Careers

Interested In A Career At A Fast Growing Ed Tech Start-Up?

 Our platform improves the way people “learn by doing”. Practera powers a range of experiential learning programs and apps for educators, learners and mentors deployed by Universities in Australia and around the world.

We are a global and distributed team HQ’d in Sydney and with people in 11 cities in Australia and around the world. Our passionate, diverse team and friendly culture are the foundation of our success!

 Apply to these available positions below. We love to hear from you! 

Positions

Senior Software Architect/Tech Lead

We are looking for an experienced Software Architect / Tech Lead to join our team. You will be responsible for collaboratively designing, developing and implementing software solutions to solve complex problems and provide technical leadership to our engineering team. 

Practera is a fast-growth Australian Edtech startup. We’re on a mission to help millions of people build skills, navigate the future of work and create life opportunities.

 Our platform improves the way people “learn by doing”. Practera powers a range of experiential learning programs and apps for educators, learners and mentors deployed by Universities in Australia and around the world. 

 We are a global and distributed team HQ’d in Sydney and with people in 11 cities in Australia and around the world. Our passionate, diverse team and friendly culture are the foundation of our success!

What you will do:

  • Ensure software meets all functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and coaching to engineers
  • Collaborate with Product, Quality Assurance, Data Science and Customer Success teams to deliver software solutions for our customers and their users
  • Collaborate with engineering team members to determine best practices and requirements for software

Our Tech Stack:

  • PHP (CakePHP advantageous)
  • Node.js / JavaScript (JQuery) / Typescript / ExpressJS
  • Rest API’s
  • SQL  (PostgreSQL advantageous)
  • Docker and docker-compose

What you should have:

  • Experience working on large-scale complex software projects including monolithic and service-based architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web applications, cybersecurity and open source technologies
  • Professional experience doing code reviews, addressing technical debt and overseeing plans for improvements
  • 8+ years experience designing and building software applications, relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent demonstrated capability
  • Attention to detail 

What might be handy:

  • Experience with AWS
  • GraphQL
  • Angular / Ionic PWA’s
  • DynamoDB
  • Working in an Agile environment

Our Engineering team follows Agile development methodologies and we encourage experimentation, a collaborative approach and incremental improvements. We encourage autonomy, trusting the expert and value problem-solving skills.

What we offer

  • The chance to join a fast-growing education-technology company in an exciting growth sector
  • Work from anywhere in a vibrant, international & virtual company environment with flexible work arrangements possible
  • A guaranteed learning curve & boost for your career with growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation including Employee Share Option Package – you will earn shares in the company
  • Innovation Leave
  • Professional Development Days

Practera is not accepting applications via recruiters or agencies. If you are working with a recruiter, please ensure you have the right to apply independently

Please email us at connect@practera.com

Software Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our team. We are looking for someone who not only understands how to code but also has well-developed problem-solving skills and knows how to build a system. 

Practera is a fast-growth Australian ed-tech startup. We’re on a mission to help millions of people build skills, navigate the future of work and create life opportunities.

Our platform improves the way people “learn by doing”. Practera powers a range of experiential learning programs and apps for educators, learners and mentors deployed by Universities in Australia and around the world. 

 We are a global and distributed team HQ’d in Sydney and with people in 11 cities in Australia and around the world. Our passionate, diverse team and friendly culture are the foundation of our success!

What you will do:

  • Ensure software meets all functional and take the initiative to ensure non-functional requirements (scale, performance, security etc).
  • Be comfortable with Problem Solving
  • Collaborate with engineering team members to determine best practices and requirements for the software. 
  • Collaborate with Product, Quality Assurance, Data Science and Customer Success teams to deliver software solutions for our customers and their users

Our Tech Stack:

  • PHP (CakePHP advantageous)
  • Node.js / JavaScript (JQuery) / Typescript / ExpressJS
  • Rest API’s
  • SQL  (PostgreSQL advantageous)
  • Docker and docker-compose

What you should have:

  • Experience working on large-scale complex software projects including monolithic and service-based architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web applications, cybersecurity and open source technologies
  • 3+ years experience designing and building software applications, relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent demonstrated capability
  • Attention to detail 

What might be handy:

  • Experience integrating with external systems and working with SSO
  • Experience with AWS
  • GraphQL
  • Angular / Ionic PWA’s
  • DynamoDB
  • Working in an Agile environment

Our Engineering team follows Agile development methodologies and we encourage experimentation, a collaborative approach and incremental improvements. We encourage autonomy, trusting the expert and value problem-solving skills.

What we offer

  • The chance to join a fast-growing education-technology company in an exciting growth sector
  • Work from anywhere in a vibrant, international & virtual company environment with flexible work arrangements possible
  • A guaranteed learning curve & boost for your career with growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation including Employee Share Option Package – you will earn shares in the company
  • Innovation Leave
  • Professional Development Days

Practera is not accepting applications via recruiters or agencies. If you are working with a recruiter, please ensure you have the right to apply independently.

To apply please email your application to connect@practera.com

Manager, Student – Industry Programs

Are you passionate about powering skills and employability opportunities for the future of work? 

Join Practera at an exciting time in our business growth! We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Programs Manager to support and grow our digitally-enabled student & industry Programs in NSW, nationally and globally. 

About the role:

The Programs Manager is responsible for the exceptional delivery of our Student-Industry Programs in NSW, nationally and globally. Reporting to our Executive Director Programs, you will manage accounts, make decisions, get involved hands-on, lead people and have a positive impact. 

About you:

You are a dynamic and experienced Program manager who can effectively manage a diverse portfolio! You are a super organised, detailed executor who loves making things happen and getting outcomes. You have the experience and collaboration skills to inspire confidence in colleagues and stakeholders. You are a ‘digital native’ comfortable with learning and using technologies with a keen interest in edtech and experiential learning. You are looking to grow, develop and be challenged! 

About Practera:

Practera is a fast-growth Australian edtech startup. We’re on a mission to help millions of people build skills, navigate the future of work and create life opportunities.

 Our Practera platform improves the way people “learn by doing”. Practera powers a range of experiential learning programs and apps for educators, learners and mentors deployed by Universities, Governments, Employers and other providers in Australia and around the world.

 We are a global and distributed team HQ’d in Sydney with people in 4 Australian cities and 8 countries. We have a work from anywhere policy and a flexible co-working space in the Sydney CBD. Our #1 value is delivering positive experiences – for our staff, customers and students!

 Scope of role:

  • Plan, design and deliver Student-Industry Programs in NSW, nationally and globally, working closely with University customers and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the growth of Practera’s Programs business – primarily through high quality delivery and building great relationships with our customers and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the management of the global Programs Portfolio, supporting the Executive Director, Programs, managing systems and driving improvements in processes and systems
  • Lead and manage individuals and teams, working collaboratively across Practera

The ideal candidate

We are looking for someone with the following experience, credentials and attributes:

  • Substantial experience in learning program delivery and management, preferably in a Higher Education or L&D context
  • Demonstrated experience in managing partnerships and stakeholders externally & internally
  • Demonstrated experience in project and portfolio management, and ability to balance & manage multiple priorities
  • Advanced capability to work with technologies including learning, project, customer relationship, content and marketing management systems
  • Excellent presentation, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline 

Notes:

  • Please include a cover letter as part of your application.
  • Practera is not accepting applications via recruiters or agencies. If you are working with a recruiter, please ensure you have the right to apply independently.

Please e-mail your application to connect@practera.com

Senior Learning Designer

About the job

Are you passionate about real-world learning? Join Us! We are seeking a Senior Learning Designer to help create awesome experiential learning programs which help people build skills for the future of work.

 

About the role:

As a Senior Learning Designer with Practera you will lead the design and delivery of effective, high quality and efficient experiential learning programs for a variety of clients. You will work closely with the Executive Director, Design to grow Practera’s Design Business and develop and embed practical, evidence-based design methodologies and processes. On a daily basis, you will work as part of a global team of design professionals, communicate with internal and external teams and manage a portfolio of programs to deliver successful outcomes. We are looking for someone to come on an exciting growth journey with us with exciting career growth prospects available for the successful candidate!

 

We are flexible as to where the right candidate is based – this can be based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth – and we are looking for candidates with 5+ years relevant experience for this role. This is not an entry-level role.

 

About you:

You are a passionate and adaptable learning practitioner who thrives in an innovative and agile working environment, quickly adapting to change and eager to help drive the team’s success. You are a ‘digital specialist’ comfortable with learning and using new technologies. You enjoy the challenge and process of supporting a multitude of exciting projects; from initial client design meetings through to creation and performance monitoring of digital experiential learning programs. You have a keen interest in learning design, edtech and/or experiential learning and you’re looking to develop and be challenged!  

 

Scope of role:

  • Work with and advise University, Government and corporate customers to design and implement new experiential learning solutions
  • Lead the design, development, and evaluation of a portfolio of excellent experiential learning programs on our award-winning learning platform
  • Create and evaluate learning content and instructional materials that support the achievement of learning outcomes
  • Support the development of practical, evidence-based design methodologies and processes
  • Support the growth of Practera’s Design Business from new design, product and program sales 
  • Serve as a senior member of Practera’s global Design Business, supporting and mentoring up and coming talent

 

The ideal candidate

You should have the following experience and credentials:

  • 5+ years in learning/instructional design experience and/ or teaching
  • Strong demonstrated experience in client-facing roles, including an understanding of the consulting and advisory process to deliver mutually-beneficial outcomes
  • Significant experience managing and delivering multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and leading individuals or teams
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of adult learning theories
  • Experience in content development and content management is an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency with education technology… we’re an edtech company, did we mention that?
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline

 

You also demonstrate:

  • Flexibility in the face of project changes and challenges #startuplife
  • An ability to learn and adapt quickly; quickly get a firm grasp of Practera’s technology and processes
  • A creative, innovative mindset
  • A passion for quality learning, high energy and entrepreneurial drive
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to be an “ambassador” for quality experiential learning in the broader educational sphere

Notes:

1) Please include a cover letter as part of your application.

2) Practera is not accepting applications via recruiters or agencies. If you are working with a recruiter, please ensure you have the right to apply independently.

To apply please email your application to connect@practera.com

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