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Back-End Web Developer & Co-founder

You will be working for Sofmor as Back-End Web Developer & Co-founder



We’re an inspiring disruptive startup in the education sector looking for a part-time/full-time Back-End Web Developer to join our team as a co-founder.

The Concept

Sofmor is an innovative and exciting social learning platform (to be!) aimed at university/college students. Sofmor combines some really cool concepts with the best parts of a Learning Management System (think Blackboard or Moodle) and social networks to change the way learners interact with educational content and their fellow students and educators.

We believe broadening your knowledge network leads to a more fulfilling and enhanced learning environment by exploiting the vast and varied experiences and insights of the people you share your academic life with.

We’ve got some extraordinary features and concepts in the pipeline but for the moment we’re focused on building a sophisticated yet astute Minimum Viable Product. We’ve validated the idea and developed a rock solid business model, now we’re here to disrupt the status quo and building the incredible team to do it.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a Back-End Web Developer to join our technical team (working alongside a specialist Front-End Web Developer) to transform our wireframes to a working prototype. For this reason we’re technology agnostic but we’ll be looking to code the website in either PHP, Python or Ruby. If you’ve other commitments at the moment, you can join part-time initially with a view to go full-time once we acquire major investment.

Required skills

* Experience in PHP, Python or Ruby
* Experience with existing web frameworks and CMS
* Experience in JavaScript
* Knowledge of web servers ideally the Apache Web Server and a unix-based or linux server platform
* Understanding of HTML and CSS

Bonus skills

* You have an educational background in the field of Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
* Experience with Version Control Systems (e.g. Git)
* Any other experience/skills complementing client side development

Your role

You will take a lead on software architecture and infrastructure and prioritize features

We aim to deliver the product efficiently and reliably in the first instance, and only refine it so it’s exceptional once the basics have been cracked. You need to understand that a robust Minimum Viable Product is a priority, but also care deeply about evolving that into the best possible user-experience in due course

You will create cutting-edge, immersive web experiences that not only look fantastic but are also efficient, functional and technically best in class

What we’re offering

A Competitive Salary plus Equity dependent on your skills and experience.

This position entails much more than just being a coder; you will be an integral part of the company with input in major decisions and ideally you will stay with us after the development phase.

Besides being part of an innovative product that will disrupt the market, you’ll have the technical freedom to build something from the ground up, autonomy over your work and flexible working arrangements.

Where we’re based

We’re going to be based right in the heart of tech city in East London. You can work remotely initially but we’d prefer to have you on site at launch phase.

I’m interested, so how do I join?

If you’d love to join an awesome team to revolutionize the student experience, get in touch with us . We prefer a portfolio coupled with your CV/LinkedIn but you can also send your Github/Stack-Overflow and anything else you feel is relevant.

The Job


Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:



This job is located in London, England, United Kingdom

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