Senior Developer (Full-Stack) 

About us:

We are an award winning digital product studio with over 250 people in 5 different studios across the globe (London, Malmö, New York, Lisbon and Tokyo).

For 17 years we have been helping our clients grow by creating innovative, engaging and beautiful digital products that evoke an emotional response. Humans are at the heart of everything we create and our processes and culture reflect this.

The projects we undertake vary from highly strategic discovery work to large-scale build projects and everything in between. Our spectrum of clients stretches from large organisations like Google down to high-growth startups like The Body Coach.

As a certified B-Corp, an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity employer, we very much value diversity and inclusion. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and we actively hire for cultural growth. We seek people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. 


The ustwo European Studio is looking for an experienced Senior full-stack Software Developer to help us grow our digital product team. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who can work across the web stack, with experience in frontend web development as well as  backend and infrastructure development.
As a developer you will work to solve difficult problems and build beautiful and intuitive products within a cross-functional team of technologists, designers, product owners and agile coaches.

You have these qualities:

- Current in your practice. You have solid software development fundamentals and a working understanding of modern, best-practice software development practices and workflow. You keep up with the latest trends in technology.
- Highly collaborative. Able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and product managers using Agile and Lean principles.
- A clear communicator. You are capable of conveying ideas and breaking down concepts clearly to a diverse range of stakeholders (verbally and written).
- Open to sharing. Whether that be your thoughts, ideas and work in-progress.
- Desire to grow. You seek out opportunities to learn, promoting regular feedback with those who you work with.
- Resilient. You can handle pressure and work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
- Adaptable. You can handle ambiguity, are comfortable switching contexts and able to apply your practice across a range of industries, types of deliverables and goals.

Duties and responsibilities:

- Strong experience with React, or another major web framework (e.g Angular).
- Experience building and working with backend services (e.g. Node.js, serverless functions)
- Experience with containerised services and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, etc.)
- Working knowledge of modern cross-browser HTML5+, ES6+ and CSS3+
- Knowledge of frontend application patterns and how to best apply them for various application requirements (MVC, MVVM, Mediator, Rx, Flux, etc.)
 -Awareness of the most established development libraries and frameworks, their ecosystems, and how to choose between them.
 -Experience working with databases, and working knowledge of different types of datastores and their characteristics (SQL / NoSQL / real-time, etc.)
 -Knowledge of API design and experience with API integration / testing / design / implementation (e.g. GraphQL, REST, etc.).
 -Knowledge of Continuous Integration / Deployment
 -Experience with automated testing (e.g. unit, integration, API, etc.)
 -Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 -Experience working within agile environments including Scrum / Kanban.


- Experience with deploying, hosting, securing, monitoring and scaling in the cloud (AWS, Azure or GCP) 
- Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Terraform, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
- Experience in building highly scalable and resilient web applications
- Practical experience with TDD and / or BDD (using frameworks such as Mocha, Jest, Cucumber, Rspec, Capybara, Selenium, etc.)

What we offer:

ustwo is a global digital product agency, meaning that we work across all sectors, from initial ideation all the way to delivery. We are an independent, employee-owned company who do not need to answer to some other large consultancy or VC firm, meaning we can say no when projects don't align with our values or our B Corp agenda. Working here, you would get to :

Work with amazing companies. Name a sector, and we have probably worked with many of the top brands.
Be part of defining and building meaningful products
Get the chance to work with everything from startups to large enterprise, alpha to production.
Work in an environment that values people, diversity and openness. We might not always be perfect, but we actively encourage people to speak up when we miss the mark and then try to improve even more. Make, learn, change!

We offer many more excellent benefits including a generous yearly budget for learning and development, a flexible work schedule, outstanding family policies, as well as an extremely generous employee profit sharing scheme that all employees take part in.

Salary band: €50,000 - €65,000

We strongly believe in hiring for diversity, and we want to hire people who display strong potential. The key to your success and our success is hiring people who have a passion to constantly learn, share knowledge with others and display constant curiosity. We believe in the power of the introvert and extroverts and our Studio culture provides opportunities for colleagues of all persuasions to be heard, have ownership and clear opportunities to progress. 
We have a very warm and welcoming culture. We are a very transparent company and work hard to distribute leadership across the studio. We are an equal opportunity employer and very much value diversity and inclusion. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and we actively hire for cultural growth. We seek people of all ages, genders, stories, cognitive capabilities and backgrounds.

Interested but think your experience doesn’t perfectly align with this job description? That’s ok. Research shows underrepresented groups in particular are less inclined to apply for jobs where they don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed. We’d still love to hear from you if you feel passionate about this role! We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues, clients, community, and the users of our products. We don’t have all the answers but we’re on a journey, and we are learning together.


About ustwo

ustwo combines expertise in product and service development, ventures and gaming to make a meaningful impact on the challenges companies and individuals face in contemporary culture.

Over the years, we have been carving out a reputation in the space between digital product development and new experience design.

Our deep product development knowledge, our design heritage and our leadership at the edges of technology and culture, means we are capable of providing fresh creative and strategic direction on genuinely new experiences, as well as deep technical expertise on implementation - never disconnecting strategy from implementation.

This combination of capabilities is rare and valuable, particularly in a market that’s seeing ever-increasing convergence of entertainment, gaming, content, commerce, and platforms.

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