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Founders Factory // helping build & scale early stage tech
London, United Kingdom    Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020
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World is a Villageis an Edtech platform with a mission: to connect teenagers across the globe through conversation & travel. 

We are looking for a tech lead to join our management team. 
Tech: PHP/ Symphony, SQL (MariaDB), JQuery/ Bootstrap, Docker. 
Location: flexible, ideally Paris or London but working remotely is also possible.
Package: 50K + equity

Who we are
Our AI-powered platform connects teenagers & their families around the world to enable meaningful conversation & exchanges as well as homestay travel. We believe in the power of openness & communication to make the world a better, happier place. We have won recognition as one of the top early stage EdTech startups & recently joined the Founders Factory Accelerator Programme in London. 

Following a successful beta test, this September we are launching an online exchange programme for teenagers in France, UK & Ireland - it is a new way for teenagers to connect & learn from one another via online games, weekly missions & culture quizzes led by our pedagogical team & bilingual coaches.

The Challenge
As the most senior technical person in the team you will lead by example by being hands on
We are focused on building a scalable robust platform. You will design the roadmap
Your track record will add credibility to our investor story as we move to fundraising 

The Benefits
A great mission - we strongly believe that the best way to improve our world, to fight racism, fear & hostility is to connect people across the globe
A team of successful, experienced & high-energy entrepreneurs
The possibility to work from Paris, London, or both, in the office or at home
Salary + equity package

The Tech
You have solid experience working with PHP/ Symphony (3-4+ years experience) & SQL (we use MariaDB)
1 year+ experience working with Jquery & Bootstrap
Demonstrable DevOps experience, with knowledge about networks, DNS setup etc. Docker experience & familiar with running production environment on the cloud (we use OVH)
Experience in building casual games and/ or adding gamification elements to educational products will be a great plus
Knowledge of the EdTech industry, & some experience and/ or interest in machine learning/ matching algorithm will be great bonus skills
We are web-based only for now, but good command of HTML5/ Javascript would be great to have skills
You love to iterate quickly, learn, update
You speak English & French

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