Software Architect mentor

Job description

Are you an experienced Software Architect? Do you love the idea of guiding students to a future career in Software Architecture? Then you have come to the right place! We are looking to recruit experts to share their knowledge and skills as mentors of students on our Software Architecture path 

Why become a mentor?

  • Share (your knowledge): you'll have a clear and direct impact on students life.

  • Acquire (experience): mentors often say they learn a lot from their students. Mentoring isn't about imposing one's worldview on others. It's about knowledge, support, and listening. 

  • Earn (money): all mentors are paid for their time and can make between €35 - €40 per hour.

  • Enjoy (flexibility): mentors set their own schedules. You can have only one student to start and increase to 3, 5 or 10 later if you want. Our team will do its best to satisfy your requirements, based on your availability and on students' enrollment.

Your mission

As a mentor, your role would be to support and accompany individual students once per week over videochat in order to help them acquire competencies by projects and complete their learning path. Paths on OpenClassrooms are made up of fully-online courses and projects, and completing the projects allows students to earn internationally-recognized degrees.


We are looking to recruit mentors with a minimum of 5 years' experience as a Software Architect or technical lead who is at ease with:

  • Java and Java technologies (maven, Eclipse IDE) / Advanced
  • Algorithm analysis and development
  • Unit Testing frameworks and tools, Test Driven Development 
  • Design patterns and techniques, architecture design skills, DDD, UML, IoC, Dependency injection, microservices...
  • Develop maintainable operating models, technical design principles, and enterprise architecture artefact guidelines
  • Leading on architectural decisions, consulting with stakeholders
  • Agile/Scrum environments

All mentors must:

  • Be a good listener and like helping people accomplish their projects 

  • Be available at least 1 hour per week in order to mentor 1 student. 

  • Have learned the basics of OpenClassrooms mentorship by taking the "Foundations of Mentoring" quiz in the course Become a mentor on OpenClassrooms (15-20 mins)

  • Have excellent spoken and written English