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Developer roles - Junior, Mid, Senior; Fullstack, BE, FE

Location: 

Cambridge, GB

Category:  IT

Job Title: Developer Role

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,200 up to £46,400 DOE

 

We have a start-up mentality within a 150 year old organisation

 

What we’re looking for

We are recruiting for Developers at all levels across Full Stack, Back End or Front End to join our New Product Development scrum team building web and native digital education products for our high profile brand. This is part of a digital transformation of the organisation and the industry, so we are looking for enthusiasm and ability as much as experience. You will need the ability to take on exciting new ideas and execute them brilliantly.

 

The successful candidate will be working on a combination of API, web and native products. Our core stack a combination of Node and Java on the backend, React and React Native on the frontend, all deployed on AWS. You will have strengths across this so more is better, but if you have a specialism  and bring the right attitude and enthusiasm, that’s what we’re looking for.

 

About the New Product team in Cambridge Assessment English

The New Product team is focused on delivering new products and capabilities through user centred design, agile development, R&D and collaboration with university research. The cross-functional team brings product owners, UX, assessment and market expertise along with a strong development team to build impactful digital learning and assessment technology. To give us an edge in finding and developing great ideas, we constantly research new, emerging and maturing technology and combine this with industry standard practices such as serverless, cloud-native architectures and CI/CD. We collaborate with deep, fundamental research in machine learning while building products for a global audience. This demanding but exciting combination is unusual in any team.

 

Our work involves experimenting in hackathons with new technologies such as AR, VR, Minecraft, blockchain, stress sensors and more. This keeps us innovative and bring fresh new ideas to our team and the organisation.

 

Work on global products

Cambridge Assessment English develops and produces Cambridge English qualifications, courses and tests, taken by over 5 million people every year in 130 countries and recognised by more than 20,000 universities, employers and governments. Ultimately your contribution will enable the world’s leading education specialist make a real difference to learners worldwide. 

 

In your toolkit

We are looking for strengths in one of either:

  • Node or Java on the backend. Experience writing, deploying and debugging server-side code, and good knowledge of current JavaScript standards.
  • React and React Native on the frontend, which will demand well-honed JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 as well as an understanding of browser and mobile device limitations.
  • Git, linux command line, scripting, build tools and similar are all a given. Experience of collaborative software projects and processes such as branching, build processes, codebase conflict resolution, refactoring.
  • All roles will require modern architecture built across multiple cloud services. Experience of AWS an advantage.

 

Ambitious deadlines

You must understand how to structure code to be clear and understandable, while being pragmatically refactored. You will be working in an agile team with ambitious deadlines, so you will either have the experience using modern CI/CD processes and following scrum, or proven ability and enthusiasm to learn new processes quickly.
          

Surprise yourself - and shape your future

Working in a tight-knit team you’ll grow your skills and grow further than you thought possible on challenging and stimulating projects that will enrich your career. 

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Who we are                                   

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.

 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

 

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay 
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

 

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

 

This role closes on 28/02/2020. There are a number of roles available and this campaign is therefore being recruited on a continuous basis until the roles are filled. Please apply ASAP to avoid missing out as it could close at any time.

 

If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

 

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER


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