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Product Engineer

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Product Engineer

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Work from: United Kingdom...

Offer summary


Considerable experience in PHP software development, Good understanding of modern software engineering principles.

Key responsabilities:

  • Contribute to system development and auxiliary services
  • Work closely with Engineering Manager to develop features
  • Code using modern patterns to enhance user experience
  • Coach and mentor junior team members
  • Participate in code reviews and tech-talks
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Arbor Education


51 - 200 Employees

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Location: Remote

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

About Arbor

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and engineers passionate about making a difference to the Edtech sector.

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

About the Role

As a Product Engineer, you will be responsible for contributing towards the development of our systems and processes, as well as auxiliary services where needed.

Here at Arbor, you will be working extensively with PHP and helping to deliver a fantastic product to schools throughout the UK.

What you'll be doing

  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager to help develop feature requests

  • Produce well written code using modern design patterns and methods

  • Developing and delivering a high quality features to enhance the user experience

  • Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team

  • Participate in code reviews and pair programming with colleagues

  • Share knowledge with the wider team and participate in tech-talks, as well as team based learning sessions

About you

  • Considerable experience in PHP software development

  • Good understanding of modern software engineering principles

  • A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving

  • A team player, who is willing to help where they can and can help foster further collaboration

  • Experience of working within Agile environments, such as Scrum or KanBan

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of developing Enterprise solutions/applications

  • Exposure to cloud infrastructure or serverless development

  • Familiarity with containerisation with products, such as Docker

The Hiring Process:

  1. To start, we’ll kick things off with a 30 minute video call with a member of the Talent team.

  2. Next up, you will have a 1 hour call with one of our Engineering Leads to discuss the role, as well as your experience, further

  3. After that, we’ll want you to attend a final interview and complete a technical assessment too, which typically takes 2 hours to complete

What we Offer:

Aside from the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday.

    • A dedicated wellbeing team who champion initiatives such as mindfulness, lunch n learns, manager training, mental health first aid training and much more!

    • 32 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). This is made up of 25 days annual leave plus 7 extra company wide days given over Easter, Summer & Christmas

    • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave (20 weeks full pay) and paternity (6 weeks full pay) pay

    • 5 free return to work maternity coaching sessions, helping you adapt to this new exciting time of life!

    • Access to services such as Calm, Bippit (financial wellbeing coaching) and Health Assured (Employee assistance programme)

    • All of our roles champion flexible working and we are happy to discuss what this means to you!

    • Social committees that plan team, office and company wide events to bring people together and celebrate success

    • Dedicated professional development training budget (CPD courses, upskilling resources, professional memberships etc)

    • Volunteer with a charity of your choice for a day each year

    • Dog friendly offices!

We are committed to a fair and comfortable recruitment process, so if you require any reasonable adjustments during your application or interview process, please reach out to a member of the team at

Our commitment is also backed by our partnership with Neurodiversity Consultancy, Lexxic who provide us with training, support and advice.

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be so we support and promote diversity and equality, and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email:

Please note:
We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

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  • Proactive problem solver
  • Team player fostering collaboration

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