Job overview

Our trainers are learning sherpas, who know shortcuts in the mountains our learners (also called juniors) have to cross to acquire the necessary soft and hard skills required by the job market. By using our pedagogic framework of 7 pillars and leading the entire group of juniors onto the other side of the mountain safely, they help our juniors to start a bright career in the digital world. 

Alone we move faster, together we go further.

Responsibilities & duties

As a coach, you’ll guide the juniors of your promotion to their new career path, using the active pedagogical framework:

  • Provide well-structured learning and consolidation challenges to create a trajectory of learning situations based on active learning methodologies such as maïeutics, project-based learning, self-tuition, learning by teaching, etc., in order to meet the ultimate objective of learning autonomy
  • Enforce, facilitate, monitor and support the group in its rituals: workshops, watches, standups, etc. 
  • Create the mutual help dynamics within the group of learners: fostering collaboration over competition and group decision processes
  • Assess the progress of learning (through written code reviews, consolidation challenges and OpenBadges certification, … )
  • Identify and address individual learning difficulties, provide individual follow-ups whenever it is needed during the training
  • Stimulate juniors’ participation in code learning events, hackathons, external projects, meetups and technological watches
  • Follow-up on all administrative tasks and participation to tasks related to the enrolling, training and recruiting of juniors by properly keeping a log about meaningful interactions, taking the daily attendances, participation in selection interviews and events to promote our training, …
  • Support learners in their efforts to obtain an internship/job

You will also participate in BeCode’s daily life and development by

  • Participating in enriching the pedagogical reflection of the BeCode pedagogy, through openness, collaboration and co-creation with our community of trainers via various tools
  • Support on various projects that are in our projects pipeline, based on your interests and the company’s needs
  • Supporting other classes when needed

    Are you the team member we’re looking for?

    The successful coach reaches the KPI of 80% positive exits six months after the end of the class. To achieve that, we are looking for someone who:

    • Can demonstrate working experience.
    • Is comfortable using project management tools such as Trello, Google Suite and LinkedIn.
    • Is comfortable working in English, fluency in Dutch or French might be needed depending on the job location.

    Regarding tech skills, you’ll need a bunch of them, but that’s ok if you’re not a specialist in all of them:

    • WebDev Coaches: previous experience as a Web Developer (Front/ Back/Fullstack) in a company or in IT Education for example, with the following technologies: git, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL and a backend language of your choice: PHP, .net/C#, nodejs, … Know-how with modern frameworks such as react, Vue, Larav will also be an asset.
    • AI Coaches: hands-on work experience in practical Data Science / AI projects involving Machine Learning, NLP or Computer vision, with the following tech skills: shell scripting, Python, various libraries used in the field of Artificial Intelligence : Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Numpy, TensorFlow for example; different models of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and know the following tools: Terminal, GitHub, Windows / Linux
    • DevOps CoachesPython, DevOps, Security, Terminal, Bash and you master at least two scripting languages: sh, bash, Python, Nim-Lang, etc… Ideally, sh or bash and then another one. You know how to manage deployment (services, websites, etc…), continuous integration and virtualization.

    BeCodians have our social mission at heart. In order to achieve their mission, we expect our coaches to:

    • Respect and commit to our 10 BeCode soft skills: being a Teamplayer, having Leadership, being a Teammanager, be Solution oriented, Customer oriented, be a Change enthusiast, being a Public speaker, being a Continuous Learner, a Copywriter and being Reliable.
    • Demonstrate a genuine passion for helping people improve their skills using our Active Pedagogy.
    • Show patience and empathy: you have good listening skills and are able to level with learners and colleagues to understand their perspective, free of judgements.
    • Be a learning enthusiast: you are passionate about technology and learning, you monitor breakthroughs in your field and share them with your colleagues and learners.