Server Side Software Developer

Here at the Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. Our independent journalism holds power to account across the globe and brings information that's suppressed into the public domain.

We are now looking for a Back End Software 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, working autonomously 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 server side engineer, 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 won’t necessarily be an expert in everything, but you’ll be eager to learn.
  • You are a creative, passionate, and intelligent person who loves web technologies.
  • You are excited by the opportunity to shape the future of digital journalism.

You can see the full job description here

We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new developers at The Guardian is £49.6k

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.

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 pairing test and a face to face interview, 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.