Senior Software Engineer / Developer - Full Stack

Job description

Location: Oxygen House, Exeter

Term: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience


We are a team of motivated engineers who thrive on a challenge. We use the latest tech to solve problems that have a tangible impact on education. We value shipping code frequently and our cross-functional teams use modern engineering practices and agile approaches.

As a Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer you’ll be an integral part of the team from day one. You’ll be tasked with designing and building end-to-end solutions for our homework and classroom products. 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.


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.

Requirements

  • You have a strong technical background, with an expert grasp of development fundamentals and you are confident in coaching junior members of the team
  • You’re an experienced problem solver and you use the right technology to solve the right problems
  • Experience in React, Go, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform will give you a head start, but your expert programming ability and desire to keep up to date with modern technologies will enable you to pick these up quickly
  • You know how to build and maintain systems used by many customers
  • You're able to create an environment that ships code frequently with high confidence
  • We succeed as a team and whilst your experience will enable you to set an example, you’re naturally collaborative and comfortable sharing and listening to opinions and how we can improve

 

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