Junior Developer (2)

Department: Development
Reporting to: Scrum Master
Salary range: £23-25,000 (DOE) + benefits
Location: Cambridge

About the role

As a junior developer in Arcus Global you will be at the cutting edge of cloud development and growing our business. You will be getting ‘hands on’ with the latest platforms and practises, such as Amazon Web Services and SalesForce. Your design solutions will bring applications to life for our clients.

You will have a passion for learning new technologies, delivering at pace and growing yourself and the business.

Whether you want to ‘skill up’ or show that you have the chance to be a first class developer – Arcus is the place to be.



What you'll be doing


  • Create features that are intuitive, time-saving and allow users to provide critical services to our products. Maintain a consistent look-and-feel across clients and deployments.
  • We expect applicants to show proficiency in a programming language and will take that ability into coaching them in additional languages required by the web, SalesForce and Amazon.


  • Keep up to date with the latest changes in cloud technology and acquire industry standard certifications. Mentor other developers in your field of specialty and learn from them.
  • Developers at Arcus watch the industry for new products and techniques we can adopt to improve performance and security, speed development or visualize data.


  • Use principles of good UX and common sense to present intuitive product solutions to our clients


What we need from you

  • You will have a confident approach to problem solving within set timescales as well as an ability to organise and track your own tasks to success.
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as well as work well within a team.
  • To be able to collaborate with your team on decisions both internally and externally and will be confident in developing relationships with customers within the public sector.
  • You will have a history of working with code projects, either commercially, from university or open source groups and be able to demonstrate the abilities you acquired.

What we'd like from you

  • An understanding of agile project management methodologies will help you get to grips with how we operate our teams.
  • Have you played with Google APIs? Do you know about SalesForce or Amazon Web Services? Any experiences in these fields will show that you are interested in the future of commercial computing. Arcus develops applications on all these platforms and provides back offices services for vital government systems on SalesForce.
  • Knowledge of frameworks such as Bootstrap, AngularJS, Semantic UI or any others would be considered an advantage. Experience with source control such as GIT would also be very useful.
  • Knowledge of frameworks such as Bootstrap, AngularJS, Semantic UI or any others would be considered an advantage. Experience with source control such as GIT would also be very useful.
  • Educated to degree level but not necessarily in computer science or show that you have trained yourself to an advanced level.
  • Our teams are friendly and excited about what they do – be the kind of person that’s great to work and play with (we can teach you to punt).

About us

We’re a growing software and consultancy company working hard to keep the entrepreneurial fun atmosphere of a start-up. We always aim to be a company people want to work for. 

Our software is developed using agile methodologies, working closely with our public sector customers

Ideas and inspiration come from all staff regardless of role. Guilds provide an easy way to expand knowledge and experience outside of standard departments. 

We partner with the best in the business, including Salesforce and Amazon Web Services. We’re the first UK based company to be named AWS Government Competency Partner, recognising our expertise within the public sector. 

We are listed in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50.  It is an acknowledgement of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The ranking is based on revenue growth over the last four years.

Winner of the Barclays Small Business Excellence Awards 2016, which is given to companies that have displayed outstanding innovation, product, quality, service, imagination, marketing and managerial skills. 

Winner of the European IT Excellence Award in 2016 for Customer Solution, which is given to companies that demonstrated how carefully they have been listening to their customers and building solutions that do make a difference.



Our Perks

Formal benefits

  • Health insurance (for you and your family) 
  • Medical cash back plan (for you and your family) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Pension Scheme - fund match up to 3% 
  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days holiday
  • Holiday Buy/Sell Scheme of up to 5 days
  • 35hr week with flexitime and working from home

Culture benefits

  • Feel good: all staff work with the knowledge that our products help the public sector to perform better.  

  • Career development: all staff determine their own career development with support from managers.

  • Friendly environment: we have a stimulating, fun, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment where people are highly valued.  Joining Arcus means you’ll be joining a 'family' rather than just another company.

  • Snacks: we provide free fruit and healthy snacks along with a wide range of beverages.

  • Social club & events: we are a friendly bunch and believe that an active social life is important so we have a comprehensive social calendar. Whether you’re into music, sport, or board games there’ll be an activity for you.

Ellie Ryder