You care about software; you have a passion for what you do which you can clearly convey by your actions rather than just waffly personal statements on your CV. For you it’s more than a job. You like to pick the right tool for the task at hand.
You believe software development involves a lot more than just writing code. You see it as your remit to really understand our domain so we can all deliver as much value to the business as possible. When you do write code you believe it has to be done really well. To you, quality (both internal and external) really matters. These are things we really care about.
Experience otherwise is relative – 2 years working in an agile/XP manner is worth much more to us than 5 in a traditional environment. If you’ve not got working experience with things like TDD (Test Driven Development) and refactoring (maybe you’ve always wanted to but your current job doesn’t allow for it) show us you’re at least familiar with the concepts and that you really want to work in this kind of environment and you’re still in with a good chance.
Technology you’ll get to use
Our production systems predominantly use C# on Windows. We also make use of Linux and have some applications in Python and Ruby. We use a mixture of AWS and Google Cloud Platform, based around a distributed data architecture with Apache Kafka at the heart. We’d be interested in you if you’re from any background as long as you have a keen understanding of good programming practices. We have a strong devops culture and like to use services that help us create great products; from CDNs to monitoring to anomaly detection. We’d expect you to be proficient in more than one technology stack. Here’s a sample list of technologies we currently use:
REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
Infrastructure as code – Chef, AWS CloudFormation
Postgres, SQL Server, Solr/Lucene/Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Varnish, Kafka, Spark, Nginx
We’re also very keen on open source. We contribute to some of the technologies listed above as well as maintaining our own forks (+ publishing other things we’d like to share) on our GitHub account.
Pension (up to 3% matched contribution).
Season Ticket Loan, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days: up to 3 paid days per year to do volunteering work for a registered charity.
Friday beers, free fruit, lots of social activities (like cheese club).
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.