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
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
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