Software Engineer (JS / React)

About Us 

Perlego is building the ‘Spotify’ of Textbooks.

We are making learning much more affordable, and accessible for students and employees alike by taking on the mission of building a learning eBook subscription service that gives users unlimited access to over 200,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With a European expansion on the horizon, a brand new office space, modern Tech Stack and our latest funding round closed, we are looking for multiple new hires to come and join us on our journey. We are a team of 39 people, with 19 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have monthly team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.

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 250,000+ 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
  • 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)
  • Experience of working in a team of web developers. 
  • 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

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 🚲

  • 3% contribution to your pension on top of your annual salary 💰

  • 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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