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An established online genealogy service, who also have an extensive archive of British newspapers dating back to the early 1900s, are looking to bring on several Principal Engineers to head up newly built engineering teams.
They’ve invested into engineering extensively as they look to scale up their platform even more. With billions of users around the globe and billions of online records, their mission is to connect people to their familial and historical stories.
They’re adapting to changing times in terms of remote work, with them happy for you to work from home 95% of the time – their recently finalised policy asks employees to come into the office just twice a month (they’ve hubs in Dundee and London).
The engineering team have several values that they hold close to their hearts, among them being collaboration (through paired programming and other means), quality (testing all code), long term vision, owning what they build and deploying multiple times a day.
The interview process is a pretty straight forward one, with the first stage being more of a conversation with a member of their internal team. It’s a chance to bounce some questions off of them and get a feel for whether the role is for you, rather than a fully fledged interview. If you’re happy with how that goes they’ll look to set up an interview with the Engineering Lead and a couple of other engineers, before progressing onto a paired programming task. Lastly, there is a final round interview, where you’ll get to meet people from other disciplines within the company.
In return for the above they’re offering a salary of up to £110K, as well as a very wide range of benefits. Among these are 26 days holiday (with the option to purchase another 4), a pension contribution of up to 15.5%, flexible working (plus the remote options), enhanced paternity and maternity leave, a large L&D budget, private medical insurance, discounted gym memberships and several other perks.