Senior Software EngineerWe Orbit

Leeds, England, United Kingdom 30-04-2023


🚀 Senior Software Engineer (FullStack)
🎓 EdTech
🌍 Leeds (Hybrid/Remote)

🧰 React.js, React Native, Node.js, TypeScript, AWS

💸 £60,000 + Extensive Benefits
Help build products that will revolutionise the education sector 🚀

orbit are partnered with a modern, people-first digital product agency specialising in EdTech. They provide value by offering their clients an exclusive partner who will coordinate the wide range of resources required to deliver great products that make an impact.

They doesn't just maximise the profit from the initial engagement like most competitors. Instead, their business fundamentals are built on establishing long-term partnerships with excellent products that they strongly believe in. This is why they choose their projects very carefully!

Along with helping building innovative EdTech products they also invest in building common reusable components in-house that they can use to rapidly create new MVP products or deploy them into existing products to improve stability and security

The Role

You will be supporting their clients and deliver team sprint goals, performing senior development duties to deliver working software frequently, you will be active in process development and improvement and consult with management and advise the client on technical requirements providing accurate expectations on delivery times You will also support the team in mentoring, making architectural decisions and implementing process changes within the team. As part of the role you will communicate any potential technical challenges in advance, translate commercial goals into cost appropriate solutions and maintain task boards and time-tracking tools.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Experience with continuous and iterative development.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Agile development.
  • Experience experimenting with new technologies.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all Javascript technologies including but not limited to: React.JS, React Native, Javascript, Node.JS, Typescript, HTML5, AWS.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in building robust platforms which handle a large amount of data via reporting and analytical databases.
  • Strong front-end development capabilities.
  • Ability to work from design files from the likes of Figma or Adobe XD.
  • Experience with microservices architectures, scalability, reliability, and fault tolerance.
  • An understanding of performance testing and issue resolution.
  • Understand risks around security and how to mitigate them.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment.
  • (optional) Experience working on EdTech products or products designed for children


  • Free access to EdTech products to use at home with your family.
  • Full healthcare with an emphasis on extensive mental health support.
  • Duvet days.
  • Individual Personal development training budget.
  • 26 days holiday + your birthday + bank holidays.
  • Everyone has Christmas week off.
  • Extra 5 days holiday entitlement after 2 years.
  • Choose your preferred device (must be portable and under £2000).
    • The default is the latest Macbook Air.
    • Auxiliary devices for your specific role are provided in addition to the device budget. (eg: testers will have access to a range of devices).
  • Flexible working conditions.
    • Common working hours are 9am – 5pm. +/- 1 hour.
    • At least 50% of your working hours must be between 8am and 5pm UK time.
  • 8% Pension contribution after your first year.
  • 10% salary raise after your second year.
  • Annual salary raises as per the consumer price index (inflation).
  • Free team-organised events.
  • Free lunch at the office.

The People

You will join a small group of talented and passionate people who continuously improve operations and aim to deliver great products at peak efficiency. Their culture is one based on trust. You will be trusted to perform the role you’re capable of and will be able to trust those around you. The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively is essential. During workshops, sprint reviews, and design summits, you’ll be expected to input into the solution with your area of expertise. It’s vital that we’re able to work quickly to deliver small products that have a significant impact.

They invest in building common reusable components in-house that we can use to rapidly create new MVP products or deploy them into existing products to improve stability and security. This especially helps when the investors are looking for speed to market (or a cost-efficient prototype).

They are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other protected characteristic.

If you are interested in this position then please apply now or email for more information.


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