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Join the Give A Little team as a Senior Developer

Help us take advantage of emerging tech to change the model for charitable giving

Caution Your Blast Ltd (CYB) is a boutique digital practice focused on new technologies and new ways of working. We are a people-led company and a pre-existing team who loves working together. We care about wellbeing, being part of a team and creating environments where people can be proud of what they do.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Developer to join us at a pivotal time for the company. We believe that creating innovative, user-led digital solutions can improve the lives of both users and the organisations who serve them. 

Instrumental to this is the ability to build effective and efficient products that make the most of appropriate technologies to help and delight users to get their tasks done. We want clients and users to experience the best of what’s possible using today’s tech so as well as having the technical aptitude, we’ll be looking for a hard worker, keen to be part of a team.

The new Senior Developer will be responsible for the iterative frontend and backend development of Give A Little, our charitable point of donation service, and products therein. 

You’ll use your software engineering skills to help us make Give a Little the go-to solution for charities looking for an accessible, reliable, and innovative donation tool whilst drawing on the expertise of your colleagues across research, design, and product, to create features and deliver experiences that delight users and raise the bar in the market.

Salary 

From £60k to 75k based on experience. 

Your skills and experience 

We’re looking for skilled practitioners with experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, specifically someone who has knowledge of most (but not necessarily all) of the following:

  • Modern FE Framework (React, Svelte, Vue.js, etc..)

  • NodeJS

  • Typescript

  • Java

  • Relational databases (MySQL)

  • Any unit testing framework (mocha/jest/lab/junit/etc.)

  • AWS

  • Kubernetes

  • Docker

  • CI/CD (CircleCI/travis/jenkins/etc.)

  • iOS (Swift) 

  • Android (Kotlin)

In addition to the above technical skills, we’d love to work with somebody who can:

  • rapidly build high-quality, user-centric applications that are fully test-driven

  • collaborate with teams to develop exceptional products and experiences that are tailored for their intended audience

  • confidently explain technical concepts and solutions to non-technical people and a range of stakeholders

  • deliver using the fundamentals of agile methodologies whilst knowing when to flex the approach in order to improve ways of working

  • experiment with new methods and technologies in a focussed way so that we can always keep one eye on improving the experience of our team and our users

Culture is really important to us, so if you enjoy learning, creating and being part of a proactive member of a welcoming team, then we can be flexible on the above. Also, feel free to challenge us - what are we missing and what should we be using instead?

You as a person

CYB are passionate about making the most of digital. We want to work with people who share this passion and want to deliver exceptional user experiences. This means we’re looking for a:

  • strategic thinker continuously looking for ways to expand the impact of their work

  • critical thinker always looking for ways to improve processes, techniques and ways of working

  • creative thinker willing to try things out and learn from failure

  • problem solver who falls in love with problems, not their solutions

  • self-starter who can build momentum and is happy taking the initiative

  • clear communicator able to build trusting relationships and guide constructive conversations

Working at Caution Your Blast

At CYB you won’t be seen as just another employee - we truly care about the wellbeing of all of the people who work with us. We know that life outside work is just as important as your career and we continually strive to build a company that respects that. This means that we provide:

  • flexible working hours and location

  • flexible holiday when you need and how much you need

  • regular learning activities, and support, budget and time to manage your own development

  • paid parental leave beyond the statutory minimum

  • your choice of Macbook + screen / keyboard / etc.

  • quarterly profit sharing

  • the option of joining the company share scheme

  • a work-life balance that works for you – we understand people have lives, children, hobbies and personal goals. We value a genuine balance in how we work together.

Most importantly, we know that life can throw up the unexpected; we support our team members during the stressful, difficult times that you can’t plan for in the same way that we take the time to celebrate success together. 

How to apply

If you’re interested in the role, please send your CV and a short email telling us why you’re interested in the position to rich.cassidy@cautionyourblast.com  

We’ll get back to you within 2 weeks and may invite you for an informal chat with some of our team.