Careers/Software Engineer

We're hiring: Software Engineer

We're hiring: Software Engineer


£45-55k + options




UK Remote

What do we do here?

Today, millions of employees looking for career growth are stuck between bad HR software and impenetrable spreadsheets. There are no career development products that employees and managers really want to use.

That's not good enough. Managers should have the power to support their teams, and anyone should have the opportunity to be the best version of themselves and create careers that they love.

We're building the solution to that. Progression brings clarity to employees around their career growth, and simplicity and scalability to teams as they grow and look to promote and reward employees for their hard work.

That's just the start. Our mission is to help everyone build a career that they love.

That's where you come in

As one of our first engineering hires you'll have the ability to move fast and build core product. You'll be working closely with experienced engineers and product folk in a small, collaborative team, so you can expect an unparalleled opportunity to learn across the entire stack.

We have an amazing set of investors, a huge vision and a lot of product to build, so expect masses of autonomy, thinking from first principles and tons of face-time with us as we work together on building an amazing business.

Your skillset and experience:

You'll have demonstrable experience of:

  • 2+ years of professional experience writing and maintaining production-level applications with React or Ruby on Rails
  • A passion for clean, maintainable, secure, tested code.
  • Self-directed learning with immediate application to day-to-day work.
  • An understanding of security when building products for the web.
  • Working closely with senior engineers to unblock technical uncertainties.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills — you'll be able to work effectively in teams or work autonomously as needed
  • Working closely with designers, researchers and stakeholders

If you happen to have any of the following, we'd love to see!

  • Experience using React or Vue within Rails.
  • An entrepreneurial streak — Github open source contributions, a side project you're proud of or a past success or failure which tells your story.

What you're getting into

You'll be one of first engineers at Progression. Not only do we need you to help with the volume or work but we also need someone to apply themselves to helping us scale what we do: our product, our maintainability and our processes. You'll have a huge role in deciding how we structure the code, the technology we use and will have a big impact on the quality of work we ship.

You'll have a great time if you want:

  • To get in on the very ground floor of a new tech company
  • An unparalleled opportunity to learn across the entire stack
  • To write a lot of code, move fast and also have influence over the product and company culture
  • To learn unfamiliar things quickly so you can unblock yourself
  • To work on the most business critical projects, whatever they are

We may not be the right fit if you'd like to:

  • Work in a large product team with lots of other engineers
  • Specialise in one aspect of engineering (e.g API design)
  • Specialise in one language or framework (e.g. Rails or React)
  • Work in an office 5 days per week

Our commitment to fairness

We're very committed to building a diverse team and as such will ensure that our hiring process is fair too.

Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability, we want to hear from you.

If you're unsure whether to apply (or just want to ask a question) please use our chat bubble to ask.

"We’re building something that helps others progress within their careers and you’re encouraged to do exactly that here. I have real freedom to try new things within a team focused on improving together."

Anna, Product Manager

"Progression has an incredible and important mission, a huge opportunity and a small, focused team that is kind and talented. My first month has already been fun, challenging, and we’re already helping each other learn."

Sam, Senior Software Engineer

We're serious about careers

Check out our own teams on Progression and see what your skills and career may look like with us.