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Zen Educate

Full-stack developer - React/Ruby

Location:
London (Oval), United Kingdom — though in the current climate work will begin remote

Type:
Full-time

About Zen Educate

UK schools spend well over £2bn per year on covering short term absences with supply teachers. The current model is exclusively reliant on agencies that charge a massive commission and are terribly inefficient (everything is paper and phone-call based). We are consolidating this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace onto a digital platform. Think Uber for supply teachers. In the process, we'll pull hundreds of millions of waste out of the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

We are well-funded by high-profile investors, have had significant early traction, and are led by start-up veterans behind two of London's most prominent tech companies.

The product delivery team is a crucial part of how Zen is transforming the supply and recruitment experience for schools and generating the savings the education system needs. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to apply themselves for a great cause and with great responsibility and autonomy to shape the product for years to come.

What we are looking for:

A talented engineer looking to take their skills to the next level by joining a small, high-performing product delivery team in an agile environment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Picking up, owning and deploying new features from scratch across the web and native apps with react native
  • Reviewing PRs and helping us improve our ways of working
  • Investigating and tackling new challenges and responding to bugs
  • Writing high quality, well-tested code

Ideal experience:

  • Experience with ReactJS, Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Experience using background workers such as Sidekiq
  • Strong bias to test-driven development & test automation
  • Experience with Git or other similar version control systems
  • Knowledge of deploying to and managing cloud environments like Heroku
  • A top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for work with a positive social impact

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary 
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking,  showers and an on-site gym and café
  • Flexible working including working from home
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

Additional info about the role:

  • Small but growing company of 50 people and a product delivery team of 10 with 7 full-stack developers, designer, and 2 PMs
  • We recently built a React Native app for our teachers and plan on building out features there and extending it to schools (who otherwise tend to use desktop more)
  • Every improvement you make goes directly to saving schools money, paying teachers more and ultimately helping children get the best start they can

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