Our Careers

Bright people stick around and do well at Bluesmith. Here’s why you should join us.

Are you a natural problem-solver with a reputation for logical thinking? Did you enjoy logic, quants or the programming you tried at university? Got a degree in maths, science or computing?

If so, then you’re already well on the way to becoming a technical specialist in software or data engineering.

Bluesmith can help you build a rewarding career in IT, with inspiring training, friendly support and generous perks for people like you who love a challenge.

We are Bluesmith

We’re a modestly-sized, thriving Yorkshire IT company, yet we hold our own amongst rivals many times our size. We specialise in data warehousing, and application design and build. And thanks to our dedicated, tightly-knit teams of specialists, we unlock value in IT systems for clients as large and varied as Direct Line, Virgin Media and The Co-op.

We live for teams

At Bluesmith we invest in the most talented people in our industry, uniting them with a philosophy that creates high-performing, highly cohesive teams. We devote ourselves to nurturing individuals like you, and the results we know you’re capable of.

technical specialist icon Perks for people like you

  • Variety: no ranks or pigeon-holes at Bluesmith; we’re ego-free and mutual respect is fundamental.
  • Rewards: profit-sharing and generous holidays (not that you'll ever want to leave the Bluesmith Forge!).
  • Support: friendly, peer-to-peer discussion every day, plus flexible working.
  • Growth and development: learn as you go with award-winning training, plus ample opportunities to develop your technical excellence.
  • Competitive salary: fair, industry-matched plus increases with experience.

If you want a fascinating job, surrounded by people you respect and who respect you, you’ll fit right in here at Bluesmith.

Meet some of our people

technical specialist clare

Clare

"The best thing for me was the initial training that equipped me to immediately take on responsibility when I started real project work. Also, everyone is extremely approachable including the senior managers and the working environment is very calm and relaxed."

technical specialist chris

Chris

"I like the variety of work we do and the different technical challenges that brings. I feel I am always learning and strengthening my skills as an all-round software developer. Bluesmith is an exciting place to work full of very talented people. We have a relaxed office environment and everyone is really friendly."

technical specialist sophie

Sophie

"I've found the best things about Bluesmith are the challenges that I'm faced with every day and how different the problems I have to solve can be. I like the variety of the challenges, how they allow me to develop different skills and contribute to supporting our customers in different ways."

technical specialist dylan

Dylan

"I enjoy the variety of projects that I'm given to work on and when I joined I immediately felt like I was part of the team as everyone here was very welcoming."

What it’s like to work here

On a typical day you might optimise a parallel data-load process, debug a production API call in Node, or build a Python microservice to handle terabyte-scale data volumes.

Sound unfamiliar? Don’t worry - we’ll pay you to learn then give you a full-time job at the end of it. We teach you everything you need to know about systems design, development and testing: all at your own pace, using exercises from real-world challenges.

If something doesn't click, just ask your dedicated mentor or discuss the issue with workmates. We love capable people who can get to grips with a problem. Just bring your analytical outlook and a willingness to learn, and we’ll fill in the gaps.

Apply now

to become a technical specialist in software or data engineering.

Data Engineer

Software Engineer

Are you a details-person with an aptitude for numbers? Maybe testing theories and measuring results are your thing.

Are you a natural problem-solver with a gift for logical-thinking?

You’ll have basic programming skills, an analytical outlook, and an interest in big data, logic or quants. Experience of Python, relational databases and SQL is desirable.

Strong technical focus is crucial for this job. You’ll also be a competent programmer - experience of Python, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET, MongoDB or SQL Server is a bonus.

Whether an experienced I.T. professional or graduate looking for a career in I.T., if you have the right stuff and want to be part of Bluesmith, please contact us.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter by email.

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