Frontend Developer

Educational start-up

Our client is the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one learning, who are on a mission to empower every pupil with the expertise they need to reach their potential.

Through their highly-engaged tutor community and smart, interactive Online Lesson Space, they envision a future where every student can access high quality one-to-one support.


With the growing demand for personalised education, tutoring has become a £2bn market in the UK alone. Against this backdrop, this company has become one of the fastest-growing and best-funded EdTech businesses in Europe and we’re on our way to revolutionising the tutoring landscape. To date, we’ve worked with over 10,000 families, 150+ schools and raised over £5m from a mix of respected institutional and angel investors.


About The Role


They’re an exciting, fast growing business with a friendly team of over 30 based in Old Street and they’re looking for a talented individual to join their team as an in house Front End Developer.


You’ll be responsible for continuing to migrate our web application to React as well as translating the company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive applications.


If you’re interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in your career, then this job is for you. They expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design.



  • Manage migration from JSF to React
  • Manage and execute building a Mobile App
  • Create user-friendly web pages
  • Maintain and improve website
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed
  • Collaborate with back-end developers and designers to improve usability
  • Help back-end developers with troubleshooting
  • Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies


What we’re looking for

  • Proven work experience as a Front-End Developer
  • Hands on experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of React is preferred
  • Familiarity with testing and debugging
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Understanding of layout aesthetics
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • Familiarity with software like Zeplin
  • An ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills




  • Competitive salary, commission and option package
  • Work with smart and motivated people from Goldman Sachs, Barclays, BCG, JustEat, Adzuna, The Hut Group and General Assembly
  • Helping to improve the educational outcomes of thousands of young people
  • Opportunity to work autonomously and make use of your creative flair
  • Tuesday Breakfasts, Team lunches, Friday drinks and regular team events & outings
  • 24 days holiday (plus public holidays)



What they’re Building


This company have handpicked the best tutors from across the UK and built the world’s most advanced online learning space to empower schools, universities and parents to give every student access to the one-to-one support they deserve. By harness a tutor’s recent experience, subject passion, and up-to-date academic knowledge to inspire secondary school pupils and help them achieve better results.


Their use of data, including a matching algorithm driven by machine learning, helps them to optimise matches based on personality, aspirations and areas of expertise. Their fast-growing relationships with secondary schools across the UK are enabling them to build a trusted brand that parents can depend on.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.