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Oak National Academy • UK - Remote Working

Junior Software Engineer (React)

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £39,558 per annum


4.5-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer with experience using React to join our Product and Engineering team.

At Oak, engineers at the start of their career work in cross-discipline squads to deliver meaningful products from the very beginning. They are supported by experienced and talented colleagues who provide mentorship and the space to grow and gain experience not just technically but also professionally as a Software Engineer.


Oak provides school teachers and pupils with the highest-quality curriculum and lesson resources across all subjects and age groups. In this role, you will work on our user-facing web applications using React, Typescript, Next.js, GraphQL, and SQL to make our products easy and fun to use.

We work together in product squads alongside designers, researchers, and education experts, regularly releasing new features and improvements to give teachers and their pupils quick and easy access to the highest-quality learning resources.


  • Development of highly performant ed-tech applications that are secure, scalable, highly available and accessible to the widest number of users that meet Government Digital Service standards.
  • Pursue an active programme of continual learning and development of skills.
  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation.
  • Work in cross-functional and product-oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.
  • Support all work across Engineering and take on other general responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Proven experience building web-based applications using modern Javascript libraries and tools either professionally or in collaboration with others.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on digital product development.
  • Desire to build beautiful, easy-to-use digital products with an understanding of the importance of accessibility in all its forms.
  • Great communication and collaborative skills.

What we offer

  • Work at home or wherever you prefer (with an option to use a desk in a flexi/co-working office space of your choosing)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + additional Christmas Closure days
  • 11% employer pension contribution (employee contribution is not mandatory and flexible)
  • Access to learning and development

We do things differently at Oak and are always looking to improve our ways of working and challenge the status quo. Why not join us and be part of an innovative organisation working to support teachers and improve pupils’ access to quality education?

We’re actively looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds to work with us to shape Oak’s future. Apply for this role through Applied, a hiring platform we use that’s designed to remove bias from the recruitment process and create a fair experience for everyone.

Company benefits

4.5-day week
Open to part-time employees
Co-working space allowance – all colleagues can work from home or we pay for a flexi-desk space at a location of their choosing
Non-contributory pension – generous 11% employer contribution with employee contribution optional and/or flexible
Enhanced maternity leave – day one entitlement to enhanced maternity pay
Personal development budgets – access to personalised L&D budgets to support current role and future development
Company shutdown periods – all colleagues get 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 with service) plus bank holidays and 5 company shutdown days (usually around Christmas/New Year)
Life assurance
Mental health platform access
Work from anywhere scheme – subject to safe and secure internet access, colleagues can work from a non-UK location for some weeks of the year
Open to job sharing
Adoption leave – day one entitlement for enhanced adoption pay
Work from home stipend
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced sick days
9-day fortnight
Early finish Fridays
Work from home allowance
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Enhanced sick pay – Day one entitlement to full pay for sickness absence
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Employee assistance programme
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Life insurance
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Oak National Academy

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London (all colleagues can work remotely anywhere in the UK - home and/or flexi desk)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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