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

A video we made

About Memrise

We’re a vocabulary learning platform on web and mobile, founded by a Memory Grandmaster and Princeton Neuroscientist. We graduated out of Techstars Boston in 2011, moved to London and we’ve now taught more than 600 million words, phrases and facts to 1.3 million people in 499 languages. We’re also growing rather fast.

Where we are

We’re headquartered in a converted chapel in East London, with outposts in Tallinn and Berlin.

We benefit from the advice and funding of some of the most experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, including the founders of WordPress, Cloudera and Avid.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people feel a tiny bit like a genius as they learn. Understanding why that’s a magical goal is as key to joining Memrise as any other attribute.

Our specific aim as a company is to become the best way to learn vocabulary in any of the world’s languages. To do this, we’re building not just the world’s most advanced general-purpose learning technology, but at the same time a joyous cathedral of user-generated wit and wisdom.

Our side-project

We also produce a language-learning game called CatAcademy, where you learn Spanish by clicking on pictures of cats. It’s available on iPhone, is probably the most delightful learning-experience ever invented, and has touched the top ten paid apps on the whole store. It’s where we do our more radical experimentation.

Before applying

Know that we’re based in London, Berlin and Tallinn, and look to recruit only people working in these locations.

To apply for, or learn more about, any of the positions detailed below, please do a very brief video interview here:

You can also email us at jobs @, attaching CVs, links to Github and anything else that’ll help is to get to know you. Please know, however, that we give priority to video applications.

Open positions

We’re scaling the team fast at the moment, and we have positions open across our tech stack and design department. We’re interested in hearing from anyone (who lives in London, Tallinn or Berlin) who’s skilled in python/Django, Javascript, databases like MySQL and DynamoDB, and Android / iOS mobile engineering.

Specific open positions include Android engineer (we could use 3), iOS engineer, python dev, front end dev, and lead API engineer.

We’re also on the look out for two sparkling junior designers with a talent for prototyping and user-testing, and an interest in linguistics, to help us invent even faster.