This isn’t just another tech start-up looking for another software engineer…
Firstly, we’re not just any tech start-up (actually, 8 years down the line, we’re more of a scale-up now). At Gecko, we’re the proud creators of a meaningful SaaS solution that has allowed today's Higher Ed institutions to connect with over 6 million students worldwide.
And we’re not looking for ‘just’ another software engineer; we don’t just employ skills or qualifications - although, often they are handy, albeit even necessary. Instead, our hiring approach is always centred around finding our next ‘Gecko’.
What’s a ‘Gecko’?
Although we’re massively into automation, we are humans - not Bots! Each Gecko brings a different perspective, a solution-orientated mindset and not to mention their own “je ne sais quoi”. It's ambition, drive and curiosity all rolled into an individual who doesn’t just have the ability, but also the personality and the potential (but no egos allowed).
You won't only be part of the Engineering team but the whole Gecko team; Product Managers, Designers, Customer Success people... Working with the whole Gecko team across a pretty flat hierarchy means that every Gecko is empowered to input ideas on how we can improve anything and everything – from our products, systems and processes to large-scale company-wide decisions (including the important ones like where we used order lunch).
In our Engineering team, we’re on that path of constantly trying to get better at what we do and love to share whatever we learn along the way; whether it's quirky resources, the latest tools, new languages (or even a new cooking recipe). We love to geek out over great code and can appreciate awesome craftmanship. Our projects also include a bit of something for everyone; from legacy code to greenfield, spread across two main product suites incorporating a diverse tech stack. We like to experiment; failing fast and learning faster mean that, in our Agile world, making mistakes isn’t a bad thing. We are also big advocates of paired programming and nothing is released until we have a code review and it is properly tested (we value working software over comprehensive documentation).
We’re looking for that true Node.js expert…
That’s someone who exemplifies the highest standard in software engineering and the potential to do great things with this. Someone who ensures that the team’s decisions and output consistently help empower our customers and strengthen our engineering capability.
Some of the other things you’ll be doing include:
So, we’re looking for someone who truly is excited by all of this and feels passionate about the thought of building the best student engagement platform using the best technologies.
Success in this role will lead to potential opportunities for growth across the entire engineering team with significant scope for future development.
But enough about us, more about you...
This job might be for you if:
We’d be over the moon if you also had:
Why Join Gecko?
Why not? Joining Gecko, you will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside some of the most passionate and driven people in the industry. Equally, this exciting time for Gecko presents a unique opportunity to embed yourself into the business at this early stage and to grow and develop as the Company grows.
Our platform of market-leading EdTech products are used by Higher Ed institutions across the world to improve the way they recruit students, drive efficiencies in inquiry acquisition and increase conversion rates. Our software has helped universities connect with over 6 million students worldwide, whether they’re capturing inquiries at recruitment fairs in far-flung corners of the globe, registering attendees on to campus tours, or helping freshmen navigate the new world of higher education, our customers trust us to help deliver a great experience for their students. Oh, and we built our very own (and very clever) ChatBot too - did we mention that?
We're growing fast; in fact, in the last 12 months alone we doubled our headcount, managing 100+ clients across the globe. We’ve got big plans for our leading EdTech products, but we also like to have fun; and lots of it. But like many other businesses across the globe this year, we've had to adapt from life in our colourful modern Edinburgh New Town office to a remote, home-working setup. So, we've purposely tried to continue the traditions or rituals in a virtual setting, such as 'Friday pub', 'coffees' or 'meditation sessions', as well as creating whole new ones like our new fitness channel or games nights.
Some other nice things about working for Gecko (apart from the fact we're all just really nice people) include:
So, if all of this sounds like your cup of tea then just hit ‘Apply’ and get started… see you there!
*Please note that the interview process for successful applicants will include a video-questionnaire and a technical test as well as video interview(s)*
**This role is UK based. You must have a valid right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer sponsorship at the time**
***No agencies please - we have a select list of partners we work with if needed***