So why Smart Pension?
Do you want to work with a technology-led company that is changing the world of pensions? Do you enjoy working in a flexible, agile environment, with core values of transparency, trust and continuous improvement?
Can you get on board with our desire to contribute, learn and grow teams, systems and processes that will shape people’s lives 80 years from now? Pensions are a long-term project!
Pension companies in the past have been slow to adapt to new technology and methods, and Pensions were not seen as an industry that embraced change - we're redefining that!
In the words of one Smart Engineer: “The software that we are building, will be used 10, 20, 40, 50 or maybe even 100 years from now - we need to build it right or future engineers will hunt me down.” We’re building software to a high level of quality, while at the same time using modern engineering practices to continuously deliver new features.
How we work:
We use Ruby on Rails for the code and focus on Test Driven Development. We don't cut costs when it comes to developing the best application for our customers. Alongside our great team we use a number of contemporary tools such as AWS, GitHub, Circle CI and New Relic, to name a few. Our approach to code is simple: keep it clean and ensure it has good test coverage. We don't ship code just to hit a deadline. At Smart Pension you will work alongside experienced developers who will review your code and you will review their code, everyone is treated equal when it comes to a PR. This approach has helped us maintain at least 96% test coverage of our application meaning we can focus on features rather than bug-fixing.
As a team:
Smart Pension is dynamic, exciting and diverse. Pension companies in the past have been slow to adapt to new technology and methods, but with Smart Pension we're changing the world of pensions. Therefore, to keep up with it, we look for people who are happy to operate in an evolving environment, people who bring ideas to the table but above all, people who deliver software. We look to move forward at pace and we are upbeat and passionate about making things successful!
We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is the most awesome workforce. Over 80% of our Engineering team volunteered their time to be coaches as the recent Rails Girls event - a free workshop aimed at making technology more approachable for women.
We are excited by new ideas, different ways of thinking, diverse backgrounds and approaches. We run hackathons where in 24 hours anyone can build and present new ways of thinking to the senior management team. Test new technologies, try new ideas - we're excited to get your ideas out to the world!
At Smart Pension our office culture is very important to us. We know our staff work hard, which is why we have multiple break rooms with a pool table, Nintendo Wii, bean bags, beer fridges, Play Stations etc. We’re continuously improving the environment in which we work, and have a dedicated team who organise office events for everyone to enjoy.
Smart Pension is committed to crafting an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
Can you help us make Smart Pension an even more awesome place to work?