You’re a product-obsessed software engineer. You can work in all layers of the stack. You’ve worked on a number of fully-formed software products that have been released into the wild. You’ll be working with the entire team in creating new customer-facing features, from idea, through prototype, to release and maintenance.


About us

At Happiness Works we're passionate about creating a better world of work. We believe if more people genuinely enjoyed their work then everyone would benefit, including employees, customers and shareholders.

Founded by Nic Marks, a world expert in well-being measurement and TED speaker, we’re taking over ten years experience of applied research and turning it into products to help make better workplaces.


About the job

  • You’ll be joining a friendly high performing team who are passionate about what they do.
  • You’ll be working closely with the CTO building our innovative online and mobile applications.
  • You’ll get to work with the latest methodologies and tools.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to help develop our product roadmap and shape the company strategy.
  • You’ll be able to make a direct impact on the world, making people’s working lives better.

About you

  • You need to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about both technology and social science.
  • You should be experienced with Ruby on Rails (our backend runs on Rails with PostgreSQL and Redis on AWS).
  • You should have a good understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (we use Coffeescript, SASS, and HAML).
  • Strong JavaScript fundamentals, solid understanding of the JavaScript type system, prototypes, scopes, ES6
  • You should have experience of writing unit tests and test driven development (we write automated tests for all our code).
  • You should understand SQL database design and know how to write and optimise queries.
  • You should have experience of Linux server administration.
  • You should have an appreciation of good design and high attention to detail.

Ideally you will have one or more of…

  • Experience of building Single Page Applications with REST services using React or similar frameworks.
  • Experience building mobile apps for either iOS or Android.
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS.

What we offer

  • Salary 50k-60k.
  • 30 days’ holiday a year.
  • Flexible working hours and locations.
  • Choose your equipment.


No recruiters please.


Salary range £50,000 — 60,000

+ Equity