Code Review Specialist

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa · Review Management · R2 CPT

Description

ABOUT US

CoGrammar is recognised as one of the top ed-tech startups in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating scaled and affordable human review of code into businesses around the world. We work with tech education providers to help learners how to code better, with recruitment platforms and tech companies to human-review developer assessments, and with tech teams to reduce the time-costs of code review.

In 2016 we won first prize in Facebook's Innovation Challenge, gaining financial backing from both Facebook and Google. We were originally launched from the University of Cambridge by Computer Science graduates and our senior leadership comprises of world-leading talent out of places such as Google, Amazon and Groupon.

CoGrammar has also built and scaled its own coding education product - HyperionDev - which supports learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. HyperionDev rebranded to CoGrammar in 2018.


ABOUT THE ROLE

Our code reviewers, also called code quality specialists or 'CoGrammars', are essentially software development experts with a niche skill-set that is at the intersection of technical coding skills and consulting or mentorship abilities.

CoGrammars work with our world-leading international tech partners to provide expert code review as a service. This includes feedback on code correctness, quality, structure, efficiency, and conformity to conventions. For instance, one week they may provide specialist feedback to coding students on advanced coursework projects, and the next week they may review the work of junior developers to help them write equality code and fast-track their success.

Specialists can work with us on full-time, part-time or freelance basis. Currently, we're looking to urgently fill some positions for senior, full-time specialists but are also accepting applications for part-time and freelance roles.

With opportunities to work with elite partners from around the world on newer technology stacks, our Code Review Specialists benefit from working and learning alongside the best in global tech. Full-time CoGrammars progress along a structured growth pathway to become Code QA Developers specialising in their chosen stacks. They also receive continuous professional development and coaching to help them specialise.


RESPONSIBILITIES

As a CoGrammar, you not only fill out one of the most key roles in our organisation, you define what we are.

This is a senior level role in which you will be leading the technical code review we provide to our international partners (some of the biggest brands in technology, recruitment and education headquartered in the US, UK and Europe).

You will also be guiding and mentoring a team of young code reviewers to ensure they're able to provide world-class technical reviews on code. Constant training, learning and specialising yourself is an integral part of this job. At any given point of time, you may be training on advanced level curriculum or a new technology stack working with one of our partners.

Requirements

Essential

  • Degree or diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years of programming experience or teaching experience in a core programming language such as Java, Python, C#, or C++
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner, meticulous attention to detail.
  • A problem-solving and positive attitude
  • Start-up mentality and the desire to see CoGrammar succeed
  • An interest in the future of education and online learning
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills


  • Preferred
  • Knowledge of Ruby, DevOps, React, MERN / MEAN stack
  • 1+ year of peer / professional mentorship experience in any capacity
  • Active involvement in local and international tech communities
  • Benefits

  • Equity: You'll gain not just a generous commission and base salary, but direct ownership in the business.
  • Join the heart of tech in Africa and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech
  • Team off sites: We've been to San Francisco, London and New York :)
  • The sharpest, motivated co-working: Work with only the best who are at CoGrammar to redefine technical education
  • Weekly game night: Discworld, chess, or poker - you choose
  • Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.
  • MORE ABOUT COGRAMMAR

    CoGrammar is recognised as one of the top education technology startups in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Founded by ex- Googlers and graduates of the University of Cambridge, CoGrammar was funded by Facebook and Google in 2017 - winning first prize in Facebook's Africa Innovation Challenge Award. CoGrammar works directly with Facebook's senior leadership - right up to Mark Zuckerberg himself - and through its headquarters in London is recognised as a leading edtech startup in the UK.

    CoGrammar was founded with an ambition to scale human-led education in programming. We believe that machines can't match humans, and learning to code is best achieved by having a coding educator review your code on a day-by-day basis.

    CoGrammar has built an online course platform that allows human code review to be scaled, applying this methodology to help thousands of students from over 40 countries learn how to code in a novel way.

    We're proud to power this model using the top technical talent from Africa, and to work with the world's leading tech firms to deliver the highest quality educational content in software development.


    OUR VALUES

    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.


    OUR CULTURE

    At CoGrammar we believe in the following:

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