Software Engineer (2641)
We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.
We are recruiting for a passionate Software Engineer who will be part of our Education Technology Development Team in Manila. The role will play a key role in creating and developing solutions for platforms used by learners across the globe. The Manila hub is located in Makati City, operating to support the university's global operations.
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?
In this role, you will collaborate with colleagues across different areas of the business and branches. 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. This role will be part of a new team to help build new capabilities in one of our newly acquired platforms. It will also require a close collaboration across team members in UK and Manila. 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?
Develop and maintain complex, feature-rich web services and applications with different technologies and in accordance with the agreed coding standards and software development best practices and principles (i.e., SOLID & DRY principles)
Develop solutions based upon architectural principles and in compliance with organisational information security policies.
Carry out solutions review and code review, develop expertise on our systems, and get familiarity and confidence with the tools that the teams are using (i.e., source control, deployment tool, and issue tracking software)
Work within a cross-functional and self-managing Agile team which demonstrates proactive ownership of one's work, resolves issues and escalates as appropriate, contributes to the planning whether it may be technical process improvements or estimations of tasks, and lastly, delivers tasks within the agreed timetables and quality.
Support the lead and the team in delivering targets by collaborating not only with our colleagues here in Manila but also the people we are working with in different parts of the business.
What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
In this role, you will be focusing on creating solutions for our global eLearning platforms, with particular focus on being able to continuously deliver secure, scalable, reusable and lovable solutions.
The ideal candidate should have a good technical degree or equivalent experience and a firm grasp on the foundational concepts of software engineering (i.e., design analysis and algorithms, Object Oriented Programming, SOA). You will be the ideal candidate if you enjoy working in a fast-based environment and being able to work with different stakeholders in a problem-solving capacity. Also, you will be collaborating with team members who strives to always be mindful and who values empathy.
In addition, experience, knowledge, or expertise in the following are essential:
Demonstrable understanding of software development principles (i.e., SOLID & DRY) and the elements of SDLC in a commercial environment.
Good coding and software development skills ideally using C# or Typescript. (Knowledge in NodeJS will also be helpful)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
Knowledge of agile development methodologies.
Experience with working with a team that leverages heavily on AWS, that utilizes Continuous Integration & Deployment, and that creates unit tests within a test-driven development framework.
Experience in application integrations and Service Oriented Architectures
About The Cambridge University Press & Assessment | Manila
We help millions of people worldwide to open opportunities and unlock their potential.
We are a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge. We’re driven by a simple mission – to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. And that’s why every year we give millions of people the support they need to unlock their potential.
From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence and enable success in more than 170 countries around the world. We give people the opportunity to show what they’ve learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.
We can achieve this because we are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of empowered people. A community that embraces change, and continuously focuses on meeting our customers’ needs. One that is flexible, by default. One that gives everyone the support they need to be bold and take ownership. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we’ll keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding better ways of doing things.
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