theidol.com is a rapidly growing tech company based on the edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It's the ideal setting to get out, enjoy a walk, be inspired and conceive our next innovative product or solution. We've been leading online innovation since 1999 and specialise in creating cutting-edge web applications and solutions for customers and businesses of all sizes.

We've evolved over the years partnering with household brands such as GoCompare and ComparetheMarket. We pride ourselves on innovation and early adoption of new technologies and working practices.

Did we also mention we were voted as a 2019 'Hot 100' Cumbrian business by in-Cumbria magazine?

The Benefits

Being part of Team Idol means working hard and playing even harder! Come work for us and take advantage of amazing benefits such as:

  • Modern, custom built office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Share save schemes
  • On site gym
  • Free tea, coffee and soft drinks and fresh fruit
  • Recreational activities including pool and table tennis
  • Regular social events

Working With Us

As a developer, you will work within a team of other talented people building innovative and challenging solutions as part of an agile squad. Along with your team, you will be fully engaged in every aspect of the development lifecycle including planning, coding, building, testing and deploying your solutions. You'll be an integral part of our core development team.

Along with the rest of the team, you will be responsible for:

  • Implementing new ideas, solutions and infrastructure using programming languages such as: NodeJS, Vue.js, Python, Golang
  • Developing and enhancing our industry leading insurance and comparison focused applications
  • Applying secure coding practices and keeping up to date on emerging technologies
  • Tracking your progress via the use of software development tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Managing your own workload and timescales
  • Versioning and unit testing throughout the development process
  • Immersing yourself in scrum and agile principles
  • Collaborating with the wider team and brand partners

Over to You

This role is open to a range of people including those fresh from college/university with relevant academic qualifications but little or no experience. Evidence of self-learning or personal projects would be also be advantageous.

If you have a genuine enthusiasm and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, you may be just what we're looking for!

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please send us your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role.

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Benefits

As a tight-knit organisation, we like to look after our employees. In addition to a competitive salary, all our staff receive a generous benefits package along with a positive working environment.

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Financial Benefits
  • Tailored Office Environment
  • Onsite Gym

    We understand it can be a struggle to find the time to go to the gym after work, so we’ve brought the gym to you! Complete with treadmills, spinning bikes and free weights, our fitness area is the perfect place to work up a sweat between meetings.

  • Communal Bicycles

    At theidol.com, we like to do our bit for the planet. We encourage our staff to ditch the car and use our communal bicycles for lunch break trips into town as well as providing storage for those who cycle into work.

  • Work Life Balance

    Life can be hectic, so we appreciate the need for a little flexibility. Flexible working hours and working from home are two such benefits we offer to help you achieve that perfect work-life balance.

  • Holidays

    Everyone needs a break to recharge the batteries. Here at theidol.com you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance that increases with service. Best of all, we will give you a day off for your birthday!

  • Bonus

    As part of our generous financial benefits package you will receive: An annual Christmas bonus; Attendance bonuses; An annual bonus based on company performance, usually between 3-5% of your annual salary; and access to our Legal & General share scheme.

  • Death in Service

    We take our responsibility as an employer seriously so we not only look after our employees, but also their loved ones and family too. We offer group life insurance for all our staff to ensure their nearest and dearest are looked after financially should the worst happen.

  • Pension Scheme

    Up to 10% Pension contribution by theidol.com

  • Breakout Rooms

    It’s important, dare we say essential, to have fun at work. Our recreational areas provide the perfect environment to get away from your desk and collaborate ideas over a game of pool, or unleash your competitive side over a game of table tennis.

  • On-site Parking

    Our bespoke office space includes ample on-site parking, so you won’t need to worry about those hefty parking charges.

  • Staff Focused Facilities

    Our newly-built offices (officially opened December 2017) were custom built to our specification. Therefore, we’ve worked hard to create an innovative working environment that includes: Break out areas; hot and cold drinks provided; standing desks; lockers; and showers.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please email your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role to iWantToWork@theidol.com

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Location

Our new purpose-built offices are in Penrith, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District, just off the M6 motorway.

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