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.
Requirements for this post: Experience designing and conducting a range of quantitative and qualitative research activities : Ability to translate research insights and metrics including research from other sources, into actionable recommendations : A solid grasp of user-centred design and research methodologies including usability and accessibility concerns : An awareness of the different types of cognitive bias : Working in agile, multidisciplinary teams : Extensive experience facilitating usability testing : Ability to create and follow a user research plan : Experience maintaining a user research library.
Requirements for this post: Strong IAM design and implementation experience, using the ForgeRock IAM platform (AM, IDM, DS, IG). : Strong development skills in Java/J2EE web development : Experience of working with Application Servers, Databases and Directories and underpinning protocols such as HTTP, SSL/TLS, IPv4, XML, LDAP : Solid understanding of SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect : Experience with other IAM Vendors such as Okta, Sailpoint, Saviynt, Ping is a bonus : Ideally from a consulting or professional services background.
Essential: Experience of delivering complex digital projects : Knowledge and experience of Agile project management and working practices (SCRUM/Lean/DSDM/APMG) : To be comfortable leading teams of various configurations and sizes, from a fully resourced Hippo team to running hybrid Hippo/client teams : Knowledge and experience of collaboration and project management tools : Understand user centred design principles and practices.
REQUIRED: Experience leading the end-to-end design of new services or leading the improvement of current services that are under performing : Experience of working within the parameters of a broad direction but generally your work is self-initiated : Experience working with service/product owners and senior stakeholders and able to be pragmatic about the organisation’s needs : You are confident presenting your work to senior stakeholders and are able to demonstrate how evidence has been used to support the design decisions : You can manage relationships effectively, building long-term, strategic partnerships that involve regular and clear communication You have advanced experience with Agile, GDS standards and service principles.
Essentials: Experience working with security technologies such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, and Endpoint protection, ideally within a network security, or a security operations environment : Broad knowledge of Security tools, programmes and methodologies : Experience deploying, integrating and supporting critical solutions in a complex environment : Ability to profile and interpret security event logs, network traffic, system logs, and application logs and to identify developing patterns and trends : An understanding of the correlation of events which are symptomatic of known types of attack such as DDoS, Insider Threat and Phishing.
Requirements for this post: Exemplary content design skills : Expertise in creating content based on evidenced user needs : Experience in championing user centred design principles and practices : Enjoy working collaboratively with your team and experts : Be comfortable working in rapid sprint cycles : Be a stronger presenter and happy to sell the benefits of content design to people who aren’t familiar with the discipline Have a positive “can do” attitude : Have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations : Enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to iterate and improve content after you leave : Experience of working in an Agile workplace : Experience of creating and iterating prototypes.
You will need to be comfortable with travelling. Other requirements: Experience of working with managers as required to devise appropriate research strategies to generate focused insights and to convert concepts into high quality stimulus material : Experience of using different methods to achieve insights (both qualitative and quantitative) for example sampling, questionnaire design and analysis, interviews, ethnographic observations, facilitating workshops, focus groups and other types of group discussion, and managing stakeholder engagement sessions : To understand user centred design principles and practices Be able to understand the strategic objectives of the organisation and how the insights will help them : To be comfortable having your findings challenged by stakeholders and the ability to clearly explain the insights.
Some of the essential requirements: A growth mindset - you approach every as a school day, no matter how experienced you are. Strong ability to recognise and predict use-cases and user interaction, including happy path, edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs. The knowledge and desire to investigate, innovate and develop emerging design, UX and technology trends. Experience in rapid prototyping tools, for example Sketch / Figma / Adobe XD. Excellent understanding of user-experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.
You will need the following: Experience of working with managers as required to devise appropriate research strategies to generate focused insights and to convert concepts into high quality stimulus material : Experience of using different methods to achieve insights (both qualitative and quantitative) for example sampling, questionnaire design and analysis, interviews, ethnographic observations, facilitating workshops, focus groups types of group discussion, and managing stakeholder engagement sessions : To understand user centred design principles and practices : Be able to understand the strategic objectives of the organisation and how the insights will help them : To be comfortable having your findings challenged by stakeholders and the ability to clearly explain the insights.
These are just some of the skills and experience required: Experience building data platforms using either cloud native products or commercial data analytics / data warehouse software : Working knowledge of data pipelines and data transformation processes : Experience creating and/or maintaining production software delivery pipelines using common CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins, GoCD, CircleCI) : Demonstrable experience in automating operations tasks with one or more scripting languages : Experience working with one or more of the main cloud providers (AWS, Azure or Google) : Have a drive for self-improvement and learning, including learning new programming languages : Approach solving problems pragmatically.
You are experienced using machine learning techniques for pattern recognition You know the best tools and services available and can help decide on the best approach for achieving our needs You are experienced in the creation of data sets for machine learning purposes You are comfortable taking an iterative approach to problem-solving
Requirements 2:1 or above at degree level A*AA at A-level (A* in Maths) International equivalents are accepted. Our Software Developers work on a wide variety of projects as part of an agile development environment. Interns are involved in the full software cycle and work closely with all teams across the company as they scope out new projects and design, develop and deploy our solutions.
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