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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 power...

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Location:
Exeter, United Kingdom

Posted:
6 Jun 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
£28-45k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

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Content Scientist

Shape the future of learning, and the future of young people across the country

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:
£28-45k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Project Management
Analysis
Software Development
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Our Content Scientists are central to the development of the product. The subject gurus amongst us, they pride themselves on having overall ownership of the learning experience.

You’ll use your deep knowledge of mathematics, and insight into the learning process, to develop engaging and radical new ways to teach topics that unlock a whole new world of understanding for students. In a nut shell, shaping how the next generation learn.

Key responsibilities

· Develop content for the Sparx platform, always thinking of new ideas to improve content design and efficiency, lesson flow, rewards and the algorithms that underpin it all.

· Find out what’s working (and what’s not) through the analysis of data, observation of school lessons and talking to teachers.

· Make sure that the system is performing beautifully (quality assurance) and develop/ specify new tools and procedures to make this job easier in the future.

· Provide in-lesson support and training for teachers within schools using the Sparx system.

· Support the Product Director as required, most likely with project management, taking ownership of a group of tasks and making sure everything comes together in time.

About you

You’re an expert and passionate about your subject, we’d expect nothing less. More than that though, you’re insatiably curious, constantly questioning results and challenging how things are done. Numbers, and lots of them, don’t bother you so you’ll be confident using data to prove and disprove the success of the content and structures you’ve put together.

At heart, we’re all scientists at Sparx, and you know you are too. You’ll be able to demonstrate a scientific, evidence-based way of working and your extraordinary attention to detail, ingenuity and pride in what we’re creating will ensure you always deliver something outstanding.

Things move quickly at Sparx so you’ll be able to work under pressure and be comfortable with a fast-paced technical environment with constantly changing priorities and a fluctuating workload. Multi-tasking and project management are two of your strengths and you can deliver on short-term objectives, without forgetting the bigger, long-term goal.

You’ll be able to get going of your own accord and use your initiative to get stuff done. As well as being a great team worker with strong communication skills, you have the ability to focus on what’s best for the team and the wider business, above your own objectives

Our team

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 the chance to join our share scheme and 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 on-site 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.

We trust our team and want them to work in the way that suits them best; whether that’s flexible hours, working from home or creating brilliance while wearing flip flops.

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