leeds.tech / jobs

Senior Software Engineer

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

Our products are transforming the way schools use data to bring about positive change by empowering schools and teachers.  Arbor reduces the amount of time spent on administrative tasks, and increases their time where it matters, with the students!

Role Overview

We’re in scale up mode and in need of a Senior Software Engineer to join our Group MIS product team.  This position will specialise in API and service development, and plan how we can best utilise our internal Data Warehouse and Data Aggregation pipelines.

You’ll be hands-on with the code base in a full stack capacity predominantly working with PHP, React on AWS but not exclusively.  As a senior member of the team you’ll also get to mentor other engineers and develop your leadership skills for future career opportunities at Arbor.

A day in the life of a Senior Product Engineer at Arbor

  • Working closely with the Engineering Lead, QA Engineer, and Product Manager to help solutionise feature requests efficiently and with schools in mind.
  • Be the link between the business and engineering, creating appropriate documentation for new feature developments, including diagrams where appropriate.
  • Leading by example and maintaining a high level compliance with engineering standards
  • Producing your own well written code using standard design patterns and methods.
  • Writing appropriate tests around new features and ensuring appropriate test coverage.
  • Carrying out code reviews and pair programming with your colleagues.
  • Participating in internal and external tech-talks and team based learning to ensure knowledge sharing across the business.

Role Progression

Within 1 month, you’ll: Help establish progress against immediate priorities, and provide support to junior engineers through pairing, code review, and mentoring

Within 3 months, you’ll: Work with the Lead Product Engineer to establish a technical strategy for the Group MIS

Within 6 months, you’ll: Help lead on development of the Group MIS strategy, including utilisation of the Arbor Data Warehouse, and redevelopment of legacy components

About you

We’re looking for a passionate team player, with great mentoring skills.

Beyond that, we’d love to see you have:

  • Demonstrated experience working full stack with a passion for PHP and React or a willingness to learn
  • Extensive experience of Object Oriented languages and software development.
  • An understanding of relational database technologies.
  • A positive and proactive attitude towards problem solving.
  • Experience writing API’s and services within a service oriented environment.
  • A team player mentality, willing to muck in and help others when needed,
  • A nature of asking questions and actively participating in discussions.
  • Good written and spoken English – our HQ is based in London.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Past experience with enterprise solutions.
  • Experience with Data Warehousing and Data Aggregation pipelines.
  • Familiarity with Scrum methodology or other agile development processes.
  • Experience with cloud computing.
  • Experience with Docker and containerisation.
  • Familiarity with software best practices such as Refactoring, Clean Code, Domain-Driven Design, Test-Driven Development, etc.

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • We believe in supporting your professional growth so we provide you with a set training budget and give you the freedom to choose how you spend it.  We also provide a subscription to Udemy for engineering training resources
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program as well as being able to speak to trained mental health first aiders
  • Frequent internal Tech Talks, opportunities to learn from colleagues, and dedicated time off to attend conferences or training
  • We are all currently WFH due to covid and will continue to provide flexible work arrangements post covid
  • We offer additional discretionary holidays, including half day Fridays during the school summer holidays

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email: careers@arbor-education.com

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive – whatever their ambitions may be.

We want to make sure we build the best products for our schools, and we passionately believe that starts with building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We’re actively working on this, and we’re always open to feedback. Let us know your thoughts!

If you need any adjustments to be made to support you through the recruitment process, let us know at careers@arbor-education.com

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Apply on company website
Close

The Pinnacle
Leeds
LS1 5AA

sophie.elms@arbor-education.com
https://arbor-education.com/

Job Vitals

Type: Full Time

Reference Number: 103028

If you are a passionate team leader and have great mentoring skills, these are the other attributes we're looking for: Past experience successfully leading engineering teams. A passion for PHP or at a willingness to learn Strong communicator, able to express ideas and solutions clearly to management teams. Extensive experience of Object Oriented languages and software development. An understanding of relational database technologies. A positive and proactive attitude towards problem solving. A team player mentality, willing to muck in and help others when needed, A nature of asking questions and actively participates in discussions.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Engineer

Extensive experience of Object Oriented languages and software development. Understanding of software engineering principles, such as SOLID, DRY etc. Understanding of relational database technologies. A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving. Experience of writing API’s and services within a service oriented environment. A team player, willing to muck in and help others when needed, driven personality who asks questions and actively participates in discussions. Good written and spoken English so you can present your ideas - our HQ is based in London. Minimum 2 years experience in software development.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Engineer

Project coordinator, project management or software background. : Able to project manage complex, overlapping projects to tight timeframes within budget. : Experience in guiding organisations through systems change management. : A proven track record in building relationships with Key Stakeholders to understand their needs and communicate clearly with them throughout the project lifecycle. : Experience implementing software within a SAAS environment would be desirable. : Project Management qualification (ie Prince2) would be desirable.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Engineer

Experience working in either a project support, coordinator or software background desirable. : Understanding of the national educational landscape desirable. : Experience of working directly with Key Stakeholders to understand their needs and communicate clearly with them throughout a project lifecycle. : Capable of working effectively within an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-oriented culture, by demonstrating strong operating instincts, organisational skills and discipline. : Ability to use a CRM/MIS database systems; ability to interpret data in order to understand school needs : Proficient in Microsoft and Mac OS Platforms, able to use Excel/ Google Sheets to a high level of expertise. : Willingness to travel frequently to client sites at least 20% of your time.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Engineer