Nice to meet you! My name is Emma; I’m the lead developer for a product called gomo Video. We’re trying to build the best all-remote development team possible, and if you’re a passionate developer and skilled communicator, I hope you’ll consider joining us.
Our product is a video delivery platform—think of it like an enterprise YouTube used to curate and manage training videos. It’s already a mature, profitable product with an impressive list of clients, but we’re taking things further: we want a product that can deliver more than just video, a product that can aggregate and deliver all types of learning content and provide even greater insight to our customers on how that content is used.
Enacting this new direction puts us in a unique position: we have the safety net of an established product held by a large, publicly-listed company, but we’re building a small, flexible team to actually build out these new features. You’ll be entrusted with the freedom and independence to go out and do your best work, as well as the opportunity to have a real, outsized contribution to the new culture and identity that come with this new direction.
We’re looking for both frontend and backend devs—or even a full-stack dev—and we have the flexibility to consider candidates from junior to senior levels of experience, in the US or the UK. In addition to a history of excellent development work (appropriate to your level of experience), you should be able to demonstrate:
- Excellent communication skills: When your team is remote, every interaction counts! You can talk clearly and competently about tech in person and in writing.
- Self-directedness: You own your own work and take responsibility for getting it done, because you know your team members are counting on you. Sometimes this means going heads down and just coding, sometimes it means knowing when to ask for help, but in all cases you are the engine driving your work to completion.
- “Reading comprehension”: We aren’t building an app from the ground up; there is a product with a storied history here, written by people who knew what they were doing. You need to be able to make sense of other people’s legacy code and change it carefully.
- Flexibility: Our current tech stack is comprised of Java, Spring, PostgreSQL, Angular, and others, but things change. Prior experience with these is not required—we know that skilled developers come from all backgrounds—but you are more than able to adapt to whatever technology the task demands.
If this sounds like you, write me back and tell us why you’d be a great fit for the team and what interests you about this job specifically. Tell us about the kind of developer you are, what motivates you, how you approach your work, and the kinds of problems you’ve solved—don’t just list the technologies you’ve worked with. If you have publicly available code that you’re proud of, include a link to that, too. If you want, you may (but don’t have to) include a résumé. But the letter is most important: if we have only a résumé, we can’t get to know you well enough to know whether we’d work well together.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!
At gomo we offer a competitive salary and an impressive benefits package including a healthcare cash plan, life assurance, pension contributions, a ShareSave scheme, flexible working, a discretionary bonus scheme and travel loans along with access to Perkbox for individually tailored benefits and offers. All that and great bean-to-cup coffee and fresh fruit in our UK offices.
About the company:
The gomo learning suite provides three multi-award-winning products that allow you to create, host, update, distribute and track beautiful multi-device eLearning. With gomo authoring, you can create truly responsive and adaptive HTML5 content that looks perfect on all devices, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones. With gomo hosting and analytics, you can get content into the hands of learners instantly via websites, direct link, QR code, the gomo LMS wrapper, social media, the gomo central mobile learning app and more – all with full xAPI analytics. And with gomo video, you can repurpose, enhance, disseminate and track video content with speed and confidence.
With an ever-growing client base including Nike, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell, EE, Royal Mail Group, Santander, British Airways, Rentokil Initial, United Healthcare, the BBC, Norton Healthcare, Booking.com, and many more, gomo is quickly becoming the established choice for global organizations seeking collaborative, future-proof and responsive HTML5 multi-device eLearning.
gomo is part of Learning Technologies Group plc’s award-winning group of specialist learning technology businesses.
For more, visit gomolearning.com.