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22 Feb 2024

Full-Time Backend Developer

FionaEgan – Posted by FionaEgan London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you a skilled backend engineer looking to hone your expertise? We might have the role for you 👀


Hello, we’re Honest 👋

The clue’s in the name: we’re the network doing mobile right. 

We’re on a mission to fix a broken industry and show there’s a better way to do mobile, for both people and the planet. For too long, the big mobile networks have been taking advantage. We think customers deserve better. Way better. 

So instead of counting profits and doling out the bare minimum, we give customers what they actually want. That means bills that drop every month, support in seconds, and sustainability efforts that shrink their carbon footprint.

Powered by cutting-edge technology, we’re even developing a unique Smart SIM that offers unbeatable coverage and use of essential apps worldwide.

That’s not all. We’re also the UK’s first B Corp mobile network, a carbon-negative company and member of 1% for the Planet 🌎 

But building the world’s best mobile network requires having the right people to help us do it. That’s where you could come in.

Like the sound of Honest? Read on. This could be the start of something exciting 🚀


Role overview

We’re looking for a talented Backend Developer to join our fast-growing engineering team.  

Reporting to and working closely with our Head of Engineering, your day-to-day will involve helping with the development of our backend platform, database, API and our team and customer facing tools, including our internal Dashboard.

You’ll be an active member of our tech team, working closely with our native iOS and Android engineers, and play a key role in our product development lifecycle to deliver new features. 

With endless opportunities for growth in this role, you’ll build hands-on experience in a fast paced, and innovative mobile engineering environment. You’ll use the best tech to help us build, and take our product to the next level.

This role is primarily focused on backend development, however there may be some opportunities to work with frontend environments, too.

In this role, you’ll: 

  • Work closely with our native mobile developers (iOS and Android) to add backend support for upcoming features
  • Play a key role in our product development lifecycle to deliver new features and improvements with fast and frequent deployments to keep our customers happy
  • Contribute to, and evolve our DevOps processes
  • Help to identify and eradicate bugs, and resolve issues raised by our Customer Support team

About you: 

  • At least 2 years experience using Typescript, as well as experience working with high performance databases and RESTful APIs
  • You have an appetite to learn, and are excited by the prospect of upskilling on the job 
  • You have some experience or knowledge of working in a startup environment
  • You’re happy working independently and as part of a team to get the job done
  • You’re an effective communicator, and excited to contribute in group discussions

Bonus points if:

  • You have experience using the Google Cloud Platform


Engineering at Honest 

We’ve built a modern and feature-rich API on Nest.JS, a powerful database architecture, and a host of smart and innovative technology platforms to help us achieve super-scale. 

We use Typescript for the majority of our work, and follow industry best practices to guide our software development lifecycle. On occasion we break out Python for quick scripting tasks, and utilise other tools in our toolbox to get the job done. 

As a team, we challenge ourselves to do great work. We collaborate closely to review each other’s code and deliver constructive feedback, to ensure that we use our collective experience, and knowledge to achieve the best results.


What you’ll get in return for all your hard work?

💸 Salary: £45,000 – £55,000

🌴 25 days of annual leave, plus all bank holidays 

🏡 A hybrid-first working environment with at least 1 day per week in the London office

⚖️ Ownership in Honest through our EMI option scheme

🥳 Your birthday off each year on us! 

📱 An Honest sim, and new-refurbed phone on us 

🙋 1 paid volunteering day each year

💚 Wellbeing budget through Heka 

🚲 Cycle to Work scheme


Why join Honest?

🏅Backed by top investors including DMGV, WAYRA, Ascension and TinyVC

🙋 Being part of a fast-growing, talented team that likes to have fun

📚 Fast-learning, entrepreneurial environment where we focus on supporting your growth and personal development

📈 Opportunity to help shape the future of Honest

💻 We’ll provide you with all the tools and technology you need to do your best work

🤸 Flexible working: work remotely and in the office

⭐ Working for one of the UK’s top rated mobile networks on Trustpilot


Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging at Honest

Here at Honest, we’re all about doing the right thing, especially when no one’s looking. 

That includes building an inclusive environment where everyone feels like they belong and proud to be their true selves everyday. We’re committed to providing the support our team needs to thrive and do their best work. 

We believe it’s our differences that make us stronger and celebrate diversity in the Honest team. Learning from one another’s unique experiences, perspectives and ideas is how we win. 

That’s why we strongly encourage applications from all walks of life. So no matter your colour, sexuality, gender identity, disability, neurodiversity, caregiver status, economic background or anything else, we welcome your application. 

Need any adjustments to support you with your application or interviewing process?  Email Fi, our Head of People & Impact. She’s here to help.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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