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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 400,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With global 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 55 people, with 22 nationalities, and 2 office dogs. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have annual team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.


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 🏡

Fully flexible!  We have an amazing office in Chancery Lane but trust our staff completely to choose where they wish to work. 

Development 🏋🏽‍♂️

Training allowance of £500 per person year

Access to 400,000+ books 

Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

Breakfast together on Monday

Lunch every other Friday

Regular social activities, previous highlights have included white water rafting, spin class & even a weekend away in a Chateau in France

Health & Wellbeing 🏃🏽‍♀️

Subsidy towards your gym / sport membership 

The Role 

We’re looking for a Software Engineering Manager who will be able to help;

Coach our Product teams

Help mentor & cultivate our team members in both technical and soft-skills, facilitating knowledge sharing across the organisation. 

Coach our teams in collaboratively bringing software products to life in conjunction with our business stakeholders.

Collaboratively Architect Solutions

Bring together teams and individuals to design and deliver high-quality solutions to business and technical problems across the organisation.

Consult on technical standards and quality practices for production operation and maintenance

Assist in guiding and scoping research spikes for product teams

Drive Process Improvement

Lead process improvements initiatives across the engineering organisation to continually improve product delivery.

Drive the enablement of a data driven decision making across engineering and the wider organisation.

Support and improve agile processes and technical practices within the organisation 

Lead People & Projects

Provide servant leadership to multiple teams within the engineering organisation. 

Guide teams through running projects and product development processes. 

Support Growth Efforts

Assist organisation in recruitment and growth efforts

Contribute to engineering organisation evangelism. 

Essential Requirements

Excellent understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle

Excellent understanding of development methodologies & paradigms

Experience architecting cloud based software solutions

Experience leading and coaching high performance product teams Experience working across the stack in front-end and back-end capacities.

Strong proficiency with Javascript and understanding of Python.

Strong understanding of high quality development practices (automated testing, version control & continuous integration/delivery).

Strong understanding of DevOps principles and operating and running software in production environments

Experience leading a product-oriented development team.

Experience communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 

Your Skills

People management

Project Management & Product Management

Software Development with Javascript / Python/ AWS / SQL

Object Oriented, Functional / Event Driven Programming

Software Architecture / Cloud Architecture

Test Driven Development

Degree in a Technical / STEM discipline 

Salary Range: £55,000 - £65,0000


What else do we offer?

Opportunities to acquire new skills;

Join a fun and very international team

Bi-weekly team lunch

Free, fresh fruit in the office

Prosecco and beer taps 

Collaborative environment 

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

1 Waterhouse Square

138 Holborn
EC1N 2SW London Directions View page

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