Careers

About Cirrus Assessment:

Cirrus Assessment is an international provider of cloud based, e-Assessment solutions. It was founded in 2014 and has offices in the The Netherlands, the UK and the United States. We are passionate about education and its ability to empower people across the globe. We believe that technology is a powerful tool for the effective delivery and assessment of education and we are committed to making this technology accessible to all. If you recognise yourself in these values, we’d love to have you join us.

Senior Front-End developer

Job title: Senior Front-End developer
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Job description

As a senior front-end developer you will play a crucial role in our software development team and have the opportunity to build the Cirrus Platform, the next generation e-Assessment solution.

Our team work on the Cirrus Platform in an agile way according to the Kanban methodology. You will work alongside our team in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as our local team in Utrecht.

We develop using modern technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and React.js.

Desired personality profile:

  • You are an exceptional web developer who wants to make a difference in online education
  • You are a developer who focuses on performant code with scalability in mind
  • You hate bad user experience, and want to show the world how it should be done
  • You are a communicator who likes to discuss solutions and will greet code reviews as a way to both learn and teach
  • You would love to join an exceptional team
  • You enjoy a challenge, and strive to create innovative solutions

Required skills and experience:

  • Fluency in English
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • Good knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, Javascript and Ajax
  • Knowledge of React.js
  • Good knowledge of front-end development tools and the ability to configure them (nodejs, grunt/gulp, bower etc)
  • Good knowledge of OOP and how it works in Javascript (prototype-inheritance)
  • Experience with agile development processes
  • Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Structured, detail oriented and highly organised
  • A positive and responsible attitude

We offer:
A chance to join our highly talented, international team at Cirrus Assessment and contribute to the creation of  a software tool for the use of millions of people around the world.

In addition to an exciting and challenging role, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An equity scheme
  • Bonus
  • A social and fun working environment

Interested? Send me an e-mail (vegard.sivertsen@cirrusassessment.com) with a brief description of your background together with your CV.

Software architect

Job title: Software architect
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Job description

As a software architect you will play a crucial role in our software development team and have the opportunity to build the Cirrus Platform, the next generation e-assessment solution.

Our team work on the Cirrus e-Assessment Platform in an agile way according to the Kanban methodology.You will work alongside our team in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as our local team in Utrecht.

We develop using modern technologies such as C# .Net, Non-relational DB (MongoDB) and RESTful API.

Desired personality profile:

  • You are an exceptional web developer who wants to make a difference to online education
  • You are a developer who focuses on performant code with scalability in mind
  • You are a communicator who likes to discuss solutions and will greet code reviews as a way to both learn and to teach
  • You would love to join an exceptional team at Cirrus Assessment
  • You enjoy a challenge, and strive to create innovative solutions

Required skills and experience:

  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • Good knowledge in C# and ASP.Net
  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
  • Knowledge of RESTful API and N-tier applications
  • Understanding of asynchronous programming for web
  • Experience of agile development processes
  • Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with high-load applications
  • Structured, detail oriented and highly organised
  • A positive and responsible attitude

We offer:

A chance to join our highly talented, international team at Cirrus Assessment and contribute to the creation of  a software tool for use by millions of people around the world.

In addition to an exciting and challenging role at Cirrus Assessment, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An equity scheme
  • Bonus
  • A social and fun working environment

Interested? Send me an e-mail (vegard.sivertsen@cirrusassessment.com) with a brief description of your background together with your CV.

Chief Marketing Officer

Job title: Chief Marketing Officer
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

We have developed an amazing e-Assessment platform at Cirrus Assessment and we want everyone to know about it! We are looking to accelerate our growth by adding a dynamic and talented Chief Marketing Officer to lead our marketing team.

This role will be highly collaborative, liaising closely with our CEO and CSO and leading an enthusiastic and hard working team. It is ideal for a hands-on individual with experience of taking projects from concept through to implementation.

You will need to be able to:

  • Prepare and implement an overall marketing strategy for Cirrus Assessment
  • Agree and manage a marketing budget.
  • Develop programs with quantifiable objectives  and measure the results.
  • Leverage data and analytics to drive insights.
  • Modify or redirect business intelligence strategy.
  • Oversee and direct the efforts of the marketing team.
  • Perform risk mitigation
  • Develop segmentation strategies and carry out competitive analysis/market intelligence
  • Drive product development
  • Identify and measure key metrics around the business including user acquisition, conversion rates, engagement rates, satisfaction and renewal rates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with analysts at leading research firms
  • Represent the company at events and conferences  both nationally and internationally
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors and distributors
  • Assume responsibility for CRM system and its adoption across the business

You will need to have:

  • A bachelor degree. MBA is preferred
  • Demonstrable experience of positioning a company in competitive market and winning it
  • Minimum 10 years experience managing, mentoring and developing a marketing team
  • Extensive experience developing lead generation and awareness programs
  • Experience in the edtech sector is an advantage
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution of marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and successful public relations efforts
  • Experience with web marketing and an understanding of social media strategies
  • The ability to plan and think strategically  in the short, medium and long term to secure growth
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team to produce quality materials within tight timeframes
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Excellent oral and written skills in both Dutch and English
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent listening and communication skills with a strong ability to influence people at all levels

An attractive equity scheme will be part of the offering.

Please note that this position will require some foreign travel.

Interested? Send me an e-mail (vegard.sivertsen@cirrusassessment.com) with a brief description of your background together with your CV.

Software Tester

Job title: Software Tester
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

The success of our customers is central to everything that we do at Cirrus Assessment. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail who can work closely with our developers to ensure that our software releases are always first class. You will test the efficiency of the software, identify areas of vulnerability and raise, prioritise and track defect reports through to their resolution. In testing newly developed software, existing upgrades and deployments, you will ensure that the highest standards of quality are maintained at all times.

You will need to be able to:

  • Liaise extensively with our development team
  • Perform all aspects of software testing including functional, regression testing
  • Develop and execute test plans
  • Identify and  write test cases
  • Demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for testing
  • Use and understand a range of different operating systems.
  • Prioritise and organise workload
  • Learn about new technologies, the product you are testing and the users that buy the product
  • Develop an understanding of e-Assessment and how customers interact with our system

You will need to have:

  • A University or college degree
  • Extensive experience in testing online and responsive applications
  • Excellent analytic skills and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to work well in a team and support others
  • Experience with testing of high-impact systems
  • Experience of Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Recent and extensive experience of automated regression testing
  • Experience in the use of Jira
  • Good written and spoken Dutch and English

Interested? Send me an e-mail (vegard.sivertsen@cirrusassessment.com) with a brief description of your background together with your CV.