I love this Client; they’re an end user whom places extreme emphasis on technology as an enabler of product meaning that without new tech, they do not do business.
The environment is a well structured; highly intelligent composition of top end Developers; they’re big believers in Design Patterns;
they’re big believers in bleeding edge technology but they’re also extremely interested in the types of people who love tech and the tools they play with.
They need strong Web Developers spec below. They can offer :
Technology centric business they will use new tools because they can; their core beliefs are that tech enables business NOT that tech supports business.
This results in a business where Developers are respected, rewarded and promoted NOT based on whom you know or how long you’ve been there but rather based on meritocracy based ideals
Learning, learning, learning I can’t say it enough. They push ideas, self improvement; a massive part of their ability to attract top people is that even the best Developers will learn constantly
Money they tend to pay top people well; you also qualify for performance bonuses and after your first year you will qualify for Profit share;
Big business with none of the corporate nature financial services;
Developers are respected, treated well, hours are managed well if you do work late then it’s likely that there’s a problem that will be resolved rather than it being an expectation.
The type of people who do well with them
You are a formally trained Developer ideally degreed, probably a BIS from Tuks (or similar) or else a Comp Sci degree from someone else
They can consider Junior Developers with 2 years experience but do need at least one Veteran with closer to 10 + - not a hard rule
An understanding of structured, well designed software is imperative - Good Patterns knowledge and Design Principles essential
HTML 5 essential
Bootstrap, Knockout, Durandal, Jquery and Typescript are all very desirable areas of experience
Cross Browser knowledge
It’s useful to know : ASP.NET MVC
Previous financial services experience