Careers

We’re looking for people who:

  • Want to create the best possible software,
  • Like to solve problems in which several complex factors have to be balanced,
  • Want to work in a relaxed, focused environment and be part of our success story,
  • Like working on projects,
  • Want to keep learning to stay relevant in an evolving industry.

Recruiters, agencies & apprenticeships

We know how keen you are but we do not currently work with recruitment or outsourcing agencies, or offer apprenticeships or placements.

This may change one day but for the time being, if you make contact with any of our staff, either to solicit them for employment or to offer us your services, we will ensure that we do not work with your company in future. If you send us CVs, we may retain them on our own database with no obligation to you.

Joining Us

Our Company

We are a small company with a flat hierarchy. We want to hire great people who can help us continue to deliver great software. We are a team that values input and doesn’t micromanage.

Our tools of choice are Symfony and Django but the breadth of our work will allow you to work with much more. We’ve written impressive programs in C and Java, developed mobile apps and maintain a lot of infrastructure on AWS and elsewhere.

We are always improving our workflow and are working toward agile development.

Our Town

You might not know much about Lancaster but we think you’ll like it here. We have more than our fair share of incredible coffee shopsbars and restaurants.

If you like cycling or hiking, you’ll love our open spaces. We’re also just a few minutes by car or train to the Lake District where you’ll be spoilt for choice.

You’ll be surprised at the cost of living in Lancaster. £500/month can get a spacious two bedroom apartment overlooking the river. Local bars, restaurants and cafés are also reasonably priced.

Our Working Environment

Our office is on Dalton Square, a picturesque part of Lancaster, so close to our local that it’s almost in WiFi range. Our office is bright, relaxed and easily customised to fit your work habits.

Applying

To apply for any position, please email careers -at- coherent.net.

How We Grow

The following vacancies may be available

Our Requirements: Qualifications

A first class degree in Maths or Computer Science (or similar) or an upper second class degree and relevant, high quality experience.

Our Requirements: Skills

Either:

  • an excellent, demonstrable grasp of Python, Django and PostgreSQL; or,
  • an excellent, demonstrable grasp of iOS development.

A good theoretical understanding of concepts such as code complexity, web application security and software architecture is essential. We need people who can do more than just implement functionality.

Knowledge of PHP, Symfony, MongoDB, ReactJS and/or Magento is beneficial but not necessary.

Relocation

If you have specific concerns about relocating, drop us an email. We can cover reasonable relocation costs.

Your Salary

Your salary is negotiable based on experience.

Your Hours

35 hours per week. 20+8 holiday days per year. Some flexibility.

Your Perks

  • Membership at Snap Fitness, a well-equipped 24-hour gym just 5 minutes walk from the office (from 6 months),
  • Private health insurance provided by AXA (from 6 months),
  • Regular team outings