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  • 🇿🇦 South Africa

Lead 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 lead software engineer you will be responsible for leading our engineering team and, initiating and executing on 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, have advanced technical skills, high standards and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders.

Depending on applicant preference, this job can be fully remote.


  • Lead the engineering team in initiating and executing all aspects of our software platforms

  • Lead the technical implementation of projects while effectively delegating and collaborating with other members of the engineering team 

  • Coach and mentor developer teams

  • Plan sprint cycles and timelines within any framework that works for you and the specific team you’re working with 

  • Communicate with technical people through clear and readable code and documentation as well as communicate with non-technical people and translate their requirements into implementable milestones and smaller goals 



  • 5+ years of experience in software development as a developer

  • Demonstrable Commercial Experience with Python, Django, Postgres and AWS

  • Experience leading a cross functional team of engineers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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


  • MS or BSc in Computer Science

  • 2+ years leading a software engineering team 

  • Prior tech startup experience in a fast-paced, high-growth environment


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

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: 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

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.

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-first 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.