Flexa
15below • Brighton, United Kingdom

2023 Placement Junior Developer in Support (Brighton/Hybrid or Remote)

Employment type:  Full time
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Job Description

We make journeys easier and more enjoyable by giving our customers and their passengers a stronger sense of control. From disruption management to hyper-personalised pre-departure communications and mobile boarding passes, we build the technology to help companies stay connected with their customers at every stage of their journey.

Established in 2000, we have since grown to become one of the travel industry’s major suppliers of passenger messaging solutions. More than 50 airlines, rail and travel management companies, including British Airways, CWT, Qantas, Ryanair and JetBlue use our notifications platform. With exciting ideas for the future, it’s time for us to expand our growing team and we’re hoping you are who we’re looking for.

The role:

We are looking for a one-year placement student with a genuine passion for technology, coupled with the desire to gain valuable work experience in a collaborative and supportive work environment.

We pride ourselves on our strong, customer focussed relationships; our Support team interact with our customers on a daily basis, providing application support to enable the smooth operations of the 15below notification platform. You will:

  • Providing first line support for our 15below platform including:
    • Liaising with our global customers and external partners
    • Investigate and resolving faults
    • Engaging problem-solving skills to ensure the root cause of any issue is identified and fixed
    • Providing ad hoc reporting
    • Monitoring core services and managing critical alerts
  • Foster collaboration and communication amongst team members
  • Escalate support issues appropriately and communicate proactively with the Service Delivery Manager
  • Stay abreast with technical development and trends
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives
  • Adhere to 15below policies and company values
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned
  • Contributing to core product development

Requirements

What kind of person you are:

  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or similar)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Software development skills (such as, ASP/ASP.NET, C#, SQL, VB/VB.NET)
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organisational skills, with the ability to take on multiple duties
  • Thrives on solving problems, loves grappling with complexity and can make the most difficult concepts easy to understand using sincere and clear communication skills
  • Has a friendly ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Collaborates effectively with other disciplines and can be trusted to deliver
  • Wants to invent cool, progressive stuff that’s useful to the industry.
  • Has calm presence of mind when it’s needed.
  • Has a strong sensible streak – but knows how to have a bit of fun now and again.

Skills to impress:

  • Experience and proficiency with cross-browser, cross platform development
  • Test first mentality (TDD, BDD)

Our culture:

Our culture is at the heart of what we do every day, and travel is part of that too, that’s why we’re proud to live by our values.

Flying high: yet still climbing
We know our stuff and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. We pride ourselves on being at the top of our game and strive to keep learning.

People are our passport to success: they're at the heart of everything we do
We develop strong relationships built on trust and respect, and always do the right thing by each other and our customers.

Accelerating forward: embracing change, challenge and growth
Whether it's for ourselves, our colleagues or our customers, we are always looking for ways to improve and to grow. We're not afraid to challenge the status quo and drive change with enthusiasm.

All inclusive*: we're a strong, collaborative community
We share the same vision; to make 15below the best it can be. We pull together to make it a reality, look out for each other along the way and make sure everyone's voice is heard.

Enjoy the journey: bringing fun and positivity to everything we do
We're proud and passionate to be part of the 15below family, and never take ourselves too seriously. Having fun is really important to us.

* We are committed to maintaining our welcoming and open culture where differences are embraced. We know that some people are hesitant to apply for roles unless they tick every box, but if you’re excited about this role and your experience doesn’t fully align, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right person for this or other roles.

Benefits

Work is a big part of life, so it has to be motivating and enjoyable. This job is about empowering you to do the work you do best and be part of a fantastic team. We also offer many perks including:

  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays (increasing with service)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working
  • 5% employer contribution pension scheme
  • Perkbox retail freebies and discounts
  • £1,600 IT budget
  • Fortnightly knowledge-sharing ‘DevEds’
  • Friday ‘wind downs’ and company social events
  • Flexible benefits (tech/mobile/holiday/bike schemes and season ticket loans)

Wellbeing is very important to us and so we have a brilliant and holistic programme in place to support with everyone's home and work life. We’ve got lots of fantastic resources, practical guidance, and engaging sessions to help with mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.

Further information

Location: We are offering truly flexible working options so you can decide whether you want to work from home, from our central Brighton office or a bit of both (within the UK).

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: 1 year, starting September 2023

Reports to: Service Delivery Manager

Application and interview process:

  • Please submit both a cover letter and CV to be considered for this position!
  • Applications for this position close on 31st January 2023.
  • We review applications as they are received. So please don't delay your application!
  • 1st interview: 45 minute Teams interview with our People Advisor
  • 2nd interview: 2 hour Teams or in-person technical test and interview with our Service Delivery Manager and Senior Developer in Support.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Enhanced paternity leave – up to 4 weeks, full-pay
Adoption leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Shared parental leave – up to 26 weeks, full-pay
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Flexible Bank Holidays - exchange Bank Holidays and use them on any other working day.

We asked employees of 15below how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
89%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
81%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
78%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
88%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at 15below

Company employees

80

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

65:34:1

Office locations

Brighton, Sydney

Hiring Countries

Australia
United Kingdom
What employees are saying

15below are by far the most flexible company I've ever worked for. The company understands why it's important to have a work/life balance and a comfortable environment to work in, and everyone goes above and beyond to ensure employees are happy, motivated and fulfilled in their career.

15below Employee