Zen Educate

We've built a platform connecting schools directly with supply teachers saving on expensive agency fees. Schools pay less, teachers earn more and the experience is a whole lot better to boot

Description

UK schools spend over £2bn each year covering short-term absences with supply teachers. Schools are forced to rely on agencies that charge massive commissions and are extremely inefficient — think phonecalls and getting paper timesheets signed. We've build a platform that consolidates this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace that's ripping of our schools. Think Uber for supply teachers. In the process, we'll put hundreds of millions of pounds back in the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

We're backed by high-profile investors, including senior education figures, and led by startup veterans behind two of London's most prominent tech companies.

We're looking for people looking to take their skills to the next level by joining a growing, talented product delivery team in an agile environment.

We like people who want to pick up, own and deploy new features from scratch, help us improve our ways of working, and tackle new challenges

We have a Ruby on Rails backend and a React front-end and apps that use React Native.


Technologies

ReactJSRuby on RailsRedisReactNativeREST APIRSpecNightwatchJSJest Unit TestHeroku

Jobs

London, UK

JS Frontend EngineerJS Backend EngineerRuby Engineer

Why you'd like working here

    We have great perks!

    25 days holiday, convenient Central London office with nice stuff like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café.

    We have great perks!

    25 days of holiday + Summer hours during the school Summer holidays, a convenient Central London office with good stuff like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café

    Learn and expand your skills

    We have lots of challenges and a small team to take them on. That means if we need to learn a new technology to solve a problem, then that's what we'll do.

    Work that you want to talk about

    We're on a mission to save schools money and pay teachers more. Every time a teacher goes to work with us we save the education system about £30 of tax-payer money in agency fees. We have a dashboard showing that value as it ticks up and up.

    Share in the company’s success

    Every employee receives stock options.

    Your work immediately gets into the hands of our customers

    Working at a company at our stage gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and have a significant impact in the company's success at a much faster pace than at a larger company. There's less tweaking and maintaining and more building and testing new features as we scale. Here your work will make a difference.

    A team to learn from and have fun with

    We're building a tight-knight team of super-smart, ambitious, and fun-loving people working on a high-impact mission. You only get a finite set of career changes — here this one will count.