Careers at Education Horizons

Are you ready to help schools succeed?

Education Horizons develops technology for schools around the world

3200000
Users
2000
Schools
68
Countries

Our purpose is to help schools succeed every day, by providing technology to help make students’ lives better.

We’re in an exciting phase of development, evolving our products to meet the growing demands on schools. If you’re ready for the chance to work with purpose and impact, then we’re ready for you.

Life at Education Horizons
Our Teams
Social Impact
Meet our leaders

Life at Education Horizons

What you can expect from us

Purpose-driven work

Join a community that helps schools to succeed every day, by providing technology to help make students’ lives better.

Read Chris' story about purpose-driven impact

Hi, my name is Chris Khalil and I love Design!

For the last 20 years I’ve learned and worked at some of Australia’s largest companies, helping change and build how customers experience different products and services.

I joined Education Horizons because I want to use my skills to help young people thrive. I really like the idea of making it easier for all of the unsung professionals in education to keep schools running. I am learning more and more about how these people often work long hours in complex environments, with any number of distractions each day. For me, even small smart changes in our products can make a huge difference to their joy at work and their impact.

I also love that every day we talk to teachers, children, parents, school administrators and others about their work. You never hear the same story twice! Each person brings a unique perspective and experience that helps us learn more about how we can create brilliant experiences for them. More than that, these conversations really charge our team up to do our best each day. This makes coming to work a real joy for me.

I love the team at Education Horizons. I am consistently struck by how kind, considerate and caring everyone is – for each other and for the people we create products for. I’m proud that what we do really makes a difference. I think this is what people mean when they talk about purpose-led work – and we get to live it every day, together.

Please reach out if you’d like to learn more about the Design team and our approach to helping schools succeed every day.

Chris Khalil

Chris Khalil

Head of Design

Autonomy and Impact

We encourage collaboration, have a lack of hierarchy, cross-functional teams, and a focus on output over rules and policies. You’re empowered to innovate, make decisions, and continuously improve.

Read Charles' story about autonomy and trust

When I joined Educations Horizons as a remote worker, I wouldn’t have considered that it would provide me with the flexibility to move with my family to three different countries and have a progressive career covering three different roles.

Education Horizons has allowed me to work with diverse clients across the globe, including Australasia, Latin America, Africa, North America and Europe. Given the various locations and timezone of clients we interact with, working with Education Horizons has provided me with the autonomy to plan a day that suits the clients best and gives me the flexibility to have a rich and fulfilling life outside work.

Working with Education Horizons is an enriching cross-cultural experience, full of diversity and new experiences every day. I am currently part of a team that spans three continents in five countries. At the same time, Education Horizons has provided my team with growth opportunities to learn and use Spanish to work better with our European and Latin American clients.

Charles Mutinda

Charles Mutinda

Professional Services Team Leader

People Over Process

Our success is driven by our people, not the process. Our employees have agency to work on projects that matter to them and our customers.

Read Deb's story about people over process

At Education Horizons, our values and our culture are based on a philosophy of people over process. Within our People & Culture team we strive to deliver a differentiated employee experience by putting our people over process. We do this by co-creating experiences and initiatives with our team members to understand what’s important to them and what would bring the greatest value to their day-to-day experience. Aligned with our ways of working our team members feel empowered to provide input and feedback and to be involved in decision making at all levels which leads to outcomes that are fit for purpose. As a team, we are supported to make decisions quickly based on our people.

Deb Paine

Deb Paine

Chief People & Culture Officer

Flexibility

Have the freedom to choose when and where you work. Whether you work from home, on the road, or in the office.

Read Emilie's story about flexibility

In the last 2 years, Education Horizons has steadily been moving to a permanent flexible work environment so that it’s the new norm for their employees. Even before COVID, Education Horizons had started to accommodate flexible work arrangements. As a team member, I have the choice to have a work-life balance through flexible arrangements which break with the traditional norm of the rigid 9 to 5, five-day week. I know this firsthand because I was one of the very first team members to discuss working a compressed workweek as well as working remotely.

What has this meant for me? It means the hours I used to spend in traffic are now productive working hours in my compressed 4-day week. Having the freedom to decide on the flexible arrangement which best suited me clearly demonstrates the company trusts and values me as a team member. In return, my loyalty to the company has increased and my commitment to clients has never been higher. At a personal level, I now feel like I have enough time to meet the needs of all 3 generations of my family and for my own life. I believe it’s the best work-life balance I have ever had in my 30-year working career.

Emilie Webster
Consultant, Finance Specialist

Innovation and Growth

We’re in an exciting phase of development and we’d love you to be part of the design innovation process. We encourage an ‘always on’ learning approach and will support you along your professional learning journey to progress your career.

Read Ian's story about learning and development

The best thing about my job? The people, no question about it. My team are all fantastic and the software they produce is world-leading. When I think back to where we started and the challenges we have faced along the way, I feel incredibly proud of their achievements.

I joined the company in 2008 as a web developer. A year later, and as the team grew, I became Web Development Team Leader. In 2016 I became Development Manager and assumed responsibility for both the Windows and Web development teams. More recently, in 2021, I became Engineering Manager and I now lead the developers and testers as well as overseeing the delivery of the Engage product suite.

As a leader I try to encourage my team to explore problems and find creative ways to solve them. I offer guidance when needed but every member of the team is afforded trust and empowered to make decisions. I think this is a key factor in having such a settled team and a culture where people feel supported. It is important to me that ‘We do what we say’ and ‘We play and succeed as a team’. As a team our purpose is to create great software but as people, we aim to be helpful, supportive, and approachable.

I have been lucky enough to meet some of the staff who work in Engage schools. I love walking into a classroom and seeing Engage open on their computers. It reinforces the importance of what we do as a development team. Our software runs their school, and we have to ability to make a tangible difference to their day-to-day productivity. I get huge satisfaction from listening to a teacher’s problems and then finding a solution that will save them time and allow them to focus on their students, after all, a school should prioritise learning over paperwork. Engage’s ability to send quick, secure, paperless, communications to teachers, students and parents; an online form builder and self-service extra-curricular activity and parents’ evening booking are all examples of how we can reduce admin work in Engage schools.

I believe it is important to take a step back from time to time and realise that what we do really matters. Every day we help schools succeed.

Ian Haig‑Brown

Ian Haig‑Brown

Engineering Manager, Engage Solution

Revenue: Onboarding, Customer Success, Professional services, and support. This team creates insightful, value-adding experiences to help our customers.
Product: Implement product strategy, build roadmaps, and define Education Horizons product features.
Technology: This includes our IT (internal), Information Security, Developers, QA and DevOps teams. They work closely with our Product team to bring our products to life, and support with resolution of complex customer queries.
Marketing: Attract potential new schools to our customer community and manage the brand for our customers and external parties.
Sales: Generate new customers for Education Horizons products.
Finance: Manages all financial functions from payroll, accounts payable and receivable to reporting, including internal audits, controls and tax.
People & Culture: Create an engaging experience for our employees, harnessing existing talent and attracting future talent.
IT & Risk: Manage network, privacy, security and risk functions that underpin Education Horizons operations to ultimately benefit the customer experience.

Our Teams

We organise our teams around our customer needs

Social Impact

Our team cares about making a difference in the world and believe in the power of education. We proudly support several organisations dedicated to improving the access and quality of education programs.

Our active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee identifies and implements projects to give back to society and the education community.

“Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it's also something our team members and customers value. My hope is that we can focus on CSR activities where we can make a unique difference with our team members, skills, relationships, assets, communities and world. I encourage you to play your part in making a real difference.”

David Weickhardt, CEO
School for Life recipients in Uganda

We proudly support

Meet our leaders

“I aim to be a leader who is courageous and inspiring, collaborative and supportive, authentic and personable, and clear and direct. It's a privilege to work with an exceptional team of customer-focused and purpose-led people at Education Horizons!”

David Weickhardt, CEO

David Weickhardt

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Somogyi

Chief Technology Officer

Steve Caddy

Chief Product Officer

Barry Anns

Chief Revenue Officer

Deb Paine

Chief People Officer

Paul Liddiatt

Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Slattery

Chief Finance Officer

Daryll Holland

Chief Information Officer

Current Vacancies

We’re currently looking for great people to join our team. All current vacancies are listed below.

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Haven’t found the right job vacancy?

Submit an Expression of Interest to stay connected to upcoming job opportunities, by sending your CV to recruitment@educationhorizons.com

We will consider all qualified applicants regardless of their background, experience, identity or need for flexibility.

You never know the right opportunity might be just around the corner.