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Spotlight on Arbor Education

Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.

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You have commercial experience as a team lead in software support (ideally in a SaaS environment). You’re never more comfortable than when you’re in a Sql database! You have experience using ticket management software such as Zendesk and/or JIRA. You have past experience setting clear goals/objectives for individuals in teams you’ve managed. You have a keen eye for interpreting data in order to understand Arbor’s school user needs and develop insights. It would be great if you have an ITIL qualification.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Analyst

Experience working in either a project, customer support, admin or software environment. Ability to work as a team player and willingness to get stuck in. Effective communication with customers, ability to understand their needs, and communicating instructions clearly. Strong organisation and attention to detail. Ability to work and interpret high volumes of data to analyse, present information and make decisions. Understanding of the national educational landscape is desirable. Capable of working effectively within an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-oriented culture, flexibility to react and adapt to changing scenarios. Ability to find solutions that will deliver outcomes. Proficient in Microsoft and Mac OS Platforms, able to use Excel/ Google Sheets to a high level of expertise. Willingness to travel to client sites.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Administrator

Some of the required knowledge and experience: Practical hands-on skills with a testing tool appropriate to their test discipline: Visual Studio Test Manager. Selenium. SpecFlow (Cucumber / Gherkin). Visual Studio Performance Profiler. OWASP Testing Tools. Appropriate ISTQB/ISEB qualification. Understanding of SDLC and STLC and how they fit into CI/CD pipeline. Working knowledge of JIRA and Visual Studio Online / Azure DevOps. Knowledge and understanding of core testing tools and approaches.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Analyst

Essential attributes for this post: Demonstrate previous experience as a Chief Operations Officer or similar role. • Understanding of business functions, such as finance, marketing etc.  Competency in strategic planning and business development.  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.  Excellent planning, organisational, and leadership skills.  Excellent team working skills.  Aptitude in decision-making and problem solving.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Experience working in cross-functional teams. 

Type: Full Time
Categories: Operations

Essential for this post: Previous experience working in a laboratory environment with laboratory equipment. • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or physical sciences, or related scientific field/industry experience. • Technical skills to be able to properly use lab equipment. • Observational and analytical skills. • Proficiency with statistical analysis tools and coding languages. • Excellent team working skills. • Excellent planning and organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Analyst

Essential for this post: • Bachelor’s or Master’s in photonics, electrical engineering, or related discipline/comparable industry experience (PhD is desirable). • Experience designing and testing optical and electrical components and sub-systems. • Complex problem-solving skills. • Excellent team working skills. • Excellent planning and organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design, Engineer

Requirements for this post: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific field. • Demonstrate previous experience in a similar role. • Leadership skills. • Strategic thinking. • Excellent team working skills. • Excellent planning and organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Experience working in cross-functional teams.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Product Manager

Experience required: 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.

Type: Full Time

Key Skills and Experience required: 5+ years experience delivering large, complex projects - Full project lifecycle experience - Agile & Prince2 qualified, with experience of embedding good practice - Management of multiple projects & other project managers.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Project Manager

Requirements for this post: Excellent knowledge of PHP and Javascript : Experience of writing and consuming APIs : Team Leading or Management experience : Understanding of OOP and design patterns : Experience in Continuous Integration \ Deployment and streamlining deployments : Experience of IT project delivery through agile methodologies : Identify new and incremental product opportunities.

Type: Full Time

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of delivering software projects and be comfortable participating in all stages of product development, from requirements gathering and design to implementation, testing, and deployment. We’re seeking a candidate with fantastic communication skills, capable of articulating complex concepts to stakeholders of all seniority levels. You’ll have opinions on good engineering practices and help to shape our processes as the team grows. We’re committed to developing junior and apprentice engineers, so you’ll have opportunities for mentoring and coaching early-career developers.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Developer

You’ll be joining a small but growing team and have the skills to take ownership of projects to see them through from inception to delivery. You’ll collaborate with developers and stakeholders to turn user requirements into solid design artefacts and facilitate their implementation. We’re seeking a candidate with outstanding communication skills, capable of articulating complex concepts to stakeholders of all seniority levels and passionately championing user experience. You’ll have opinions on good design practices and help to shape our processes as the team grows.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

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