Everyone deserves a job they love. Makers retrains people as software developers and helps them find that job.

You deserve a job you love. We’ve got one for you.

You want to be more than just an engineer or a manager or a teacher or a consultant: you want to help people build fantastic careers at an unbelievable rate, which will help them and the people they work with change their lives for the better.

As a Pathway Coach you’ll be responsible for empowering our software engineers to succeed — whatever that means for the developers. With your technical focus, you’ll help developers overcome not only technical obstacles like learning new technologies or solving trickier problems, but also team and workplace obstacles like seeking clarity on requirements, working with clients, and taking on leadership roles in their teams.

Mostly you’ll coach developers in meeting these challenges themselves. Sometimes you’ll bring in experts or other developers you work with to help them. Occasionally you’ll take the reins yourself to resolve more difficult problems — all the while ensuring the developer is more prepared to meet them the next time they come up.

You won’t just help developers navigate challenges, but also be their guide in charting a course through the immense learning opportunities of their early careers — making sure no opportunity goes unexplored, and ensuring they end their placement year competent and accomplished.

Imagine the mentor you wish you had at the start of your career — that’s your role.

You’ll have the freedom to act in a way that you believe is right for the company. You’ll have a genuine say in the way the business is run, and the environment in which you work. You’ll be encouraged to identify problems and solve them; and to seek out new opportunities and pursue them. In short, you'll have a voice that will be heard and valued.

This could be a permanent or contract position.

Perks

  • Working in a company that’s exploring how alternative management systems can help us achieve our ambitions;
  • Growing as a person, by learning radical transparency, vulnerability, the growth mindset, emotional intelligence, 'non-violent communication', perhaps some hard truths about yourself, and how to give and receive feedback honestly and productively;
  • Able to join yoga and meditation sessions run for the students;
  • A Perkbox account, including significant discounts on products, experiences and things like gym membership;
  • Being surrounded by a diverse group of bright, motivated people, who all really care about doing the very best they can for our students, for our hiring partners and for each other.

Details

  • Location: Our academy in Spitalfields, London.
  • Salary: We’ll offer in the region of £70,000, depending on previous (relevant) experience. After a year in the role, you'll be encouraged to set your own salary at least once a year (how do I set my own salary?).
  • Holiday: We have a minimum holiday policy, rather than a maximum - you must take at least 28 days a year.
  • Management: Makers is a company built on trust, rather than fear: you’re trusted to make good decisions on behalf of the business (which includes how, when and where you work).

Recruitment Process

  • Apply with a cover letter (and, ideally, CV/LinkedIn);
  • We’ll review completed applications and get back to you within a week, either with feedback about your application or an invitation to interview;
  • Phone interview with Kay, MD of Academy;
  • Assessment with the coaching & pathway team, including:
    • An exercise where we’ll ask you to teach one of us something technical that you know (we’ll decide this between us in advance)
    • A case-based exercise, similar to a project post-mortem, where we’ll go through a realistic situation we’ve been in and ask you about the decisions you’d make (we’ll share some details in advance)
  • Final chat with the CEO.

We’re building a working environment (and recruitment process) where everyone feels welcome and included - we know we can do a lot better, and we’re committed to learning what more we can do to improve. If reading this job description has given you any doubt about whether you’d feel welcome or included at Makers, first, we’re sorry; and second, we’d really like to hear from you about it, so we don’t do it again.

About Makers

Makers is Europe’s first and leading ‘coding bootcamp’ - where career-changers retrain as software developers. Founded in 2013, we’ve helped more than 1,500 people begin a new career in software, building long-term relationships with tech employers big and small.

We’re pretty good at what we do, according to our clients (both developers and employers), industry bodies, the press and the government. We can only get better by working with you.