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About the company

We have a clear focus on growing our business and providing our customers with a world class service. Our team is incredibly high performing and the person we appoint to this role will need to be too. We also have a lot of fun and the open culture of Learning Pool is something that we are proud of.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of software projects within the company, ensuring software is of a professional standard and is developed using industry best practices.

The role requires working with other members of the technical team to ensure code is written to a high standard and developing new features for key platforms while ensuring they remain robust and reliable.

They will keep up to date with the latest trends in the field of software development/software engineering, and will ensure their technical knowledge and skills are kept up to date accordingly. This role reports to the software Team Lead.

What you'll be doing

The role holder will:

  • Use industry best practice to develop and maintain key platforms using JavaScript/NodeJS, LESS/CSS and HTML5.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop viable solutions to complex requirements.
  • Collaborate on the planning and scoping of work to be delivered.
  • Use unit-testing and other testing approaches to ensure software is robust and reliable.
  • Participate in peer review of other team member’s code and feedback to ensure code quality.


Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • achievement of a third level qualification in Computer Science or similar field
  • 3+ years professional experience in Software Development
  • professional experience in software development using JavaScript/NodeJS, Typescript, HTML5, LESS/CSS
  • desirable skills: JavaScript Frameworks (React/Redux), MongoDB, previous experience with Learning Management Systems, experience with unit testing and continuous integration, experience in UX best practices and accessibility (a11y)
  • RESTful web services, distributed application design, software design patterns
  • highly motivated, results oriented, with a focus on quality
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ability to communicate well both within and without the technical team, and comfortable dealing with everyone from front-line support to the senior executive team
  • understand and experience with AWS Lambda is desirable, but not essential.



The Learning Pool team is filled with people who have a real passion for what they do. We have been listed on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for two consecutive years and have received an Investors in People Gold accreditation, proving our commitment to our employees. The successful candidate can expect to take advantage of the great benefits and career opportunities that come with working for us, including:

  • Generous pension package
  • Flexible and family-friendly working policies
  • Childcare vouchers, tech scheme and much more


Apply for this Position

Software Developer, Oxford based
*The closing date for this role is 31st January 2020*