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About Us

At Perlego, we’re working to make education material accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags and tuition fees.

We want to change that and make learning accessible to all, and help the environment along the way. Billed by the media as the “Spotify for Textbooks”, Perlego is a learning eBook subscription that gives students and professionals unlimited access to over 300,000 titles. 

With a recent Global expansion and an increased demand for online education post the recent crisis, we’re growing fast! 

We are a happy team of 50 people, with 21 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We’re very proud of our 4.8-star rating on Glassdoor and 97% of the team saying they’d recommend to a friend. We’re a tight-knit bunch who believe culture is the most important part of any business.

Benefits

We offer a fantastic workplace at the heart of Central London. We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Holiday 🌴 

  • 30 days (incl. Bank holidays) 
  • Plus a bonus week over Christmas 

Flexible Working 🏡

  • Up to 2 days working from home if outside M25 or 1 Day a week working from home if inside the M25 

Development 🏋🏽‍♂️

  • Training allowance of £500 per person year
  • Access to 300,000+ books 

Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

  • Breakfast together on Monday 
  • Lunch every other Friday
  • Regular social activities, previous highlights have included white Water Rafting, Chateau in France

Health & Wellbeing 🏃🏽‍♀️

  • Subsidy towards your gym / sport membership

What value you'll add

  • Development and refactoring of web application front end code written in modern JavaScript, React & Redux.
  • Development of web application back end code written in Node.js & Express with AWS Lambda and AWS Services.
  • Creation of automated unit tests, integration tests and end to end tests in Jest/Enzyme
  • Contribution to the design of distributed AWS cloud systems
  • Documentation of work for external review
  • Participating in Scrum meetings, Retrospectives and engaging in Agile processes

Experience Needed 

  • Experience in implementing web applications using Javascript, React, Node.js using TDD
  • Ideally 3+ years of commercial experience
  • Ideally 1+ years of experience in leading a team of web developers. 
  • Understanding of best practice in Microservices, design patterns, functional programming, REST principles.
  • Understanding of Relational Database Design and NOSQL Databases
  • Understanding of web security principles and deployment (Webpack)
  • Degree, preferably in a computing related subject 
  • Build and programming in: MYSQL, Javascript, Node.js, React/Redux, HTML5, CSS
  • Technical skills in: REST, OOP, Design Patterns, SQL & NOSQL 
  • Database design, Webpack, Functional Programming, Responsive design, Agile, Continuous Integration

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

1 Waterhouse Square

138 Holborn
EC1N 2SW London Directions careers@perlego.com View page

Perks and benefits

  • A competitive salary 💸

  • 30 days holiday (incl. UK bank holidays) + a week off over Christmas 🌴

  • A generous annual training budget for you to spend on your personal development 📚

  • Monday breakfast + Bi-weekly Friday lunches 🍱

  • Regular team socials and activities 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • A beautiful heritage WeWork office in Chancery Lane, with Leather Lane market right next door 🏰

  • Flexible working - up to 2 days a week for anyone living outside the M25 and 1 day a week for anyone living in London 🏡

  • Cycle to work scheme 🚲

  • Unlimited access to a library of 250,000 ebooks 📚

Why you should join

One of the best things about working at Perlego is that we all have an appreciation for what each other is doing - in fact, we’ve got an appreciation station to prove it. We’re a young, ambitious team, who put a lot of energy into everything we do, including celebrating the small wins along with the big ones. 

We have regular team events (karaoke, drinks, Friday food, and an annual getaway to name a few) and we make sure to have a monthly meeting - beers and snacks included - to give all areas of the team an update on what we’re all working on. We even have our very own office dog on standby for emergency shredding needs (and photo ops). 

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