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Senior Software Engineer

Oak National Academy


Posted over 30 days ago...


Advance Your Career as a Senior Software Engineer with Oak's Dynamic Education Tech Team


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100% Remote

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Join Oak, a leader in educational technology, providing comprehensive curriculum and lesson resources for teachers and students alike. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to education by enhancing user experience with cutting-edge web applications. At Oak, innovation and collaboration are at the forefront, as we work in product squads to release new features and improvements, making quality education accessible and engaging.

Role Summary

  • Develop responsive, accessible web user interfaces with Typescript and Next.js.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team to develop robust, well-tested products.
  • Lead by example, becoming a code base authority and driving new process implementations.
  • Provide mentorship and support to junior team members.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure product accessibility.
  • Engage in cross-functional teams and contribute to organizational planning and culture.
  • Take on leadership roles and general responsibilities as needed.

Role Requirements

  • Substantial experience with Typescript and React frameworks, especially Next.js.
  • Strong problem-solving and digital product development skills.
  • Experience with automated testing and understanding of testing methodologies.
  • History of improving Developer Experience and product quality through new processes or tools.
  • Passion for creating user-friendly, accessible digital products.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and time management skills.

Application Process Details

  • Initial application through an online form with job-related questions.
  • Anonymized and randomized sifting process of responses by a review panel.
  • Remote technical interview and pairing session via Zoom, lasting about 2 hours.
  • Feedback provided at the end of the application process.
  • Interviews expected to start in mid-March 2024.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Product and Engineering team.

Oak provides school teachers and pupils with the highest quality curriculum and lesson resources across all subjects and age groups and, in this role, you will be working on our user-facing web applications using Typescript, Next.js, GraphQL and SQL to make our products easy and fun to use.

We work together in product squads alongside designers, researchers and education experts, regularly releasing new features and improvements to give teachers and their pupils quick and easy access to the highest quality learning resources.


  • Development of highly-responsive, accessible web-based user interfaces built using Typescript on Next.js

  • Collaborate with wider engineering team to build robust, well-tested products that deliver incredible user experiences

  • Be the expert authority within the engineering team on several important aspects of the code base and maintain a good working knowledge of large parts of the technology stack

  • Lead the implementation of new processes or tools that improve the user or developer experience

  • Provide mentorship for less experienced colleagues

  • Be part of our on-call rota to ensure users can access our products whenever and wherever they are

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation

  • Deputise for more senior colleagues and take on other general responsibilities as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Proven professional experience building web-based applications with substantial experience with Typescript and React frameworks (ideally Next.js)

  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on digital product development

  • Experience building automated test suites and understanding the value of different types of testing (e.g. unit vs integration)

  • Proven experience in proposing and implementing new processes or tools that improve Developer Experience (DevEx) and lead to higher-quality products

  • Desire to build beautiful, easy-to-use digital products with an understanding of the importance of accessibility in all its forms

  • Great communication and collaborative skills

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace, with a range of digital systems (including proprietary ones as required) and you will continuously look at ways that the team can keep getting better. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.

Next steps

All you need to do is start the process by clicking on the button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next stage, which will be a remote technical interview and a technical pairing session carried out over Zoom. This will last approximately 2 hours.

We love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process we'll share how well you performed.

We are aiming to start interviews in mid-March 2024.

We are experiencing really good responses to our job adverts. This may lead us to close the role early, so if you are considering applying then please get your application in early to avoid missing out.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.


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