Software Engineer (Python)

  • Backend
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

About Us

Perlego is building the ‘Spotify’ of Textbooks.

We are making learning much more affordable, and accessible for students and employees alike by taking on the mission of building a learning eBook subscription service that gives users unlimited access to over 200,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With a European expansion on the horizon, a brand new office space, modern Tech Stack and our latest funding round closed, we are looking for multiple new hires to come and join us on our journey. We are a team of 36 people, with 17 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have monthly team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.


We offer a fantastic workplace at the heart of Central London. We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

  • Equity packages and options for all employees
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off
  • Up to 2 days working from home if outside M25
  • 1 Day a week working from home if inside the M25
  • Training allowance £500 pp per year
  • Breakfast together on Monday
  • Lunch every other Friday
  • Regular social activities – White Water Rafting, Chateau in France
  • 3% Pension contribution

What value you'll add

Producing applications in Python to transform content from our suppliers so that we can process it and make it live for our users. Troubleshooting content conversion issues using Python, Bash, Node.js and AWS. Correcting data issues across SQL and NOSQL databases. Improving content quality control and error detection through automation. Contributing to the design of distributed AWS cloud systems. Documentation of content conversion processes and support information. Communicating challenges, solutions and updates to stakeholders in the content team.

Experience Needed

Degree - preferably in a computing related subject Experience with Python programming and scripting Understanding of Linux Understanding and experience of working with SQL and NOSQL databases Experience of working with non-technical team members Build and programming in Python, Shell Scripting (Bash) Technical skills in Linux, AWS, SQL, NoSQL