Smart has a genuinely people-first culture. Our engineers take advantage of up to two days a week to work away from the office (usually at home), host or attend our equivalent of lunch ‘n learn (beer & brain-food) sessions, get actively involved in fun (and important) things like RailsGirls and local charities, and generally have a thoroughly good time doing amazingly good work. Need to start and finish early or late? No problem - we’ll flex around you. We want you to be comfortable at work, so wear what you like, within the bounds of decency.
Do you enjoy working in a flexible, truly agile environment, with core values of transparency and continuous improvement, with the desire to contribute, learn and grow, working on a platform that will improve people's lives 80 years from now? Pensions are a long-term project!
We are looking for a seasoned Node/React Engineer to join the team and be responsible for helping us build new and innovative products for our platform.
How we work
We focus on developing the best application for our customers and don't cut costs - quality is essential to everything we do, working software that always works! Alongside our phenomenal team we use many contemporary tools such as AWS, GitHub, Circle CI, New Relic, to name a few. Our approach to code is simple, keep it clean and ensure it has good test coverage. We don't ship code just to hit a deadline. At Smart Pension you will work collaboratively with experienced developers who will review your code and you will review their code, everyone is treated equal with a PR. This approach has helped us maintain at least 96% test coverage of our application meaning we can focus on features rather than bug fixing.
We’re also extremely proud of our low level of technical debt (basically none), which we actively work to minimise, and never allow to build up. Yes, this takes discipline and effort. And yes, it’s worth it. The result is a robust and clean code-base the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before.
What you’ll do
As a team
Smart Pension is dynamic, exciting and diverse. Pension companies in the past have been slow to adapt to new technology and methods, but with Smart Pension we're changing the world of Pensions and to keep up with it, we look for people who are happy to operate in an ambiguous environment, people who bring ideas to the table but above all, people who deliver software. We look to move forward at pace and we are upbeat and passionate about making things successful!
We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is the most awesome workforce. Over 80% of our Engineering team volunteered their time to be coaches as the recent Rails Girls event - a free workshop aimed at making technology more approachable for women.
We are excited by new ideas, different ways of thinking, diverse backgrounds and approaches. We run hackathons where in 24 hours anyone can build and present new ways of thinking to the senior management team! Test new technologies, try new ideas - we're excited to get your ideas out to the world!
Smart Pension is committed to crafting an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
We’re excited for you to make Smart Pension an even more awesome place to work!
Smart Pension was founded by experienced finance & technology professionals and has been designed specifically to support UK businesses faced with the challenges of auto-enrolment. Our mission is to transform pensions, savings and financial well-being, across all generations, around the world.
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