Aula EducationAula Education

Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

Posted 26.11.2018
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Aula is a conversational platform for education. Think ‘Slack for education’: consumer tech on the front-end yet complex infrastructure on the back-end. We’ve built Aula because we believe digital infrastructure should encourage community and participation-based learning.

For students, this means less one-way communication from the teacher, more collaboration with fellow students (using integrations with tools like GitHub and codepen) and easier access to student services like the welfare team.


We’re a bunch of people from all over the world (Denmark, France, Albania, Georgia, Pakistan) that care deeply about making educational experiences more engaging. Our developers have previously lead teams that have built things like the Georgian version of Youtube ( with 2.5 million monthly unique viewers) and a novel way to share and view 3D medical images (TissueStack).

You’ll be working closely with Oliver, our CTO, so we thought we’d put a face on him (

We are backed by a world-class team of investors such as Nordic Makers (an angel group including Co-founders of Unity and Zendesk) and executives from LinkedIn and IBM.


We’re looking for a true full-stack developer that can build a features across the entire stack (front-end, back-end, mobile). Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll be working on:

- Building backend microservices

- Working directly with Adrian, CPO and designer, to build, maintain and improve slick user interfaces across devices.

- Switching between different apps and devices (web, desktop, iOS, Android).

- Improving and maintaining our distributed architecture.


The main thing we care about is shipping great products that have an impact on education. But we hire for skills and attitude over experience, so we wanted to share our thoughts on the path you’ll have within Aula ( This framework will also form the basis of your one-on-ones. The timeline is just indicative: for experienced developers it might be much, much quicker - either way, we’ll support you to get there as fast as humanly possible.


We only use the bleeding edge tools to build educational infrastructure of the 21st century. Here’s a quick overview of what we’re building with:

- React (and React Native)

- Micro-service backends with Node.js and AWS

- Docker

- ES6/7 Javascript

- Redux

- Mongo, Redis and others dbs


We think the most important variable in choosing a job is getting the chance to work on complex and important problems with friendly and curious people in a collaborative environment.

But beyond that, joining Aula also means

A rare opportunity to develop skills in building both consumer tech interfaces as well core infrastructure back-ends

Being part of a fast-paced and mission-driven startup made up of a creative, friendly and international team.

Plenty of responsibility, autonomy and encouragement to shape your own tasks and contribute original ideas.

A supportive environment with an intense focus on learning and improvement

You’ll be doing pair programming, have one-on-ones where we speak about how to develop you both as a programmer and a leader, and occasionally jump on a video call and share a ‘remote meal’ while a team member speaks about a topic they care about. Once a month we also have ‘Mad Computer Science Idea’-day, where the entire team gets together to create something that has never been created before or using some tech that’s usually not used for that purpose.


The most important thing about you is that you are curious and care deeply about building great products that affect people’s lives. You are excited about joining a startup with all the ups and downs that entails. You are excited about shipping quickly. You are excited about trying out the newest technologies. You are ready to work hard to further our mission.

Beyond this, our requirements are:

-You have both front-end and back-end experience

-You have experience with React - unless you have significant Javascript experience with other libraries, so that you’ll be able to pick it up quickly

-You have experience creating and iterating on products from end-to-end: we think there are -certain things that freelance and agency work doesn’t teach you such working end-to-end (full feature) on an entire system.

-You live within GMT-5 and GMT+5.5 (from South America/Central US time to India, Pakistan and some of Russia) for us to be awake at the same time.

-We’re open to people at different experience levels as long as you feel this description captures you well.

We put a lot of effort into finding and developing the right team members and we prefer to spend our time on candidates that take the time to understand if they fit into the role. Please start your application with the words ‘I breathe semicolons’ to show that you took your time to read all of this 🐣

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Posted 26.11.2018