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Bloom & Wild is re-inventing the $60B global flower industry. Over a billion flower exchanges take place every year and industry satisfaction levels are low. Driven by our core belief that you can never care too much or be too thoughtful, we do things a little differently. From inventing letterbox flowers to founding The Thoughtful Marketing Movement. And we’ve seen impressive traction to date - we are Europe’s most loved flower and gifting platform, growing at 100% year on year.

2021 has been an exciting year for us! In January we announced our £75 million Series D funding round, led by General Catalyst (backers of Airbnb and Deliveroo), with participation from multiple other top tier investors including Index Ventures (who have also backed companies such as Transferwise and Glossier). Bloom & Wild acquired bloomon in April 2021 and Bergamotte in July 2021, cementing our position as Europe's leading online flower company. Together, we are active in 8 countries. We are home to a family of 3 strong brands, Bloom & Wild, Bloomon and Bergamotte.

We really care about creating a diverse and inclusive team and we welcome people from all backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to work with us. In our team, everyone has the freedom to give their opinion, grow in their career and be part of a genuinely caring and inclusive team.

We have been named one of the 5 fastest growing tech companies in Europe and are alumni of Tech Nation’s Future Fifty. We were also one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For 2020.

We really care about creating a diverse and inclusive team - so we welcome people from all backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to work with us. In our team, everyone has the freedom to give their opinion, grow in their career and be part of a genuinely caring and inclusive team.

Technology team at Bloom & Wild

The overall Bloom & Wild team is now 300+ people. You will join one of our core squads in our Technology team, each consisting of a small, close-knit team of developers, a product manager and a tester. Squads work closely with their Business counterpart team on solutions that accelerate growth both within and outside our UK core business. This posting is for a role with the Customer Relationship Squad

The role and ways of working

  • You’ll play a part in delivering your squad's and the Technology team's roadmaps. This will mean writing, reviewing and supporting code in our platform, taking ideas from requirements to production code, and being responsible for quality at every step along the way.
  • You’ll work with some great technology. Our backend platform, currently using Ruby 2.6.5 and Rails 6 is backed by PostgreSQL, Fargate/ECS on AWS, with APIs that are used by our Angular 7 webapp and our native mobile apps. We are also looking to develop new microservices in GoLang in an event-driven, serverless architecture.
  • You will bring energy and positivity to the role, looking for opportunities to learn and craft the role around our values; care, pride, customer first, innovation and delight.
  • For our senior members and above, there is an expectation to participate in our compensated out of hours support on a rota basis throughout the year, inline with our Out of Hours policy
  • You can read more about our technology and culture over on our tech blog - Code & Wild

You

  • As an experienced Ruby developer (3 years+), you’ll have detailed knowledge of Ruby on Rails in a production environment and some experience of test-driven development
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs and ideally you will have built new ones, used version control tools such as GitHub, CI tools such as Codebuild, and testing tools like RSpec/Cucumber or similar
  • Experience of distributed service architectures, including how best to test and release them, and how to ensure system stability when making changes independent of other services
  • You’ll be keen to learn and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, favour working and usable MVPs, and using real customer feedback to continuously iterate and improve our technology
  • You’ll take a collaborative, data-driven and experimental approach to solving complex problems, and be able to demonstrate the ability to foster this mindset in your colleagues

Nice to have

  • Have worked with Braze or another Transactional/CRM email system before
  • Experience working in a fast-growing (preferably consumer-facing) startup

Working Environment

Currently our full team is working from home and adapting quickly to being totally remote. We pride ourselves in fulfilling our Work From Home Promise - here

In addition to our normal perks and benefits we’re supporting each other and maintaining our culture remotely through:

  • Twice weekly online yoga class and access to ClassPass workout content
  • Birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions celebrated with the team
  • Virtual Stand Up for weekly company updates, and Virtual Monthly Meeting to celebrate our successes and value nominations
  • Remote lunch and learns
  • Wellbeing support through online coaching sessions and employee assistance program, talking about challenges that we are facing in the current environment
  • New slack channels and ways of creating community remotely

We apply our five key values of delight, customer first, care, innovation and pride in our day to day activities (find out more here) and reward those who are encompassing them exceptionally. Everyone is friendly and sociable, with regular company-wide events.

Currently, the majority of our teams are still working from home. However, in line with government restrictions, we are gradually opening up our beautiful, flower filled office again - for teams to use as much or as little as they’d like. We continue not to expect people to come in as a norm, though managers may ask teams to come in for specific reasons (unless you are a fully remote worker).

Our plan moving forward is to continue to find ways of incorporating remote work into our daily, business as usual, ways of operating. And we have no expectation that our teams will need to come into the office 5 days per week again.

Our perks and benefits:

  • 25 days holiday, with an additional day off for your birthday, plus bank holidays, totalling 34 days, per annum. There is also the option to buy an extra 5 days holiday
  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 10-4pm)
  • We offer flexible bank holidays so at any time you can trade a bank holiday day off and in its place take off another day that fits better with your beliefs, values and celebration calendar.
  • Choose your laptop and any extra equipment you need to do your best work
  • Health cash plan through Simplyhealth
  • Personal Development Budget
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policy
  • Workplace nursery - a salary sacrifice based childcare scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pension Contribution
  • Discounts on our blooms!
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Bloom & Go Wild trips (once we’re able to again) - most recently we went to Paris!

Sponsorship

  • We're proud to hold an A-rated sponsor license, so we can assign certificates of sponsorship. This means we can support applications from anywhere as long as the job is deemed suitable under the points based system

When we’re in the office:

Our lovely, light and spacious office is conveniently located close to Vauxhall and Oval stations in London. We have an informal, inclusive and scale-up culture and those who choose to come into the office, also benefit from:

  • Free snacks
  • Early finishes on Thursdays & Fridays to spend more time with each other.
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks fridge.
  • Season ticket loan (scheme currently frozen due to Covid-19).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • We’re a social bunch and plan to re-start our regular company wide events as soon as we can! Previous ones have included in person Summer & Christmas parties, post peak celebrations and regular team lunches.

In addition to our normal perks and benefits we’re supporting each other and maintaining our culture remotely through:

  • Weekly online yoga class and access to ClassPass workout content.
  • Birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions celebrated.
  • Virtual Stand Up for weekly company updates, and Virtual Monthly Meeting to celebrate our successes and value nominations.
  • Remote lunch and learns.
  • Wellbeing support through our online platform, Spill, which offers online therapy sessions.
  • New slack channels and ways of creating community remotely.
  • Peak Treats to support our team during our busier times - earlier this year we sent out DIY meal kits from popular restaurants during Valentines & Mother’s Day and also collaborated with Graze to send out letterbox snacks to the team.

We apply our five key values of delight, customer first, care, innovation and pride (find out more here), and look to reward those who are demonstrating them exceptionally in their day to day activities.

Our Recruitment Process

Given the current situation in the UK due to COVID-19 the interview process will be conducted remotely. This will involve an interview with:

1. Safa, our Senior Technology Talent Manager

2. Kev, our Engineering Manager

3. Technical task will be shared with you

4. Technical interview with the team / Culture interview / Product interview

5. Final stage interview our CEO, Aron

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and would love to hear from you directly on how we can improve. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know here.

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