Careers

Careers

Our mission and what we do:

We create technology that helps to bring about better learning and life outcomes for children and young people, especially those individuals with SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities).

We are a leading developer and provider of teaching, assessment and analytics tools for the Education sector, working with more than 400 Special Needs, Mainstream and Early Years schools across the UK and overseas.

Using our native apps and web-based tools, teaching staff and other stakeholders can record a range of learning and assessment data including photo and video evidence of learning and progress as it is happening. This data is used by our customers for a range of purposes including planning the next learning steps, personalising teaching approaches, sharing key teaching strategies with families and carers, as well as ensuring meaningful and effective assessment. It’s also used to celebrate and share significant progress and special moments with families and carers of learners.

In Oct 2017, we were shortlisted last year by NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs) for the Technology Award for transforming teaching and learning outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

Our core product was launched in 2011 and we are a small startup currently working with multiple extended teams covering development, infrastructure/hosting and customer-facing functions. We are currently looking to rapidly expand and nurture our development team with the goal of broadening and strengthening our in-houseskills, knowledge and capabilities.

Senior/Lead Developer (PHP Laravel, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MongoDB)

Salary: £35-45k + bonus and benefits
Location: Wilmslow

About the role: ‪

We are seeking someone who can play a key role in helping our engineering and R&D capability grow to the next level. This is a pivotal role. We can offer the right candidate fantastic opportunities for both growth and longevity, as well as an excellent, positive working environment and competitive remuneration package.

We are looking for a talented full-stack developer, passionate about building web-based systems that look great, are easy to use and perform well at scale. Someone who recognises opportunities for continuous improvement, innovation and can add key value and knowledge to our team.

As a key person in a small team, the role is diverse and dynamic.

As Senior/Lead Developer for our web-based applications you will have responsibility for the development cycle, from design through development and staging to production for our suite of web-based applications being responsible for QA and testing too.

You will work closely with the in-house product/iOS team and with the extended development teams to help design and develop system architecture for new projects and to create awesome UI/UX.

At times you will switch between building comprehensive and elegant new modules and troubleshooting customer issues and fixing bugs.

You will be working with the AWS environments that host the applications.

Essential Skills:

  • PHP Laravel, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON
  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Demonstrable track record building enterprise scale web-based software
  • Practical experience of Node.js, NPM, underscore, backbone.js and JQuery
  • Write clean code, AGILE, SCM/Git & Continuous Integration
  • Good understanding of UI/UX
  • Proactive, pragmatic self-starter
  • Analytical, methodical, resourceful, good at problem solving

 

Desired Skills:

  • Parse-Server
  • AWS EB, EC2, S3, SES & Lambda
  • SSH, Amazon Linux, Ubuntu, basic sysadmin skills, YAML
  • Familiarity with any other JavaScript Frameworks not specifically mentioned above
  • Active in the development community
  • A good breadth of web application technology in general

‪Benefits:

‪A competitive salary, with annual performance bonus and a great set of additional perks. We’re passionate believers and practitioners in maintaining a healthy and positive work-life balance.

These are exciting times for us and this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference in their role – and have a positive impact in the lives of thousands of people with the tools and software they create!

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV to careers@theteachercloud.net, all correspondence will be treated as confidential.