Full-Time

Expired

Simply Business – We are looking for a Front-end Developer

If you’re smart, passionate about technology and enjoy solving complex technical 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.

In fact, our impressive and enjoyable working culture has earned us 1st place winners in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for’ – two years in a row!

The role

  • Working on our responsive website and pushing the boundaries with modern technologies
  • Collaborating with tech and business teams to deliver customer focused products
  • Working alongside product and UX teams to analyse business requirements
  • Helping us continually improve by suggesting new technologies, tools and ways of working
  • Taking ownership of projects and driving them forward 

Some of our current / upcoming projects:

  • Working on our customer facing website and creating an awesome customer-focused UI 
  • Working on a complete re-write of our web based telephony system used by our consultants (a real blank canvas and opportunity to work on this project from scratch and influence which direction/technologies we use)
  • Assist in building out our live starguide

Some things we believe in

  • Creating an best-in-class engineering culture – Agile / Lean / TDD / Continuous Delivery (we release software to production about 10 times a day on average) / Cross functional teams / pair programming / cross functional teams working together on projects (Dev/QA/UX/product) / Active participation in open source
  • Never chaining ourselves to a technology – always experimenting and ‘using the right tool for the job’
  • Thought leadership – we host meetup groups and present talks in our office and the community
  • Creating a great working environment and culture (modern open plan office, flexible hours, remote working, regular team events, paid company holidays abroad, afterwork clubs – like UX, Robotic, Data science clubs, ruby coding challenges over pizza, lunchtime TED talks and lot’s more!)
  • Continuous learning – we look to pay for conferences and courses. Recently we have sent some of our Devs out to Miami, Portugal and Barcelona for tech events and conferences (paid for).

What we are looking for:

  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • An interest and willingness to do full stack development
  • Interest in good front-end architecture & practices
  • Able to communicate well with tech & non-tech colleagues
  • Ability to analyse & discuss business requirements and ask the right questions
  • Understanding and appreciation for Agile practices

Desirable (not essential):

  • Experience with SASS
  • Full stack development skills
  • JavaScript testing experience (Jasmine, Mocha etc)
  • Git
  • Experience with React and ES6 

Our tech stack

We are currently using technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ReactJS, JQuery, CoffeeScript, Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Puppet, Boxen, AWS, Cucumber, RSpec, Jasmine amongst others. Only experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript are essential in order to apply / be considered for the role.

What we can offer

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • A multi-award winning working culture and environment
  • Life insurance, pension scheme & childcare vouchers
  • A ‘pick & mix’ benefits package consisting of:
    - Gym membership
    - Private medical care
    - Dental cover
    - Extra holidays, and more!
  • Money back on daily well-being costs (massage, contact lenses etc)
  • A fun & social working environment
  • Company trips abroad (paid for!) – We’ve been Brussels twice and Barcelona over the last few years!
  • 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 forthnightly and annual hackathons

Awards and Achievements

  • Winner of the ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work for’ 2015 & 2016 – Sunday Times
  • 3 Star (highest) accreditation in “Best Small Companies to Work for” – Best Companies Ltd 2015 & 2016
  • Business Intelligence Project of the Year – Tech, Data & Analytics Awards 
  • ‘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”
  • Listed in “Sunday Times Tech Track 100” for fastest growing technology companies

Where we are

Bank, City of London.

How to Apply

WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR WEBSITE CAREERS PAGE, SO PLEASE APPLY THROUGH UNICORN HUNT ONLY FOR THIS ROLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS MADE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO ENTER ONTO OUR CANDIDATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. THANKS :)

Due to the volume of applications we receive across the entire business, we unfortunately cannot respond to each applicant with individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days then please assume you have been unsuccessful.