Careers

About us

GradeMaker is an educational technology company based in Witney, Oxfordshire, serving global education markets with our cloud based enterprise technology. Our particular focus is on assessment and data, which lie at the heart of education worldwide. We target national Ministries of Education, Exam Boards and Universities, with customers in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

We are proud of our solutions which are built on a passion for educational improvement, exceptional usability and expertise in the following technologies:

  • Front end: HTML5, Bootstrap, SASS, JavaScript and AngularJS
  • Server side: Apache, PHP5, Laravel and other libraries where required
  • Data layer: MongoDB and Elasticsearch
  • Platform: AWS and MongoLabs
  • Deployment: Automation of continuous deployment is handled by Composer, Node, Bower, GIT, bitbucket.org, Jenkins and PHPUnit

We are always keen to speak with talented software developers, testers, project managers, marketing and sales experts and educationalists who can support our growth and help our customers succeed.

The people we like to work with are naturally open and collaborative and enjoy helping make a team succeed. They are inquisitive, reliable, bright and good problem solvers. They will share our strong personal values and commitment to excellence.

We offer competitive salaries and incentives, flexible start times, life insurance of double your salary and pension contributions. You will get 25 days of leave per year with the opportunity to transfer holiday into the following year if you want to.

If you would like to talk to us, please get in touch to find out what opportunities are coming up or to talk about specific jobs listed.

Current jobs

Tester role

This is a varied role which requires a willingness to be flexible in duties. The core objectives of the role are to:

  • Support the Senior Tester on all aspects of product testing
  • Provide second line product support to clients
The primary responsibility of the role is to provide product testing as part of the development team alongside the senior tester. As part of the responsibilities the role will provide external support and services to clients.

The ideal role holder will have the following skills:

  • An inquisitive and analytical mindset that is able to discover new ways to track down hidden product bugs
  • Attention to detail and a desire to achieve perfection
  • Confident at challenging requirements and implementation decisions, with the aim of continually simplifying the user experience
  • A well organised individual with the ability to plan and prioritise their own workload
  • Excellent IT skills and a keen interest in new technology
  • An enthusiastic team player who is keen to learn and progress within a small company with excellent prospects
  • The ability to look beyond the obvious and gain a bigger picture perspective
  • Able to interact in a friendly and professional manner with both customers and people at all levels within the company
  • Intellectually able, curious and keen to learn. Copes well with complexity when required
  • Good listener

Experience

Essential:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a software tester
Advantageous:
  • ISEB/ISTQB qualification
  • Web testing experience
  • Security testing experience
  • Knowledge of Agile development and working practices
  • Knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, XML and Mongo database
  • Experience using Chrome Console (or equivalent for other browsers)
  • Experience of working in the technology sector and providing user support
  • Experience in a small business environment, with evidence of flexible behaviours (e.g. supporting the team to meet deadlines, while maintaining a day to day workload)
GradeMaker recognises that in the first months this role will require a significant period of time focusing on developing domain expertise

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