Software Engineering Coach

Hyde Park
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an exceptional person to build, design and develop our new software engineering apprenticeship, in partnership with Flatiron School.

If you love inspiring and teaching others about software engineering, get a buzz from seeing young people develop and learn new skills, and truly care about building the next generation of developers, this is the role for you.

WhiteHat is a values-driven startup on a mission to develop a diverse group of future leaders by creating an outstanding alternative to university. We believe that applied learning is the best way to provider young people with the skills they need to be successful in their careers and instill in them a love of life long learning.

You will:

Teach, mentor and coach your apprentices through their 18 month journey on the apprenticeship, turning them into the next generation of developers

Work closely with Flatiron, drawing on their expertise in accelerated delivery to deliver a mixture of face to face and online sessions with a cohort of apprentices

Take full responsibility for the progress that your cohort of young people make through their apprenticeship, getting to know their roles in detail and working with their line managers

Utilise Flatiron content as well as developing your own to ensure you are delivering a highly effective training programme

About you!
You are completely passionate about teaching and love the detail of developing an effective learning experience. You will work with Flatiron School to develop a world-class curriculum for your apprentices
You are a player-coach: you can provide guidance, support and encouragement harnessing your experience to support people to kick start their career in software development
You are technical: you have indepth knowledge of Python, Ruby or Javascript
You have commercial experience in a Software Engineering team
You have experience teaching software engineering either as a Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Instructor, or as a hiring manager who has hired and grown junior talent
You will continually innovate in your delivery to ensure the training provided is effective for each apprentice’s role
You believe in delivering applied learning: it’s all about developing the knowledge and skills in a way that can be used in a real context, straightaway
You are a team player - part of the coach’s responsibility is to work with the team at WhiteHat and line managers to ensure apprentices are meeting the expectations of their employer and the qualification
You are all about social mobility. Helping young people whatever their background to master the foundations of software development


WhiteHat is a tech startup founded to address the lack of high-quality, career-focused apprenticeships on offer for ambitious young people and provide employers with the means to attract the best non-graduate talent. Our mission is to accelerate incredible careers and develop a diverse group of future leaders.

Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. They’ve been teaching since 2012, and now are developing software and programs to bring the successful curriculum to more people, including apprentices. We are more than just a coding school — they are a team of mission-driven individuals aligned with WhiteHat’s values, creating the next generation of developers.

WhiteHat Values:

We are all owners: we think about the impact of our actions on the team, the company and on our external perception
Good people win: we believe that respect flows both ways; we are approachable, warm and responsive
We put others first: we go above and beyond to create an exceptional service and experience for our users
We believe in social mobility: your background should never define your destination
We are changemakers: we are working to create impact at scale
Integrity is paramount: we put our apprentices’ success first
We are honest but kind: direct feedback delivered with kindness helps others realise their full potential
We are mission & results driven: we pursue excellence in everything we do and we energise and inspire others through the standards we set

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