Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.
That is where you come in.
We are looking for a Software Developer (React Native) to join the digital team.
Our app allows users to enjoy a hand curated selection of content at their leisure and we're focused on building an application that is performant, accessible and has great user experience.
You'll be building and testing major new features, as well as improving and maintaining existing functionality.
You won't be coding in isolation - our culture is strongly collaborative
You'll contribute to all decisions the team makes.
Sometimes deciding what code to write is as hard as writing the code itself. As an engineer you'll be involved in product decisions as well as technical ones.
You'll strive to be innovative on a daily basis, as well as at our regular hack days
You are, or aspire to be, an expert in Typescript and React Native and you have a strong interest in growing your skills.
You may have experience creating apps in Kotlin for Android or Swift for iOS.
You have personal or commercial experience building and deploying mobile applications.
You are a creative, passionate, and intelligent person who loves technology.
You take an interest in why we do things, and you're able to focus on delivering value for your team.
You care about code style and quality.
Flexible working (see below for details)
Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age)
Mental and physical health insurance and dental scheme
26 days annual leave and the option to purchase an extra 5 days
Up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay
Multi-faith prayer room
Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership
Paid volunteering days
Annual season ticket loan
We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new developers at the Guardian is £49.5k
How to apply
To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.
Our interview process involves three stages: a phone interview, a pairing test and a face to face interview.
All interview stages are currently being conducted remotely.
We welcome applicants who have taken traditional and non-traditional career paths into software development.
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.
We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.
It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.