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Technical Lead


thisislanguage.com is the smart language tool for classrooms and winner of the prestigious 2019 BETT Award. We’re a small team of linguists and creatives who are using technology to improve language-teaching in schools. Our office is right in the heart of Oxford, a few minutes’ walk from Carfax tower. We’re used by almost 1000 schools worldwide, we’re growing fast and in 2019 we will be 8 years old!

We’re looking for a Technical Lead with a rock-solid work ethic, creative flair and solid people skills to join the team and lead our product to new heights.

If applicable, we have a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Number.

Your responsibilities:

  • Leading or Project Managing on the implementation of dazzling new features (you choose)
  • Managing an experienced team of outsourced developers
  • Generating ideas for how to analyse user data and improve our product
  • Championing an exceptionally high standard of code
  • Ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of our industry

Your skills:

  • Strong experience participating in software projects and solid programming skills (React and Node would be a bonus)
  • A deep feeling for UX and UIs
  • Familiar with architectural concepts and their purpose (AWS, APIs, Database, UI components, e.t.c.)
  • Able to manage different web development roles (Lead Dev, DBA, SysAdmin, DevOps e.t.c.)
  • Understand the role of CRMs and their integration

Other things we like:

  • A strong interest in languages
  • A good sense of humour
  • Lateral thinking
  • Food

What you’ll love about us:

  • Small team. You’ll be making a difference from Day 1
  • 22 days holiday a year + 8 days bank holiday
  • Free Puregym membership (close to office)
  • Curzon Cult Membership (unlimited free cinema trips!)
  • Regular staff outings
  • Proper work/life balance
  • Competitive salary

    To apply please email recruitment@thisislanguage.com and tell us why you like the sound of what we do.