…a secret Software as a Service (SaaS) success story. We run two SaaS businesses, CoverageBook & AnswerThePublic, removing shitwork and providing inspiration to over 3,000 customers. Profitably. From Brighton. With no external pressure to grow, but growing anyway just because it’s fun and we want to help more people.
Oh, and we work 4 days a week, working flexibly with remote options from our light, spacious, friendly HQ near the pier.
GitHub, Basecamp, G Suite, Zoom, PagerDuty, DataDog, Rollbar, Skylight
Yes we did the Crystal Maze, yes it was awesome
We’re nine people and we try to grow the business without growing the team. Or stressing the team.
Where there are specific things we need help with, we're not shy about paying for outside experts to assist with specific problems. People like: Jon Hicks, James Box & James Bates from Clearleft and now Berst, Steve Stark from Then Somehow & Tamsin Henderson.
But we’ve reached the point with our product team where we need another excellent human on the ‘making cool stuff for our customers’ side of things. We’re not looking to hire against a strict role definition; we’re looking for the right person (whether junior or senior) who has skills that complement and enhance the team, and the role will be defined around you.
You'll also be part of the wider team of 50 that wrote Superengaged, a book about putting people and purpose first. We have been a top 15 UK Best Workplace in each of the last 5 years by the Great Places To Work Institute.
It’s more about the attitude you bring. We’re serious about staying a small team. Only friendly humans need apply.
We’re looking for a product-focussed Ruby and Rails engineer who delights in a readable, maintainable codebase that is stable in production.
We encourage applications from underrepresented folks.
You’ll be grabbing and delivering, these sorts of projects.
Plus there'll be technical support on both products, bug fixes, refactoring, upgrades and the day to day maintenance of the applications.
Fully remote. Although members of our team have worked remotely for extended periods, we’re currently all based in Brighton. Within our four days a week, many of us work from home/flexibly for some part of the week so it’s not that we don’t think location independent work isn’t great: we’re just not set up to provide the best version of it for a full-time remote person. Plus, for us, the getting together is part of the fun.
You’re not going to be managing teams of people, because there won’t be loads of people. This is a role where you’ll be making great new stuff and getting it into the hands of customers, with the help of your teammates. Think team of peers, not hierarchy.
You also won’t get to dive into the latest and shiniest technology. For us, predictable software, built well and tested automatically (80-95% coverage) & by other team members, means fewer PagerDuty alerts to wake us from our beds or to interrupt our holidays.
The small team means you’ll have to be prepared to roll your sleeves up and learn new approaches and technologies, but also to do customer support now and then! However, you will have the opportunity to understand how the business works from front to back in a way you would never have in a larger business or team.
We probably aren’t a good fit for your first job out of university or a boot camp. We’re a small team and thus we have a limited number of potential mentors. A larger team is normally a better fit for candidates without real world coding experience.
Based on £50–85k full time salary prorated to 4 days
And HR-ish Benefits: