Multiverse • Remote (UK)

Senior Python Engineer - Remote (UK), Hybrid or Office Based

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,500 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 16,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.


It’s an incredible time to join the Engineering team at Multiverse as we build an outstanding alternative to university. You have a real opportunity to shape the team - and the entire company - at a critical stage in our growth.

If you’re looking to solve complex and compelling engineering challenges in a collaborative environment, and are motivated by having a significant, genuinely positive impact on people’s lives, then we would love to talk with you.

Our goal is to provide you with encouragement and autonomy to do the best work of your career. We want to create a caring, understanding environment where everyone can thrive.

You will enjoy being a Software Engineer at Multiverse if:

  • You want to do work that makes a difference

  • You want your opinion to matter

  • You want opportunities to learn and grow

You’ll help us answer meaningful questions, including:

  • How can we provide the best possible experience to apprentices through our bespoke learning management system?

  • How do we support apprentices in consolidating their learning, showcasing their new skills, and opening doors in their career?

  • How can we use data to generate insights about apprentices that increase retention, engagement, and success?

  • How do we use AI to accelerate and enhance learning, while keeping people at the heart of the apprenticeship journey?

  • How can we improve the quality of our education while growing it internationally, at scale?

  • How can we make apprenticeships the preferred way of learning around the world?

We work according to four principles:

  • We want a happy team - one where everyone feels like they are doing their best work

  • We want to ship ideas quickly and measure the impact of our work - because time changes problems

  • We aim for no surprises. We own the pivot and constantly optimise for increased business value

  • We prioritise code quality and take pride in our craft - and the impact it has on our users

We enjoy “10% time” where we’re free to play with new technologies, contribute to open source, or simply experiment to see what we can build. We practise collaboration, prototype new ideas in Hackathons, and share our learnings with the team in weekly informal training sessions. We have a generous training budget to spend on a huge selection of courses, books and more via Learnably.

Our Learning Management System, Ariel, is built in Python and React, and this role would best suit someone with proven experience building commercial web apps using this stack; but we choose the right technologies and platforms for each use case.

Other technologies in use at Multiverse include Elixir, Phoenix, Postgres, LiveView, Elm, Docker, Terraform & AWS; and while this role doesn’t require prior experience of these (you’ll be working in Python/React) there will be the opportunity to build your knowledge of them, should you wish.

About you:

  • You’re an experienced full stack engineer and have a solid understanding of software development principles and practices

  • You have experience building commercial web applications using Python and React

  • You have worked with TypeScript, Django, GraphQL, Postgres, or similar related technologies

  • You are well versed in the fundamentals and pro’s & con’s of both monolithic and microservice architectures (we are moving from mono to micro)

  • You care about building reliable, accessible and well-tested systems for the web

  • You have an appreciation for simple, maintainable design

  • You take a collaborative approach to problem solving

  • You thrive in a culture of knowledge-sharing and peer review

  • You enjoy mentoring and supporting the development of your colleagues - and you’re excited about working with our Software Engineering apprentices


  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change. Read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy here.


All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels


Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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