Guardian News & Media Ltd has a single vision: To promote and sustain liberal journalism in perpetuity. We are looking for talented people to join our Digital Team.
Development of digital products is central to the future of the Guardian. We build the products that showcase our progressive and independent journalism. We create the tools that journalists use to write their stories securely, anywhere from London to Syria and the services that allow those stories to be distributed across the globe. We strive to safeguard the financial sustainability of Guardian journalism.
We work collaboratively with designers, user experience architects, and other developers in the team. The majority of our code is openly available on GitHub, and some of our projects are widely used throughout the Open Source community.
The team consists of passionate, innovative developers who take pride in what they do and how they do it. If you're interested in joining the team, then get in touch and tell us how you can contribute to the future of the Guardian.
As a Developer Manager, you'll be supporting a group of developers in their technical and personal development, as well as hands on helping the team deliver. You will act as their primary point of contact, providing them regular feedback and guidance.
You need to care deeply about the developers you manage, coaching them on areas for development, celebrating their achievements and recognising their strengths.
You are an experienced developer with a variety of experience across domains and technologies, and you enjoy shipping great products. You have established your own areas of knowledge and expertise, but are willing to share what you know and are always eager to learn new things.
You should be able to communicate your team’s goals and vision, and how that relates to the wider organisation. You will need to ensure that the team collaborates with stakeholders to understand what the right goals are.
You should be passionate about building teams that have the right balance of product delivery and technical maintenance, and you will help decide the team's prioritisation of work to ensure that the team stays effective. Developer managers also take part in a range of activities to improve the wider department, including recruitment, mentoring and evolving our development practices.
Please visit our Guardian Developers site and the Guardian Developer blog for more information about working in the Digital Development team.
Some of the benefits that the Guardian can provide for employees include flexible working hours, annual season ticket loan, childcare assistance vouchers, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, pension scheme, and holiday purchase scheme.
The Guardian’s values of honesty, cleanness (integrity), courage, fairness, a sense of duty to the reader and the community remain at the heart of our business. We strongly believe that diversity of experience and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and actively encourage members of our team to be involved in initiatives that improve diversity and inclusion: from running coding workshops and STEM activities, to improving our working practices.
The Guardian aims to ensure that all job applicants are treated fairly regardless of race (which includes nationality and ethnic or national origin), disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, perceived or actual age, maternity, pregnancy and religion or belief.
To apply for this position you must already have the right to work in the UK.
Please upload your CV and covering letter as one document. You should also highlight the extent to which your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying.
For more information on our interview process, read our blog post How does the Guardian recruit developers?
The remuneration for this position is upwards from £63,000 depending on skills and experience.
This role will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.