Junior/Graduate Developer

About 15gifts

At 15gifts, we’re obsessed with the psychology of choice. We study the key principles that drive people to make confident choices on the high-street, and we pour this insight into our intelligent decision-engine technology to replicate the experience online.

We work with some of the world’s leading brands, powering thousands of confident customer decisions every day. Our partners include Verizon, O2, Sky, Virgin Media, EE, BT and The Times.

We also love data; with every interaction we learn more about our customers - gathering insights and generating increasingly accurate recommendations.

We’re a fast-growing company and we’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We’re a team that’s made of driven, ambitious and exceptional individuals and we’re looking for like-minded people to become part of our success story.

About the role

We're on a mission to see how close our technology can get to offering the same level of service online as you receive from a brilliant high-street assistant, and we need a new junior developer to help us achieve that goal. We’re looking for an aspiring developer to join our evolving support team. The team is responsible for maintaining and adding features to product. This person will receive all training required to help support both the applications and business.

The person we are looking for is…

  • A fast learner who can apply their knowledge to unfamiliar problems and spot opportunities to improve existing features or create new ones.

  • A good communicator both to technical people within the team and externally to others, in or outside of the company.

You will be responsible for...

  • Exposure of and training on both front-end JavaScript, REACT and back-end Perl, NodeJs, Python codebases.

  • Diagnosing and fixing critical defects and performance issues.

  • Ownership of data integrity in the back-office systems.

  • Focus on optimisation and automation of manual tasks.

  • Propose and build new features for the platform.

  • Input into development tools and best practices.

Skills and Experience Required 

  • Experience in a scripting language (E.g. Javascript, Perl, Python).

  • Experience with relational databases.

  • Keen to learn and adapt with the business.

  • Friendly, approachable and confident.

  • Experience with Javascript, Node.js, or Perl would be advantageous but not essential.

Why choose us

Our Culture

Our success is underpinned by our cultural values. These values are not something we stick up on a wall – they don’t need to be. They are behaviours that we recognise and celebrate in each other. They are what we live by every day.

15gifts cultural values

  • Celebrate brilliance

  • Take ownership

  • Share Insights

  • Look for a better way

  • Support each other

Our values are driven through Culture Club – a staff team that rotates every quarter. Advocates for our culture as we grow, Culture Club activates ideas, makes improvements and helps everyone to connect.

Our Office

We can confidently say that our sea-view office is one of Brighton’s best. Our flexible workspaces mean you’re not tied to a desk, unless you want to be. You could work in a sociable spot on floor 4, or set yourself up with a screen on floor 3. This is everyone’s space and it’s available after work – our staff host everything from gaming and craft nights to adventure film screenings.

Other benefits

  • Free breakfasts, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, locally-roasted coffee

  • Food for thought: free lunch and talks every Friday

  • Lunchtime yoga, mindfulness and other fitness activities

  • Regular social events, from Friday drinks to tea clubs and volleyball

  • Visits from friendly office dogs

  • Quarterly reviews that involve everyone in strategy planning

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme): confidential counselling for work and personal issues

  • Cycle to work scheme and free eye tests

  • 33 days holiday (including Bank holidays) and your birthday off work

  • On site changing rooms, showers and internal bike storage  

To apply, please upload your CV with a cover letter detailing why you would be great for the role and why you want to work at 15gifts!

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