Remote Tech Lead, Learning Intelligence

Aula Education - Remote - Full time

Lead the creation of tools that fuel change of how entire universities do teaching and community building.

Location: Remote within GMT +/- 4 hours 🗺️

The short version ⏳

Mission: Collaborate with our Chief Learning Intelligence Officer to build the Learning Intelligence product that will transform our communication platform into an impactful digital learning space, at scale.

Why: Changing the behaviour of 1,000s of educators takes more than tech tools. It takes humans. But humans need help to scale themselves.

Who: Humble, curious and builder-mentality. 7+ years of full-stack development. Really interested in education. Nice to have: worked on things related to learning, coaching or things that help people interact effectively

How: React, React-Native, microservices in Node.js, Docker, AWS, Redux, Mongo - and user empathy.

Your role: Tech Lead, Learning Intelligence 👩🚀👨🚀

You'll be the first engineer on the Learning Intelligence team - a tech lead.


Our Learning Intelligence team

We offer universities two things: a platform, and a plan for how to translate the platform into better teaching and stronger communities. Actual impact on learners and teachers.

Learning Intelligence (LI) is the part of Aula that empowers academics with the data, tools and support they need to make engaging teaching and learning the norm.

If Aula goes on to write history, we think a lot of this will be down to having a Learning Intelligence team that enabled entire institutions to transform themselves.

What you'll be buildinga scalable way to make engaging teaching and learning the norm

The big vision is something like a product inside our communication platform that guides culture change.

  • An automated alert system nudging users to become advanced users and to engage with our pedagogy experts (i.e. humans).
  • User-facing analytics dashboard (one for students, one for educators) that supports behavioural change and advanced usage.
  • Automated onboarding journey of via chatbots that collects information from educators on how our team members can best support them.

Very short term, this means extending the impact of our Engagement Partners through

  • Internal tools to send automated, conditional or mass direct messaging of educators on Aula.
  • Analytics dashboards that let educators, administrators and Aula team members understand the impact Aula is having.
  • Scrapers of Learning Management Systems to enable Aula Engagement Partners to transform educational content.

    Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll be working on:

  • Work directly with a product manager (Rachael, in the first instance) to make a product come to life.
  • Work across our entire code base.
  • Be part of leading a high-performing and inclusive team: inspiring team members, set priorities and own results.
  • Lay the foundation for the merging our engineering capabilities and our pedagogical vision - and for how our engineering and learning intelligence teams work together.
  • Contributing to building a collaborative, productive and friendly remote-first workplace.

    Here's who you'll interact with:

  • Oliver, our CTO, will have 1-on-1s with you to make sure you grow as an engineer.
  • Rachael, our Chief Learning Intelligence Officer, will initially function as a Product Manager. You’ll have very regular check-ins to prioritise features, clarifying user journeys, etc.
  • Engineering team: you’ll be part of the weekly engineering team meetings and our remote community.
  • Learning Intelligence team: you’ll be part of the weekly meetings to gain a deep understanding of how they support universities to change.

   We’d love to hear from you if… 🔍

   You’re are the kind of person who...

  • Has a deep interest in education.
  • Wants to foster a culture of no-ego team players who put the product first.
  • Thrives in caring and direct feedback environments.
  • Appreciates the value of diverse and inclusive teams.
  • Can arrange a working day with 4 hours of overlap with the workday in GMT.
  • Is excited to explore the world of remote working.
  • Consider yourself transparent, reliable and considerate.
  • Wants to join a 40-person startup journey with all the ups and downs.

   You’ve done some of these things…

  • Nice to have: worked on things related to learning, coaching or things that help people interact effectively.
  • Worked closely with product- or customer-facing teams.
  • Worked on both front-end and back-end, ideally 7+ years.
  • You have experience with React - unless you have significant Javascript experience with other libraries.
  • You have experience iterating on products from end-to-end (full feature).

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Experience Level

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Aula Education

Aula is a remote-first 40-person team from 15 nationalities building a communication platform for education. Think ‘Slack for education’.

We built Aula because we believe digital infrastructure should encourage community and participation-based learning.

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