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Software Engineering Manager

Published on Mon, 20 Feb 2023 10:35 UTC
(281 days ago)

๐Ÿ“š About us ๐Ÿ“š

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.

๐Ÿ”Ž What weโ€™re looking for ๐Ÿ”Ž

A Software Engineering Manager with extensive experience in Javascript, 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.

๐Ÿ”ฅWhat youโ€™ll do๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • You will lead a versatile product engineering squad 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 leaders.
  • You will be partially hands-on in helping the team to implement solutions.
  • 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, its capabilities and evangelism.


Itโ€™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.js) and AWS.
  • A good understanding of architectural practices including: Microservices, OOP, Caching, Databases, Containers & Serverless.
  • Commercial experience as a Senior Software Engineer.
  • A desire to balance the people and process elements of the role whilst still using your technical skills.

โญ๏ธ Itโ€™s a plus if you have:

  • A degree - preferably in a computing related subject
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Experience with React Native and mobile development
  • A strong understanding of SEO and application performance
  • A general interest in books, reading and always learning new things!


๐ŸŒˆ Benefits include:


The range available for this role is from ยฃ80,000 - ยฃ90,000

๐Ÿ  Flexible

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 know what works best for them.

We are flexible if you wish to work remotely overseas for short periods of time, as long as you remain a UK tax resident ๐Ÿ—บ

๐Ÿง  L&D Budget

We value continuous learning, you will get ยฃ500 per year to spend on the training of your choice

๐ŸŒฑ Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

Unlimited access to MoreHappi, an on-demand professional coaching platform to offer all employees access to unbiased and professional coaching opportunities.

๐Ÿค“ Learning Time

All employees have dedicated Learning Time every second Friday afternoon, to focus on new skills, projects or interests that lay outside of their day-to-day job

๐ŸŒด Work-Life Balance

Everyone needs a break, so enjoy 30 days off (incl. bank holidays) + 1 additional day annual leave for every year of service up to 35 days off (incl. bank holidays)

๐Ÿ› Flexi Bank Holidays

We understand that not everyone aligns with the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local country's bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days.

e.g. switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

โ„๏ธ Office Reset

All employees can also enjoy the days between Boxing Day and New Year off, to reset and refresh for the new year - this is additional to your annual leave ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ– Sabbatical

After three years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month unpaid sabbatical, and after five years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month paid sabbatical

๐Ÿ’› Personal Days

Life happens and we want you to be able to use your annual leave for resting, relaxing or taking time out to do something you love!

We offer 1 additional day a year for life events (your wedding, relocation, moving house, or a child starting school).

๐Ÿ Health & Wellbeing

We want everyone to feel healthy and happy, so you get the choice of a wellbeing subsidy or private medical insurance via Vitality.

๐Ÿ’ญ Mental Health

All employees also get access to a free counselling support service via Spill

๐Ÿ’ธ Financial Wellbeing

Track your financial goals and receive financial advice all via Mintago

๐Ÿšฒ Cycle to Work Scheme

We're committed to building a sustainable business, so we encourage cycling to work. Perlego will buy your bike of choice, which you'll pay back over 12 months.

๐ŸŽ‰ Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.

๐Ÿผ Family time

We believe family is really important; we offer new parents a competitive matched parental leave as well as a phased return to work from extended leave.

๐Ÿ‘ผ Workplace Nursery Benefit

We want to support working parents and carers, so we offer a workplace nursery benefit scheme, helping our employees potentially save thousands of ยฃยฃยฃ against the cost of nurseries each year.

๐Ÿ‘‹ Belonging at Perlego:

๐ŸŒˆ We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background.

โค๏ธ We are actively building a diverse team, so we strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

๐Ÿ“ฃ To enable an equitable experience for all and give you the best chance of success, if you have any specific requirements for any stage of the interview process, please let us know by emailing

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