About FT Product & Technology

Here at the FT, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

Learn more about the FT, including announcements and career opportunities, at aboutus.ft.com.

 

About FT Professional

As part of the Financial Times, one of the world's most respected brands and news sources, we at FT Professional work to help our customers get more from Financial Times journalism through additional resources, curated news, and action-oriented tools.

As part of our Professional products portfolio Differentiate Team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer.

This team focuses on differentiating our B2B subscription from our B2C subscription by:

  • Creating new features specifically tailored to help our users gain deeper insights from FT news
  • Providing tailored recommendations to our subscribers' based on their job roles, industry and interests
  • Driving engagement of our B2B subscription

 

This role will be right for you if:

  • You want to work in a truly empowered, cross-functional product team guided by agile principles - and be motivated by building products that help people analyse, understand, and connect around the most important issues affecting the world today.
  • You have an understanding of modern full-stack development (native Javascript, CSS, Node.js, etc.)
  • You covered the entire software development life-cycle in previous projects, from architecture to code, testing, continuous deployment, monitoring and maintenance.
  • You have an interest in learning and using the wide range of technologies and patterns required to build modern web products and services e.g. CDNs, networking, cloud infrastructure and databases
  • You are aware of and know how to mitigate security threats, and the importance of developing tooling, monitoring, and engineering that enables highly fault tolerant systems in cloud environments.
  • You know how to be pragmatic when necessary and take into consideration the input from your peers and users.
  • You enjoy the collaboration with Product Managers, UX designers, Data Analysts and User Researchers to improve and polish our products.
  • You will be an active member to shape the culture of our team, promote knowledge sharing with your peers, and mentor other engineers.
  • You understand the importance of diversity and equality in a well functioning team.

In return we’ll give you:

  • Interesting tech where your input is valued in both product and technical choices
  • A good work / life balance and rewarding work environment
  • Motivated, smart, kind colleagues you can learn from

 

Our technology

Here’s a list of things we use a lot. It’s not exhaustive, but gives you a taste of what our stack and tools look like:

  • JavaScript (Typescript)
  • React (JSX); Sass; Next.js
  • Jest/Playwright
  • Postgres/DynamoDB
  • Fastly
  • CircleCI

While we don’t expect you to have worked with all of these, it will be a bonus for us if you have worked with some of them.

At the FT we keep a public matrix of competencies for each engineering level, this role is for a Senior Software Engineer and you can see the competencies expected from you here.

 

Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. 

Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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