Technical Lead

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8 Jul 2023

About MyTutor

Our mission is to provide life-changing tuition to all.

MyTutor is the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one learning, and we’re on a mission to improve the educational outcomes of thousands of young people. We’re building a future where access to high quality learning is stress-free for those who can afford it, and funded for those who can’t.

One-to-one tuition is one of the most powerful ways to improve pupils’ grades, confidence and life chances. Yet it remains out of reach for many. Our handpicked community of tutors work online with students from all walks of life, raising results on average by one whole grade. Since the Covid-19 and all the disruption to education, we’ve worked with the government to provide safe and reliable tuition to more students than ever. We’re proud to have worked with over 650 schools across the UK, and our tutors have given over a million lessons.

Since the pandemic, we’ve scaled up and kept a working environment that encourages collaboration and support. We always prioritise our team’s development and wellbeing, remotely for some, and in an office at times for anyone who wants to use it. You can take a break in the monthly company Fika, face your fears and sweat it out at a climbing session on Tuesdays, or get creative (competitive?) at the monthly tech online board games social. We have regular company events as well, and there are chances every week to sit down with someone for a cuppa and a chat.


The role in a nutshell:
We’re looking for a senior backend engineer willing to take their next step and lead one of our cross functional teams. Someone with an outcome driven mindset, experienced enough to know that for any given technical solution the execution is a key factor for success. Being curious about and comfortable with complex code transition is essential to this role, as is being reasonably language agnostic. Experience in Java towards the back end is fairly essential though!Our legacy tech stack is a Java/JSF, MySQL backend hosted in AWS, while the more recent services are Spring Boot apps with PostgreSQL and Kafka also in play. Our front end is transitioning to React.js. We operate in multi-disciplinary agile squads, each owning their own part of the platform. We’ve invested a lot of effort in making sure our squads can operate nimbly and own their own destiny and have a modern CI/CD pipeline.Working in an agile, multi-disciplinary team will no doubt require some flexibility and support in areas that might not be one’s specialty, so our main prerequisite is an enthusiasm for solving interesting problems through software.


  • A desire to work in a scaling, high impact environment
  • An open mind to technology stacks and scalable platform architectures
  • The desire to keep learning
  • A collaborative nature
  • It’s safe to say an enjoyment of coding would be a good thing

Skills you may already have:

  • Experience working as a software engineer in a high-paced, high-change environment
  • Deep understanding of Agile methodologies and iterative development
  • Effective in collaboration with product managers
  • Experience with integration tools (Github, Bitbucket, CircleCI, Jenkins, Docker)
  • Experience with cloud computing (AWS, GCP, Kubernetes)
  • Some experience with relational or NoSQL database development (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aurora, DynamoDB)
  • Some experience with development in Java-based backend microservice or serverless technologies (Spring Boot, Drop Wizard, AWS Lambda, etc)
  • Some experience with testing (TDD, contract testing, mocking, stubbing)

What will I be doing?

  • Building new product functionality.
  • Working with Product Managers & Product Designers to refine stories and explore technology challenges.
  • Researching new technologies, methodologies and ideas that can improve the organisation.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Building good relationships with key stakeholders, who embrace challenges to their requirements and develop an understanding of the technology they relate to.
  • Peer reviewing your colleagues’s code and supporting our engineering values.
  • Contributing constructively in improving agile practices.



  • Flexible working culture with access to our London HQ, global co-working spaces and home office setup
  • Investment in your learning with a personal L&D budget
  • Your own laptop (Mac or Windows) and hardware (we can help you set up a home office if WFH)
  • Salary of up to £90,000 p/a.
  • Workplace pension
  • Private Healthcare option through BUPA
  • Enhanced parent policies
  • Cycle, tech and gym schemes
  • Mentor/mentee scheme
  • Regular team events & socials (we’ve just had a remote Sofar Sounds gig and wine tasting!)
  • 25 days holiday (plus public holidays)
  • A culture that champions wellbeing with monthly workshops and 1:1 coaching

MyTutor is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we have set up our own EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) committee who host regular events to make sure we live up to those values. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered.

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