Junior Developer

About 15gifts

At 15gifts, we’re obsessed with the psychology of choice. We study the key consumer psychology principles that enable consumers to make confident choices on the high street, and we replicate these within our digital guided selling technology to enable consumers to make the same confident decisions online.

We work with some of the world’s leading telecommunications and media brands throughout Europe & the U.S. with our technology powering millions of confident customer decisions across brands such as Verizon, T-Mobile, O2, Virgin Media,  BT, Tesco and Vodafone.

With every interaction, we learn more about our clients' customers. Gathering insights to generate increasingly accurate product recommendations, whilst building up a detailed profile on each individual consumer. These profiles allow our clients to know more about their prospects than their existing customers, offering exciting opportunities for tailored marketing.

We’re a fast growing organisation with continued ambitious growth targets over the coming years and we’re extremely 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 support team. The team is responsible for maintaining and bug-fixing features of the product.

The person we’re looking for

We’re looking for a new developer to join our evolving support team. This person will receive all training required to help support both the applications and the business. The successful candidate will be a fast learner who can apply their knowledge to unfamiliar problems and spot opportunities to improve existing features or create new ones. The ability to communicate to technical people within the team and externally to others, in or outside of the company, is essential.

You’ll be responsible for

  • Diagnosing and fixing bugs and performance issues
  • Completing assigned tasks to time and quality standards
  • Effectively prioritise own workload
  • Maintaining and improving documentation
  • Checking Daily end to end tests of the engine and identifying/resolving any issues

Skills and experience

  • 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 required

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.

Our 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 and remote working

We can confidently say that our sea-view office is one of Brighton’s best, and we’re really excited that we’ve been able to open up the office to our entire team again. It’s been great to reconnect with everyone in person and to meet the newer members of our team for the first time!

Whilst we see huge benefits to being able to collaborate and socialise together again, we’ve also learnt a lot about the benefits of working from home. Therefore, we plan to offer our team the flexibility to be in the office when they want to be, and when they need to attend key meetings and workshops, and to work from home on the days when that suits their lives and their workloads best.

When in the office, we have flexible workspaces, which means 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.

Benefits include

  • Employee Assistance Programme (confidential counselling)
  • Medicash healthcare scheme (reclaim costs for dental, physiotherapy, osteopathy and optical care)
  • easitBrighton travel scheme (discounted public transport options)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • 33 days holiday(including bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time hours)

Other extras in the office

  • On site changing rooms, showers and internal bike storage
  • Breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks, beers
  • Yoga and other fitness activities
  • Regular social events, including Friday drinks and book club
  • Visits from friendly office dogs

For more information on what it's like to work at 15gifts, check out our Talent Talk with Wired Sussex


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