At bubble, we are striving to solve one of society’s biggest problems, with the potential to make life better for millions of people.

We are a venture-backed tech startup, changing the lives of parents for the better and growing fast. Our on-demand app lets parents discover and book amazing childcare quickly and securely. We have over 200,000 users and more than two million hours of childcare have been requested on our platform. Our investors include the founders of Betfair, and Photobox.

Since day one we have taken a tech-driven and disruptive approach to solving an enormous problem that’s been crying out for innovation. Our app is underpinned by our own social graph, using big data and 200m+ relationship nodes between our users to connect parents with carers from within their own trusted social circles.

We are in the business of digitising trust and are deeply passionate  about building great product to get it done.

We’ve  got a diverse, stellar and growing engineering team that we’re looking to add to. That’s where you come in.

Core technologies

One of:-

  • nest.js, 
  • node.js, 
  • PHP

Useful technologies

  • Azure
  • AWS
  • Serverless (api gateway / lambda / azure functions)

A successful candidate should

  • Have 4/5+ years experience with backend technologies
  • Have experience automation and testing
  • Have experience working with browser, server, and database technologies
  • Be passionate about development and always strive to improve themselves and their work
  • Love to craft beautiful software (aesthetic or otherwise) with a keen eye on design
  • Be able to communicate well with team members

We’re a great place to work because

  • Access to awesome tech with a feel good factor – part of our interview process is to give you a look at what we have created and are working on, we think it’s pretty impressive. But we are also building something truly meaningful that transforms our customers’ lives and we are really proud of it
  • Small but mighty – we’re small, tight-knit with lots of passion for the difference we make
  • We’re going places – you’ll have a real opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to something big
  • Support – our wider team and software consultants will be on hand to make sure you are happy and supported as you settle your new role. We are also hiring a Lead Engineer and a Full Stack Engineer into the team, so you are not alone
  • We give back
    • During Covid, we have helped match volunteer childminders with NHS key workers to help them juggle the amazing work they do for the public with their personal commitments. Over 10,000 hours of volunteer childcare has been posted on Bubble by those in the NHS.

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working if preferred
  • Free childcare
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off!
  • A shiny MacBook

Personal development

  • Learn many exciting technologies to solve a variety of problems
  • Pitch and work on internal projects
  • Work with a range of applications, from mobile apps or websites to serverless back-end solutions
  • Solve problems for products in many different verticals, from finance to the music industry
  • Take ownership of projects from start to finish
  • Great opportunities to grow, personally and professionally

Interview process

  • Asyncronous interview to be done in your own time
  • Video call with Tech Lead
  • A technical test / showcase and follow up interview with Tech Lead
  • Final stage with leadership team

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

* Please no recruiters.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship