Flexa
15below • Brighton, United Kingdom

2024-2025 Industrial Placement Junior Developer in Support (Brighton/Hybrid)

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – With Office Space

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

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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

Requirements

What kind of person you are:

  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or similar) and looking for a 12-month industrial placement.
  • 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
  • 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 (increasing with service)
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • 5% employer pension contribution and salary sacrifice 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)
  • Work from anywhere scheme

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: Brighton/Hybrid

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: 1 year, starting September 2024

Reports to: Service Delivery Manager

Application and interview process:

  • Please submit both a cover letter and CV to be considered for this position!
  • 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 Support Architect

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
Dog friendly office
Open to part time work for some roles
Health insurance
Compassionate leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office massages
Commuter loan
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Volunteer days
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
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

90

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

65%:33%:2%

Office locations

Brighton, Sydney

Hiring Countries

Australia
United Kingdom