Senior Full-Stack Engineer
We're not your average benefits platform; we're the unordinary force that uplifts people's lives. Our technology is the link that connects the entire benefits ecosystem, creating better outcomes for employers, employees, brokers, and providers.
Our mission is clear: we're here to create a world where everything operates at its very best, ensuring that every employee receives the support they need to live life to the fullest, both at work and beyond.
As a Senior Full-stack Engineer, you will play a big part in the development of the core API layer and business logic in our platform, as well as engaging frontend components that follow the latest UI, UX and accessibility trends.
We’re looking for self-starters who are seeking a fast-paced environment where they can make a difference. Our team is small, which means high autonomy, ownership, and responsibility. We love what we do, have fun and, while we ship on time, take life-work balance seriously.
Things you will be working on…
Design, implement and deliver web application features and projects with full ownership, using your technical expertise
Specifically, implement API endpoints, business logic, complex frontend components and MVPs for our employee benefits management platform
Deliver your implementations from start to finish
Take ownership of business critical components, ensure their stability & maintainability
Collaborate with product stakeholders and other members of the team to scope and estimate optimal solutions for business problems
Ensure that security considerations are taken into account, based on current best practices (e.g. OWASP Top 10, AWS Well-Architected Framework) in all software development and infrastructure projects
Behind the scenes
Our cross-functional delivery team is focused on business goals and solving problems in an efficient manner. We want the team to collaborate on new ideas and projects to find the best solutions.
Ben is built on Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL and React. We run on AWS and follow engineering best practices, with a pragmatic approach.
You’ll love this role if you are/have:
Fluent in Python or one of the following major programming languages: Go, Rust, C, C++ or Java
Experienced with at least one major web framework; ideally React.js
Excellent software engineering knowledge: Clean architecture & design patterns, SOLID design principles and clean code
Applied information security in building secure web applications and infrastructure configurations
Have an understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices of agile and lean ways of working, but with a pragmatic edge
An excellent communicator, adaptable to both tech and business audiences
are a self-starter who thrives on autonomy, enjoys a rapid pace and wants to make a difference
have a continuous improvement mindset. You appreciate that there are always ways to do things better and ensure your team does too
have a preference to action-oriented behaviour with just enough analysis, as compared to too much time spent doing analysis with no action
have the ability to make decisions balancing different factors such as business requirements, technical integrity, overall priorities etc.
appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a distributed work environment
are solution-focused with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving
Diversity and Culture at Ben
Our culture is ever-evolving and is defined by our people. We don’t hire clones, we hire individuals.
We celebrate diversity
We listen to our people
We work autonomously
We have fun!
We are organically growing a brilliantly diverse, inclusive and respectful bunch of people we are extremely proud of. This should go without saying but all applications are very much welcome. If you need any adjustments to support you with your application, just let us know by emailing email@example.com.
💰 Competitive base salary and equity, so you own what you build
💳 £100 monthly personal Ben Balance: for whatever works for you, whether that's Netflix, Spotify, or a really expensive cup of coffee! This allowance will increase by £50 for each year of service until you reach £250
🔋 £1000 annual Learning & Personal Development Ben Balance: plus 3 days paid study leave a year to support you with your professional development
👩🏽💻 £500 work from home set up allowance, which you can put towards your home office
🍔 Weekly lunch provided in office so you can spend quality time with the team over some tasty food!
🏖 28 days of holidays a year (plus bank holidays, which you have the option of swapping for days of celebration that are significant to you)
🌴 ...and an option to buy or sell 5 days per year. Also, your holiday entitlement will increase to 30 days at your 3rd year of service!
🍼 Enhanced parental leave and workplace nursery scheme to support with the cost of childcare in a nursery setting
🧠 Comprehensive and tailored mental health support through a leading provider
💪 Access to a Gympass membership!
❤️ Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance
🍿 Team activities: we have quarterly team social budgets to support spending time together and we frequently organise company wide events
📅 Flexible working - we're serious about life/work balance