10+ years of experience in U.S. IT, a wonderful family, a good job, a great salary, a magnificent home.
But what's next?
Is it possible to offer anything to someone who has successfully risen in Maslow's hierarchy from the level of physiological and safety needs to that of love and belonging and esteem?
- Lilia UrmazovaSchool Founder, Chief QA Expert / QA Manager at Quantori (US)
21 years of QA experience.
Has worked at Star Software, Exigen Services, Grid Dynamics, Rostelecom. Taught at Luxoft Training.
I like QA because it lets me participate in the entire software development process from A to Z and also interact with a lot of people all at once.
I'm a good instructor because I can explain complex things well using simple examples, pictures, diagrams and tables.
- Sergey GerasimovSchool Co-Founder, QA Expert regarding Agile and SQL / Head of the QA Department at Quadcode (Cyprus)
12 years of QA experience.
Has worked at Positive Technologies, IQCard, Performance Lab, and MVideo.
I like QA because it lets me influence development processes and make people's lives better.
I'm a good instructor because I'm ready to lead students from zero knowledge to deep and detailed understanding and the ability to solve real problems.
- Nikolay MishinLinux and Networking Expert / DevOps Lead at Grid Dynamics (US)
10 years of IT experience.
Has worked at Mirantis and Semonix.
I like QA because my work lets me learn new technologies and keep up with the times.
I'm a good instructor because I explain very well concepts that I think nobody, let alone testers, can live without. My subject is the most important. 🙂
- Fedor KulishovLinux and Security Expert / Lead Security Expert at Acronis (Switzerland)
17 years of IT experience.
Has worked at several startups, Scientific Research Institute Voskhod, and Positive Technologies.
I like IT, and especially security, because you always have to stay in shape. There is often something interesting to investigate. And you're surrounded by excellent specialists and enthusiasts.
I'm a good instructor because I like to see excitement in my students' eyes, to notice their progress, and to receive their goodwill in return.
- Nikolay GladnevQA Expert regarding API and WebUI Testing / Load Testing Team Lead at Arrival (UK)
11 years of QA experience.
Has worked at Aplana, Nexign, and Human Engineering.
I like QA because my work requires me to understand complex technical things.
I'm a good instructor because I really like tricky questions from students.
- Evgeny LozovanJava Automation Expert / Lead Test Automation Engineer at Grid Dynamics (US)
16 years of QA experience.
Has worked at MuranoSoft and Global Logic.
I like QA because it lets me satisfy my craving for research and science.
I'm a good instructor because my laziness causes me to teach others in a way that requires as little work as possible for myself. 🙂
We are a group of mentors with 10-20+ years of IT experience, who are obsessed with quality and creating the best generation of IT professionals. Some know us as
QA School by Mentorpiece.
That's why our seasoned QA mentors not only share skills and knowledge, but also convey an understanding of the profession's nuances, deep experience and best practices.
Consequently, the IT market gains conscientious professionals rather than mere employees.
- The quality of IT products is fallingbecause the customer's short-term goals are usually detrimental to long-term goals
- A lot of random people are entering ITbecause the constant high demand for IT specialists pushes up salaries and attracts people who are just in the field for the money
- You use no more than 20% of your knowledgesince that is how much a typical project requires
- And current tasks are not so intellectually stimulating any moreunlike the good old days when you were just starting your career
- New challengesfor example, transforming a limitless body of knowledge on a specific topic into something that is both compact and complete
- The ability simply explain that which is complexas in the joke "Even I came to understand as I was explaining it to you"
- The chance to do something really helpful, and not just earn a millionfor yourself or for "the man"
- And it's good to do this with really cool peopleWe aren't praising ourselves here — this is what our students say about us
- The concept of career-long educationboth for yourself and for your students
- Boosting your soft skillseven at the top level
- Professional, social, or even state recognitionwe're not exaggerating — for example, some countries consider teaching and mentoring as a serious argument for a "talent visa"
- And, finally, you want to pump up your karmajust in case
...Then know that Mentorpiece can give you everything above.
In general, we specialize in quality assurance (QA). But we have interesting work not only for QA professionals, but also for experienced general IT experts. Someone who is knowledgeable in one or more of the following:
• Test design and requirements
• Mobile testing
• Web testing
• Backend testing
• Programming (Java, Python)
We aim to be the Harvard
of online schools.
- 1Only QA mentors with 10+ years of IT experienceOur team includes carefully selected mentors who are current technical managers at the largest global IT companies, who have 10 to 20+ years of experience, who are involved in hiring testers at their companies, and who know the QA market's latest requirements.
- 2Only live classes with live feedback in groups of 15 peopleOur mentors do more than give relevant theory.
They adapt the course for each specific group, lead practical exercises, answer questions, guide students and conduct exams.
For this to work, our student groups are limited to 15 people, not the groups of 30-40 or even 300 students that some platforms organize.
- 3Only by proving students in the real worldA world-class QA expert's training cannot be limited to studying theory and completing classwork.
That's why many of our courses include internships involving work on real projects. As a result, after completing our QA training, 85% of our graduates find employment.
In general, we're in favor of a professional,
rather than a commercial approach to education:
✓ the school's commercial interests come ahead of the student's interests
✓ students are enrolled only after successful payment
✓ the school's KPIs are the number of students and ROI
✓ the student's interests come ahead of the school's commercial interests
✓ students are enrolled only after a successful interview
✓ the school's KPI is the number of successful careers of graduates
If you haven't done any of this before, don't worry — we'll help you do it well and effectively. The important thing is that you have superb IT experience.
As a mentor, you won't just convey this knowledge. You'll also provide an understanding of why this knowledge is necessary. You will train professional engineers, not "button pushers". There will be no methodology experts or bosses above you. Your coworkers will be guys and gals with vast experience. In short, you can fully self-actualize in a company with good people.
You can see what the training plans are all about by looking at the website. That said, we are constantly launching new plans that may not yet be published.
The work is completely remote: you can be anywhere in the world. The important thing is that you can hold classes at specific hours.
None of this is easy. And you're fully responsible for what you do.
But nothing is more motivating than when a student from your first group lands her first IT job and then two years later grows into a lead.
In all, 18 hours per month or 4 hours per week.
✓ 10+ years of experience as an IT specialist
✓ Good knowledge of English (B2+ and above)
✓ Ability to generate (interesting) ideas
✓ Soft skills (or a great desire to develop them)
We have an easier process: send us your standard "technical" resume and answer three soft-skill questions.
And then we'll have a conversation with you.
How would you act in each of the following situations?
- During class, one of the outstanding students asks a question to which you do not know the answer.
- After your second lesson with a group, a student contacts you to say: "I don't understand anything at all. I don't even know how to formulate a question, so the classes are a waste. I can't do my homework either."
- Now well into the course, the same student is asking extremely odd questions (the answers to which seem obvious and were clearly explained earlier). This is slowing down the entire group.
We're not interested in "correct" answers, but in your ability to think.
Reach out to us through any messaging platform. Shoot us a message: "My name is MY_NAME, and I want to be a mentor. Here are my answers to the 3 questions as well as my resume:"