Education First UK

EF is the world leader in international education. Join our global community of educators, innovators, travelers and doers.

Founded 1965
5001+ employees
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    EF Education First is a global leader in international education, with a 50-year mission of opening the world through education. Our programs worldwide provide opportunities for language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange, and academic study for customers of all backgrounds and ages, helping them to become better citizens of the world. A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large organization with the spirit and energy of a small company. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative and motivated people who are excited by education, communication and travel.

    The team, culture and office

    You will be working in an international team with cross-functional skills covering areas like academics, design, development, and product management. Our teams adopt modern best practices such as a microservices architecture, continuous deployment and a Scrum-based Agile development approach.

    Located in Cambridge (Massachusetts), our hub attracts an international mix of bright, talented people. With open breakout areas, hidden nooks to think and beautiful outdoor patios, it has a relaxed but focused atmosphere that make it a typically "EF" space.

    Tech stack

    JavaScript, Node.JS, React, React Native, MongoDB, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, C#, Python, Java, Kafka, Machine Learning


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Pension plan
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Child or elder care stipend
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement
    Dog walking stipend

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Commuter shuttles
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs