Full Stack Software Developer - React/Ruby

  • Full Stack
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

About us:

Zen Educate is an online platform that has saved UK schools over £1M to date in supply teaching and recruitment costs.

Using our platform, schools have access to hundreds of profiles of fully vetted teachers and support staff, who they can book at a click of a button or arrange interviews with. Think Uber for supply teachers.

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.

Your chance to make a difference

This is your chance to join a high growth tech startup on the ground floor. As an early employee you will play a significant role in the development of the company and have the opportunity for rapid career progression and learning.

Who 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

The team and work

  • A rapidly growing company of 60 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

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about

  • Competitive salary

  • Ownership in the company

  • 25 days of holiday

  • Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café

  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference