Back End Engineer

£50000 - £70000
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Back End Engineer

UK, Remote 

Salary. £50000 - £70000 per annum

Values-driven culture. We're really proud of our culture. Check out our Employee Guide for more details!

Flexible working environment & hours. We want our employees to have the flexibility to do what is important to them. As such we are an outcome focussed organisation rather than input based.

Learning and development. £1000 learning and well-being budget each year.

Time off. 25 days of paid time off per year.

Health. Healthcare cashback scheme covering medical, dental, optician and more.


Technology. A brand new computer (or whatever equipment you need).

🎉 About Us

Our mission is to be the most inspiring learning platform for people and organisations around the world. We are a team of 40+ and over the last four years, we’ve built an online marketplace curated from 200+ of the best learning providers. So far, we’ve supported thousands of employees from fast growing tech scale-ups and progressive businesses like GoCardless, IDEO, Curve, Treatwell and Freetrade to power their learning culture. We've only just started our journey to help unlock everyone's full potential.

Read more about us here find out what we’re talking about on our blog ****or see how we empower companies to commit to a culture of learning during Furlough in the UK!

🙌 The role

We are looking for a Back End Engineer with experience in designing for and operating with AWS-based systems to work alongside our talented (and growing!) Engineering team.

Our software architecture is currently Javascript/TypeScript based. We use a GraphQL API running on AWS services including Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, ElasticSearch, MySQL and CloudFront. 

Our infrastructure is managed via Terraform and the serverless framework. On the client-side, we use React and Apollo to build web-based components and to bind them to our GraphQL API.

The purpose of this role is to add more experience to the current engineering team and increase our ability to deliver high quality solutions so we can meet the growing needs of Learnerbly.

What you'll be getting up to:
  • Collaborating with your team to deliver high quality software, this includes Product, Design, QA as well as Engineering
  • Working with us to shape our systems design and AWS infrastructure
  • Contributing to shaping technical standards and processes
  • Enabling teams manage tech debt
  • Making sure your team(s) are consistently delivering good quality code
Our Tech Stack
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • React/Apollo
  • NodeJS
  • AWS/Serverless Framework
  • Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, ElasticSearch, MySQL, CloudFront
  • Terraform
  • GraphQL
This role will be a great fit if
  • You can take on big problems, break them down and collaborate with other members of a cross functional team to solve them.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with the wider team.
  • You can work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • You are flexible and able to adapt to changes of a growing team.
  • You are humble, have a growth mindset and a strong desire to learn.

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply for a role unless they are 100% qualified. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements, irrespective of whether they are personal or work-related, tell us about your journey, and about what you learnt. 

So, if this role excites you, don't let our role description hold you back, get applying!


🪄 Hiring Process

  1. Initial screening with Hiring Manager (30mins call)
  2. Capabilities Interview (1 hour video call)
  3. Pair Coding exercise (1 hour video call)
  4. Values Interview (1 hour video call)

Support - If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to be at your best - please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.

💛 Our Values

We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. Values are shared beliefs that guide our decision-making, culture is how we function as a group and how we live our values as individuals.

  • Be your authentic self: This means finding the intersection between what you love and what you’re good at, so you can be yourself at work.
  • Set the destination, own the journey: "Be the change you want to see in the world." Think big, speak up, take ownership. We believe in learning by experimenting and failing fast: use your creativity and resourcefulness to find solutions to problems you encounter.
  • Invite everyone to dance: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” We look for people who share our values and contribute to our culture. Diversity alone is not enough. We believe by being diverse and inclusive we make better decisions.
  • Practice heartfelt, radical candor: We know seeking radically candid feedback can be hugely powerful. We proactively seek and give feedback to reveal blindspots and accelerate growth.

🌈 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At Learnerbly, we're committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We are a global community and we believe our unique qualities should be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It's essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, caring responsibilities, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn't just an initiative at Learnerbly. We strive to embed it not just into our values but throughout our entire culture.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Life at Learnerbly

We put development at the heart of what we do. 

Find more about how we work at Learnerbly through our Employee Guide, a window into how we think and work compiling internal practices, and which we use as a living knowledge base.

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