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Glean is looking for a talented, passionate engineer who wants to be part of a small, beautifully formed and growing engineering team. We are focussed on pragmatic delivery with quality at the centre of everything we do. We use a mixture of front-end (TypeScript, React) and back-end technologies (JVM / Kotlin), with an automated build pipeline (Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm etc.) We are trusted by the business to own our technology stack and processes and repay this trust by delivering regularly and predictably. We aspire to be the best engineering team we can be, by constantly asking given what we know now, is there anything we should change.

What are the role’s key responsibilities?

As a Software Engineer your role is to build and implement functional software. You will work with other engineers and the Product Team throughout the software development life cycle. You will help to support the software delivered by the engineering team. Reporting to the CTO, your responsibilities include:

Responsibilities – Technical

  • Produce clean, efficient code based on requirements.
  • Produce maintainable code.
  • Focus on testability of delivered solutions.
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs.
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software.
  • Recommend and execute technical improvements.
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting.
  • Learn and develop your technical expertise in areas relevant to Glean.
  • Support releases as they progress through test environments to production (live) environments.

Responsibilities – Personal

  • Foster a fun, safe environment for engineering based upon trust, collaboration and respect
  • Mentor other engineers when you have domain expertise that they have yet to acquire.
  • Passionate views, loosely held – argue your point of view passionately but be willing to accept that the needs of others or the group or the business may mean that other approaches are adopted.
  • Assume we are all well intentioned and want the best for Glean.

Your professional experience

  • Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent in a STEM subject
  • Strong programming skills (object oriented and/ or functional)
  • Front end technologies HTML5, CSS and JavaScript frameworks (we mainly use TypeScript and React)
  • Mobile technologies (Android and/ or iOS)
  • Knowledge of best practices in automated testing and code quality
  • Persistence (mainly SQL, specifically PostgreSQL), some NoSQL
  • Knowledge of best practices in automated testing, Continuous Integration, Automated deployment, code quality etc.

Not every one of the above is essential, but hopefully it gives an idea of the technologies our team uses day to day.

About Us

Glean empowers learners with the confidence and ability to build useful knowledge in an age of information overload. Our inclusive learning technology is used by 100,000s of students to gain 21st century learning skills with a proven note taking process. We aim to reduce waste by helping learners to get more value from working with spoken language.

Our mission is to challenge how the world thinks about learning so that it’s more accessible, productive, and purposeful for all learners. Join our values-driven and growing team if you’re excited by our goal to change a million lives for the better.

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Glean,
Suite D8,
Joseph's Well,
Hanover Walk,
Leeds, LS3 1AB
United Kingdom

sales@glean.co
+44 (0) 113 815 0222

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Type: Full Time

Reference Number: 110107

Test Engineers are responsible for conducting exploratory testing to ensure the software created by the delivery team meets the needs of the business. You will work with the delivery team and support functions of the business. The purpose of a test engineer is to verify that delivered software either behaves as expected or to highlight areas where behaviour is not as expected.

Type: Full Time

Tech Stack: Cloud providers: AWS and GCloud Kubernetes, Docker, Helm Terraform Prometheus, Elastic, Grafana Kotlin/JVM (backend) TypeScript (web frontend) Flutter (mobile frontend) Bash, Python (scripting, misc tasks) Jenkins, Github Actions

Type: Full Time

Essential skills and experience: Worked as a Product Owner, Business Analyst and/or Product Manager with a development team using Agile development approaches. Worked closely with a wider Product Management team to align squad deliverables with a wider Product Strategy. Experience taking an idea from concept through to delivery and continual improvement. Comfortable with holding accountability for Product delivery from the squad and reporting progress to stakeholders. Experienced in running Agile ceremonies (planning, reviews, standups), showcasing Products to internal stakeholders and improving the ways of working of teams. Excellent communication and influencing skills.  You’ll be the voice of the customer, championing the highest value features for the product. Desirable: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or the ability to demonstrate similar knowledge.

Type: Full Time

Some of the duties involved: Produce clean, efficient code based on requirements. Produce maintainable code. Focus on testability of delivered solutions. Integrate software components and third-party programs. Verify and deploy programs and systems. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software. Recommend and execute technical improvements. Create technical documentation for reference and reporting.

Type: Full Time

Essential skills and experience: Strong programming skills (object-oriented and/ or functional) - particularly in Python. Strong analytical skills. SQL and persistence technologies. Solid hands-on experience with ETL tooling. Ability to demonstrate a growth mindset and a willingness to learn. Excellent teamwork skills across various specialisms. Curiosity to explore different technologies.

Type: Full Time

Your experience might include building a successful product; this means you have a thorough understanding of positioning, pricing, optimisation, and enabling Product & Engineering teams to use efficient agile approaches. You will have a strong understanding of how technology teams work and you are able to engage well with engineers, although you may not necessarily have been an engineer yourself. You’ve been an integral part of the growth journey; this means that you’ve built out a product organisation and are confident in speaking to your leadership and management experience and strategic capabilities in how you’ve built and scaled teams. You’re well versed in implementing a robust product or technology strategy and you can demonstrate an understanding of the power of culture in helping employees make great decisions without onerous processes.

Type: Full Time