Instructional Designer (offline)

Mate academy Ukrainian Product 🇺🇦

We are Mate academy - an EdTech startup with a technological, gamified, AI-friendly LMS platform where people learn IT specialties. Try it!

🌎Our mission is to help 1 million people worldwide build their careers in IT.


🤘Already, 3500+ graduates have landed their first IT jobs after just 4 months of training. Successfully launched our business in Poland and Brazil and have plans to expand to other countries.


As an Instructional Designer, you will play a key role in shaping the best educational practices at Mate and ensure that all our tech and non-tech courses are consistent and meet the market requirements. So it would be great if you have a basic understanding of programming, or you are eager to learn it with our courses.


This position involves a hybrid work format and a two-week onboarding in the Kyiv office.


Learn about our approach: Our goal is to help students find their first job and our teaching approaches help us to employ 90% of graduates.


We believe in hands-on learning, so our educational programs consist of 80% of practice and only 20% of theory.

We`ve built our own LMS system which helps us to make our education process smooth and consistent. You can try it yourself by signing up for any free course.

Experienced mentors and coaches help students by checking their homework, and running Q&A and tech check sessions daily.

Also, we believe that high-quality education makes people free. Read what our CEO - Roman Apostol (ex-Google) thinks about it.


Tasks you will cover:

Audit and improvement of our online courses to make them more beginner-friendly, making sure that our courses follow state-of-the-art approaches to teaching people.

Creating new courses from scratch.

Working closely with SMEs on content production: setting learning objectives, editing video scripts, designing quizzes, and practical tasks.

Overall improvement of our students' learning experience.


We expect that you:

Have experience in a similar role 2+ years with prior experience working in an Ed Tech.

You are a fan of education - you know many more techniques/approaches to teaching people efficiently than the 'Learning How to Learn' book describes.

You are a content nerd - you love seeking out inconsistencies in the content and fixing them.

Have excellent Communication Skills - you can clearly communicate your thoughts verbally and in writing and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

You are ready to step in our student's shoes by immersing yourself in the learning process.

Know how to present complex material to beginners.

Have Upper-intermediate + English or you are ready to improve it fast.


What you'll find when working at Mate:

A mission to help 1M people to start their careers in tech.

No bureaucracy.

Freedom to make own decisions and influence business.

Unlimited paid vacation.

A cozy office in the center of Kyiv, completely autonomous and ready to work in any force majeure in winter. We have our own bomb shelter.

Free English classes (twice a week).

Performance/salary review every 6-12 months.

Lunches are paid for by the company (if you work from the office).

Apple equipment for your comfortable work.

An incredible team that cares about what they do, which makes work an exciting adventure.


Recruitment process:

Talent acquisition screen - 45 min

Test assignment

Tech interview - 1 hour

Culture fit interview - 1 hour 15 min

Does this offer match your career goals? Then let's get acquainted!