Senior Software EngineerRaspberry Pi Foundation

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 03-05-2023


Senior Software Engineer
Location: Cambridge, UK or remote with regular travel to Cambridge
Salary: £44,000 – £52,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK

The role

Our digital products and services are used by millions of people all over the world and we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the team.

You’ll need to have excellent technical skills with an appetite to learn what you don’t already know. You should be able to tackle a range of problems and exercise good judgement based on substantial experience of building accessible and performant digital products. It is also important that you are committed to making a difference for our users.

You’ll work within an agile team of Product Managers, Engineering Managers, Product Designers, and Software Engineers based remotely around the UK and Ireland. Together you will create digital products and services that have a positive impact on our audiences: the users of the 40+ million Raspberry Pi computers sold to date, and hundreds of thousands of young learners across the world. Recently we’ve worked on projects such as:

  • Providing a comprehensive set of free-to-access lesson plans and materials for young learners, created by subject experts and based on the latest pedagogical research through the Teach Computing Curriculum

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work, and we’re committed to building diverse teams and providing fair pay. If we offer you a role, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with exceptional people. We have a dedicated “Innovation Day” every two weeks, where we encourage everyone on the team to work on personal development and collaborate on digital making projects.

To learn more about the experience of one of our Software Engineers, check out this blog post.

  • Build products, platforms, and services across the Raspberry Pi Foundation, with the goal of creating valuable learning experiences
  • Collaboratively deliver high-quality working software with measurable impact
  • Work with other Software Engineers, Engineering Managers to improve processes and code quality across our products
  • Help to plan the development of our products through technical analysis and evaluation of architectural needs
  • Establish a deep understanding of our systems; find ways to improve release processes, resilience, and stability, and share this knowledge with others in the team
  • Build consensus and take accountability for delivering product features, through clear communication, technical credibility, and empathy
  • Closely collaborate with Engineering Managers, other Software Engineers, and stakeholders across the organisation to help resolve support issues
  • Coach and mentor other members of the Engineering Team, helping colleagues become better at what they do

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth, and we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they have some, but not all, of the experience and personal attributes listed here.

  • Experience working as a professional Software Engineer evidenced by delivering features for Web applications operating at scale
  • A proactive, pragmatic, and supportive attitude along with being happy to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • In-depth experience of a high-level language such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python along with supporting technologies such as relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL)
  • A proven ability to build elegant, scalable, secure, and performant Web applications and features
  • Excellent debugging and software-profiling skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with experience effectively and collaboratively solving problems as part of a cross-disciplinary team
  • Expertise with Web application frameworks including Ruby on Rails, Node.js/Express, or React
  • A product and user-centric mindset with the ability to see the bigger picture
  • Experience architecting and managing infrastructure on cloud platforms such as Heroku, Cloudflare, and AWS, using tools and services such as Terraform and CircleCI
  • An interest in education, especially around computer science, physical computing, and digital making

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. To deepen our understanding of how young people learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, we conduct academic research, and we use that knowledge to increase the impact of our work and advance the field of computing education.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our Annual Review 2021 and our Strategy 2022–2025.


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan

Timetable for applications
Closing date: Monday 22 May 2023, 9am BST
Technical task and first-round interview: Week commencing 29 May 2023
Second-round interviews: Week commencing 5 June 2023



Applications are now closed