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Join the Simply Business tech team

If you're smart, passionate about technology and enjoy solving complex technical challenges, we'd like to meet you.

Our technology team isn't just award-winning, it's at the heart of our strategy as a brand and business. So we invest in our teams and working culture, building a company that talented people want to join and work with. We're smart-working, so location and flexible working hours are a given, and we regularly fund training, conference tickets and all sorts of personal development plans.

Our hackathons are legendary and just ask about our summer parties. You'll need a passport.

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Our approach to technology

Most of our applications are built with Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Python, Scala, HAML, SCSS, JavaScript, CoffeeScript and some Go. 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 and AWS, amongst others.

Read our architecture manifesto

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How you'll be working

  • Agile/Lean
  • Continuous delivery
  • Pair programming
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Active participation in open-source

On top of these things, we're also dedicated to building on our innovative working culture. We sit in cross-functional teams, collabroate closely with non-tech folk and run hackathons and level up sessions to drive innovation continuously, right across the business.

Our 2019 London hackathon

We run all sorts of hacks across the year. They’re a big part of our learning and empowerment values, and of course our passion for creating something better with technology.

Our last big London hackathon saw cross-functional teams working on everything from a Slack application that presents routes and options for walking meetings, to a 'business name generator' designed to help small businesses come up with creative names.

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What are we working on?

There's a lot going on, but current projects include:

Seedy Seedy is our in-house CMS. Custom-built, it's essentially a hybrid of mark-down, Sinatra and TDD. It's empowering people across the company (including non-technical business teams) to get involved in pull requests, sign them off and even write code themselves. This is a big part of our culture, and we're constantly perfecting it.

Aerie We've completely overhauled our architecture to embed data into the heart of everything we do. Using the latest approaches in event streaming, we're building a brand new data pipeline that will elegantly support the analysis of both structured and semi-structured data in near real-time. It's providing rapid and intuitive customer insight for our decision makers, along with exciting machine-learning capabilities, and we've won several awards for the work so far.

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Come and work with us

Like the look of things here? We'd love to hear from you. Here's what you need to do, and how our recruitment works:

  • Send us a CV and/or links to your GitHub repository, blog, portfolio or whatever else makes you stand out from the crowd
  • If it looks like a good match, we'll get in touch for a chat. This could be a coffee in our office, or by video/phone call if easier
  • Time to meet the team! Come in, have a look around and get a sense of how we do things. Depending on the role, you'll be paired with one of our developers to demonstrate your skills, usually helping out on a challenge we're working on

Check our job vacancies

No openings right now? Email your CV and details to our careers team at [email protected]

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