Software Developer

Location: London


We’re on a mission to make work an adventure and recruitment the most exciting thing companies do.

For our clients, each hire is the chance to find that next great person that will change their organisation – bringing fresh ideas and energy. For our candidates, each new role is the chance to develop professionally and personally, make new achievements, and meet new people. However, thanks to years of cumbersome, disengaging and expensive processes, recruitment has become something that both parties dread. Tempo is here to change that.

We launched in May 2017 and set about making this vision a reality. Our platform provides a different experience – we match people based on what really matters for modern work, bring roles and people to life using video, and enable varied ways for them to get to know each other before a match is confirmed (with an average time to hire of just 4 days, compared to industry average of 40 days). This experience has resulted in more than 75,000 candidates connected to 2,500 of the most exciting companies in the UK, including the likes of Monzo, Bulb, Drover and Goodlord to name a few.

The team has grown from 3 to 36 and we’ve attracted more than £8m of investment to accelerate our growth.

Role detail

We’re now looking for a Software Developer to build exciting product features in our growing product development team.

This successful candidate will;

  • Be a core contributor to product feature development across all parts of the product, delivering real features to our users
  • Contribute neat and well structured code which aligns with the technical direction of the team
  • Collaborate regularly with other software developers, senior developers and the development lead to find the best ways of working
  • Actively learn through experience, building a path to progress to a senior developer over time


  • Some commercial experience in a software engineering team using JavaScript or TypeScript
  • Passionate about developing their craft and about keeping abreast of new technologies and trends in the industry
  • A consummate and dedicated communicator, able to build bridges with different personality types, both inside and outside of their immediate team
  • A patient and considerate colleague, willing to learn and consider others’ opinions; constantly seeking feedback
  • An active self-teacher with a desire to progress
  • Motivated by Tempo’s mission and vision to change the world of work; not solely by career opportunity

We value diversity and we’re not looking to hire people that will “fit” our team, we want people who will positively contribute to it and bring something different. Applicants from all backgrounds are very welcome.


  • Unlimited holiday
  • Sanctus mental health coaching
  • Free wellness sessions (for example, yoga, pilates)
  • £1,000 a year individual Learning & Development budget
  • Regular team events and socials
  • A high spec laptop to use during employment
  • Office based role, with flexible working options (we’ve been working remotely since March 2020)