Software Engineer | FD Works

Function: Developer

Role categories: Digital / Interactive

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Bristol
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 16/11/2019

Job description

Are you interested in working for a unique, early stage, fast growing startup? Would you like to have the opportunity to shape your own role from within a small team and see real impact from your work? Then we might have the perfect role for you!

Xavier is an innovative toolkit of intelligent data cleanup, bookkeeping and compliance tools designed for accounting professionals. Since launching in 2018, our user numbers have grown rapidly, and we are now looking for someone to help us progress our development roadmap while our growth continues.

The Role

Our ideal candidate would have a Computer Science (or similar) Degree and 2+ years commercial development experience to assist with the expansion of our core SaaS web-based platform.

Knowledge of, or a background in accounting would help you hit the ground running, as would experience of working in an early-stage tech startup.

Previous experience or an interest in machine learning and/or data analytics is a bonus, and you’ll have the chance to work directly with our CTO on some exciting AI projects as part of our project funded by Innovate UK.

Person specification

Desired Attributes

As an early stage startup, we would welcome someone who is driven, innovative and optimistic, and who shares our goal to see a real difference from their work, both personally and for the success of our customers and the businesses they advise.

As a founding team we are very busy so won’t always be available to provide prioritisation and guidance - someone who is understanding about the pace of startup life and with the ability to plan, execute and adapt is key. We’re looking for someone who is:

Self-motivated (we prefer to spend our time growing the business rather than micro-managing)
Positive and optimistic
Keen to learn and progress


Technical Skills

As one of the first Xavier employees, we expect this varied software engineer role to involve a large range of technologies across our stack. Familiarity with the following is desirable:

PHP (Laravel Framework)
MongoDB and MySQL
AWS platform technologies


Role Benefits

Job type: Full Time
Salary: £28-32k per annum, depending on experience
Location: UK-based remote is possible, with preference to the Bristol area. We are part of the SETSquared startup incubator located at the Engine Shed and hold team meetups there regularly
Flexible working hours and holidays
Ability to shape the role as we grow