Careers: Software Engineer
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
- an excellent, demonstrable grasp of Python, Django and PostgreSQL; or,
- an excellent, demonstrable grasp of iOS development.
An 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, MongoDB and/or Magento is beneficial but not necessary.
We are a small company with a flat hierarchy. We want to hire great Software Engineers who can help us continue to build 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.
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.
If you have specific concerns about relocating, drop us an email. We can cover reasonable relocation costs.
Your salary is negotiable based on experience.
35 hours per week. 20+8 holiday days per year. Some flexibility.
- 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),
- Monthly lunch and drinks at our local, The Borough,
- A fully stocked fridge.