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.
You will be a self motivated team player who is gifted at multi-tasking and prioritising – a marketer with some solid experience but still happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. An eye for detail, a commitment to deliver results and the ability to work methodically would be hugely beneficial. You will have a passion for developing and nurturing brands and an appreciation of strong design. Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing and advertising opportunities, especially in the world of entertainment, will be something you enjoy, along with the ability to spot early trends which may benefit our own activity.
We are looking for developers who are equally as excited abut Data and want to work across different problems, projects and clients and who genuinely care about the end to end data space (including engineering, science, quality, analytics and BI). You’ll be a programmer at heart with a passion for code as well as an understanding of application architectures. The technology we use varies between clients so although we value specialists, we encourage our engineers to become technology polyglots and provide training and mentoring to support with this. This means an appetite to learn is a must!
You will be a self motivated team player, happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, and an expert at multi-tasking and prioritising. An eye for detail, a love of good design and the ability to work methodically would be hugely useful. You’ll love to keep up with the latest trends in digital development but be able to understand what is relevant for Leeds Heritage Theatres right now and how we can best harness new ideas and tech to our advantage; recognising our customer base and its needs. You’ll understand social media and be confident in creating content and posts as well as responding to customers when required. You’ll enjoy learning new things, be excited by challenge and be able to adapt to new situations.
You have expertise in some of the technologies we use, an understanding of a range of technology stacks, and the ability to take a balanced approach to technology selection. You have led others in the past, perhaps as a line manager or a technical lead. You understand the importance of secure coding practices. All technologists receive security training when they join the team!
Requirements for this post: Agile background and 3+ years experience in all aspects of the Product Development Lifecycle (from idea to live) A pragmatic approach to Agile methods and frameworks. Proficiency in both Jira and Confluence. A keen eye for detail whilst still maintaining the ability to view and prioritise the bigger picture. Natural facilitator brining people into conversations and workshops to ensure true collaboration. Ability to align business priorities to true value, Supporting Product Owners in ensuring that delivery is building products that add value to the organisation. Keeps up to date with both Agile and BA developments and practices.
Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. Excellent communication skills - have the ability to communicate at all levels using a variety of methods. Excellent IT skills. Some experience of software implementation is desirable but not essential. Previous experience of using Microsoft Project or a willingness to learn how to use it. Ability to work unsupervised. Be a quick learner. Good organisational skills Have the ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment. An awareness of Prince 2 principles and methodology and more...
You will have: Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in Digital PR & Outreach, ideally working within an agency : Experience in brainstorming campaign ideas and story ideas for clients using data and creative approaches, and experience seeing these campaigns through to execution : Having a demonstrable ability to pitch stories to journalists with proven experience in securing coverage : Ability to build strong relationships with key journalists and influencers : Understanding of digital marketing, digital PR, social organic and top-level understanding of SEO : Strong copywriting skills. You’ll be passionate about the quality of your work and boast a meticulous attention to detail. Experience with media monitoring tools and SEO monitoring tools is a bonus but not essential
Knowledge of the insurance industry is desirable but not essential. If you have experience in Atlassian Cloud Suite, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, Jfrog Artifactory and AWS this would be advantageous. Experience of coding – shell scripting and Python are essential, other languages are advantageous. Practical experience of running Developer Tools and Services – experience with following products would be beneficial: Jira, Confluence, Artifactory, GitHub Enterprise. Experience of AWS cloud service. Integration patterns and approaches as well as end-to-end testing. Experience in supporting Production service. Excellent communication skills.
Required for this post: A demonstrable specialism and background in data and data science. Qualifications or Experience in data or computer science, marketing, science, engineering, math’s, economics, policy, business, social science or another relevant subject. Experience of working in a busy environment with the proven ability to work under pressure. An interest in software development, data, and research. Excellent project management skills and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Organised and methodical approach to task completion including good planning, prioritisation and time management skills. Able to research and work independently with strong attention to detail and commitment to fact checking own work, and more...
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