We’re hiring!

Why work for us?

  1. It's all about the Technology

    We love technology and we'll let you have fun with it too!

  2. Great Location

    Take inspiration from our beautiful surroundings and avoid a long, dull commute.

  3. Variety is the spice of Life

    With projects across all industries, we're always enjoying learning new things.

  4. Chocolate Thursday!

    Free chocolate to boost
    those energy levels!

Careers at First Option Software

With lots of exciting projects coming up, we’re looking to expand our team and are looking for talented, ambitious candidates to fill the following vacancies.

Front End Software Developer

Backend Software Developer

Software Developer

We’re looking for people to start ASAP, so just email us your background details or a CV to jobs@bespokesoftware.com and we can kick off the process.

We’re looking for people that:

Write good quality,
maintainable code
at lightning speed

Have a wide experience
of technologies, methodologies,
techniques and toolkits

Can shine in all stages of
a project’s development

Can take responsibility
for delivering
a project to timescales

Have a hunger for
understanding and
applying new technology
and techniques

Have excellent communication skills with peers, management, and customers

In return, we’ll offer you
the freedom to deliver
some fantastic projects
and reward you with
commensurate remuneration

Are up for a new
challenge every day

Front End Software Developer
-
from £30,000

Front end developer

We’re looking to welcome a new member to our team of talented developers to help us deliver a wide range of bespoke software projects.

Apply if you like

  • Solving problems – it’s core to our business and its the ethos that’s seen us delivering awesome software to happy customers for over 25 years
  • Variety – our expertise attracts a wide range of clients and projects, so we’re constantly learning and discovering new ways that software can transform our clients businesses! No two days are the same, so there’s no time to get bored!
  • Learning – we never stop learning. Whether it’s a new book, a training course or conference, we’ll support you in your hunger for knowledge and career development.
  • Flexibility – we’re predominantly office based but if you need to work from home or flex around childcare, we can make that work
  • Shiny things – we’ll provide all the hardware and software that you need to do your job effectively.
  • Beautiful surroundings – Alresford is a beautiful part of the world. It’s an easy to reach, idyllic market town, with shops, pubs and river walks all within minutes walk of the office giving lots of lunchtime options.
  • Chocolate and pizza – We hand out chocolate every week and we’ve got a pizza oven for lunchtime pizza parties when the weather’s good.

You will be trusted to

  • Work with our digital designer to implement high quality designs with good UX
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team to deliver projects on schedule.
  • Deliver projects on web, desktop and mobile
  • Integrate with backend systems development 
  • Create beautiful, maintainable code
  • Meet and speak with clients
  • Learn new technologies and develop your skills

Skills and experience

  • At least 2 years commercial experience
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed JavaScript skills
  • Excellent HTML, CSS knowledge
  • Desktop, mobile and responsive implementation
  • Proficient with a CSS Pre-processor such as Sass or LESS
  • Use of front-end frameworks for efficient development
  • Use of version control (git)
  • A design eye

Backend Software Developer
-
from £35000

Backend developer

We’re looking to welcome a new member to our team of talented developers to help us deliver a wide range of bespoke software projects.

Apply if you like

  • Solving problems – it’s core to our business and its the ethos that’s seen us delivering awesome software to happy customers for over 25 years
  • Variety – our expertise attracts a wide range of clients and projects, so we’re constantly learning and discovering new ways that software can transform our clients businesses! No two days are the same, so there’s no time to get bored!
  • Learning – we never stop learning. Whether it’s a new book, a training course or conference, we’ll support you in your hunger for knowledge and career development.
  • Flexibility – we’re predominantly office based but if you need to work from home or flex around childcare, we can make that work
  • Shiny things – we’ll provide all the hardware and software that you need to do your job effectively.
  • Beautiful surroundings – Alresford is a beautiful part of the world. It’s an easy to reach, idyllic market town, with shops, pubs and river walks all within minutes walk of the office giving lots of lunchtime options.
  • Chocolate and pizza – We hand out chocolate every week and we’ve got a pizza oven for lunchtime pizza parties when the weather’s good.

You will be trusted to

  • Design the back-end systems architecture 
  • Create beautiful, maintainable code
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team to deliver projects on schedule.
  • Integrate with front end interfaces
  • Deliver projects on web, desktop and mobile
  • See a project through its entire lifecycle
  • Meet and speak with clients
  • Integrate into the development team, sharing ideas, collaborating and supporting other team members
  • Learn new technologies and develop your skills

Skills and experience

  • At least 2 years commercial experience
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer Science/software related qualification at degree level
  • An understanding of software from a client’s perspective
  • An appreciation of front-end development 
  • Well-developed JavaScript skills in the context of Node.js etc
  • Server-side technologies centred around PHP and SQL 
  • Use of relevant frameworks, such as Symfony, Laravel etc 
  • Use of version control (git)

Software Developer
-
from £35000

Software developer

We’re looking to welcome a new member to our team of talented developers to help us deliver a wide range of bespoke software projects.

Apply if you like

  • Solving problems – it’s core to our business and its the ethos that’s seen us delivering awesome software to happy customers for over 25 years
  • Variety – our expertise attracts a wide range of clients and projects, so we’re constantly learning and discovering new ways that software can transform our clients businesses! No two days are the same, so there’s no time to get bored!
  • Learning – we never stop learning. Whether it’s a new book, a training course or conference, we’ll support you in your hunger for knowledge and career development.
  • Flexibility – we’re predominantly office based but if you need to work from home or flex around childcare, we can make that work
  • Shiny things – we’ll provide all the hardware and software that you need to do your job effectively.
  • Beautiful surroundings – Alresford is a beautiful part of the world. It’s an easy to reach, idyllic market town, with shops, pubs and river walks all within minutes walk of the office giving lots of lunchtime options.
  • Chocolate and pizza – We hand out chocolate every week and we’ve got a pizza oven for lunchtime pizza parties when the weather’s good.

You will be trusted to

  • Design system solutions
  • Create beautiful, maintainable code
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team to deliver projects on schedule.
  • Develop front end and back end code
  • Deliver projects on web, desktop and mobile
  • See a project through its entire lifecycle
  • Meet and speak with clients
  • Integrate into the development team, sharing ideas, collaborating and supporting other team members
  • Learn new technologies and develop your skills

Skills and experience

  • At least 2 years commercial experience
  • Computer Science/software related qualification at degree level
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • An understanding of software from a client’s perspective
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • A range of modern development languages such as PHP, Java, C#, HTML and Javascript 
  • Use of version control (git)

Bespoke on
every level

We create bespoke software because we know that one size doesn’t fit all. We truly believe that a bespoke approach yields the best results and the same goes for careers at First Option Software. Below are some of the skills that we need but this is a multi-disciplinary industry, so if you feel that you can offer only one, some or all of the skills we need, we want to hear from you. We’ll work together to create a bespoke job role that works for us both.