Smart working, minimal waste and a commitment to growth
Build/Measure/Learn is central to our philosophy and we’re working on mastering it - which is proving a fascinating journey and challenge.
If you’re smart, passionate about technology and enjoy solving complex technical challenges then you should apply to join our award winning 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.
We offer flexible hours, remote working, paid company trips abroad, funding for training and conferences, Hackathons and the freedom to work on projects of individual interest.
In fact, our impressive and enjoyable working culture is highlighted by us winning the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for 2015 & 2016.Check jobs board
They sit on top of different databases like MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, Spark and ElasticSearch and testing frameworks like RSpec, Cucumber and Jasmine.
Glueing all this together we rely on RabbitMQ, Puppet, AWS amongst others.
On top of these things, we’re also dedicated to building on our innovative working culture. We sit in cross-functional teams, our business people write code and we do things like fortnightly hackathons and weekly ‘level up sessions’ to continuously drive innovation across the entire business.
Check out some of the highlights from our 2016 Hackathon.
From Tinder-esque insurance to robotic drinks trolleys, Simply Business staff spent two days away from their day jobs to focus on building, well, whatever took their fancy.
Watch our robot drinks trolley whizzing around the office right here!
Seedy Seedy is our in-house custom built CMS. Essentially a hybrid, markdown based, sinatra driven CMS but with a TDD undercurrent. Content changes are no different to backend refactoring. Templates are written in a custom DSL that enforces our style guide while still supporting iterative changes and automatic deployment. Across the company people (including non-technical business teams) are now being tagged in pull requests, signing them off and even writing code themselves!
Aerie We’re completely overhauling our data and analytics architecture to embed data into the heart of everything we do. Using the latest approaches in event streaming, we are building a brand new data pipeline based on Kinesis and Redshift that will elegantly support the analysis of both structured and semi-structured data in near real-time. This will provide rapid and intuitive customer insight to our decision makers, while also providing exciting machine learning capabilities back to our core product offering.
Our take on hiring loosely follows these three steps:
If you can’t see an opening matching your skillset, then drop us a line with your cv and details to our careers team.