Senior Backend Developer
We are currently looking for a Senior Backend Developer to join our team in London.
At Idean we believe that businesses need to simultaneously transform their business of today while building their business of tomorrow. We combine design, technology and business smarts to help organisations do just this. We create products, services and businesses from scratch as well as transforming things that already exist from the ground up.
Idean London joined forces with design consultancy Adaptive Lab in July 2018. We’re now a team of 80+ business designers, service designers, researchers, UX, UI and visual designers, and engineers and technologists in the UK and part of a 400+ team globally. We’re helping clients launch Beta Businesses and challenging existing setups for clients in Telco, Energy, Financial Services and Retail.
More about the role
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of this new cohort of engineers in the company.
In this Senior Backend Developer role you will be responsible for all aspects of solution development, including the overall design of the solution, the technical architecture and the code quality. We will provide you will a brilliant learning ground - the opportunity to experience a variety of work and the coaching of our senior team. And we’re one of the few consultancies delivering products to the market!
You’ll work across all stages of the product lifecycle: from inception, to proof of concept, to full build and then launch in market. The scope of our work and sectors is also as varied, ranging from building entire beta businesses to creating brand new mobile apps, within the biggest players across the telecoms, banking, travel and utilities industries, amongst many others. You’ll also work closely with our broader team of Designers, Strategists, Senior Developers, Technologists, and QA’s to get to a fantastic result.
- Work with a lot of different technologies. We don’t have a set stack, although we lean towards open source frameworks and cloud services that let us get stuff done quickly. We’ve recently done some awesome work with React, Node.js and Ruby and Rails
Deliver value to our clients as quickly as possible. In tech terms, this means we get stuff built and shipped and into customers hands as fast as we can. We’re not a team of perfectionists, and although we value good quality code highly, we’re a team of do-ers and shippers
Work within a multi-skilled technology team consisting of Senior Developers, Mobile Developers and QA’s. However, we build teams around projects and each project team is multi-disciplinary and made up of Product Strategists, Service Designers, Product Designers and Developers
- Spend time reflecting on the work we’re doing and how we’re doing it. You’ll be an integral part of the development team and will help define “what good looks like” for the work we do. We’re an agile organisation with a strong culture of feedback and self-improvement.
Solid knowledge of Ruby and Rails. We do a lot of work with Ruby, and would be looking for someone with great experience in working with it
An eye for detail and passion to make what we create shine. Our products have got to be functionally correct and they’ve also got to look good
Passion and curiosity for the web and technology. We want to push ourselves and we want to stay current. Infectious enthusiasm is a bonus!
- Excellent communication and will enjoy working in teams. We’re a highly collaborative bunch and recognise that teams, not individuals, ship products. We’re all responsible for the quality of the code and the success of the project.
Generous and competitive salary (they're benchmarked and we're proud)
Discretionary team bonus scheme
Company pension contribution
Paid-for private healthcare packages to choose from
25 days of holidays, along with the 8 days of bank holidays (with a couple extra available to you when you need and want them) Plus, additional Christmas closure to save these days for the rest of the year
Childcare support, including additional time off when you need to attend appointments
Cycle to Work scheme
Your preferred working tools
Flexible working programmes. Many of the team have other things that they are involved in and we're on a mission to design a place to work where this is encouraged and supported. There is no one model to fit all so feel free to talk to us about what you need
Inspiring career paths
Individual training budget for personal development (you'll have money to attend conferences, buy books, crash courses, or seek out some coaching, in addition to our company-wide activities and spend)
- Opportunities to travel and work in other Idean studios if you fancy.
If this is the kind of gig and company you like the sound of we’d love to hear from you!
You must be legally authorised to work in UK without restrictions.
Please do not apply for more than one job or location. If you wish to be considered for more than one studio please include this in a cover letter.