Technical Community Manager
Location : Our campus located near Spitalfields (remote for now due to COVID-19)
Role Type : Permanent, Full Time
Reporting to : Marketing Director
Everyone deserves a job they love. At Makers, we retrain people as software developers and kickstart their careers by placing them in tech teams across the UK.
You deserve a job you love, and we've got one for you.
Makers is Europe's first and leading coding bootcamp' - where career-changers retrain as software developers. Founded in 2013, we've helped more than 2,200 people begin a new career in software, building long-term relationships with tech employers big and small.
We're pretty good at what we do, according to our clients (both developers and employers ), industry bodies , the press and the government.
We can only get better by working with you.
Makers helps people kickstart their technical careers. To keep our work relevant, we must stay close to the industry. Our 2,200-strong alumni community work in that industry every day and so are our most valuable advocates, advisors, and friends.
We're looking for a Technical Community Manager who will build on this already excellent relationship, both to provide genuinely valuable resources and experiences to them, and to invite their expertise, advice, and goodwill to bear on our toughest challenges as we fulfil our mission of making the wider tech industry a better place to work and grow.
Community is therefore at the very heart of everything we do at Makers.
We're looking for someone who's skill set lies at the intersection of technical knowledge and community engagement. We have a number of different communities ranging from potential students for our software development bootcamp, through to our >
2,200 professional developer alumni, and our audience of B2B Hiring Partners (including the likes of Google, LEGO, Compare the Market, Deloitte and more).
As a Technical Community Manager at Makers, you'll be responsible for growing engagement within our various communities, delivering value to both the community members and also Makers.
Due to our developer-centric communities, it's essential that you have at least 1 year technical experience (this can be as a professional developer, developer advocate, technical coach, etc.
with working knowledge of at least one programming language. Some previous experience working with a community, organising meetups or mentoring is also a key requirement.
Your primary focus will be on our alumni community, made up of over 2,200 professional developers from junior to senior devs and CTOs, up to 8 years into their careers, working in every industry imaginable.
It's the loveliest bunch of people you ever could wish to work for; full of kind, caring and engaged devs each with their own unique story.
Strong evangelists are also important to us from a business-perspective as just one example, we currently see around 60% of our paying students coming from alumni referrals.
We want you to continue to nurture our communities into networks of Makervangelists' :
Although we have many initiatives already in place, we are looking for someone who can come in and augment this with their own ideas and strategy.
Makers is at a really exciting time of scale-up growth, and this is a dream community to work with where you can really leave your mark, lead positive change and build up a huge number of contacts in the wider developer community.
Once a Maker, always a Maker!
What you'll be doing
You'll have a high level of autonomy in this role and are welcome to propose initiatives and ideas that will contribute towards company goals with the Marketing Director.
Be agile, experiment with your ideas, collect feedback, analyse the data and iterate.
Some examples of the work you could be working on include :
Who we're looking for
You should :
What you'll get out of it
At Makers we're proud of our environment which is built on trust over fear with a core mission to transform lives. We value growing as a person, by learning transparency, vulnerability, the growth mindset, emotional intelligence, perhaps some hard truths about yourself, and how to give and receive feedback honestly and productively.
We care about being surrounded by a diverse group of bright, motivated people, who all really care about doing the very best they can for our students, for our hiring partners and for each other.
The whole company takes a break, so you'll have peace of mind in knowing that nobody is working, not just you.
We're building a working environment (and recruitment process) where everyone feels welcome and included - we know we can do a lot better, and we're committed to learning what more we can do to improve.
and second, we'd really like to hear from you about it, so we don't do it again.