Full Stack Developer

Plymouth or Bristol

Full Stack Developer

Tech is at the heart of what we do, and will continue to be what sets us apart.  Are you ready to help shape the next chapter in Sponges history?

We’re proud to say Sponge has just won the top award for Learning Provider of the year.  If you haven’t heard of us, we are a strongly successful and growing company with ambitious plans leading up to 2022 and beyond. A core part of our vision is to have the best possible products on the market and, as a digital learning provider, our technical engineers play a critical role in shaping our products and solutions that meet the needs of clients in ever better ways.  

Where you'll create impact

We are looking to build a new team of full stack developers.  Our vision is ‘using our creativity to help people learn and grow’ and our developers embrace this mantra completely. In this role, you will be a tireless problem solver and come up with imaginative and ground-breaking ways to meet the needs of the modern learner. We are human, keeping people at the centre of our technical challenges and aspire to be the Google of the learning world.

You’ll be used to people coming to you to solve technically complex conundrums, will possess the technical rigour and skills to engineer those solutions, and will have the confidence to work alongside a mixed team of front-end developers, content creators, UI designers, product owners and client stakeholders. You’ll need to be passionate about creating the next generation of learning products and ready for the responsibility of working on industry-leading innovations that you’ll help to define.  

We work in a unique day-to-day environment featuring multiple technical aspects such as Learning Management Systems, SCORM, xApi, native and progressive web Apps, HTML5 microsites, phaser games, CMS’s, data tracking and analytics. In addition, we have an exciting product and innovation map involving many new technologies that we want to exploit to enhance workplace learning. 

Desirable skills and experience

Our software is currently written in HTML5 and CSS (using SASS/LESS) with a heavy dose of JavaScript (primarily Typescript, ES5/6, Node.js) so you’ll need to feel comfortable with these languages.  You might be familiar with working with NoSQL databases like MongoDB or front-end frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue. Perhaps you also have an interest in Application Security, Behaviour or Test-Driven Development? 

We are not too prescriptive about what you know, and you might have a greater interest in some of these technologies than others, but that’s OK.  If you know your Gulps from your Grunts, your Kues from your Rabbit MQs, and most importantly bring your passion for clean, efficient coding to deliver seriously creative solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands, then we’d love to speak to you.

Next step

Send us your CV and a cover letter telling us about a time where you had to use a creative approach to solve a complex coding problem and delivered an exceptional outcome.


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Job title: Full Stack Developer

Location: Plymouth, Bristol