Software Engineering Manager

Join Perlego as they are looking for a Software Engineering Manager

📚About us📚

At Perlego, there's just over 100 of us working hard to make education accessible to all.

In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is two fold:
1) expand our support to students globally, and
2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

🔎What we’re looking for🔎

A Software Engineering Manager with experience in Javascript, React, Node.js, AWS & TDD. You'll be joining our engineering team, working with two product squads towards a data-driven mission to help our users have the best learning experience possible.

🔥What you’ll do🔥
You will lead two our of versatile product engineering squads guiding them and their stakeholders in the agile delivery of high quality software products.

You will help shape software designs and architecture helping to build a better learning experience for our users in collaboration with our technical leads and architects.

You will provide mentoring, guidance and coaching for a group of software engineers helping them grow their skills and collectively achieve their goals.

You will collaborate with other engineering managers in process improvement and measurement activities across the engineering and product organisation.

You will contribute to growing our engineering organisation, it's capabilities and evangelism.

🤩Why should you work at Perlego?🤩

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing collaboration, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. We’re proud of our 4.8 Glassdoor reviews and the fact that 97% of our team would recommend Perlego as a place to work.


It’s the perfect role for you if you have:

  • Experience leading high-performing teams in an Agile environment with Test Driven Development, CI/CD
  • Experience coaching and mentoring software engineers
  • Experience in implementing web applications development using Javascript (React /Node) and AWS.
  • A good understanding of architectural practices including: Microservices, OOP & Databases.
  • Commercial experience as a Senior Software Engineer.

⭐️ It’s a plus if you have:

  • Degree - preferably in a computing related subject
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Have a general interest in books, reading and always learning new things!


🌈 Benefits include:


The range available for this role is from £74,000 - £82,000

:sparkles: Flexible Working

We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to work from where you do your best work.

🌱L&D budget

There is an annual training budget for everyone's personal development

🌴 Base holiday

30 days base holiday (22 days + 8 bank holidays)

🎅🏼 Christmas break

In addition to your base holiday - the office will be shut for certain days over the Christmas holidays to allow everyone to have a break
🚲 Cycle to work scheme

Perlego will buy a bike up-front and you can salary sacrifice to pay off over the next 12-36 months

🌻 Wellbeing subsidy

Subsidy towards your choice of: gym or Vitality health insurance

🎉 Subsidised social activities

Encourage everyone in the team to hang out so we have regular team socials and activities