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Ben • London

Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Our Mission

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.

Your Mission

As a Senior Full-stack Engineer, you will play a big part in the development of the core API layer and business logic in our platform, as well as engaging frontend components that follow the latest UI, UX and accessibility trends.

We’re looking for self-starters who are seeking a fast-paced environment where they can make a difference. Our team is small, which means high autonomy, ownership, and responsibility. We love what we do, have fun and, while we ship on time, take life-work balance seriously.

Things you will be working on…

  • Design, implement and deliver web application features and projects with full ownership, using your technical expertise

  • Specifically, implement API endpoints, business logic, complex frontend components and MVPs for our employee benefits management platform

  • Deliver your implementations from start to finish

  • Take ownership of business critical components, ensure their stability & maintainability

  • 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.

You’ll love this role if you are/have:

  • Fluent in Python or one of the following major programming languages: Go, Rust, C, C++ or Java

  • Fluent in Typescript and/or JavaScript

  • Experienced with at least one major web framework; ideally React.js

  • Excellent software engineering knowledge: Clean architecture & design patterns, SOLID design principles and clean code

  • Applied information security in building secure web applications and infrastructure configurations

  • Have an understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices of agile and lean ways of working, but with a pragmatic edge

  • An excellent communicator, adaptable to both tech and business audiences

and you...

  • 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

Diversity and Culture at Ben

We are organically growing a brilliantly diverse, inclusive and respectful bunch of people we are extremely proud of. This should go without saying but all applications are very much welcome. If you need any adjustments to support you with your application, just let us know by emailing jobs@thanksben.com.

Our BENefits

(... It's all in the name! 😉)

💰 Competitive base salary and 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

👩🏽‍💻 £500 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

Company benefits

Equity packages
28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 3 weeks, 2 times a year
Buy or sell annual leave – 5 days per year
Personal development days – 3 days a year
Enhanced paternity leave – 3 months at full pay
Enhanced maternity leave – 3 months at full pay
Adoption leave
Workplace nursery salary sacrifice scheme
Work from home allowance
Bank holiday swaps
Teambuilding days
Enhanced sick pay – 10 days
Pregnancy loss leave
L&D budget
Personal development budgets
Dog friendly office
Life assurance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Employee assistance programme
Mental health platform access
Gym membership
Cycle to work scheme
Employee discounts
In office catering
Compassionate leave
Location
78%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
67%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
86%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
73%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
66%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Ben

Company employees

120

Gender diversity (male:female)

62:38

Office locations

London

Funding levels

$16 million

Hiring Countries

Germany

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Recruitment & HRTech

Recruitment & HRTech

Industry awards 2023

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