Junior Software Engineer (React)

Oak National Academy

Employment Type Full time
Location Remote · UK Fully remote
Salary £39,558 (GBP) £39,558
Team Engineering
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 27th May 2024 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

8.61 (5387)

Job Description

Please note that whilst we capture CVs as part of the application process, the initial sifting of applications occurs 'blind' and is based purely on the responses to the admin questions and sift questions. So please include sufficient detail as we won't have visibility of your CV at this stage. Please also make sure that you answer each question independently of each other, as they will be reviewed randomly, and the hiring panel will not know who the responses are from and how they relate to other questions at the initial sifting stage.

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer with experience using React to join our Product and Engineering team.

Oak provides school teachers and pupils with the highest-quality curriculum and lesson resources across all subjects and age groups. In this role, you will work on our user-facing web applications using React, Typescript, Next.js, GraphQL, and SQL to make our products easy and fun to use.

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 performant ed-tech applications that are secure, scalable, highly available and accessible to the widest number of users that meet Government Digital Service standards.

  • Pursue an active programme of continual learning and development of skills.

  • 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

  • Proven experience building web-based applications using modern Javascript libraries and tools either professionally or in collaboration with others.

  • 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.

  • Great communication and collaborative skills.

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Ability and attitude are just as important as experience!

What we offer

  • Work at home or wherever you prefer (with an option to use a desk in a flexi/co-working office space of your choosing)

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + additional Christmas Closure days

  • 11% employer pension contribution (employee contribution is not mandatory and flexible)

  • Access to learning and development

We are experiencing really good responses to our job adverts. This may lead us to close the role early, 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.

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