Learning & Development Associate

BlueOptima London 2 months ago

Company Description



Who We Are

BlueOptima’s mission is to maximise the economic and social value that software engineering organisations are capable of delivering. Our vision is to become the global reference for the optimisation of the performance of Software Engineers.

BlueOptima is a company built on transparency, collaboration and accountability. We provide organisations with an objective, data driven insight into developer efficiency and how we operate internally is a direct reflection of this.

We are ambitious individuals forming a community, who strive to constantly improve and fulfill the vision with a working culture of collaboration, learning, autonomy and high performance.

We currently are a company of 6 office locations, with headquarters in London and additional offices in India, Mexico and the US. A total number of 170+ employees (and increasing every day) from 22 different nationalities and 20 languages spoken. To keep the culture of togetherness, our multinational teams across our offices regularly join forces for an annual Global meet-up.

Job Description

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for a highly driven individual who is passionate about learning and making an impact to join our growing People team. You will report to the Learning & Development Manager and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to drive various strategic L&D initiatives (including onboarding, training, and employee development).

At BlueOptima, we value, recognise and reward transparency, data-driven decision making, and significant contributions to our rapidly scaling business. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-energy self-starter who aspires to build a People career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

The Role

The L&D Associate will be imperative in driving a culture of continuous, high-impact learning at BlueOptima. Together, we will empower our amazing teams to elevate their capabilities, maximising their potential to deliver and accelerating their careers.


  • Onboarding: Drive BlueOptima’s New Hire Experience ensuring that all new hires go through an informative and engaging onboarding process including a standardised first-week induction and robust functional onboarding programme

  • Training: Plan and organise training sessions based on priority training needs identified by our Training Needs Analysis. Create engaging and meaningful content and contribute to the curation of thoughtful learning design.

  • Knowledge Management: Organise and maintain training and onboarding resources on HRIS and LMS. Ensure all employees have access to the learning resources they need and that any training or learning initiatives are captured and shared

  • Additional L&D Initiatives: Become our “go-to” person for additional L&D initiatives (e.g. Lunch and Learn sessions; Mentorship Programme). The L&D Associate will also have a unique opportunity to create and drive their own high-impact initiatives!

  • Evaluation: Use data-driven insights and metrics in conjunction with qualitative feedback to assess the impact of training or learning initiatives

Essential competencies:

  • Empathy, creativity and curiosity are essential to this role

  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills

  • Discipline, self-motivation and a strong work ethic

  • Strong communication, presentation, and public speaking skills

  • Able to juggle multiple pressing priorities

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Strong bias for action and taking initiative: level-headed amidst chaos, able to problem-solve and prioritise

  • Team mentality: happy to collaborate on ad hoc projects as they arise

  • BA/BSc (or equivalent) required, 2+ years of previous work experience
  • People Team experience strongly preferred, L&D experience a plus

  • Experience managing projects, events, or initiatives required

  • Comfortable working with data and using Excel/Google Sheets

  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment desirable

  • Able to be based in London, UK and travel internationally occasionally, as required

  • International experience or experience working in a multicultural environment a plus

  • Open to working across time zones as required

Additional Information

Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to be an outstanding and visible contributor to the Company's success

  • Work with an international team with a highly collaborative culture

  • New, modern open-plan office in easily accessible central London location

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Potential for international travel

  • Annual company-wide global meetups (past locations: Cancun, Mexico & Goa, India)

  • Opportunity to write your own success story in a high-performance environment

Interview Process

Our recruitment process is thorough, and allows us to ensure we are setting all of our new hires up for success. It consists of the following 5 steps:

  • Application: Submit your CV and responses to the application questions.

  • Initial Interview: Should you be shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to arrange an initial chat.

  • Hiring Manager Interview: Should your skill set and attitude match the requirements of the role, we will arrange a second interview with the Learning & Development Manager.

  • Work Sample: Contingent upon a successful second interview, we will ask you to complete a short work sample, which we allow you a maximum of 7 days to complete.

  • Final Round: Providing satisfactory completion of the work sample, we will invite you to our London Head Office for a final-round interview with the Learning & Development Manager and our Head of People.


Annual salary range: £28-30K, depending on experience

Visa Sponsorship

We are a licenced visa sponsor and welcome applicants through the Skilled Worker route