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Graduate Software Engineer at OpenRent

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤30000 - ₤45000 per year
  • -
  • About You

    We are looking for a junior software developer - someone who can deliver new software solutions to users daily, thrives on problem solving challenges, and is passionate about solving real-world problems.

    As a junior or graduate engineer, you'll be expected to have some knowledge of web development and excellent software engineering and algorithms knowledge.

    You will be joining a small, focused team of problem solvers, working directly with our tech-focused founders. That means a company that understands programmers, and knows how to deliver quality software. Being a small team means we can move quickly, and get lots done.

    About Us

    With a ban on admin fees, and a focus on fairness, OpenRent is a force for good in an industry often tarnished by rip-off agencies. With an unrelenting focus on technology, we now let more properties than any other agency in the UK. Operating nationwide, there are over 4.4 million OpenRenters - with tens of millions renting in the UK (and many more abroad!) the opportunity is huge and we continue to grow rapidly, breaking new records every month.

    OpenRent is very much of the startup mindset, a close-knit team looking for stellar growth and to transform an industry. When you make a change to the OpenRent code base, you're affecting the real lives of millions of tenants and landlords across the UK - this is a job with a big impact, and big reward.

    About The Role

    We expect everyone at OpenRent to have a good understanding of product, dive into customer development issues, and come up with simple / novel / unique (whatever fits the requirement) solutions to the problems our users face every day. We're revolutionising the lettings industry, and it takes constant creative thinking and problem solving to do that effectively.

    Although we are language-agnostic when looking for candidates, our current tech stack includes:

    • C# 10+ (we always upgrade to latest)
    • ASP.NET Core, EF Core
    • SQL Server
    • HTML/Razor, SCSS/CSS, TypeScript/Javascript
    • ML.NET, Elasticsearch, AWS (S3/Route53/EC2/Cloudfront), and much more
    • Continuous Deployment

    We have dedicated front-end developers in the team to support our full-stack and back-end engineers - so you'll have support on UX/UI if and when required.

    As an engineer, you'll be expected to turn your customer solutions into code, and not only deliver on the promise of turning a problem into a solution, but into something that seems obvious once it becomes used by millions of people nationwide. Before OpenRent, it was normal to rent a property by visiting the high street, signing paperwork in an office, and paying crazy high fees - not so any more - and now we're working on re-shaping the industry so that in 5 years it's barely recognisable from where we are today.

    • Core hire into our development team
    • Industry experience preferred but not necessary. Happy to work with a smart, focused, and eager to learn graduate
    • Learn from an exceptional and experienced development team - whilst still having a huge impact
    • C# competency, or the ability to pick it up quickly, is required
    • Opportunity to craft a role to your desire, and make company wide decisions
    • Dedicated to the cause of dramatically improving the rental market

    Company benefits

    • 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
    • Hybrid office policy and flexible working hours
    • Private Healthcare
    • Monthly Team Social Events and Annual Weekend Away
    • Weekly Team Lunches and office drinks and snacks
    • Sociable office in the heart of Brixton with ping pong, beer fridge and rooftop patio
    • Equity Options, Quarterly Bonus Scheme and Company Pension
    • £250 annual learning budget for education, growth, and training

    Application process

    • 1. Apply via Otta
    • 2. Video Call with Head of People
    • 3. Online Tech Screen
    • 4. In person Interview with Senior Developer's
    • 5. Final Technical Interview with Founder
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