Software Developers

GL Education are a small (ish) business achieving big things, we’re on the look-out for four Software Developers to be part of our 40-strong Development team. The team are based out of Houghton-le-Spring on the Durham/Sunderland border, most live locally and opt for hybrid working however we’re also open to Developers being fully remote, or basing themselves out of our Brentford or Swindon offices.

As a Software Developer with GL you’ll primarily work with the Microsoft platform using tools such as Azure, .net core and Angular. With us you’ll deliver quality software to meet customer and commercial needs. We want people to come and share their experience of best practice and help us adapt it to GL as we modernise our ways of working.

The Role:

We’re looking for Developers that have:

  • Proficiency with one or more of C#, TypeScript, JavaScript, .net Core and MS SQL
  • Relevant experience with an industry-recognised software development lifecycle process
  • Either a proven aptitude for software development or a degree in computer science (or another numerate discipline)

There’s a feel-good factor at GL Education as we are passionate about the role we play in supporting schools to help students reach their full potential. We do this by providing assessment solutions that help teachers learn more about their pupils, so they can find the best way to teach them.

We are the leading UK provider in what we do and growing fast internationally – at the last count we have delivered almost 50 million online tests across the globe. However, this only accounts for 1 per cent of the children in the world. Our mission is to ensure all children have the best possible start by having access to our education tools.


  • We offer a range of core and flexible benefits including:
    • Health – BUPA Healthcare, Employee Assistance Programme, Flu Vaccinations, Life Assurance, Income Protection and a whole host of tools to support your wellbeing 
    • Wealth – more money in your pocket by saving on Tech purchases, car leases, access to literally 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants plus pension, season ticket loans, childcare assistance and cycle to work options we’ve all come to expect 
    • Everything else – 26 days leave including a day off for your birthday, flexible working arrangements including optional hybrid working; 2/3 days in the office, the rest remote
  • Plus more so if we’ve missed something important to you, ask us and we might just have it. 

Interested? Update that CV and pop it over to [email protected]

Location: Our team are based in Durham and most opt for hybrid working, we’re also open to Devs being fully remote, or being based from our offices in Brentford or Swindon.

Hours: Permanent, full time 

Salary: up to £46k plus supported professional development to help you (and us) keep up to date


Our team are based in Durham and most opt for hybrid working, we’re also open to Devs being fully remote, or being based from our offices in Brentford or Swindon. 

How to find us?

By Road 
If travelling on the A19, join the A690 towards Durham for approximately 3.5 miles and exit at the junction for Rainton Bridge.   

If travelling on the A1, take junction 62 to join the A690 towards Sunderland for approximately 3.7 miles and come off at the Rainton Meadows junction.