Lead Content Writer (Software Development) Cape Town or Johannesburg - Hyperion Development, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Education
  • Posted by Hyperion Development on Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Reference: 1607708
  • Apply before Monday, November 18, 2019 - 31 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Hyperion Development

The Lead Content Developer at CoGrammar is dedicated to creating and overseeing all aspects of our technical educational material. 


As the Lead Content Developer, you must have a passion for education and writing, fused with strong computer science and programming skills. You will be responsible for creating, updating, and curating content across all of our technical bootcamps and other courses. 


You will produce new high-quality instructional material and also improve our existing content, across Python, Web Development, Data Science, and Mobile Development. You will, in addition, coordinate the efforts of our other content developers, help prioritize our content needs, and optimize our publication processes. In addition to writing instructional material, you will also create assessment questions, summaries, learning objectives, rubrics, and example solutions.


You will analyse feedback from our students and reviewers and apply this to our content where necessary. 

You will work closely with the reviewer team and the student success team to identify gaps and issues in our existing content and fix these. The content you create and curate will benefit thousands of students on their path to becoming software developers and machine learning experts.

You must be driven to prove the world wrong and have a belief that our coding bootcamp education will change the lives of those that participate for the better and make a lasting impact on the African and international EdTech ecosystem. Join us at a time when we are reinventing coding bootcamp education so that everyone can have an equal opportunity to learn to #writecoderight. 



  • Take ownership of all of our existing content, and reorganize and reformat this.

  • Write new content with the assistance of junior content writers.

  • Maintain and update all educational content on a regular basis.

  • Select and implement a more streamlined system to organize, track and publish our content.

  • Direct the junior content writers in terms of priorities and check their work to ensure high quality.

Required Skills

  • computer science
  • programming skills

Candidate Requirements


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Technical Education, Engineering, or a related field

  • Publications or examples of high quality technical educational material.

  • Excellent command of English grammar.

  • 2+ years of programming experience/ability in a core programming language such as Java, Python, C#, or C++

  • Interested and experience in the coding education and ed-tech space

  • Fast learner, meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills

  • A problem-solving and positive attitude

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Start-up mentality and the desire to see CoGrammar succeed


  • BSc degree in Educational Technology or relevant field.

  • Work or educational experience in teaching programming and creating instructional material.

  • Previous experience working in a high growth startup. 



For more information on working at CoGrammar, visit www.cogrammar.com/pages/jobs.html

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