Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022. We hit our highest revenues in a decade and in 2019 achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even.
The Software Developer team is responsible for creating technical solutions to support key parts of the Guardian's business; digital advertising and branded content. The team ensures that our digital products deliver the revenue we need to support our journalism. It is crucial in balancing business opportunities with the reader experience, keeping the reader experience best-in-class and the commercial tech stack modern and lean.
What you’ll be doing
- You’ll be coding on the frontend and backend of our web platform in order to make an impact towards your team's objectives. This will involve maintaining and developing the systems on the Guardian's dotcom codebase; ensuring they work for over 10 million users’ every day.
- 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 business colleagues.
Much of our code is openly available on GitHub, and some of our projects are widely used throughout the Open Source community. Many of our developers regularly attend and present at conferences.
- You're pragmatic. You enjoy being involved in the product decisions that will deliver the team's commercial goals, and thinking carefully about trade-offs.
- You love using data to measure the impact of your own work.
- Your interests go beyond just your team’s objectives; you are curious about where the organisation is moving as a whole.
- You have a strong interest in growing your skills.
- We believe diversity of people, backgrounds, experience and ideas helps us to build better products and achieve more. We welcome applicants who have taken traditional and non-traditional career paths into software development.
What we offer
- Flexible working; for example compressed hours, part-time working and working from home
- Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age)
- 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
- Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership
- Paid volunteering days
- Annual season ticket loan
Developer salaries start from £49,600 depending on experience.
To apply for this position you must already have the right to work in the UK.
Please upload your CV and covering letter as one document. You should also highlight the extent to which your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying.
Our interview process involves three stages: a phone interview, a pairing test and a face to face interview. We offer a remote pairing test for candidates who would have to travel a long distance to our office in London. If you are successful in the phone interview and remote pairing test you will then need you to arrange to come to our office for a further pairing test and a face to face interview.
Find out more about our hiring process here.
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.