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Want to work with us?
Want to work with us?

We’re always keen to hear from curious, creative and enthusiastic people.

At Can Studios you’ll work, learn and play with a talented and experienced team trying to make education better through technology.

From helping children to read, to preparing managers for the realities of refugee camps, the products we build change lives – not only of the users, but those around them too. We’re proud of the relationships we have built with clients including many household names such Reuters, learndirect, Harper Collins, Cambridge University Press, The Environment Agency, and the United Nations.

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What makes Can Studios such a great place to work?

  • Interesting and varied work
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (and up to 5 more with length of service)
  • Training budget and time to spend as you choose
  • Company pension contributions
  • Friendly, diverse team that has regular socials
  • Decent coffee and tea – none of that instant nonsense
  • Designer office at Park Hill  – just voted 6th coolest place to be in Britain and part of a new creative business and arts hub
  • Only 2 minutes walk from the train station, tram stop. On site car parking.
  • Shower, lockers and secure bike parking

Current roles:

Full Stack Developer:

As a full stack developer you will be part of a team building rich database-driven applications in php and Javascript with interfaces designed by our creative staff or clients.

Across our portfolio we predominantly use popular frameworks for MySQL and PHP at the backend, with a few projects based on Node.js. You should consider deployment, scalability and security at all times and try to help the team implement best practice on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have sufficient skills to get stuck into projects from day one, and a desire to learn and get involved in new innovations as part of their career development. You will be expected to help design large scale web applications from the ground up and assist with setup and deployment of working and production environments.

Using modern tools and techniques you will be involved in our agile development process, using tools such as GitLab for managing and deploying our code.

Through the lifecycle of projects, you will keep the team informed of progress through face-to-face meetings and systems including our bug tracker, and project management software (such as Trello and Basecamp). You will maintain version control over project code with GIT.

We are looking for someone with the following key skills:

  • LAMP based stack
  • Solid understanding of OOP and MVC
  • PHP – ideally Laravel
  • JS
  • SQL
  • CSS and modern design principles (including mobile).

Each of these technologies and skills will help set you apart from the crowd:

  • Zend
  • Vue / React / Angular / Backbone
  • Mongo / NoSQL
  • Docker
  • CI/CD Pipelines – ideally GitLab
  • Node.js
  • Ecommerce
  • Mobile App development
  • AWS cloud architecture

Rewards

  • Salary based on qualifications and experience
  • 24 days holiday + public and bank holidays
  • Up to 5 more days holiday with length of service
  • Training budget and time to spend as you please
  • Company pension contributions
  • Interesting work
  • Excellent atmosphere
  • Frequent social events
  • Decent coffee and tea; none of that instant nonsense

Location

  • Initially working remotely this role is usually based from our Sheffield office.
  • Modern designer office at Park Hill
  • Part of a new creative business and arts hub
  • Voted top 6 coolest places to be in Britain
  • Only 2 minutes walk from the train station and car parks

Application deadline: 23/10/2020

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently all working remotely, but hope to return to our lovely open plan office when we feel it is appropriate. We are using slack/ google meet daily. We also have regular whole team meetings where you will get to meet everyone.

Experience:

  • full stack: 2 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Senior Software Tester:

As a senior tester you will be part of a team building rich database-driven applications in php and Javascript with interfaces designed by our creative staff or clients.

  • Thoroughly test the company’s complex software suite and work actively with the Development team to ensure only the very best software reaches production.
  • Test newly developed software, existing software upgrades and deployments, to ensure quality is maintained.
  • Perform functional and system testing, predominantly using Black Box testing techniques.
  • Help to manage the testing process, producing test plans and status reports.
  • Non-functional testing using in-house and 3rd party tools.
  • Automate the testing process where practical, using tools such as Selenium.
  • Work with clients and developers to help capture and transform requirements into test specifications, and diagnose defects.
  • Use risk-based analysis to identify vulnerable areas of the software.
  • Use creativity and ingenuity to uncover software faults.
  • Raise, prioritise and track defect reports through to conclusion.

The successful applicant will have the following experience and skills:

  • At least 3 year’s software testing experience.
  • Analytical and diagnostic skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work, work under pressure and deliver to tight timescales.
  • Communication skills.

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Programming in php, java or javascript
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL

Application Deadline: 23/10/2020

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently all working remotely, but hope to return to our lovely open plan office when we feel it is appropriate. We are using slack/ google meet daily. We also have regular whole team meetings where you will get to meet everyone.

Experience:

  • Software Testing: 3 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19