It starts with paternity leave
Previously Startups of London has featured Koru Kids in our podcast episode in 2021, where we had the opportunity to have a lovely chat with their Founder. Check out the full podcast episode and a detailed article about their company. You can also click on the company name above or go to their company page from here and learn more about their culture, business and management.
As for the role; Koru Kids is looking for a hands-on Senior Software Engineer to join the product engineering team in their company. Learn more about the role, requirements as well as benefits in the below description. Click on the Apply Now button to complete the job application.
– Startup of London Team
Working on a platform that provides families with access to a number of Koru Kids childcare products that are delivered by a mixture of part-time and full-time childcarers from a variety of backgrounds.
From a product engineering perspective there are a bunch of interesting challenges to get stuck into. To give you a flavour of the sort of thing this role might be working on, we’ve recently:
Each of the teams are small and tight. They operate with abnormally high ownership and autonomy, care about quality and the engineering practises that make all that work.
It’s also worth mentioning that at this early stage, every single person we hire will make a lasting impression on Koru Kids.
What we want this role to do:
Product and engineering (ProdEng) is composed of small teams focussed on different parts of the domain. We’ve also got a leadership team; Manish (Chief Product Officer), James (CTO) and Michael (Head of Engineering) who are accountable for creating the necessary conditions for teams to flourish.
Culture-wise, like the rest of Koru Kids, there is a high degree of openness and transparency. Team members work together as much as possible and across disciplines. Engineers are experienced with pairing, test automation and have a disciplined approach to incidents. At the end of every week, we all join the rest of the company to showcase and celebrate what we’ve accomplished. To get a feel for how we work, check out the Product Engineering Blog.
From a tech perspective, it’s Ruby (on Rails), JS (React) for the main platform – hosted on Heroku with GCP bits for serverless, pub-sub and data warehouse. We’ve also got an app that’s built in React native.
Important things to know:
Timing: We are looking for someone as soon as possible, but we’ll keep on going until we get the right match!
Flexibility: We welcome candidates who would prefer to work on a part-time basis (we know parents fall into this category too!) and would love to discuss any working arrangements that make it possible for you to be part of our team.
Salary: This role is a senior engineer level. The salary range for this role is £60,000-£80,000, depending on experience. We also have some awesome benefits — parents, among these is the ability to have a Koru Kids nanny for half price!
Location: You can do this role from anywhere in the UK and earn the same salary as you would if you were in London (where we are based). We welcome applications from people living outside London. Outside the UK is more complicated as it has tax and other implications, so we are less likely to hire someone living outside the UK.
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