Head of Engineering & Lead Developer

London, England, United Kingdom


Come and reinvent education.

We’re looking for a talented and ambitious developer to take the reins and lead technical development, strategy, architecture design and implementation at Up Learn. You’ll be laying Up Learn’s foundations for scale and leading the technical development of a product successfully tackling one of the most meaningful problems there is: education.


At Up Learn, we guarantee students academic success or their money back. Up Learn provides the entire curriculum learning component of education, and if we’re successful we’ll eliminate the need for exams and reinvent education into an experience that prepares students for the rest of their lives.

Since launching in 2016 we’ve achieved 97% A*/A success rate (with some students starting from grades as low as Ds and even Us), helped over 2,000 students, delivered over 400 scholarships to disadvantaged students and received 100% 5* reviews on Trustpilot.

We’ve now raised over £2.5m from exceptional investors - including top VC Forward Partners - to create our next wave of A Level and GCSE courses, expanding our reach to over 2 million new students every year.

We have a team-first culture: we’re building Up Learn into the best company to work at in the world, so that we’re able to do the best possible work for our customers: the students. The work we do for students today, will have a lasting impact for the rest of their lives.



You want to build something that makes a huge positive impact on people's lives. You have solid commercial experience with a suitable tech stack (see below), and are able to use this to creatively solve problems. You care about the code you write, aiming to make it robust, readable and maintainable.

You’ve worked in multi-disciplinary product teams and alongside other developers; ideally this would be in the form of another digital product at scale. You’re open to sharing knowledge and have the ability and experience to establish robust development standards and team processes.

We are building the most advanced education technology company in the world, pushing the frontiers of effective education, and having a tangible impact on thousands of young people.

If that excites you, we can’t wait to meet.


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If this sounds like it’s for you, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Send us your CV & tell us in 150 words why you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us ahead of applying at [email protected]

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