Fullstack Developer - Winners of 'Best Company to Work for' !

at Simply business in London

Simply Business – Fullstack Developer

We believe that people are our most important asset and one worth protecting. As such, we’re known for creating an enviable working culture to keep our employees smiling on a day to day basis.

In fact, our impressive and enjoyable working culture has earned us 1st place winners in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for’ – two years in a row!

The role

  • You will be working within a small cross functional project team consisting of software developers, QA and a product owner to deliver the project using best practices, appropriate tools, and technologies
  • Helping to clarify requirements at the onset of projects and suggesting different and relevant technical approaches
  • Working closely with business teams to really understand our customers and to deliver features and products that serve them best. We are extremely customer focused.
  • Championing Agile methodologies
  • Highlighting areas for continuous improvement & driving their prioritisation
  • Being proactive in suggesting new tools, technologies and ways of working

Some things we believe in

  • Creating an best-in-class engineering culture – Agile / Lean / TDD / Continuous Delivery (we release software to production about 10 times a day on average) / Cross functional teams / pair programming / cross functional teams working together on projects (Dev/QA/UX/product) / Active participation in open source
  • Never chaining ourselves to a technology – always experimenting and ‘using the right tool for the job’
  • Thought leadership – we host meetup groups and present talks in our office and the community
  • Creating a great working environment and culture (modern open plan office, flexible hours, remote working, regular team events, paid company holidays abroad, afterwork clubs – like UX, Robotic, Data science clubs, ruby coding challenges over pizza, lunchtime TED talks and lot’s more!)
  • Continuous learning – we look to pay for conferences and courses. Recently we have sent some of our Devs out to Miami, Portugal and Barcelona for tech events and conferences (paid for).

What we are looking for

  • Strong backend skills – in any language. We are tech agnostic when hiring. We look for strong programmers from any language background and we know a strong programmer can pick up a new tech stack fairly easily. You just need to be happy crossing over to Ruby when you join us – and we’ll support you in that.
*Frontend skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (and ideally some knowledge and experience with some of the JS frameworks).
  • The ability to challenge us! We love people who come in and challenge us and not be afraid to raise questions and help us improve.
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills
  • An advocate of engineering best practices
  • A strong desire to work with business teams (we see tech and business as ‘one team’ here – all working together to reach the same goal of creating awesome products to serve our customers best)
  • An understanding and appreciation of Agile methodologies

Our tech stack

We are currently using technologies such as Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, Spark, Redshift, RabbitMQ, Puppet, Boxen, AWS, Cucumber, RSpec, Jasmine, SASS, HAML, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, React, Redux, JQuery, CoffeeScript amongst others. You do not need to be experienced in this tech stack to apply.

What we can offer

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • A multi-award winning working culture and environment
  • Life insurance, pension scheme & childcare vouchers
  • A ‘pick & mix’ benefits package consisting of:
    - Gym membership
    - Private medical care
    - Dental cover
    - Extra holidays, and more!
  • Money back on daily well-being costs (massage, contact lenses etc)
  • A fun & social working environment
  • The opportunity to work with a best-in-class team who are at the forefront of tech providing thought
    leadership and hosting meetup groups in our office and presenting talks on the subject
  • Company trips abroad (paid for!) – We’ve been Brussels twice and Barcelona over the last few years!
  • Career development – we look to fund relevant training courses and conference
  • Free daily breakfast, snacks & hot & cold drinks
  • A company that drives continuous innovation with forthnightly and annual hackathons

Awards and Achievements

  • Winner of the ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work for 2015’ – Sunday Times
  • 3 Star (highest) accreditation in “Best Small Companies to Work for” – Best Companies Ltd 2015 & 2016
  • Business Intelligence Project of the Year – Tech, Data & Analytics Awards 2015
  • ‘Best Use of Audience Insight’ – Digi Awards
  • “Use of Organic Search (SEO)” Dadi Awards
  • Accredited “Geared for Giving employer” – outstanding contributions to charity
  • “Most Agile Aware Organisation Award” – Agile Awards
  • “Best Use of Mobile Technology Award” – Technology in Insurance Awards
  • Named in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA”
  • Listed in “Sunday Times Tech Track 100” for fastest growing technology companies

Where we are

In an modern and open plan office in Bank, City of London.

Please apply through this workoinstartups website only. This is the only way to enter our candidate system
Please apply through this workoinstartups website only. This is the only way to enter our candidate system

Due to the volume of applications we receive across the entire business, we unfortunately cannot respond to each applicant with individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days then please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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Published at 04 Oct 2017
Expires on 04 Dec 2017

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