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Sparx

Sparx

Sparx

Sparx is developing a revolutionary new technology for the classroom that is redefining the limits of what young people can achieve. Our platform for Maths uses custom built content and a powerful, data-driven mobile framework to deliver a tailored set of exercises, games and incentives to the student.

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Location:
Exeter, United Kingdom

Posted:
6 Jun 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Salary details:
£highly competitive, dependent on experience (plus generous benefits including relocation package) 

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Senior Software Developer

Reboot the classroom to power the education revolution

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Salary details:
£highly competitive, dependent on experience (plus generous benefits including relocation package) 

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
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Social Impact
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As a Senior Software Developer at Sparx, you’ll be integral to the team from day one, helping to make the big decisions, shaping team objectives and driving our technical expertise and potential. 

You’ll be leading the development of the core technical framework of the tablet-based Sparx system and driving its evolution. You’ll work with all members of the team – from data scientists to content developers – to find solutions to the most challenging problems we face when building a system of this scale. 

You’ll be responsible for designing and implementing components for the Sparx system, writing high quality, reusable code that focuses on usability, scalability and innovation. Program it how you want it, see how it works in a full classroom the next day and then dive straight back in to make it better and try out the next idea.

Things happen at breakneck speed at Sparx and you’ll have the freedom to do whatever it takes to get from A to B. There are no hierarchies here, and no-one micro-managing how you work. We have one shared ambition: to create the world’s most transformational educational experience.

About you

We reckon you were probably writing code while your friends were watching Blue Peter and have been doing things your own way ever since. By now, you’ve got at least five years of professional experience under your belt and a track record of producing some great and innovative technical creations.

Working quickly and collaboratively comes naturally to you and you love working minute-by-minute to solve problems that may take months to completely understand. Teamwork and creativity are key here so you’ll be a great team worker, willing to get stuck in and happy to help guide and mentor some of the more junior members of the team when necessary.

You’ll have a minimum 2:1 in a relevant technical degree, and be fluent in programming languages – whether it be C++, Objective C, Python, Ruby, Java, Klingon machine code…take your pick. But you’ll also be a quick enough learner to be able to teach yourself whatever you need to do the best job.

 

Our team

At Sparx we work hard, and we play hard. You’ll be able to see Dartmoor from your office window, and get to the beach in 20 minutes. 

Our generous benefits include substantial holiday leave and a company pension once you've completed your probationary period. We also have a range of on-site facilities for all employees to use free of charge. There’s a netball court and a five-a-side football pitch just outside, an onsite gym with classes throughout the day, a running track and pool table, a 2012 Olympic table tennis table and a café serving free, delicious and organic food. On top of this, we’re constantly organising events and activities to support our charities, and to socialise. 

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