day basis.

    Hyperion has built an online course platform that allows human code review to be scaled, applying this methodology to help thousands of students from over 30 countries learn how to code in a novel way.

    We're proud to power this model using the top technical talent from Africa, and to work with the worlds leading tech firms to deliver the highest quality educational content in software development.

    You'll join Hyperion at a time when it is has just closed one of the largest seed edtech fundraises outside of the USA, fuelling massive growth and new partnerships with the likes of Faebook and Google.


    At Hyperion we believe in the following :

  • It always seems impossible until it is done , Don’t tell me how it can’t be done, tell me how it can be done. - solutions over problems.
  • It’s best to do one thing really, really well. - we focus on affordable and effective online coding bootcamp education
  • There is no passion to be found playing small - think big, think scaleable, think international, and think x10 impact
  • African ideas make the future clear - great ideas can come out of Africa, don’t believe you need to be in Silicon Valley
  • A bias for action - execution over complacency
  • Eat your own food - use the products you build, and be critical.
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - we continuously improve with data from our users, students, clients and partners

  • Equity : You'll gain not just a generous commission and base salary, but direct ownership in the business.
  • Join the heart of tech in Africa and Europe : You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech
  • Team off-sites : We've been to San Francisco, London and New York
  • The sharpest, motivated co-working : Work with only the best who are at Hyperion to redefine technical education
  • Weekly game night : Discworld, Chess, or poker - you choose
  • Life-changing work : Solve real problems that make education accessible to those who need it most - you're allowed to brag about it.
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