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Float - Software Engineer (early career)

  • CodeBase 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Software Engineer (early career)

Who We Are

Float is a fast-growing, award-winning tech startup based in the heart of Edinburgh’s entrepreneurial hub, CodeBase. We provide cash management and forecasting software for business intelligence for 1500+ businesses worldwide.

As part of a small, collaborative team of 15 passionate people, you’ll make a real impact in helping us to make cash flow stress a thing of the past. Your voice will be heard, and you’ll get to work on areas that interest you. Building a company where people can grow and that you enjoy working for is part of how we define success.

The Way We Work

We're a small, close-knit team - passionate about building great software. We work in a collaborative environment, sharing ideas and creating things together to impact on the success of the company. As a cross-functional delivery team, we work together, pair program and solve our problems together. We believe in hard and focused work, rather than long hours. We aim for achievable short-term goals and we finish our sprints without working overtime. Our goal is to arrive at work knowing what needs to be done and leave work feeling like we've achieved something.

Most importantly, we believe in building a product that users love. We work closely with our design, marketing, and customer support teams to understand our customers’ needs and opportunities, and build solutions that get to the heart of their problems. We test our design concepts before building them and maintain low technical debt so that we can continue to move really fast. Concepts are challenged and tested; we don’t just build ideas that come from the top down.

Who we're looking for

You’ll either be a recent graduate or someone who has had a little experience in a commercial environment. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in software development that goes beyond your formal education. This could mean personal projects or contributions to open source projects. You should also be thoughtful about how you write your code and have well formed opinions about the characteristics of "good" code.

What We Work With

  • Ruby on Rails

  • JavaScript ES2015

  • React and Redux

  • PostgreSQL

  • GraphQL

  • Sass

  • GitHub

Learning and Development

Curiosity and continuous improvement are part of our core values as a company. We aim to develop as a team, as individuals and as a product. We support longer-term development and progression, as well as putting time aside most days to read and discuss what we've learned. We're constantly exploring new ways of doing things and learn from each other by working closely together.

How Float Makes a Difference

Over 16 million people are employed by SMEs in the UK alone, so helping these companies to grow faster and survive longer has a real impact. We’ve built Float to give small businesses the insight and visibility they need to succeed, because cash flow forecasting is essential for every big business decision, from hiring a new member of staff to taking out a loan. Getting these decisions right can mean the difference between success and going bust.

We're part of a rapidly growing market place as businesses increasingly switch to cloud accounting. The very nature of what it means to be an accountant is changing, meaning Float has a truly exciting opportunity to define cash flow for the future.


Different people bring with them different ways of thinking and we believe it’s both to our advantage and our responsibility to bring these different perspectives into our company. Diversity in the workplace is a great asset and we want our recruitment talent pool to be as open as possible, so we strongly encourage applications from any background. This includes applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and those returning to work.

Working Details

This is a full-time role, (37.5 hours a week), based in our office in CodeBase. The salary is competitive.

Other Benefits

  • Company pension (we’ll match up to 5%)

  • 34 days paid holiday

  • Free team lunches on Fridays

  • Discounts and offers through our Perks scheme

How to apply

To apply click here

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