Senior Software Engineer


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

Life at Elvie; Meaningful work, Exceptional People

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

Find out more about life at Elvie here.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

About the role:

Okay, we’ve waffled long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: You.

  • You’re a developer with at least 5 years of commercial experience
  • You've mastered the basics and are looking to develop your skills further as part of an experienced in-house development team.
  • You have a genuine enthusiasm for software engineering and you get a kick out of seeing other developers enjoy it too
  • You want to do your best work and keep on honing your skills
  • The idea of working within a successful, high growth startup in a fast-paced role excites you

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our London or Bristol office & working remotely

Employment type: Permanent (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)

What you'll be doing

Develop web based systems

  • You’ll be developing functionality for our product websites, administration systems and our e-commerce capabilities, using modern frameworks
  • Developing and maintaining integrations with third-party systems for payment, fulfilment, ERP and CRM systems

Connected product development

  • Development of our API used by our connected products
  • You will have the chance to work on a variety of innovative projects, using advanced process, tools and techniques
  • You will be working in an environment where developing first-class solutions in an enjoyable atmosphere is the goal


  • At least 5 years of commercial experience as a software engineer or equivalent
  • Solid knowledge of PHP7+ and OO programming concepts and patterns
  • Strong experience with Laravel and Laravel Nova
  • Good understanding JavaScript and some experience of JS frameworks (preferably Vue)
  • Good understanding of HTML5, CSS
  • Familiarity with version control systems and workflows (preferably Git)
  • Experience in designing and maintaining relational databases (preferably MySQL)
  • Experience of test driven development primarily unit testing (preferably PHPUnit)
  • Strong communication skills and critical thinking ability - you can make a strong case and defend it well, but you're open to other ideas
  • Strong desire to learn

Other skills and experience you might have

  • A degree in computer science or equivalent is a plus
  • An eye for user behaviour and design
  • Experience of Ruby and/or Python
  • Experience building RESTful API clients
  • Experience building, designing and testing RESTful APIs
  • Comfortable on the command line of Unix/Linux boxes
  • Experience of NoSQL and time series databases
  • Understanding of agile methodologies (particularly SCRUM)
  • Experience of working in cross functional teams


We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • An annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 3 additional Elvie “in it together” bank holidays for 2022
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity, paternity/partner, shared & adoption
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this:

  • 20-minute video call with one of our recruiters
  • 30-45 minute video call with the hiring manager
  • 45-60 minute video interview with the team (some positions may require you to complete a task/presentation)
  • For some positions, there may be an additional interview with one of senior our leadership team

This is undoubtedly a great time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humor helps too. 😉

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Remote-first - London / Bristol Office Optional

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly