Senior Software Engineer

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

Founded in 2012, we now employ over 140 employees across offices in Manchester and London and have 40 million unique visitors to our website every month. We’re the 10th largest website (Alexa), the 2nd largest Sporting website and the largest female site in the UK with PRETTY52.


The role:

We are seeking engineers to join us in our Manchester office to support our 2018 growth plans and be part of our highly distributed team.

Do you relish working with the latest technologies? If you enjoy a range of technical challenges you can expect to work with NodeJS, React,  Redux, Golang and more.

You will be working as part of a rapidly growing experienced team, building, expanding and enhancing our many different platforms whilst pushing innovation to the next level to keep LADbible Group as the largest publisher to young people in the UK. You will also have the ability to work with the latest technologies as well as being part of a team who is not afraid to try revolutionary ideas to help the business keep growing.

We’re creating an engineering culture where there is a high level of trust, autonomy and transparency. The ideal candidate will be able to mix and communicate with different teams (e.g. Data Science, SEO, Editorial, Social and Commercial) within the organisation. 


What you can expect as a software engineer:

  • A supportive, trusting, fun and transparent working environment
  • A place to look at things differently and challenge and offer solutions
  • Overall responsibility of multiple key product feature components within your area
  • Collaboration across all relevant product engineering development lifecycles
  • An opportunity to influence the engineers around you
  • Define the rules and definitions supporting the metrics, KPIs, and queries
  • Use of agile/lean methodologies for continuous delivery and improvement
  • To work within a highly collaborative team of software engineers


What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience as a software engineer ideally within an internet business
  • Metrics driven approach to decision making, prioritisation and continuous deployment
  • Modern engineering mindset - moving fast with confidence backed up by experimentation, split testing and bringing new ideas on how to move forward and improve our systems
  • You make others better proactively through reviews, technical guidance and mentoring
  • Proficiency in modern technologies:
    • JavaScript
    • NodeJS
    • ReactJS
    • Redux
  • Previous experience working with HTML5, PWA, modern browser APIs and experience of CSS3 (BEM/Sass, CSS-in-JS), PHP – LAMP stack, MySQL and Postgres 
  • We don’t expect you to be a expert but experience with MongoDB, ImmutableJS, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Babel, Wordpack and/or Golang would be benefical
  • Software Engineers who can ensure that the company stays ahead of the latest technology developments so that our data architecture can grow with the business


We are proud to have a working environment that sets our employees up for success, as well as all the usual perks you would expect from coffee machines, free snacks, discounted city centre parking, Summer and Christmas parties as well as frequent socials. What we really aim for is a place where people can thrive and ultimately help us put our users first.


LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.