Aula

Aula is a university’s digital campus: a communication platform that brings together students, staff, and educators.

Founded 2016
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    London, UK

    What We Do 🔮

    Aula is a conversational platform for education. Think ‘Slack for education’: consumer tech on the front-end yet complex infrastructure on the back-end. We’ve built Aula because we believe digital infrastructure should encourage community and participation-based learning.

    For students, this means less one-way communication from the teacher, more collaboration with fellow students (using integrations with tools like GitHub and codepen) and easier access to student services like the welfare team - even if you’re commuting or are away from campus on a placement.

    Our Tech Stack 💾🛠
    We only use the bleeding edge tools to build educational infrastructure of the 21st century. We’ve explained it in more detail in this blog post, but here’s a quick overview of what we’re building with:

    • React (and React Native)
    • Microservices backends with Node.js and AWS
    • Docker
    • ES6/7 Javascript
    • Redux
    • Mongo, Redis and others dbs

    For DevOps in particular, we work with tools like

    • Terraform (‘infrastructure as code’)
    • Multiple database types
    • General Javascript including Node.js
    • Docker
    • AWS
    • Our internal CLI

    Working at Aula 🎯

    We think the most important variable in choosing a job is getting the chance to work on complex and important problems with friendly and curious people in a collaborative environment.

    But beyond that, joining Aula also means

    • A rare opportunity to develop skills in building both consumer tech interfaces as well core infrastructure back-ends
    • Being part of a fast-paced and mission-driven startup made up of a creative, friendly and international team
    • Plenty of responsibility, autonomy and encouragement to shape your own tasks and contribute original ideas
    • A supportive environment with an intense focus on learning and improvement

    You’ll be doing pair programming, have one-on-ones where we speak about how to develop you both as a programmer and a leader, and occasionally jump on a video call and share a ‘remote meal’ while a team member speaks about a topic they care about. Once a month we also have ‘Mad Computer Science Idea’-day, where the entire team gets together to create something that has never been created before or using some tech that’s usually not used for that purpose.

    Our Team 👋 🗺
    We’re a bunch of people from all over the world (Denmark, Philippines, France, Albania, Georgia, Pakistan, Sweden, India, UK and US) that care deeply about making educational experiences more engaging. Our developers have previously lead teams that have built things like the Georgian version of Youtube (myvideo.ge with 2.5 million monthly unique viewers) and a novel way to share and view 3D medical images (TissueStack), so beyond focusing on creating a supportive and collaborative environment where features get shipped quickly, we also have quite a bit of experience.

    We are backed by a world-class team of investors such as Project A, Nordic Makers (an angel group including Co-founders of Unity and Zendesk) and executives from LinkedIn and IBM.

    Benefits

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Aula - Our fantastic Swedish engineer Fredrik just shared this photo of his current office 🌳🐓☀️
    Aula - All of our developers work remotely - check out Brice's office in France!
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    Aula - Remote lunches - every other Friday we get together to listen to one our team members talk about a topic of their choosing! 
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