Simply Business
United Kingdom
From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We’re looking for a…


If you’re smart, passionate about technology and enjoy solving complex challenges then you should apply to join our best-in-class tech team.

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. We offer things such as flexible hours, remote working, regular team/social events and the freedom to work on projects of individual interest to name just a few.

In fact, our impressive working culture has repeatedly earned us 1st place winners in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ - two years running!

A handful of things we believe in…

?Creating the best company in the world to work for (we have already conquered the UK – twice!)

?Continuous delivery - we currently release software to production around 14 times a day on average

?Cross functional teams

?Agile and Lean Startup methodologies

?Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development

?Continuous innovation - we do fortnightly hackathons as one example to drive experimentation with new technologies and ways of working

?Never chaining ourselves to a technology (using the ‘right tool for the job’)

?Thought leadership - we host meetup groups and present talks in our office and the community

?To always be learning & improving – where we can, we look to pay for relevant conferences and events (we have even sent our Devs out to Miami, Portugal and Barcelona for conferences)

What you’ll be doing...

Being hands on in developing our products using best practices, appropriate tools, and technologies

Highlighting areas for continuous improvement & driving their prioritisation

Examining existing software and suggesting improvements

Driving the implementation of new software and features

Working with the business teams to determine their needs and designing software solutions that fit these needs of the business

Testing software to the highest standards

Identifying new tools, technologies and processes to meet the companies long term goals

Working with cross functional collaborative teams, helping to clarify requirements at the onset of projects

Working to ensure prioritisation of relevant stories and features

Keeping our systems up to date and working with wider teams around upgrades and improvements

Driving best practices such as Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile methodology

Skills we need

·At least 3 years of experience programming in either Ruby, Java, PHP, Python or C#

·Strong experience of working Product owners and business teams to identify requirements and driving appropriate software solutions

·Proven experience of working in an environment which practices continuous delivery and integration

·Proven experience working in cross functional teams

·Strong experience with Test Driven Development

·At least 1 year of experience working to Agile methodology

·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

·Strong understanding and appreciation for Agile practices

·An advocate of engineering best practices

Our main tech stack…

?Ruby on Rails






?SASS / HAML / HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript / CoffeeScript / jQuery

?Cucumber / RSpec / Turnip / Jasmine

This list is always changing as we do not believe in limiting ourselves with technology. Experimenting and ‘using the right tool for the job’ is part of our code!

What we can offer

?A multi-award winning working culture and environment

?Flexible working hours and a flexible policy on working from home

?Life insurance, 5% pension scheme & childcare vouchers

?Gym membership, private medical care, dental cover, extra holidays, and more!

?Money back on daily well-being costs (massage, contact lenses etc)

?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

?The annual company trip abroad (paid for!) - We’ve been Brussels, Barcelona and we’re soon heading to Berlin!

?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 fortnightly and annual hackathons – check out one here:

Awards and Achievements

?Winner (1st place ranking) in ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work’ – Sunday Times 2015 & 2016

?3 Star (highest) accreditation in "Best Small Companies to Work for" - Best Companies Ltd 2015 & 2016

?Business Intelligence Project of the Year – Data, Analytics and Technology Awards 2015

?‘Customer Experience Team of the Year’- National Quality & Customer Experience 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

Where we are

Bank, London


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