Arbor Education

Product Engineer

Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Product Engineer

 About Arbor

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better. We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and Edtech engineers passionate about making a difference to the sector. 

Job purpose

The Product Engineer role is responsible for contributing towards the development of the companies core systems and processes, as well as auxiliary services where needed. The role will specialise in PHP application and web development, as well as development of scripts and processes to support systems where needed.

Key Result Areas

  • Successful completion of relevant features contributing towards the core systems and platforms

  • Improving product lead time across

  • Assisting in the resolution of bugs and issues within the system

  • Assist in creating relevant technical documentation for the system

What you'll be doing

  • Work closely with the Engineering Lead to help solutionise feature requests

  • Create appropriate documentation for new feature developments, including diagrams where appropriate

  • Write appropriate tests around new features and ensure appropriate test coverage

  • Produce well written code using standard design patterns and methods

  • Participate in code reviews and pair programming with colleagues

  • Participate in tech-talks and team based learning to ensure knowledge is spread

About you

  • Extensive experience of Object Oriented languages and software development

  • Understanding of software engineering principles, such as SOLID, DRY etc

  • Understanding of relational database technologies

  • A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving

  • A team player, willing to muck in and help others when needed, driven personality who asks questions and actively participates in discussions

  • Good written and spoken English so you can present your ideas - our HQ is based in London

  • Minimum 2 years experience in software development

Bonus skills

  • Past experience with enterprise solutions

  • Familiarity with Scrum methodology or other agile development processes

  • Experience with cloud computing

  • Experience with Docker and containerisation

  • Familiarity with software best practices such as Refactoring, Clean Code, Domain-Driven Design, Test-Driven Development, etc.

The Process:

Kick things off with a 30 minute video call with the Talent team.

Next up you complete a technical assessment (Typically takes 2 hours to complete)

To close out the interview process it will be a 90 minute panel interview

What we offer

Aside from the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday.

  • Remote working - 1-2 days in the office a month unless you want to go more!
  • We believe in supporting your professional growth and provide team managers with a training budget to spend on courses for you and your team.
  • As an engineer you’ll be provided with a subscription to Udemy for engineering training resources
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program as well as being able to speak to trained mental health first aiders
  • Frequent internal lunch and learns, opportunities to learn from colleagues, and dedicated time off to attend conferences or training
  • We offer additional discretionary holidays, including half day Fridays during the school summer holidays

An equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is to build a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be.

We want to make sure we build the best products for our schools, and we passionately believe that starts with building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We’re actively working on this, and we’re always open to feedback. Let us know your thoughts! If you need any adjustments to be made to support you through the recruitment process, let us know at

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