Frontend Engineer

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Frontend Engineer

Cognassist is the UK’s leading cognitive assessment and neurodiversity platform, working with over 100 of the UK’s best education providers to transform the lives on learners. 1 in 5 learners in the UK leave education with no basic qualifications. Yes, it’s a scary statistic. Whilst we’ve made significant progress to reduce barriers to education in the UK, we’re still failing 20% of our learners.

Specifically, most learning providers, whether they’re universities, colleges, adult learning or apprenticeship providers struggle with:

  1. Easily identifying learners with additional needs
  2. Supporting those learners to succeed across their educational journey
  3. Accessing funding to provide that support

That’s why we built Cognassist. To help every learner reach their full potential and empower learning providers for the future.

We’re on a mission to make sure, no learner is left behind.

Our platform offers a scalable and accessible digital cognitive assessment, personalised learner journeys with over 500 learning strategies and state of the art neuroscience training for learning providers. This year alone we’ve assessed over 70,000 learners, grown the marketing team by 100% and picked up Global Edtech Start Up of the Year award.


The Role

We are looking for engineers who love working with a passion for what they do. We want people with talent and ideas with a drive to innovate. We want people willing to learn and try new technologies and use them to solve problems in ways that even we have not thought of yet.


What We are Looking For

We are looking for an experienced front end engineer to join the team to help us develop our platform. Ideally, you’d have some of the following.

  • 3 years+ experience modern JavaScript and React.
  • 3 years+ experience building modern user interfaces with HTML 5, CSS, Less, SAAS, with responsive design patterns.
  • A strong understanding of what good testing looks like with exposure to JavaScript testing frameworks such as Jest.
  • Experience building component libraries from style guides.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy etc.
  • Exposure to Docker and container orchestration engines such as Kubernetes.
  • Some exposure to cloud tech would be beneficial, Ideally Azure.
  • A good understanding of modern architectural patterns.
  • Worked in an agile environment using methodologies such as Scrum and delivered software increments frequently.
  • A good understanding of the complexities of scale.
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written.
  • Experience with accessibility best practices.

What You Will Be Responsible For

  • Designing, building, testing, and deploying elegant solutions.
  • Mentor existing team members.
  • Identifying areas of improvement in current systems.
  • Contributing to technical direction short, medium, and long term.
  • Managing and refining your backlog with your team and Product Owners.


  • Fully remote working.
  • Contributor pension scheme matched up to 5%.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 2x wellbeing days
  • 5x paid study days
  • 2x paid volunteer days
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life assurance.
  • Dental and optical cashback.
  • Westfield Health and wellbeing cover
  • Employee discount scheme.
  • Staff and social parties.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

We usually respond within three days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

About Cognassist

Cognassist is the UK’s leading cognitive assessment and neurodiversity platform, working with over 150 of the UK’s best education providers to transform the lives on learners

Our powerful tool helps Identify hidden learning needs, personalise support and transform learner attainment.

We’re on a mission to help every learner reach their full potential through cognitive assessment.

This year alone we’ve grown by 100% and picked up Global Edtech UK Start Up of the Year award.

  • Employees

    We currently have a headcount of 58

  • Turnover

    Our turnover currently sits at £5 million per year

  • Founded

    Cognassist was founded in 2017 and we are proud to have significantly scaled the business since

Uniqueness is a superpower

Our culture really matters to us at Cognassist.

We know our vision of creating a more inclusive world, starts with us.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We welcome candidates from all walks of life.

And we’re committed to authentically investing in our people.

We provide our teams with the best possible benefits, the latest tools, and nurturing environments to work in.

We always strive to empower people to do their best work and deliver real impact.


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