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Multiverse • Remote (UK)

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

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Multiverse, a tech scaleup with a social mission. We’re creating a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training, through the power of professional apprenticeships.

We’re one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe and rapidly expanding in North America, working with over 500 clients including Facebook, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and the NHS. In June 2022, we broke the EdTech funding record (again!) by announcing our $220m Series D, making Multiverse the UK’s first ever EdTech unicorn.

Join us on our journey to democratising access to the best careers and learning opportunities.

Requirements

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 solve real problems including

  • How can we build a world-class admissions process that searches for intent and potential?

  • 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 share our learnings with the team in weekly informal training sessions, and with the wider community on our blog. 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 and prototype new ideas in Hackathons. We have a generous per-person training budget to spend however you wish.

We choose the right technologies and platforms for the use case - our stack includes Elixir, Phoenix, Postgres, LiveView, Elm, Docker, Terraform & AWS. But this doesn’t mean you need prior experience in any of these technologies. Applied, on-the-job learning is central to our mission, and our on-boarding process is designed to support the many team members who join us without experience in our stack.

About you

  • You’re an experienced Fullstack Engineer and have a solid understanding of software development principles and practices

  • 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

Benefits

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

  • Health & wellbeing - private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote working - weekly or monthly visits to the London office

  • Equity - every Multiverse employee has ownership in the business through equity options

  • Team fun - weekly socials and regular offsite events

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. You can read more about our commitment DEI here.

Safeguarding

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

Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Work from anywhere scheme
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.

We asked employees of Multiverse how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
75%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
69%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Multiverse

Company employees

750

Gender diversity (male:female)

45/55

Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels

$414M

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

Especially since our work spans many time zones (US West Coast to UK) there's a lot of flexibility since there are different folks that work together at different times. I can plan early days for when I need to connect with folks that are ahead of me (time zone-wise) or later on days that I'm working with US folks and doing heads-down work. I appreciate that my leaders know that I will get my work done and if I need to go to appointments or take time mid-day, that is supported.

Multiverse Employee

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