We’re Farewill – we build simple, beautiful products to change the way the world deals with death.

We’ve grown to lead our industry, becoming the biggest (and favouritewill-writer in the UK. What’s more, we’ve raised over £120M in charity legacy donations, and been recognised as the national will writing firm of the year at the wills and probate industry awards.

In the last 9 months we’ve launched and scaled two new products helping families with probate and more recently cremation, with outstanding customer reviews.

We’re a diverse, close-knit team of 60 at the forefront of legal technology, playing a crucial role in modernising important legal services, in order to provide best in class customer experiences at the times our customers need it most.

We have 11 Engineers at Farewill currently, and we’re looking to make that 12 by hiring another Full Stack Developer to join one of our cross-functional product teams. Our applications are built largely using Node.js, we use React and styled components on our frontend applications and Express (and even a little Koa) on the backend.

This is an amazing opportunity to build best in class products whilst growing your skills and experience as part of a diverse, high-performing yet supportive environment.

Who you are:

You’re a developer who is interested in working across the stack from giving design input to building test-suites and managing deployments. In the areas you don’t have much prior experience, you’re excited by the prospect of getting stuck in and learning something new.

You’re motivated by building great products that solve real problems, whether it’s making our customer’s lives better in difficult situations, enabling our own team through great tooling or improving website conversion metrics. You care about the quality of the work you produce, aiming to make it stable, maintainable and easy to work with for the rest of the Farewill team.

You’re keen to work collaboratively and are able to communicate potentially complicated and technical concepts in ways that make it easy for other disciplines to understand.

As a Full Stack Developer in our team, over the next 12 months, you will:

  • Contribute to building new features and services as part of a multi-disciplinary agile team, ensuring that our standards and uptime are high and that we can scale to meet demand.
  • Work with existing features, keeping them in line with best practices and new technologies.
    Gain an understanding of our business, our customers, and our domain, allowing you to use your judgement to make autonomous decisions.
  • Work with designers, developers and user researchers to identify, prioritise, solve problems iteratively.
  • Play an active role in our code review process, reviewing code from across the team as well as making it easy for others to review the code you write.
  • Write and maintain tests throughout our codebases.
  • Help out with at least one user testing session.
  • Share your knowledge/experience/interests with the team – be it through pairing, a company passion talk or external speaking opportunity.
  • Form part of our Tech Guild to identify and prioritise tech work, share knowledge and shape how we use technology at Farewill.


  • Experience writing code and developing applications for the web
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Empathy and integrity, both towards users and fellow team members
  • Knowledge of testing (both automated and manual)
  • Experience with version control (ideally Git & Github)

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you love the role but don’t know if you’re a 100% match then still get in touch, we value attitude and propensity to learn above lists of roles in a CV.

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive salary and generous stock options
  • 28 days of annual leave plus the usual public holidays
    Work from home on Wednesdays, flexible start and end to your day
  • Regular off-site days and team lunches
  • Santander cycles membership!
  • A chance to make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives and deaths
  • And much more!

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