Lead Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 634398621-2
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Cambridge University Press & Assessment
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join the Product Innovation and Ideation (PI&I) technology department to lead a team of between 2 to 6 developers. You will report into the PI&I Engineering Manager and be a key member of the technical leadership team.

The PI&I technology team is responsible for developing new innovations into existing platforms and products, backend AI learning models, new standalone product ideas, proof of concepts to be taken to business approval and much more. As with everything we build we strive to develop products and systems which enable our users to learn better and faster.

In this role you will play a key part in the development, standardisation and productionisation of products and ideas. Working in an agile environment and alongside solutions engineers, scrum masters, delivery managers, products owners, UX/UI as well as all other departments within English Technology.

We are open to hybrid/flexible/remote working (within the UK). A full job description is attached.

About you

You will be familiar with the technologies we use (see job description) and have a willingness to learn, try new things and push your skills to bring the most benefit to the team.

Experience with line management and a qualification in a computer science or mathematics subject is desirable but not essential.

You will be joining an extremely diverse group of open minded people, you will bring your own unique ideas and ways of solving problems to this team that will make it stronger and more productive in future.

You should be open to and enjoy working in the most agile way possible with people from all over the globe.

The closing date for application is 31st July and interviews will take place as soon as possible.

Our application process requires you to upload two documents. If you don't have time to prepare a covering letter, please don't worry, just upload your CV twice!

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.