We make simple, beautiful digital tools that make the complicated field of death and dying accessible and meaningful. Right now we’re making the world’s best will-writer.
Part legal-tech, part design-lead taboo buster, we’re blowing the cobwebs off a dreary and outdated industry and helping our users die better deaths.
At Farewill, we’re out to change the way the world deals with death. Helping people to take control, personally and financially, of what matters to them after they’re gone.
We launched our first product – our will-writing service – in December 2016, and since then we’ve grown to be the largest will-writer in the UK.
Our growth to date has been driven by an exceptional product (see our customer reviews) and key strategic partnerships. We’ve been featured in Forbes, The Times, The Guardian and on Radio 4 among others. We’re also making waves in the charity world – with over £45 million raised for charities on our platform.
Along with the other developers Helena, Zac and Tom (CTO) , you will work on a number of Node.js services covering: universally rendering our React UI, our API business logic and PDF rendering. We also have a number of other small, custom internal services (e.g. slackbot, Trello API integrations, CS tools) that help the rest of the team do their jobs.
We’re a diverse, creative, focused team who love what we do. We have backgrounds in design, technology, behavioural psychology, and management consultancy. We love to learn from each other and our customers, and grow together as a team.
We’re backed by some of the best investors in Europe – from the founders of Zoopla and Wonga, to Kindred Capital, SAATCHiNVEST, JamJar and The Daily Mail & General Trust.
This is an unusual, fascinating, and emotional area to work in – if you’re up for a big challenge we’d love to meet you. You can find out more about our team here.
You’ve worked in multi-disciplinary product teams and alongside other developers; ideally this would be in the form of another ecommerce product at scale. You’re open to sharing knowledge and improving our standards and team processes, be it through pairing/group programming, code review or other methods.
IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS YOU WILL:
Ideally you’ll have some or more of the following:
Bonus points for:
If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, please get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude is just as important as experience!