Everyone deserves a job they love. Makers Academy re-trains people as software engineers, then helps them find that job.

You deserve a job you love. How about this one?

About the job

We have a B2B sales team that builds lasting partnerships with tech employers, who hire the software engineers we train. That team is growing fast and needs your help to be as effective as possible. Better processes, better materials and bigger sales.

Our client base has shifted from Tech City startups to bigger SMEs, large consultancies and several global corporates. As well as permanent hires, we’ve recently introduced a talent agency product (with much bigger contract values) and we’re launching an apprenticeship programme - both are significant areas of growth.

You’ll have complete freedom to act in a way that you believe is the best for the company. You’ll have a genuine say in the way the business is run, and the environment in which you work. You’ll be encouraged to identify problems and solve them; and to seek out new opportunities and pursue them.

About you

You want to learn, take on new challenges and help the people around you grow too. You want to join a business that’s experiencing mega-growth, and to use your expertise and skills to accelerate that growth even further. You are passionate about helping clients solve their problems on a large scale, and recognise that there’s a talent shortage in tech that needs solving.

You might have done enterprise sales in tech or recruitment, or some other form of complex, large-scale sales with multiple decision-makers; you might have sold software consultancy, especially to the financial sector; you might have landed some big clients because you recognised what they needed, not what they wanted. You care about delivering an excellent service, rather than pushing a product, and you want to support the team around you to excel as well.

Success in this role looks like:

  • Increase ten-fold the number of Makers Academy students getting hired through our talent agency within your first year;
  • Contribute to sales and company strategy, regarding the talent agency;
  • Implement improvements to our sales process(es).

Activities:

  • You’ll plan, forecast and execute enterprise sales strategies, landing contracts that allow us to help our developers get jobs they love at an unprecedented scale;
  • You’ll mentor, empower and inspire the B2B sales team;
  • You’ll monitor and improve the perm and agency sales processes, including materials and training.

Perks:

  • Working in a company that’s exploring how alternative management systems can help us achieve our ambitions;
  • Growing as a person, by learning radical transparency, vulnerability, the growth mindset, emotional intelligence, 'non-violent communication' (click to read more), perhaps some hard truths about yourself, and how to give and receive feedback honestly and productively;
  • Able to join yoga and meditation sessions run for the students (click to read more);
  • A Perkbox account, including significant discounts on products, experiences and things like gym membership;
  • Being surrounded by a diverse group of incredibly smart, motivated people, who all really care about doing the very best they can for our students, for our hiring partners and for each other.

Details:

  • Location: Our academy in Spitalfields, London.
  • Salary: We’ll make a negotiable offer, depending on previous (relevant) experience. After you’ve passed your probation, you'll be able to set your own salary (click to read more).
  • Hours: You choose.
  • Holiday: Unlimited, paid.
  • Management: Makers Academy is a company built on trust, rather than fear (read more on our CEO's blog).

Interview process:

  1. 40 mins phone interview
  2. 60 mins with two people from the sales team
  3. A (paid) day in the office
  4. Offer & references

About us

Makers Academy is Europe’s leading coding bootcamp. We believe technical education is broken and we want to change that. We help complete beginners to learn the basics of software development and find their first job as junior engineers in world-class companies. We also help companies to attract and hire our developers.

We’re the best at what we do, according to our clients (both students and employers), our competitors (here’s a blog about that), industry bodies, the press and the government. We can only get better by working with you.

Launched in February 2013, Makers Academy has graduated more than 1,000 students, who have gone on to join leading software companies including ThoughtWorks, Lyst, BSkyB, M&S, the Ministry of Justice, Deloitte Digital, TechStars, CompareTheMarket, Financial Times and many more (see our website for employers). Our ambition is to help as many people as possible to start a new career in software development, whilst providing companies with an incredible talent pipeline.

Everyone should have a job they love. Including you.