9 months ago
Computer Scientist Role for Children’s Education Social Enterprise (CS120)
Do you enjoy working with computer science and technology in an innovative environment? Would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being? Are you creative and able to think outside the box? If so, we’re looking for people like you who can help us turn maths into entertainment.
To see what we do in action check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dgx6DbkZUok
Numberfit (www.numberfit.com), developed in partnership with the UCL – Institute of Education, is a small but growing social enterprise with big ideas. We are looking for a software developer with energy and enthusiasm to help us grow and become an important part of our exciting and innovative
journey. You will join a creative team in an innovative educational startup. You will be able to develop your skills, collaborate in the design of the products with the rest of the team, and to code and deploy the front end and back end of the applications. The role can be flexible for the correct candidate.
We have several projects running. You would support us with the current projects including Numberleague, Numbertots and Answermat plus applications (see below for full list) and developing new ones.
- General principles of Software Design and Human Computer Interaction
- Full stack programmer
- Technologies used: NodeJS, Angular, Ionic, non-relational databases (MongoDB/DynamoDB)
- Integration with Squarespace or Wordpress. Integration with third party applications and APIs.
- Our system is deployed in AWS. Basic familiarity of cloud computing would be desirable.
We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line just outside of London. If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the reference CS120 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you so we can start this exciting journey together.
Working hours: Full-time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Qualifications: Please see technical requirements above
Numberfit is an award-winning, educational-technology, social enterprise that aims to raise the profile of maths. We do this specifically by:
- Creating lessons where ALL children can feel the glory of winning.
- Increasing the amount of physical activity in the school day.
- Exploring the learning opportunities of connecting classrooms.
- Supporting teachers’ workloads by delivering all resources and giving them a tool to remove marking.
Numberfit is a group of projects including:
Numeberleague + application – physically-active maths connecting classrooms via their smartboards. Numbertots + application – physically-active story-based maths for 3-5 years via immersive giant floormats. Answermat – A visual marking system for teachers that combines an application and physical resource that reads handwriting and assesses attainment to save marking time.
Numberraps – a competition delivering positive maths affirmations in ‘rap-battle’ format.
Numberprep – award-winning maths and science tuition.
Numberbundle – numeracy-based activity boxes for children aged 3 to 7.
All of our projects incorporate technology and physically active learning and have been created to raise attainment and engagement in maths and, to push the boundaries of education. Our sessions are a fun blend of problem solving, energetic physical activities and team games that challenge, motivate and encourage students of all ability levels. They focus on key topics from the National Curriculum and are proven to raise attainment and engagement in Maths. Working for Numberfit involves contributing to all of the aforementioned projects as well as being involved in some innovative new projects under development.
Awards and acclaim
Numberfit was recently awarded UCL’s Innovation in Enterprise award for 2019.
Numberfit also won a prestigious place on Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses programme in 2017.
Numberfit has won Santander and UnLtd’s Fast Growth Award Winners for Social Enterprises