Senior Software Engineer

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    30 November 2021

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Arianne Santos

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organization, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting for a passionate Senior Software Engineer who will be part of our Academic Technology Team.  The role will play a key part in the support and development of Cambridge Core, Content Platform applications.

Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible combination of a supportive, caring environment, balanced with work that brings out the best in you. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, and business tools essential for your role so that you can perform at your peak.

What can we offer you?

We have 50 offices worldwide, with ten majors ‘hubs.' In this role, you will collaborate with Core Frontend Developers, QAs, Site Reliability Engineering Team, Team's Project Owner, Business Analyst and Scrum Master. It is an opportunity that will enable you to widen your horizon by learning from other cultures.

The role is pivotal to the success of technology services for the organization, and there are no limits to the opportunities afforded to work with new and exciting technologies and highly talented people.

On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits with coverage for dependents, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.

What will you do in this role?

You will often deal with the infrastructure design and programming, research and development of Content Platform applications.

Your other key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the group delivery of the project and leading the team effectively. 
  • Responsible for planning, processing, and performing work in an efficient manner with no assistance from the team lead.
  • Responsible with product quality in its integrated level of the development.
  • Work closely with Team Leads, Project Owner. ScrumMaster, Solutions Architects, QA and SRE to ensure that tasks or projects is delivered on time, on budget, on standards and met the requirements.
  • Responsible with the quality of code by adhering to Coding Standards.

What are the qualifications?

The ideal candidate should have solid software development experience with an aptitude for testing, leadership skills and a community builder through taking part in COPs/guilds and external software test/developer communities.

In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following are an advantage:

  • With at least 4 Years + JavaScript Frameworks in a full stack environment. Node.JS, Express Vue.js
  • 2 Years + Frontend web development with HTML/CSS/JS
  • 2 years AWS essentials, Unix experience
  • Good understanding unit testing frameworks  strategies and implementation
  • Good understanding of Docker, Kubernetes, Git/ Continuous Integration-D deployment pipe line
  • Strong NoSQL experience, ideally with MongoDB, mysql

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16th Floor, Frabelle Corporate Plaza, 129 Tordesillas St., Legaspi Village Makati City, Philippines, 1229

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible Working

Flexible working environment

Life Assurance

Group Life insurance coverage


‘Press Extra’, offering discounts at high street retailers

Annual Leave

28 days holiday entitlement, increasing to 30 days after 10 years of service


Free on-site Gym facilities,
cycle to work scheme


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