London Companies Hiring Developers Right Now

There are plenty of reasons a person might want to live in London. Whether you’re obsessed with British history and architecture, dream of weekend jaunts to Paris, or just love a good pub, London has something for everybody. And if you code for a living, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of London companies hiring developers now.

Much has been written about fears of a possible talent shortage in the wake of Brexit, and as a result the British government is increasing the number of visas awarded to foreign technology workers. The UK is home to many fast-growing tech startups, so the need for top developers is only going to increase.

And it’s not just a startup scene; some of the biggest names in tech have a presence in London (Stack Overflow included!). According to the Telegraph, while some startups bailed on Britain after the Brexit vote and moved instead to Berlin or Lisbon, Silicon Valley giants have moved in to fill the void. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple have all made major investments in the UK, promising thousands of new jobs. Combine all those new jobs with a shortage of great talent, and you’re looking at a region ripe with opportunity for developers.

Here are some companies hiring now in the London area (the city of London and a 20-mile radius). Many of them offer visa sponsorship, so if you’re not a UK native, don’t let that stop you!

TransferWise in London

TransferWise

TransferWise – London

Full Stack Developer

  • Visa Sponsor
  • Paid Relocation

“Here at TransferWise we don’t hire coders who pick up tickets from a backlog and push code to production without considering value and impact. We hire engineers that empathise with our customers problems, develop solutions and measure results.” They’re seeking a Full Stack Developer with experience in Java and Spring Boot preferred, and an understanding of and appreciation for test driven development (TDD).

TransferWise offers competitive compensation, a generous vacation policy (including an all-expenses paid company holiday in Europe), and “enhanced” maternity/paternity policy. Learn more or apply here.

Masabi in Greater London

Masabi

Masabi – Greater London

Java Software Engineer

  • Visa Sponsor
  • Paid Relocation
  • High Response Rate (company responds to the majority of applications it receives)

“We believe making great products should be enjoyable and rewarding. Our teams are self organising – most use scrum, kanban or a hybrid approach that gives them the best chance to meet their collective goals.”

Masabi, based in London, Boston, and New York, is hiring a Java engineer for their London office, and looking for somebody experienced in agile environments with a passion for customer service. “The world’s leading provider of mobile ticketing solutions for the transport industry” offers up to 30 days paid vacation/holiday, free breakfast, and a pension plan. Interested? Learn more here.

uSwitch in London

uSwitch

uSwitch – London

Senior Developer – Banking

  • Visa Sponsor

“The uSwitch Banking vertical provides comparison products in the personal finance space.”

This role is for a “polyglot developer with a front-end focus” experienced in JavaScript, React, Elixir, and Phoenix. Perks include 25 days of annual leave, an in-office gym, and a “flexible benefits package.” Learn more and apply here.

Zopa – London

Kafka Developer (Java)

Zopa is “building the bank of the future” and looking for software developers to help rebuild their tech stack using Kafka and Kafka Streams. They’re looking for people who have worked on large scale distributed software systems, have experience with Kafka and/or a streams based platform (Samza, Storm), and are passion about their work.

Benefits at Zopa include private healthcare, Friday beers, and childcare vouchers. Learn more and apply here.

TAINA in London

TAINA Technology Limited

TAINA Technology Limited – London

Machine Learning Engineer

  • Remote available
  • High response rate (company responds to the majority of applications it receives)

TAINA is a fast-growing, award-winning startup with a diverse, supportive team and culture. “Our team are our family,” they say. “We want you to stay with us for the long term and grow with us.”

This role is for a Machine Learning Engineer with 5+ years of relevant experience. It requires “extensive hands-on experience” with “Artificial Neural Networks extending to Long Short Term Memory Networks and Gated Recurrent Units.” Candidates should also be provision in Java, and C++ and Python are a bonus.

Learn more about TAINA and apply here.


There are more where those came from! You can always sort by location at Stack Overflow Jobs. Here are all the jobs within 20 miles of London.

Author

Alyssa Mazzina
Marketing (Former)

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Comments

  1. The problem is that the UK pays bottom-of-the-barrel salaries for developers. Until that situation improves, Britain will continue to have a hard time attracting developers.

  2. Nico Van Belle says:

    I’ve been spammed for months now on LinkedIn for positions in London. Brexit aside, why would I move to another country when it only pays slightly better but the housing prices are RIDICULOUSLY high. “Yes but you can live outside the capital”. Not much better.. I’m a software developer, not a millionaire.

    1. I completely agree. I’m a Brit living in Canada (dual-citizen). I can make far more money as a software developer in a small city like Halifax than I could living in London (or pretty much anywhere in the UK). Once you factor in cost of living, it’s a no-brainer; what I pay for a decent-sized house here, wouldn’t rent a one-bedroom flat out in zone 6.

    2. Johnny Nguyen says:

      I live in Vietnam, you should move here, high salary and cheap house rent ^^

  3. The frustration I have as a freelance developer is seeing heaps of jobs in the cities and clear signs of recruitment everywhere but difficulty in picking up new clients that are happy to employ freelancers. Why are they so glued to bums on seats? It’s so much cheaper to employ a regular freelancer.

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