Software Engineer

London, United Kingdom · Development expand job description ↓


Build beautiful software with bleeding edge technology.

Strong Node.js or Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5 required. React.js would be a bonus.


We’re looking for a passionate software engineer with a proven track record of delivering challenging software projects who would thrive in a forward thinking, progressive, company.

You will always strive to understand the latest and greatest, keeping a keen eye on developments in the world of software development, platforms, architecture and patterns. You will be tenacious and passionate about doing things the right way and building beautiful software. You will be interacting with clients on a regular basis and be a great communicator.

The tech

Our developers have the opportunity to work at the bleeding edge of web development on real world projects, and lean heavily on open source. We also often open source our own projects like this and this.

We don't dictate how you work at Red Badger, our teams are autonomous and are entrusted to make the right decisions. We’re technology agnostic and always try to choose the right tool for the job.

Our favourite tech at the moment includes:

  • Git, Github flow
  • ES6, React.js
  • node.js
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Less, Sass
  • Mocha, Sinon, Chai, Jasmine, RSpec
  • ElasticSearch, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL
  • Nginx, Vagrant, Docker, Ansible, Amazon Web Services Stack, Heroku
  • Responsive (and Adaptive) Layouts
  • HTTP, RESTful APIs
  • Go, Clojure, Haskell

For a more detailed list, check out our tech page.

How we work

We work in close, multi-disciplined teams made up of some of the industry’s best UX designers, digital designers, developers, testers and agile project managers. We always work in an agile manner, mostly Kanban these days. We look to continuously improve our lean processes and are always looking for a better way to do things.

We work on large, technically complex, projects for great brands such as Fortnum & Mason, Sky and Tesco to name but a few. Take a closer look at some of our work here.

About Red Badger

The best bit about Red Badger is of course the team. We’ve been around for 6 years now and we are nearly 90 strong. We are really proud of our team; we support and learn a lot from each other; we work really hard but have fun doing it. We are a diverse group made up of 16 different nationalities, we speak 17 different languages and unusually for a tech company we have a 50/50 gender split.

We were founded by 3 guys who have considerable tech and consultancy experience and still own 100% of the company. We’ve been consistently profitable and have grown responsibly right from the beginning.

We are based at Old Street in the heart of “tech city” and get thoroughly stuck in with the brilliant community around us. We run several meetups including the hugely popular London React.js User Group, invite other groups to host their events in our office such as ElasticSearch London and Ladies Who Code and speak at events like Digital Shoreditch and LNUG.


We make sure our team is well looked after with generous salaries and a great benefits package which includes -

  • Annual £2K training budget
  • Generous Pension
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Income Replacement Benefit
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Your choice of hardware and mobile phone
  • Matched (pre tax) charity PAYE donations
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