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Nothing Beats Loving What You Do 
If you want to wake up  each morning looking forward to an invigorating challenge, this is the place for you. Passionate, hands-on talent welcome anytime.  


We work hard to create software that  improves people’s everyday working lives and we have a lot of fun while we turn our ideas into reality.  
With an emphasis on  finding the right work/life balance, we are proud to promote our relaxed and collaborative environment. We live and breathe our mission, which is  to make people productive and happy. As the team grows, so does our  investment in each team member’s personal development. We don’t just stop at hiring the best, we continue to nurture and develop our talent so you can get  to where you want to be in life.   


Our Values 

There is no better way to get a flavour of what we are about than to  check out our unique values. Every decision we make, every customer we help,  every line of code we write is defined by our company values. 


·       Every Customer Experience Must Include A Smile - The original and arguably  the most important rule 

·       Show Grit and Make It Happen - Your toughness and  perseverance is a better predictor of your success than any other factor. Also, the happiest and most successful people are the ones who persevere. Grit is long-term 

·       Keep It Simple - If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough, no matter how smart you are 

·       Better Together - No egos. Best idea wins 

·       BSU (Blow Stuff Up) - We're out to change the world. We thus need to break from convention and be a disruptor to win 

·       Data Drives Decisions - We're a data driven organisation. We must be led by our data and are agile to it  


About Us 

GetBusy’s work management software products enable over 68,000 professional paying users around the world to digitise their  operations and be productive while working in the office or remotely. 


Our overarching strategic objective is to create value by generating  significant long-term growth in high-quality, predictable, recurring  subscription revenue through our three core products, SmartVault, Virtual  Cabinet and GetBusy. 


Our customers are in resilient industries and we benefit  from favourable global trends towards improved consumer privacy regulation and productive remote working.   Our high levels of recurring revenue and low levels of customer concentration give us a stable foundation from which to invest for sustained growth through product innovation and substantial market expansion. 


Our 130+ people operate from the UK, USA and Australia with offices in Cambridge, Houston and Sydney. 


The Role

We are building a great product, with great people, in a great way and we are looking for a passionate, motivated software engineer to join our team. You will be joining our  agile cross-functional product team, working alongside a dedicated Product Manager, UX Designer, DevOps and QA, building fulls tack solutions (including UI, services and DB) for an exciting product using the latest technologies, practices and processes.


We are currently using the following technologies (but this is evolving all the time):

  • .NET 5 (.NET Core)
  • MySQL / DynamoDB
  • AWS - ECS, Lamda, SNS, SQS
  • ReactJS / Redux / React Query / Webpack /  Node / Express
  • Identity Server 5
  • Elasticsearch

The Team

The development team is agile, self-organising and talented. If you chose to be a part of it, we can offer you:

  • be part of a highly specialised, collaborative and motivated team
  • learn from and be inspired by skilled colleagues
  • teach and inspire others
  • work across the entire product life cycle
  • develop your skill set and research / adopt the latest industry trends, design patterns, methodologies, principles and technologies
  • make your mark and, in doing so, make us better

 Personal Attributes/Behaviours  

We are an open team, but we imagine the person who would fit best might have:

·        1 to 3 years professional software development experience

·        a flexible and positive attitude

·        willingness to take ownership of and pride in their work

·        good ability to work with others

·        able to learn quickly on the job

·        a love of problem solving, lateral thinking and sharing solutions


Essential skills & experience

·        Relevant experience using the technologies required to build a modern web app - e.g. React, Javascript or Typescript,  CSS, ASP.NET (or similar framework), SQL/NoSQL DB etc

·        Understanding of programming fundamentals

·        Highly motivated to learn new skills


Desired skills & experience

Any of the following:

·       experience with a backend/API language or framework

·        experience building  and/or consuming REST services

·        CSS or Sass / LESS or similar

·        Responsive web design

·        SQL and NoSQL databases

·        using source control  tools like git

·        working within an agile  team, and using tools like Jira and Bitbucket / Github

If you meet some of the  requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application.


Benefits we offer

  • Pension  - When an employee has worked for the company for at least 3 months they will be enrolled into the Friends Life scheme
  • Annual  Leave - 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
  • Duvet day - In addition to your annual leave entitlement we offer an extra day off as a duvet day. You wake up. It's cold. Stay in bed. One unplanned duvet day a     year! Catch up on that box set everyone is talking about.
  • Birthday Off - We offer an additional day of annual leave for you to take on your birthday every year!
  • Volunteer  Days - Two paid volunteer days a year to use individually or as a team to carry out work for charitable organisations that benefit the wider community. Help a cause you’re passionate about.
  • Employee  Assistance Programme - Health Assured is a 24/7, 365 days a year service to help employees with issues such as; Mental Health, Health & Wellbeing, Stress, Financial Issues, Family & Relationship matters and Consumer Issues.
  • Private Healthcare - We offer private healthcare through Vitality as a taxable benefit. Get access to high quality care and enjoy rewards for staying active
  • Tax Free Childcare - Tax Free Childcare is available through the website to help with family life
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Summer & Christmas Party - Every year we hold a summer party for all staff and their families and a Christmas party for all staff and their partners.
  • Eye Care - We offer £19.95 towards an eye test and up to £55.00 towards glasses
  • Family Policies - We offer a range of generous family friendly policies including; maternity, paternity and adoption benefits.


The Interview Process


Step #1 - We'll call you for a chat for up to 30 minutes to learn a little more about you and your experience

Step #2 - If things are mutually agreeable, we'll get in touch to agree a time and ask you to complete a practical test in your own time

Step#3 - All going well, we'll arrange an interview with you, preferably in person at our offices on the Unity Campus, Sawston, Cambridge or via Zoom