Rightmove

Our purpose is to make home moving easier in the UK. We want to help people find their happy.

Founded 2000
501-1000 employees
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Headquarters address
    33 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QU

    Rightmove is the UK’s number one property portal and the UK’s largest property marketplace. We bring the largest and most engaged property audience and the largest inventory of properties together in one place. Our customers are primarily estate agents, letting agents and new homes developers advertising properties for sale and to rent in the UK.

    Did you know?

    • 80% of the visits to Rightmove come from people typing the brand directly into their web browser or launching our app
    • Our website and apps receive over 140M visits a month, making us one of the top visited sites in the UK
    • We did nearly 1,500 code releases last year, averaging 5.5 releases a day, and we're on schedule to deliver 2,000 code releases in 2020

    Our technology

    Rightmove’s tech stack is built on modern design principles with a Java/Spring Boot back end, a React web front end (moving towards a Node.js front architecture) and mainly Swift/Kotlin in our native apps. We make extensive use of Elasticsearch for our core search services and application logging/metrics, and Kafka for asynchronous messaging and streaming.

    Our applications are built to a microservices architecture pattern, and we use docker for all applications built over the last year or so. We have a keen engineering community with a strong interest in keeping their skills up to date and in benefiting from new technology and approaches. We do of course have older applications built with technologies we don’t like so much anymore, and to improve our agility we’re continuously investing in retiring those services.

    How we work

    We work in cross functional teams owning parts of the Rightmove experience made up of design, product and engineering – these teams collaborate to define solutions to business problems and highlight areas for growth. We are passionate about teams being involved from the beginning. This means everything from working on product discovery, systems design, and user interactions, right through to delivery, with continued support and product evolution.

    Alongside our cross functional teams, we have a set of specialists working across a variety of problems, as well as teams focused on infrastructure, support and tooling.

    One thing that we take pride in at Rightmove is our culture. We like to create a friendly, open and inclusive environment so that everyone enjoys coming to work. At Rightmove, you can expect Hackathons (where we innovate together), Campfires (where we share our expertise with each other), societies (to get to know each other better and share interests) and celebrations (so that no two days feel the same).

    Tech stack

    Node.JS, Kotlin, Microservices, AWS, GCP, Java, Spring Boot, Docker, Swift, Kafka, Elasticsearch

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Child or elder care stipend
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance
    Sabbatical

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Hackathons
    Mentorship opportunities
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Showers
    Rightmove - Lunch time catch ups
    Rightmove - Ping-pong championship
    Rightmove - Our kitchen
    Rightmove - Coding in action
    Rightmove - Catch ups in our event space