Who are Nested?

We are an ambitious new company with a track-record of startup success. We help people sell their property quickly without compromising on price, saving them months of stress and uncertainty. Currently a company of 15, we're looking to grow (responsibly) to 30 by the end of 2017. We've just secured some great backing (read more here) and are pouring this into growing our engineering team.

The Opportunity

We are looking for high achieving software engineers to come and join our existing engineering team (7 and counting) of innovative thinkers to work on the back end of our system. You will initially be working with Ruby and JavaScript via iteration based on customer feedback and metrics. The goal of our software is to ensure we offer a streamlined and quality user experience, so you would work closely with our Product Manager and Front End Developers to strive for this result.

Nested is in the initial stages of its tech journey and you’ll be working in a small but growing software development team, helping develop and shape our code base, tech stack and overall product itself from day one. You’ll have the trust and autonomy to work creatively through solutions to problems, and we will expect and encourage you to experiment, innovate and adapt on new and existing features.

The Candidate

This role would be best suited to someone with several years of full stack/back end experience under their belt with a solid understanding of Ruby. You’ll also have a strong technical/ science based academic foundation and ideally had previous exposure to a high-growth start-up, but crucially your ambition will be to work in this kind of environment moving forward. Your attitude is as important as your skillset, and you’ll be a flexible and adaptable individual, who strives to constantly learn and improve, who will thrive off of the challenge of picking up new languages and systems, whilst re-prioritising against changing daily pressures.

You won’t be working in isolation here at Nested, so it’s important to be comfortable liaising with non technical internal and external stakeholders, to promote dialogue around software priorities.


We believe that the wellbeing and engagement of our employees is incremental to the success of the business, and we are committed to ensuring that Nested is a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work. You’ve probably read something similar on the last job spec you looked at, as companies have mastered the rhetoric around employee engagement but rarely commit to following through. We don’t bullsh*t about our working environment. Here, you can enjoy the following:

  • Remuneration: Based on your experience, we'll make sure you have a healthy, competitive salary. You will also have the opportunity to be part of our option grant.

  • Holiday: Generous annual leave allowance, offering 27 days off per year + bank holidays - plenty of time to enjoy well deserved holidays and spend time on your hobbies!

  • Flexible working: You know how you work best much better than we do, so we encourage you to work in the way that suits you. If you’re a morning person get up and get going and enjoy your afternoon! Night owls, enjoy your lie in and get cracking later on. We pay you for your results, not your time. Do what you need to do.

  • Tech: We know you have a great mind, that’s why we hired you. But you’ll need to buddy up with the latest tech to make sure you can be as productive as possible. So, we offer £3000 towards your perfect set up.

  • Learning: Budget towards training and learning, self development days, book clubs... We’ll do our bit to support your development. You will have ownership of your role, so by default you will be controlling the direction of your learning/ you’ll be constantly learning as the company and your job role progresses.

  • Office/ environment: At Nested HQ you’ll enjoy free breakfasts, a fancy coffee machine, break out areas, a sunny office terrace/garden, comfy desk area and an open plan set up. We’re based in great central location - you have plenty of options for lunch (we are nestled perfectly between Exmouth Market and Leather Lane) or after work drinks!

  • Socials: Monthly staff get togethers, organised and attended by you. We don’t do boring here, so expect them to be unusual and a great deal of fun.

  • Values/ Culture: We’ve saved the best until last and why the above are undeniably great perks, what really sets us apart are our values, which is fundamentally the DNA of who we are. Please view them here and if most/all of them resonate with you, then we probably have a culture that you will thrive in.

Salary range £55,000 — 70,000

Dependent on experience