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We're building a team to do amazing things.

The opportunity

UK schools spend over £1.3bn per year on covering short term absences with supply teachers. The current model is exclusively reliant on agencies that charge a massive commission and are terribly inefficient — everything is paper and phone-call based.

We are consolidating this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace onto a digital platform. In the process we’ll pull hundreds of millions of waste out of the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

We are well-funded by high-profile investors, have had significant early traction, and are led by start-up veterans behind two of London’s most prominent tech companies.

Your chance to make a difference

This is your chance to join a tech startup on the ground floor. As an early employee you will play a significant role in the development of the company and have the opportunity for rapid career progression and learning.

Open roles

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What we are looking for

  • Experience with Ruby/Ruby on Rails or ReactJS
  • Useful to have good Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with React Native and good understanding of APIs is a plus
  • Experience using memory-data stores such as Redis and background workers such as Sidekiq
  • Strong bias to test-driven development & automation as well as experience with Git or other similar version control systems
  • Knowledge of deploying to and managing cloud environments like Heroku is a plus
  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Opportunities for flexible working — some of the team are remote
  • Convenient Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to

You need to be eligible to work in the UK without a visa. Unfortunately, we're not able to sponsor work visas.

For agencies

We aim to hire our people through direct sourcing methods. When we do need help we partner with a small group of agencies who have signed our terms and conditions, therefore we do not accept speculative CVs and will not be liable to agency fees.

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Zen Educate Limited is registered in England and Wales.
Office address: Unit 3.41 Canterbury Court, 1–3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Registered Office 9th Floor, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN
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