MyTutor is hiring a

Java Software Engineer

London, United Kingdom

MyTutor is the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one learning, and we're on a mission to improve the educational outcomes of thousands of young people. We’re building a future where access to high quality learning is stress-free for those who can afford it, and funded for those who can't.

One-to-one tuition is one of the most powerful ways to improve pupils’ grades, confidence and life chances. Yet it remains out of reach for many. Our handpicked community of tutors work online with students from all walks of life, raising results on average by one whole grade. Since the Covid-19 and all the disruption to education, we've worked with the government to provide safe and reliable tuition to more students than ever. We're proud to have worked with over 650 schools across the UK, and our tutors have given over a million lessons.

Since the pandemic, we've scaled up and kept a working environment that encourages collaboration and support. We always prioritise our team's development and wellbeing, remotely right now, and in an office again in the future. You can find your zen in team Yoga on Mondays, sweat it out at our Product Manager Jess's Bootcamp on Fridays (not for the faint-hearted) or get creative at Drink & Draw from our Content Manager Mariota. We have regular company socials and there are chances every week to sit down with someone for a cuppa and a chat. When it's legal, we're excited to get back to in-person socials too (landscape drawing in the park, anyone?).

The role in a nutshell:

We’re looking for an experienced software engineer with Java microservice back end software development experience to help us create scalable components/apps/microservices based architecture. Being curious about and comfortable with complex code transition is essential to this role, as is being language agnostic.

Our current tech stack is a Java/MySQL backend hosted in AWS. Our front end is transitioning to React.js. We operate in multi-disciplinary agile squads, each owning their own part of the feature set.

Skills you may already have

  • Experience working as a software engineer in a high-paced, high-change environment
  • Experience with J2EE systems (Java Core, Hibernate, JPA, Liquibase, web app servers - JBoss/ Wildfly)
  • Experience with integration tools: Bitbucket, GIT, Bamboo, Jenkins, DroneCI, Docker etc.
  • Experience with cloud computing (AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Some experience with relational or NoSQL database development (MySQL, Mongo, ElasticSearch, etc)
  • Familiarity with development in Java-based backend microservice or serverless technologies (Spring Boot, Drop Wizard, AWS Lambda, etc)
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment
  • Experience working with inherited codebases and creating entirely new greenfield projects

What will I be doing?

  • Building new product functionality.
  • Working with Product Managers & Product Designers to refine stories and explore technology challenges.
  • Researching new technologies, methodologies and ideas that can improve the organisation.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Building good relationships with key stakeholders, who embrace challenges to their requirements and develop an understanding of the technology these relate to.
  • Contributing constructively in improving agile practices.


  • A desire to work in a scaling, high impact environment.
  • An open mind to technology stacks and scaleable platform architectures.
  • The desire to keep learning.
  • A collaborative nature.


  • Investment in your learning with a personal L&D budget of up to £350
  • Your own laptop and hardware (we can help you set up a home office if WFH)
  • Competitive salary
  • Workplace pension
  • Share option package
  • Private Healthcare option through BUPA
  • Enhanced parent policies
  • Cycle, tech and gym schemes
  • Mentor/mentee scheme
  • Regular team events & socials (we've just had a remote Sofar Sounds gig and wine tasting!)
  • 25 days holiday (plus public holidays)
  • A culture that champions wellbeing with monthly workshops and 1:1 coaching

MyTutor is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we have set up our own EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) committee who host regular events to make sure we live up to those values. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered.

Note to recruitment agencies:

MyTutor does not accept speculative resumes from recruitment agencies that are not already working with us. Any unsolicited resumes sent to us will be treated as property of MyTutor, and any attached terms and conditions associated with these CV's will be null and void.