Who we are

QuantSpark helps businesses by blending commercial strategy, data modelling and software development to support smarter decisions. We use complex datasets, build bespoke analytical tools and derive meaningful insights, to tackle strategic problems.

Our teams excel because we are interdisciplinary, creative and focused on providing social and commercial impact. Our work spans both the private and public sector, with clients including the United Nations, FTSE100 companies, high street retailers and Private Equity portfolio companies.

Our recent projects include

  • analysing 1bn+ of transactions to help a supermarket decide how to allocate their store space

  • developing terrorist content algorithms to enable internet platforms to tackle terrorist propaganda

  • creating a location intelligence model to inform social impact communications campaigns

What the role is about

As a Full Stack Developer at QuantSpark, you will work in a client or product squad. You will be able to switch between squads on a regular basis, thus experiencing many opportunities to have an impact on a range of projects.

Whichever squad you work with, you will develop client-facing functionality, such as websites and web applications, from detailing requirements, designing and developing a solution to testing and validating that the solution does match user expectations. You will work both on the backend (eg API endpoints) and frontend (eg JavaScript/HTML) of features.

Our squads are small and nimble, so you will have plenty of opportunities to bring in your own expertise and introduce your preferred best practices.

So who are we looking for?

The key qualities we are looking for are Analytical ability, Technical creativity, Grit, a Desire to learn and clear Communications.

We welcome applications from any educational background and level of experience. We don't expect you to be brilliant at everything, but we value a broad set of competencies as much as experience, so any interest in people management, data science, strategy or product management would be appreciated as well.

You should have the following technical skills:

  • Javascript full-stack development (Node, NPM, Nginx, React, Webpack, HTML, CSS)

  • Python development (Flask, Gunicorn)

  • Data storage and caching (eg Sql, MongoDB, Redis)

  • Unit testing, TDD

  • Linux / Bash

  • Code management (Git, Bitbucket)

As a bonus, you would also have the following:

  • A keen eye for good user interface design and user experience

  • Experience of designing a web app architecture

  • Knowledge of advanced code deployment (CI, CD, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes)

Benefits

  • Annual training & conference budget
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Voluntary pension contribution scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


Salary range £30,000 — 60,000

Dependent on experience