HyperionDev is hiring an

Intermediate Learning Designer (6 Month FTC)

Cape Town, South Africa


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.



6 Month Fixed-Term Contract

As the Intermediate Lead Learning Designer at HyperionDev, you will play an integral part in the creation and quality assurance of all content-related tasks in the Learning Design team. Your work will directly benefit thousands of our students, as well as our Academic and Marketing teams. In addition to improving and expanding our existing content, you will also write content for all new courses, bootcamps, and any technical assessments that we need to carry out. You will further suggest and implement changes to our bootcamps, as industry needs are constantly changing, and what is expected from our graduates changes accordingly. You will also be part of the drive to ensure the alignment of our content for accreditation purposes. 

You will need to stay closely up-to-date with industry trends and the job market needs to ensure that we can stay one step ahead. As a member of the Learning Design team within Education, you will work closely with our Academic staff, the Product team, and the Marketing team to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of high-quality and engaging learning content to students.

To excel in this role, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, be a fast learner, and have an eye for detail. You will need to have people skills and the capacity to mentor Junior Learning Designers and Content Writers as the team scales. You should also be able to collaborate effectively with others and have a genuine interest in the EdTech space.



  • Create (including writing and designing) new learning content
  • Implement changes to existing courses (and related dependencies) flagged in review and feedback forms
  • Improve the quality of bootcamps by ensuring that the information in all tasks is accurate, relevant, understandable, and error-free
  • Identify and manage inter-task dependencies
  • Ensure content alignment to accreditation requirements 
  • Review and overhaul existing courses when and where necessary, with a focus on structuring content to best support learning at the highest possible quality
  • Design the flow of new courses and create or collaborate with SMEs to create all the new material needed (including tutorials, compulsory tasks, example code, and any other additional resources)
  • Ensure that the academic integrity of the content is maintained at all times
  • Research new and updated concepts regularly to ensure that the content of the bootcamps stay up-to-date




  • 3+ years of experience in Learning Design
  • Experience in writing and editing technical work e.g. software development, web development, etc. (at an Intermediate level or higher)
  • Ability to review, analyse, and identify areas of weakness and strength in content, and determine trends in content engagement and use
  • Proactivity, fast learner with meticulous attention to detail
  • A positive, problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter who can drive projects forward with minimal supervision
  • An interest in gaining experience and advancing the future of coding education, assessments, and tooling, and in the EdTech space
  • Experience in working collaboratively with and managing subject matter experts


  • 5+ years of experience in Learning Design
  • Background or experience in education, supporting an understanding of how people learn (pedagogical or andragogical knowledge)
  • Taken the lead on the development of content specifically related to coding education, or software, web, and data science content
  • Experience in the accreditation of course or skills program content with regulatory bodies (e.g. SAQA)
  • Experience in content creation for coding education or any level of coding ability would be an advantage
  • Bachelor's degree or related qualification in Learning/Instructional Design



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

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best in edtech and developer education. 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, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, and Yoco. 

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.

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