Software Engineer

Oak National Academy

Employment Type Full time
Location Remote · UK Fully Remote (United Kingdom)
Salary Starting from £57,945 (GBP)
Team Engineering
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 22nd Sep 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Payroll giving
Team social events
Equipment allowance

Candidate happiness

8.63 (5071)

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our Product and Engineering team.

Engineers at Oak have a range of specialisms and interests covering web application development, APIs, databases, serverless computing, GraphQL, React and component-led UI. If you have experience in any of these areas we'd love to hear from you.

We work together in product squads alongside designers, researchers and education experts, regularly releasing new features and improvements to give teachers and their pupils quick and easy access to the highest quality learning resources.


  • Development of highly-responsive, accessible web-based user interfaces

  • Collaborate with wider engineering team to build robust, well-tested products that deliver incredible user experiences

  • Become the expert authority within the team on specific aspects of the code base

  • Take an active role in the design and implementation of new processes and tools that improve the user or developer experience

  • Provide mentorship for a less experienced colleague

  • Be part of our on-call rota to ensure users can access our products whenever and wherever they are

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required

  • Support all work across Engineering and take on other general responsibilities as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 2+ years of professional experience building web-based applications using modern Javascript libraries and tools

  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on digital product development

  • Desire to build beautiful, easy-to-use digital products with an understanding of the importance of accessibility in all its forms

  • Experience of building automated test suites and an understanding of the value of different types of testing (e.g. unit vs integration)

  • Great communication and collaborative skills

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace and you will continuously look at ways that the team can work more smartly. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.

Next steps

All you need to do is start the process by clicking on the button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which will be a 30 minute screening call over zoom. After that you may be invited to the next step which involves a technical pairing session and a technical interview carried our remotely over zoom and will last approximately 2 hours. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process we'll share how well you performed.

We are aiming to hold screening calls within a week of receiving your application and formal interviews will start in the week commencing 2nd January 2023.

We are experiencing really good responses to our job adverts. This may lead us to closing the role early and so if you are considering applying then please get your application in early to avoid missing out.

We are an equal opportunities employer

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 22nd Sep 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Fri 22nd Sep 2023