Come work at the world’s most joyful learning startup.

About Memrise


We make learning vocabulary, languages and facts joyful and effective. We graduated from Techstars Boston in 2011 and we’ve since taught more than a billion words, phrases and facts to more than two million people in hundreds of languages. Our angel investors and advisors include the founders of WordPress, Cloudera and Avid, and we’re now funded by leading VC firms Balderton Capital and Avalon Ventures.

Our work is the outcome of our twin obsessions with learning effectiveness and learning pleasure (and their profound connections, of course). We collaborate with Oxford and UCL psychology / neuroscience departments to do peer-reviewed science on our remarkable datasets; and our unique learning methodology has given rise to several million user-generated mems (vivid mnemonic images). We also produce an iPhone language-learning game called CatAcademy, which teaches conversational Spanish through pictures of cats.

Both in terms of product invention and in terms of the scale of our user base, we’re just getting started, so we have some spectacular opportunities for creative minds and gifted doers (preferably combined in the same bodies). There’s ten of us right now in a converted chapel in East London, and we’re looking to grow delicately but decisively.

Open positions in London:


Android developer

iOS Developer

How to apply


If you’re interest in any of the roles described below, email us at jobs at memrise.com. Please include CVs, links to things you’ve built or destroyed, and reasons you’ll enjoy and add to the energy in to our wondrous, multi-lingual, intellectually vibrant office.

Open positions in London:


Android Developer

We’re looking for someone to join our Android team, building an app that will reach millions of users. You’d be a keen Android advocate who strives for great technical challenges as well as appreciates a buttery-smooth, radiant user experience. Your mission in a nutshell is to create a flawless and addictive learning experience for the world’s androiders.

Requirements:

  • At least two years experience working on the Android platform
  • You’ve built at least one substantial Android app in its entirety
  • Experience both in architecture and execution of complex software projects
  • Deep knowledge of Android-specific UI patterns and affordances
  • Experience with other mobile programming languages is advantageous

iOS Developer

We’re looking for someone to join our iOS team, building an app that will reach millions of users. You’d be a keen iOS advocate who strives for great technical challenges as well as appreciates a buttery-smooth, radiant user experience. Your mission in a nutshell is to create a flawless and addictive learning experience for the world’s upper-middle class.

Requirements:

  • At least two years experience working on the iOS platform
  • You’ve built at least one substantial app in its entirety
  • Experience both in architecture and execution of complex software projects
  • Experience with other programming languages is advantageous