Senior Scala Developer

Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and the Guardian.com, which attracts over 200 million global unique browsers each month. We are renowned for our ground breaking independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.

That is where you come in.

We are looking for a Senior Scala Developer to join our growing team.

About the role

  • You’ll mostly be programming in Scala, running in AWS, but we use the tool that best fits the problem.
  • You’ll be working in a cross-functional team, which is empowered to rapidly iterate and release new features.
  • You won’t be coding in isolation - our culture is strongly collaborative, whether pair programming with other developers or working closely with editorial and commercial colleagues.

About You

As a Scala Senior Server Side Developer, you’ll be equally willing to dive into a purely functional and composable Scala back-end or work with a variety of database and streaming technologies.

  • You inspire the people you work with, and are inspired by them in return.
  • You contribute to the direction of your team's products.
  • You are passionate about spreading engineering best practice beyond your immediate team.

You can see the full job description here

What we offer

  • Flexible working (see below for details)
  • Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age)
  • Mental and Physical Health insurance and dental scheme
  • 26 days annual leave and the option to purchase an extra 5 days
  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay
  • Multi-faith prayer room
  • Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership
  • Paid volunteering days
  •  Annual season ticket loan

More about flexible working

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and until further notice, we are currently working remotely and attending the office on a voluntary basis. In September and November we were trialling a hybrid model with team days every week in the office. We will review what we learnt from the trial to evolve the model and provide more flexibility and predictability for individuals, and ensure inclusivity for everyone.

We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new senior developers at the Guardian is £65.2k.

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, different lived experiences and different perspectives. A diverse team means we can better reflect and engage our global audience. We believe in hiring the best people from the widest pool, and also in including them, fostering a culture where people’s voices can be heard and our employees look forward to coming to work.

Application instructions:

To apply please upload your CV. You must already have the right to work in the UK.

Our interview process involves 2 stages: a face to face interview and a pairing test, we are currently running the interview process remotely.

Find out more about our hiring process here

About Us

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.