Our Story

Our mission is to empower students to thrive. Founded in 2005 in Birmingham by two brothers, James and Michael Eder, they saw an opportunity to help students save money whilst enjoying their favourite brands. Today we partner with over 1000 of the world’s biggest brands and have a global network of students in over 150 countries.

We’ve been on a phenomenal journey of growth – and it’s all thanks to our brilliant and dedicated people.

Student Beans Founders
An engineer at Student Beans

Engineering careers at Student Beans

At Student Beans our engineers are at the heart of our business, connecting our users to the world’s biggest brands. We are one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies, as named by The Sunday Times Tech Track 2019 and 2020. We are now a team of over 300 employees – but we’re not stopping there. Our mission is to double in size again in 2022. 

We’re looking for engineering talent to influence the development of our product as we continue to grow and scale.

How we work

We are built on an agile operating model. So, what does this mean? Essentially we break up our engineering departments into smaller teams, giving them the autonomy to work in whatever way allows them to deliver the best results for our users. We don’t believe in micromanaging or office politics, and we empower our employees to voice their opinions and make decisions. Agile allows us to work smarter, not harder.

We have a remote-first working culture, meaning you are not obligated to come into the office. Instead, you can choose the environment you excel in.

Female engineer working at at latop

Our technology

As an industry leader in our technology landscape, we work at the bleeding edge of technology. We strive to create simple solutions to complex problems. We’re proud to work with the most advanced software within our agile environment. We’re always exploring new and innovative ways to help build robust, scalable solutions for our users.

DevOps

Kubernetes, SQL, AWS, Docker & Packer

Front End Development

Node.js, Express.js, React.js, Relay/GraphQL, Jest

iOS Development

SWIFT, Apollo/GraphQL, VIPER & XCTest

Back End Development

Ruby on Rails, Go, gRPC, Redis, GraphQL and JSON API & MySQL

Android Development

Kotlin, Apollo/GraphQL, Jetpack, MVVM & Material Design

Data

Python, MySQL, Snowplow, RedShift & Elasticsearch & AWS/Terrafor

Engineer typing at a laptop

Development and progression

At Student Beans there is no glass ceiling. Our engineers drive their own progression and there are many opportunities to advance your career. Within the engineering team we run a mentorship programme, where our experienced mentors are able to support the careers of our graduate and apprentice engineers.

As an engineer at Student Beans you work closely with our product and the influence decisions which drive the company forward.

Life at Student Beans

At Student Beans, it’s our people and culture that set us apart. We empower our employees to bring their authentic self to work. We encourage our employees to voice their opinions and make decisions. We celebrate our wins together and aren’t afraid of making mistakes – they help drive us forward. Find out more about our values.

We know how important your work/life balance is. Flexi-time allows you to build your working day to suit your lifestyle. Our engineers work core hours of 12pm – 4pm.If you’re not a fan of early starts, treat yourself to a lie in! Got evening plans? Start earlier and finish at 4:30pm and you’ve got the rest of your day to yourself.

As a remote first business, you also get the flexibility to work from home or anywhere you feel comfortable. However, we understand that you might need a change of scenery or the in-person support of your colleagues – so employees have access to our offices too.

Two developers laughing at work

Benefits

In return for your hard work you can look forward to…

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexi time- start between 8-12pm and finish between 4:30-8:30pm
  • Flexi Fri-Yay – work an extra 45 minutes per day during the week, and leave at 12pm on Friday!
  • Remote Working with access to offices in London and Manchester
  • Medicash Health cash plan – claim back cash on a huge range of healthcare and wellness treatments
  • Personal Development days, learning platforms and a budget to further your career with us
  • Work with an industrleading tech stack
  • Wellness Allowance or PureGym Membership
  • Access to all of our student discounts
  • Regular social events – virtual and in-person
  • Share options- eligibility from day one

And more!

“What caught my eye was the company’s growth vision – I could see the role I could play in helping them achieve this.”

George, Android Developer

“The team is close knit and we all have a laugh together. The pool table and darts board can get quite competitive! ”

Hannah, Backend Engineer

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