Looking for an exciting and rewarding career?

Team Idol are looking for experienced and enthusiastic web developers to join our team with remote or flexible home/office working supported.

Salary £40,000 - £50,000 a year

theidol.com is an award winning, 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 are part of the Legal & General group and partner with household brands such as GoCompare and ComparetheMarket. We pride ourselves on innovation and early adoption of new technologies and working practices.

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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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The benefits

Come work for us and take advantage of amazing benefits such as:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Christmas bonus and annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Death in service life insurance benefit of 8x salary.
  • Cigna Health Insurance.
  • Generous pension scheme with up to 10% employer pension contribution.
  • Access to Legal & General’s share schemes.
  • A modern, custom built office with free parking.
  • On site gym and recreational activities including pool and table tennis.
  • Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit.
  • Exceptional events delivered by our social committee.

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Working with us

Reporting to the Product Owner / Solution Architects, is a senior member in the Agile development team championing development best practices, ensuring developed solutions meet the expectations of the Software Development Life Cycle.

This is a full-time role and we are happy to support remote or flexible home/office based working. You must be adaptable to work in a range of different technologies, both client and server-side; such as NodeJS, Vue.js, Postgres, MySQL, JavaScript, JSON and XML. Experience working in Agile Scrum would also be beneficial but not necessary.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Writing well designed, structured, testable code based upon industry and development best practices
  • Maintaining, updating, and continuously developing deployed solutions
  • Integrating front-end, backend, API and database systems and services
  • Ensuring the quality of your developed solutions by writing comprehensive automated tests
  • Taking the lead in breaking down and estimating larger projects to assist with planning of deliverables, including reporting on progress
  • Interpreting software requirements and translating those into developed solutions
  • Interpreting and working with designers to realise and transform prototypes into solutions
  • Defining code deployment processes within the development team
  • Creating and maintaining software documentation
  • Being aware of emerging new technologies
  • Taking part in and fully adopting the Agile methodology
  • Mentoring team members
  • Architecting of solutions and modelling best practices
  • Ensuring development stability and identifying weaknesses within production ready solutions
  • Maintaining the standard of the code within the team (code review, audit, structure, linting, testing quality)
  • Maintaining a relationship with internal and external stakeholders
Beneficial skills
  • Solid understanding of multiple programming languages including JavaScript based languages such as Node, Vue and Angular.
  • Solid understanding of security and development best practices
  • Experience of optimising databases at scale
  • Ability to diagnose and identify problems, and creatively solve them
  • Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required, showing flexibility to meet new demands, and quickly learning and mastering new and existing technologies
  • Being a voice of experience within the team and ensuring the technical directions of the business are communicated and understood by the development team
  • Driven by delivery – can self-manage workload and continually meet agreed deadlines
  • Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands
  • Solid people skills – an approachable and friendly individual who provides direction and builds a positive and active environment within the team
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive Agile Operational Strategy forward.
  • Ability to understand how a solution impacts the wider business
  • Understanding of DevOps processes and infrastructure
  • Ability to apply best practices in design and software patterns, ensuring solutions are clear, maintainable, and understood by the whole team
Experience

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be highly motivated to work autonomously within a growing team. Commercial experience would be highly valued and passion and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies is a must. Candidates must be prepared to be challenged and take the initiative. A degree of self-learning will be expected; however, support and training will be provided where needed.

General
  • This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with flexible working of 7.5 hours a day.
  • Remote or flexible home/office working supported.

Over to You

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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What’s in it for you?

Health & Wellbeing

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Work life balance

With flexible home or office working to help you strike the perfect balance for you.

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Onsite gym & Table tennis

Work up a sweat between meetings.

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Communal bicycles

Ditch the car and take a trip into town.

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Holidays

Including a day off for your birthday!

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Private medical insurance

Access to private medical and dental care.

Financial benefits

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Annual bonus

Generous Christmas bonus and an annual bonus based on company performance.

Yearly pay increases

We review your salary annually, to make sure we’re paying you fairly.

Death in service

We look after our employees with group life insurance.

Pension scheme

Up to 10% employer pension contribution.

Share scheme

Access to our Legal & General share scheme.

Tailored office environment

Social events

Exceptional events delivered by our social committee team.

Breakout rooms

Spacious meeting rooms and breakout areas.

Drinks and snacks

Complimentary hot and soft drinks, as well as free fruit.

Free parking

No need to worry about parking charges!

The Idol office

Where we are


Based in Eden Business Park, our modern office space reflects our culture and how we want to work. Step outside and you’re instantly looking out onto the Thacka Beck Nature Reserve.

We love where we live and we’re proud to remain a homegrown Cumbrian technology business. This pride extends to embracing our role in the community to champion, inspire and develop digital skills.

What to expect


We create a rewarding working environment for our teams to develop, collaborate and enjoy. Expect high energy, creative flair, attention to detail and an embraced adoption of new technologies.

Working in agile development squads, our teams freely exchange ideas and expert knowledge - sharing this both with each other and our clients. This approach encourages for continuous improvement, ensuring the projects we deliver are as truly considered and innovative as possible.

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Find your balance


Adopting a healthy work life balance is an essential part of our culture. We offer flexible working hours, remote or blended home/office working, as well as funded social events.

Our modern, custom-built office is the perfect working environment for our teams, with spacious social working areas, free hot/cold drinks and fresh fruit. Facilities include an on-site gym, showers and table tennis.

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Challenge yourself

Continuous professional development is more to us than ticking a box. It underpins our approach and belief in the value of personal and professional growth.

Training is accessible to everyone in all roles and across all levels, enabling you to develop and deliver your best work with us.

Working with you, we’ll identify and build a tailored development plan. Training opportunities include short courses and bootcamps, through to apprenticeships and industry-recognised qualifications.

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You’re in good company


It’s important, dare we say essential, to enjoy what we do and have fun at work. Our staff-led social events team organises exceptional social events, including Christmas parties, axe-throwing, cheese and wine evenings, bake off events and even trips to the Crystal Maze!

Our annual summer party brings everyone together in the heart of the Lake District for an evening of live music, free food and drink.