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About EdPlace

Launched in 2012, we`re a growing EdTech business helping parents across the UK support their child’s learning journey. We`ve helped over 20,000 children aged 5 to 16 with their maths, English and science. We believe every parent should have access to quality educational support that effectively helps their child succeed. As parent champions, our mission is to be the most trusted partner for parents with the the biggest impact on a child’s education. We’re looking to build on the great success we’ve had to date and want you to be part of it.

The EdPlace Way

Our values run through everything we do here at EdPlace.

  • Problem Solve: We don’t settle for ‘this is how it has always been done’ or ‘no that can’t be done’. We look for solutions.
  • Results-focussed: We work towards clear actions to get results.
  • Helpful and supportive: We’re a small team, so it’s important to help and support one another to make EdPlace the best it can be.
  • Adaptive: We ensure we’re adapting to the needs of our customers and quick to respond.
  • We care: We take pride in helping parents support their child’s education.

You’ll join a small, friendly team based in Clerkenwell.

Below is a list of current positions we`re hiring for. For more details and an opportunity to join the team, please email us at [email protected] with your CV with some detail about yourself. If we like what we read, we`ll arrange an in-person or phone/Skype interview.

 

Current Opportunities


 

Lead Developer

 

Job overview

As our Lead Developer you will have responsibility for maintaining and leading the full stack development of our product, including our PHP website and web services and our native iOS app. You’ll set EdPlace’s technology agenda and help us deliver our product roadmap at high quality, identifying new opportunities for improvement and innovation along the way. Most of all you’ll be helping children learn by using the best technology available.

You’ll manage the relationship with our offshore development team of two dedicated PHP developers plus QC, front end and iOS resources and we’ll expect you to lead the recruitment and development of a small internal engineering team in the near future. In other words, you’ll have complete strategic control but won’t be expected to write every single line of code.

We’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty or try new things. Maybe you’ll want to rebuild some of what we already have or introduce new technology into the stack. We’re interested in machine learning, mobile frameworks, data visualisation and chat bots right now but you’ll have plenty of ideas of your own and have the vision and ability to deliver these. As well as our public-facing services you will be responsible for improving our operational systems - reporting, analytics and payments - ensuring that they run smoothly and securely.

You will have overall responsibility for our AWS infrastructure, supported by IT resource at our offshore partner, including performance and security.

You will work closely with our marketing team, helping to define campaigns from a technical perspective and seeking out opportunities to improve customer conversion and retention. You’ll support our customer support team, helping to resolve problems for the thousands of parents who rely on our service.

 

About you

This role is a leadership position and you’ll work closely with both our CEO and CMO. As well as being a first class technologist you’ll be able to hold your own in discussions about product and business development. You’ll be a self-starter, a problem solver and have great attention to detail.

You’ll definitely have:

  • Deep knowledge (5+ years at a senior level) of PHP/MySQL plus at least one other language (Python, Ruby, C# etc.)
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks (we aren’t using one right now but one of your jobs is likely to include introducing one)
  • Solid knowledge of front end languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Knowledge and experience of build and deploy processes (Git, Jenkins etc)
  • The ability to pick the right language and the right tools for the job, even if that means trying something new
  • Sound knowledge of AWS or other cloud infrastructure service including cloud databases, containerisation and object storage (e.g. S3)
  • Knowledge of payment systems (ideally including Chargify and/or Stripe)
  • Knowledge and experience with security best practice
  • A willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Experience of working in an agile environment (Kanban, Scrum, XP etc)
  • Experience using a project management tool/issue tracker (ideally JIRA)
  • Enthusiasm for and belief in EdPlace’s mission
  • A willingness to pitch in across the whole organisation
  • A sense of humour

It would be nice if you have some or all of:

  • Knowledge of front-end frameworks and tools (Bootstrap, Angular, D3 etc)
  • Experience in e-commerce, particularly subscription billing
  • Experience in a small business or start-up
  • Experience of working on product development
  • Knowledge of the education sector or of child-centred products
  • Experience working with (and probably refactoring/rewriting some of) a legacy codebase
  • Experience with Objective C or Swift and/or cross platform frameworks (Xamarin, React Native etc)
  • Working knowledge of application performance monitoring (e.g New Relic)

If reading this gets you excited, we’d love to hear from you.


 

Sales Executive

 

Job overview

We’re looking for a vibrant salesperson to help manage our B2B sales program.

The successful applicant will be required to liaise directly with tuition centres via an e-CRM platform and direct telesales. They will also get exposure to the overall sales plan and work directly with our Chief Marketing Officer. This is a great opportunity for someone to get exposure to the full sales and marketing mix of a company and flex their sales skills in an interesting and challenging sector.

 

Responsibilities

  • Deliver B2B sales to agreed KPIs
  • Successfully build our leads database
  • Help manage our sales after-care
  • Monitor and report on overall performance
  • Suggest ways to improve the process where relevant

You’ll be working as part of small team so will need to be personable, driven by performance, have good sales skills and be a well-organised self starter with great attention to detail.

 

Requirements

  • Previous sales experience preferred;
  • Excellent IT skills and experience of online management systems;
  • A good knowledge of the English education system; and
  • Available to start asap.

If reading this gets you excited, we’d love to hear from you.


 

Online Performance Manager

 

Job overview

The primary responsibility of this role is to plan, implement, analyse, develop and optimise EdPlace’s digital marketing campaigns. This role will mainly focus on paid search, paid social, display and mobile marketing activities based on the business’ acquisition targets and the performance marketing strategy. The role will also be expected to provide actionable insights and recommendations on how to improve performance for these channels and then action these items.
The role will also be involved in implementing and optimising an ongoing testing & optimisation plan in order to push volumes and improve cost per acquisition, along with new channel expansion. The core requirements for this role are a strong analytical mindset and approach, an understanding of managing media campaigns and a desire to learn from and be involved in a fast growing digital start-up.

 

Responsibilities

  • Building new media campaigns

A large part of this role will be focused on researching qualified keyword lists and keyword mining while also identifying better targeting methodologies and building our various acquisition channels. This will involve researching keywords and building creatives. In addition to PPC media campaigns, in this role you will be responsible for building and optimising social and mobile media platforms in line with acquisition targets.

  • Optimising existing campaigns

Beyond building our keyword lists and developing our social, mobile and display activities this role will also spend time supporting the continuous testing and optimisation of all existing online marketing campaigns.
This will involve drafting new text & creatives and testing these in a consistent way, implementing learned best practices across accounts. Landing pages will also be developed and tested for improved conversion rate. A clear optimisation schedule will be developed by the Online Performance Manager in order to ensure that our volume building activities are delivering optimal profitability and that learnings are continually being applied to our accounts and across the team.

  • Reporting on performance

KPI reports will be generated on a weekly basis and reviewed with the the line manager in order to assess opportunities/issues and deliver a clearly prioritised task list reflecting on commercial targets.
The Online Performance Manager will identify opportunities and agree on key areas requiring attention.

 

The ideal candidate will

  • Have a strong & demonstrable understanding of data analysis
  • Have an understanding of online marketing principles, media platforms and be able to demonstrate experience creating and optimising online paid channels including PPC, mobile, display and social
  • Have an understanding of the digital environment and E-commerce and subscription based platforms
  • Be comfortable with online reporting tools and tracking methodology
  • Have a strong can-do attitude
  • Have a good commercial sense and be able to spot & exploit opportunities in a pro-active manner
  • Want to gain experience of working in small ed tech company with the opportunity to expand and grow the online acquisition channels and team
  • Have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Be ready to work in a fast-paced and highly ambitious company
  • Be able to build rapport in cross-functional teams

 

Required skills / education

  • Minimum 3+ years experience in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Paid Search (PPC) and additional experience in other paid acquisition channels (display, mobile, social) a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Experience with website analysis using a variety of analytics tools including Google Analytics.
  • Experience working with popular PPC ad platforms, specifically AdWords, Yahoo,/Bing. AdWords / Bing certification a plus.
  • An interest and/or experience in the UK Education system is preferred but not required.
  • Fluent written/spoken English
  • Degree in relevant area

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid holiday and sick days
  • Company laptop
  • Opportunity to increase your exposure to the wider marketing mix and potentially take on new and exciting marketing opportunities, helping to develop your career.
  • We’ll ensure you have access to all the tools, resources and equipment you need to be successful here at EdPlace.