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Who we are

We're building 'Google Docs for Science', making science and R&D faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into the cloud, from idea to writing to review to publication. Overleaf has 750,000 users who've created more than 10 million documents, and is being used in hundreds of universities worldwide for teaching and research.

We're a London-based startup, supported by Digital Science and Bethnal Green Ventures, and founded by two mathematicians who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for scientific collaboration and communication.

Our current openings are listed below, and we're always keen to hear from exceptional people who are passionate about what they do — just drop us a line at .

Job Openings

Bookkeeping & Sales Support

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to take on a range of tasks involving Overleaf bookkeeping, sales support, event management and general admin.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive Salary depending on previous experience and qualifications
  • Hours: 9:30 – 5:30pm
  • Duration: Permanent
Duties include:
  • Sales ledger – sales invoice generating and processing, run reports, statements.
  • Bank reconciliations and credit control
  • Purchase Ledger – process purchase invoices
  • Using spreadsheets - update prepayment, accruals and deferred Income
  • Payments to suppliers, entering payments and receipts in accounting system and into spreadsheet cash books
  • Quarterly VAT returns, VAT Moss
  • General administration duties, answering the telephone and dealing with queries
  • Finding speaking opportunities and submitting speaking opportunities proposals
  • Coordinating monthly blog email to all users, and internal newsletter to staff
  • Social Media – coordinate Social Media posts & scheduling
  • Shipping swag & material to customers
  • Keeping up with and printing literature reprints (tri-fold, case studies, institutional insert, publisher insert)
  • Keeping up with and ordering new swag as needed
  • Applying for speaking opportunities
  • Registering for sponsorships/booths
  • Coordinating marketing needed by event (ads, descriptions, social media, videos, logos, swag, etc.)
  • Registration for attendees
  • Updating internal conference tracking spreadsheet
  • Gathering feedback on all conferences we attend
  • Coordinating booth details – swag, banner, etc.
  • Coordinate the FuturePub evening events we run in London and Boston (including location, schedule, catering, speakers, Eventbrite listing, invites, etc).

As Overleaf is a fast-growing company, there will also be opportunities for the person hired for this position to grow and develop, and to take on additional responsibility.

Key Skills:

Varied knowledge and skills required in the following areas:

  • Good all-round bookkeeping and reconciliations experience.
  • Good IT skills and proficiency in MS Office Products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Previous experience in Netsuite is preferable
  • Confidentiality and integrity is required
  • Driven, team player, keen to learn new skills and flexible
  • Excellent organizational/project management skills.
  • Good writing skills with ability to prepare presentation proposals and write internal communication updates.

Full Stack Engineer

You'll be working closely with our team to build new and awesome ways for scientists to collaborate and communicate. We're looking for full stack engineers — your projects will span our database (PostgreSQL), web app (Ruby & Rails, Node.js), front end (Backbone, React, JavaScript) and infrastructure (Docker, Heroku, Linux on Amazon EC2 and GCP) layers. We also have projects for mobile, if you're into Android or iOS.

You're an independent thinker and fast learner. You're resourceful and knowledgeable, but you ask questions when you get stuck. You take pride in your work, and you ship it early and often, because you love to see it out there in the real world. You learn new programming languages and techniques for fun, and you contribute to open source.

If this sounds like you, send your CV, salary expectations, and a link to your profile on github/bitbucket to . We'll get in touch to arrange an interview, in person if possible, otherwise via Skype/Google Hangout.

This is an immediate vacancy for a permanent position with a two month probationary period. Working arrangements are flexible.
You can choose to join our office in London or work remotely.

We look forward to meeting you!


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Flexible hours

Work from home when you feel like avoiding the London commute or leave early if you need to. As long as you get things done you can flex your time to suit you best.

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Choose your own kit

MacBook Pro? Lenovo ThinkPad? Notebook and pen? However you like to work, we'll provide you with the equipment you need.

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Digital Science

We're based in the Digital Science offices, so there's lots of interesting people to meet, and clubs and sports activities outside of work.

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Awesome location

In the heart of London, and right next to King's Cross and St Pancras stations for excellent transport links.

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Fresh fruit

Just that. Mmm.

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Team lunches

We'll often grab a sandwich together, but the whole team also goes out for a weekly lunch to catch up outside of the office.