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In office: Cape Town, Western Cape

  • 🇿🇦 South Africa

Junior Software Engineer


HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as  the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.

We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps and gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale up tech business join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safer, and fair place.   


As the Junior Software Engineer you will be responsible for initiating, building and maintaining all aspects of our bespoke software platforms, including but not limited to:

  • Our student portal

  • Our mentor portals

  • Our placements portal

  • Our website and payment gateways

  • Our sign up flows

  • Our data analysis platforms

Our tech stack consists primarily of Python, Django, AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch, Route53), Postgres, and a little bit of Ubuntu. 

To excel in this role, you should be a creative problem solver, possess advanced technical skills, and display keen attention to detail and high standards in code quality.


  • Write quality code for our website and platforms using Python and Django.

  • Collaborate with other members of the team to execute engineering projects, plan sprint cycles, undertake technical troubleshooting, and reduce technical debt.

  • Work closely with the Team Lead to help in planning, designing and creating an implementation roadmap of platform features which will be used by tens of thousands of people around the world.

  • Communicate with technical people through clean code and documentation, and with non-technical people by translating their requirements into implementable milestones and smaller goals.



  • Advanced knowledge of Python

  • Intermediate knowledge of Django or another Python Web Framework

  • Experience as a software developer or any one of the Hyperion Bootcamp certifications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt in line with or ahead of external changes

  • Prior tech startup experience in a high-growth and ambitious environment


  • Commercial experience building production-grade web applications with Python/Django

  • Experience with Cloud Services (AWS)



Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options

Annual leave, medical benefits and Group Life cover: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as medical benefits and group life cover for our staff.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): Access to counselling, legal and financial advice to you and your immediate family.

Learn new tech skills: Access to 1 free HyperionDev bootcamp per year with a 50% discount to friends and family, as well as other learning and development opportunities.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, 2U, and GetSmarter. 

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.


We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.