Graduate Software Developer (immediate start)

Job description

Location: Oxygen House, Exeter

Term: Full time, Permanent

As a Graduate Developer at Sparx, you’ll be an integral part of the team from day one. You’ll join our team of highly skilled software engineers, who thrive on a challenge and use the latest tech to solve problems that have a tangible impact on education. 


You’ll be supporting the design and development of end-to-end solutions for our homework and classroom products, using modern engineering practices and agile approaches. You’ll write code you’re proud of, build cloud-based solutions that scale for many users and ultimately be able to see the impact you’re having on teachers and students.


Things happen at breakneck speed at Sparx and our work is ever evolving, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark and take on increasing responsibility as time goes on.

About Sparx

Sparx is about learning.  We work with schools, in schools and for schools because we understand the challenges faced by educators, teachers and students on a day to day basis and we are passionate about finding a way to help.

Empowering educators and motivating young people to improve educational outcomes is our mission - aiming to improve life opportunities for over 5 million learners by 2030  #Ed5M.

For over 7 years we have been investigating how young people learn. We have gathered data, listened to teachers and students and overlaid these insights with our own observations, drawing on the expertise of our team.  The result is not an off-the-shelf software product - it is an approach to learning. Our unique, blended learning methodology combines traditional teaching methods with sophisticated technology, our own high quality content and unparalleled levels of support.

Our Team

Our diverse and vibrant team is growing fast! We’re not just developers, data scientists, product owners, content or education experts – we’re also cyclists, DJs, triathletes, published scholars, parents, pet owners, musicians, adventurers, and more. We bring our whole selves to work, and we’re united by our belief in the transformative power of learning and excitement about tackling the hard problems in technology.

Based in one of the best workspaces in the country, we set clear and challenging goals, collaborate, celebrate success and have the opportunity to learn from each other every day. We encourage everyone to stretch beyond their roles and deliver on our mission.


Working quickly and collaboratively comes naturally to you and you’ll be eager to learn from the dynamic and diverse team around you. You love working minute-by-minute to solve new and complex problems that may take months to completely understand, and you’ll have the conviction that your skills can help shape a truly transformative educational experience.


You’ll have graduated from Computer Science, Maths or other relevant and technical discipline. You’ll be confident working with programming languages – be it Go, Python, C++, JavaScript etc. but you’ll also be a quick learner to adapt to the stack we use. 


Unfortunately, at this current time, we cannot accept applications that require sponsorship for an employment visa.