Our craftsmen are practitioners, teachers, mentors, and leaders. We will assess your expertise in the following areas to see if you are a fit for us, this will also help you understand if we are a fit for you.
We are practitioners of Agile/Lean processes and Extreme Programming Practices, specifically TDD, CI, and Simple Design. We prefer to work in a DevOps culture and value Continuous Deployment/Delivery. We love automation, and value the tools that allow us to automate. We know how to work in an Agile team and can help mentor teams to adopt these processes and practices.
Design and Architecture
Our Craftsmen have a great appreciation of Software Design both at macro and micro levels. We naturally follow Clean Code principles. We understand architectural concerns relating to performance, security, logging, monitoring, and operations. We know the major architectural patterns including Microservices, Hexagonal, Event Sourcing, and CQRS - and their suitability to particular scenarios.
Good communication skills essential to our work. We need to be able to present our opinions and ideas in a clear, collaborative, respectful and effective manner. We have strong desire to build well-crafted software, constantly improve ourselves, and to help others do the same. We are constantly learning and apply many different approaches to our learning. We lead by example and we are always keen to explore and work with different technologies.
What you'll get
Our product is our people. We firmly belive that your job and associated benefits should allow you to flourish both personally and professionally.
Learning and Development
5 days of conference budget per year, including T&L and tickets, covered by us. We’ll pay for you as well, so no need to use your holiday days.
No fixed training budget. So long as the course is relevant for the company and you'll do a lightning talk on the subject, we’re happy to pay for it.
Found something interesting to read that doesn’t already live in our office or digital library? We’ll cover book expenses - and ask to read it after you as well!
Internal Community of Experts
You’ll be working alongside Craftsman that share your passion for learning, whether that’s on a client project or contributing to our internal projects.
All of our salaries and finances are available to everyone from day one. Nothing to hide here.
Got an idea? Form an Initiative Circle, take ownership, run with it and see it through to delivery.
Holidays & Flexibility
We offer 22 holiday days (increasing to 25 over time), in addition to national holidays. We’re also flexible with how our people manage their time. Need to work from home? No problem.
Pensions & Income Protection
All covered, as standard. Incidentally, many of these came from Initiative Circles in our early days (see above).
Life Cover & Private Medical
A ‘Lump Sum’ payment for life cover, and Dental cashback scheme for you and your children.
Software is our passion.
We are software craftsmen. We build well-crafted software for our clients, we help developers to get better at their craft through training, coaching and mentoring, and we help companies get better at delivering software.