JavaScript Job: Junior Software Engineer - JavaScript-TypeScript-R

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London, England - United Kingdom

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About us

️ Purpose: Are you passionate about making education accessible to all?

Growth: Keen to work for a company with a fresh $50M Series B funding who is expanding globally?

Belonging: Do you thrive in an environment where teams have high sense of belonging? 97% of our team believe they have caring and trusting teammates and 90% of us feel they belong at Perlego.

Diversity: Do you want to work as part of a truly diverse and inclusive team? We’re a team of 108 people who are made up of; 28 nationalities, 23 languages, 6 religious beliefs, 24% BAME, 35% female and 7% LGBTQ+!

Happy: Most importantly do you want to be happy with where you work? We’re proud that 92% of our team would recommend Perlego as a great place to work!

More about our product & mission

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 (and now 172 countries) 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.

Want to learn more about how we’re making learning accessible? Check out our latest impact report.

What we’re looking for

A Junior Software Engineer who is passionate about web development and eager to grow and learn, with experience in Javascript/Typescript, React and Node.js. You'll be joining our engineering team, working in a product squad with a data-driven mission to help our users have the best learning experience possible.

How we work together

We organise ourselves into cross-functional squads, with each squad working together on a common goal. Each team consists of 6-8 team members - a Technical Lead, 3-4 Engineers, a DevOps Engineer, QA Engineer & Product Designer/Owner.

What you’ll do

You will work in a self-organising team in our product ecosystem providing technical development skills (React/Node/AWS) within the squad, co-solutioning and getting hands-on implementing the solutions to help your squad achieve it's goal.
You will contribute to the design and code base of distributed AWS cloud systems, Serverless Node.js application back-ends and React web application front-ends.

Within your squad you'll bring these solutions to life, writing high-quality code utilising test-driven development (Jest /Cypress), continuous integration (AWS) and code review (GitHub).
You and your cross-functional squad will look after application features from inception to production working with customers and business stakeholders to bring them to life and support them in production.

It’s the perfect role for you if you have experience with the following:

Implementing web applications
Writing code in JavaScript or TypeScript, HTML & CSS
Using ReactJS or NodeJS as a framework
Writing unit and integration tests
Working collaboratively in a team
Have a general interest in books, reading and always learning new things!

️ It’s a plus if you have:
Commercial experience as a software engineer
An understanding of Relational Database Design and NoSQL Databases
Experience working with Cloud computing providers (AWS).
A Computer Science (or related) degree.


Why should you work at Perlego?

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. We’re proud of our 4.8 Glassdoor reviews and the fact that 97% of our team would recommend Perlego as a place to work.

Want to learn more about how we’re making learning accessible? Check out our latest impact report

✨Salary available: £38,000 - £44,000 + equity (dependent on experience)

Benefits include:

We offer flexibility in where you work - we are a London based company, but also hire remotely across the UK and Europe. Our London employees work from our Chancery Lane office 2 days a week

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

L&D Budget

We value continuous learning, you will get £500 per year to spend on training of your choice

Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

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

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

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

Flexi Bank Holidays

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

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

❄️ Office Reset

All employees an 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


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

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).

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.

Mental Health

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

Financial Wellbeing

Track your financial goals and receive financial advice all via Mintago

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.


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.

Family time

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