We're not your average benefits platform; we're the unordinary force that uplifts people's lives. Our technology is the link that connects the entire benefits ecosystem, creating better outcomes for employers, employees, brokers, and providers.
Our mission is clear: we're here to create a world where everything operates at its very best, ensuring that every employee receives the support they need to live life to the fullest, both at work and beyond.
What you'll be working on
Design, implement and deliver software features with full ownership, using your technical expertise
Implement payment card APIs and payment transaction handlers
Integrate with HRIS (Human Resources Information System) and our benefit supplier partners
Take ownership of our employee benefits management platform and ensure their reliability
Lead and deliver your implementations from start to finish, including deployment of new services by expanding our application infrastructure within AWS
Drive initiatives across squads to identify and solve important problems, coordinating with others on cross-cutting technical issue
Collaborate with product stakeholders and other members of the team to scope and estimate optimal solutions for business problems
Ensure that security considerations are taken into account, based on current best practices (e.g. OWASP Top 10, AWS Well-Architected Framework) in all software development and infrastructure projects
Behind the scenes
Our cross-functional delivery team is focused on business goals and solving problems in an efficient manner. We want the team to collaborate on new ideas and projects to find the best solutions.
Ben is built on Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL and React. We run on AWS and follow engineering best practices, with a pragmatic approach.
Your Skills and Experience
Strong commercial experience working with Python and Django
Deep architectural & design pattern experience; drive the design & planning, collaborate with teammates, and set up new projects to ensure architectural success.
Applied information security in building secure web applications and infrastructure configurations
Understand and appreciate the principles and practices of agile and lean ways of working, but with a pragmatic edge
Excellent communication skills adaptable to both tech and business audiences
Experience in working with AWS services such as EC2, SES, S3 etc.
are a self-starter who thrives on autonomy, enjoys a rapid pace and wants to make a difference
have a continuous improvement mindset. You appreciate that there are always ways to do things better and ensure your team does too
have a preference to action-oriented behaviour with just enough analysis, as compared to too much time spent doing analysis with no action
have the ability to make decisions balancing different factors such as business requirements, technical integrity, overall priorities etc.
appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a distributed work environment
are solution-focused with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving
Our BENefits (... It's all in the name! 😉)
💰 Competitive base salary + equity, so you own what you build
💳 £100 monthly personal Ben Balance: for whatever works for you, whether that's Netflix, Spotify, or a really expensive cup of coffee! This allowance will increase by £50 for each year of service until you reach £250
🔋 £1000 annual Learning & Personal Development Ben Balance: plus 3 days paid study leave a year to support you with your professional development
👩🏽💻 £1000 work from home set up allowance, which you can put towards your home office
🍔 Weekly lunch provided in office so you can spend quality time with the team over some tasty food!
🏖 28 days of holidays a year (plus bank holidays, which you have the option of swapping for days of celebration that are significant to you)
🌴 ...and an option to buy or sell 5 days per year. Also, your holiday entitlement will increase to 30 days at your 3rd year of service!
🍼 Enhanced parental leave and workplace nursery scheme to support with the cost of childcare in a nursery setting
🧠 Comprehensive and tailored mental health support through a leading provider
💪 Access to a Gympass membership!
❤️ Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance
🍿 Team activities: we have quarterly team social budgets to support spending time together and we frequently organise company wide events
📅 Flexible working - we're serious about life/work balance
We asked employees of Ben how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us
Working at Ben
Gender diversity (male:female)
38% of employees identify as female