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Edinburgh - 2 jobs in March 2016

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FreeAgent, Edinburgh and REMOTE (UK-only)



* Senior software engineer

At FreeAgent we help freelancers and micro-businesses take control of their company finances.

We have built an award-winning, online accounting product that offers full end-to-end compliance, from time tracking to tax return filing. We're based in beautiful Edinburgh and we're growing from strength to strength with over 45,000 paying customers and continued strong growth. Customers love what we do!

We're a growing team of over 100 people, based in Edinburgh but with remote staff around the UK. If you want to come and help us make small businesses awesome at doing their finances, we're currently looking for senior software engineers to join our team.

We have opportunities across many different engineering areas (e.g. front-end, API development, a real-time double-entry accounting engine, tax platform, data platform, mobile apps), so we can offer a broad scope for skill and career development. Our stack is Ruby/Rails, Javascript, React.js, MySQL, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch.

We are looking for UK-based full-time staff only right now.

https://freeagent.workable.com http://stackshare.io/freeagent/freeagent


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Skyscanner | London, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Budapest, Sofia | ONSITE, VISA | full-time

We're one of the biggest travel metasearch enginees in the world by traffic... and we want to x10 that :)

Hiring distributed systems engineers, full stack engineers and iOS & Android engieners. We are hiring to all our European offices - London and Barcelona being the 2 newest ones, with the most fresh buzz right now.

Specifically we're looking for people interested in working on large scale personalization challenges: how do we turn data we have of 50M monthly users' search habits into new products, or adopt our web site and apps to "just work" for any type of person. For example a busy traveller with less price sensitivity will want to see a different set of default results then a backpacker who is looking for the cheapest flights hitting multiple cities.

We've recently opened a Barcelona and London office - I'm one of the first engineers in London, and there is incredible energy across the company. We are set out to be the #1 flight search engine in the world: from the UK through US, all the way to Asia.

We're one of the very few unicorn companies HQ'd in Europe who are profitable - and have been so for the past 7 years. Recently we've had the director of Amazon S3, Bryan Dove join us as our VP engineering - in London you would be working closely with him (as I already am).

You can apply at http://www.skyscanner.net/jobs/ - or ping me at gergely (dot) orosz (at) skyscanner.net for a referral.

On a personal note I love the company's culture of "ask for forgiveness, not permission". Engineers make a LOT of decisions, so your ideas make it into production quite easily. This would be typical for a startup... but for companies this size it was a breath of fresh air to me. Any questions you might have, please email me and I'll be happy to answer.