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Founded in 2012, Countfire is on a mission to revolutionise the way electrical estimating is carried out.

Through the development of our flagship takeoff product we have grown a loyal customer base and developed a fantastic reputation across the globe, but we’re far from done.

Our quest continues to create a single unified platform that estimators can’t live without and we can only do that with the right team.

About the team

Although Countfire is an established product we have the hunger and attitude of a young company - the best of both worlds and perfect if you’re looking for somewhere you can make a real impact.

The team comes from a mix of backgrounds. From ex-estimators with a wealth of industry knowledge, to developers and marketers with no estimating experience. But everyone has a lot to offer and are full of ideas and enthusiasm.

We work hard to ‘work smarter’ using new technology tools to increase efficiency across the company, but we appreciate that not everything is in place or is perfect so our team needs to be prepared (and excited!) for change.

Countfire team

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual who is an open communicator, wants to bring new ideas to the table, is able to prioritise workload and execute that workload without needing to be managed.

We would love to hear from you if:

  • Are genuinely interested in getting into the tech/software sector
  • Have some basic working knowledge of programming, are keen to grow as a software developer and learn js, react, mobx, angular, css, python, flask, sql, postgres and linux
  • Possess a natural aptitude for problem solving
  • Can demonstrate a naturally high level of drive and enthusiasm for life, work and music
  • Can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills - A Level/University standard

What will the role involve?

What’s our tech stack?

typescript
mobx
hasura
postgresql
python
apollo
graphql
sql
flask
redis
rq
javascript
reactjs
vim
vscode
html
css
angularjs
aws

Like most organisations, we use a variety of technologies to build our products. Our flagship product uses our own image recognition algorithm to instantly find things in the digital soup that is construction industry PDFs. It's built with Python (numpy), Postgres and Angular and has interesting backend scaling challenges due to the large amount of data we need on every request.

For our most recent architecture, we've adopted a slightly different tech stack to simplify the backend and allow for better real-time syncing. Hasura gives us a GraphQL subscription layer over Postgres, which is transformed to MobX objects for the frontend. Around that, we've built a frontend library that allows for transactions and optimistic updates in an activerecord style for a really nice developer experience.

When we sit down to code, some of us old die-hards still cling to vim, while most others have adopted the warm embrace of VSCode. Whatever your preference, you'll be provided with the tools you most like to work with (new Macbook, display etc).

We're going through a really interesting time right now where we have a product that's considered best in class and our customers are crying out for us to provide them with more tools to make their lives easier. Our focus is now squarely on getting that next product into the wild so we can start iterating on it to delight our customers all over again.

Recruitment process

Location

Since Covid-19 we have moved from our Wimbledon office to fully remote working and so welcome applicants from around the UK.

Why Countfire

What you’ll get with us

Remote-first, flexible working

Due to COVID-19, we have shifted to a remote-first policy and while we have standard working hours, we're happy to talk flexible working.

Paid sabbaticals

On top of your 25 days holiday (plus your birthday) we also offer a month's paid sabbatical for every three years you’re with the company.

Training and development

It’s essential that our team keeps learning so we encourage training courses that will benefit you and the company.

Top spec equipment

From the latest macs to office chairs, no matter where you’re working we’ll make sure you have the right equipment to work efficiently and comfortably.

Countfire connected

As well as regular Town Hall meetings to communicate company news we have social ‘donut’ chats and social events (quizzes, escape rooms etc.) to keep the team connected.

Perks and rewards

We aren’t afraid to show our team we care with birthday and Christmas gifts and performance based rewards (think curry and cocktails delivered to your door!).