Who are we
For 18 years we have been doing big things. We are a digital transformation business – with offices in Leeds and London – where we create innovative bespoke customer-centric software solutions for our clients by embedding User Experience (UX), Digital engineering and Integration practices within agile methodologies. This helps to ensure we're always delivering the right digital experiences for our clients and their customers.
Answer Digital people are creative and diverse with an adventurous spirit. Our 40+ people pride themselves on being passionate, engaged and experts about all things digital, and constantly push themselves to develop an outcome that is truly customer-centric.
Answer Digital was founded in 1999 by Gary & Katie Parlett MBE as the Ultimate People Company "UPCO" and became Answer in 2009.
Technology is our passion but at our heart we are a people business. Everything we do is guided by our values and a determination to be the very best.
What we're about
We thought long and hard about what creates the unique Answer Digital atmosphere that serves us and our clients so well. Our core values are at the heart of what we do:
Put your talent at the heart of a thriving business
What you're about
Answer Digital is looking for applicants who are ambitious and talented, with either ASP. Net C# OR Java experience, and who have an interest in web application development. To be successful you should demonstrate effective communication, be a team player and have a passion for technology.
Desirable experience and skills include:
- Computer-related degree
- Strong understanding of Object Oriented design
- ASP.NET, C# or Java
- SQL, and database fundamentals
Working at Answer Digital
- Competitive salary, bonus and pension schemes
- Exceptional opportunities for fast career progression
- Up to 28 days of holiday (plus UK Bank Holidays)
- Highly energised and motivated environment
- Awesome team and ‘can-do’ culture
- Wide range of learning and development opportunities
The Answer Academy is a unique, exciting 12-week programme that equips ambitious graduates with the most contemporary technical skills and process understanding to join our ‘best in industry’ project teams.
The programme is run by our supportive digital experts and combines structured training, self-learning and hands-on application development.
While the focus is on key foundation knowledge and understanding, ongoing skills and aptitude assessment helps graduates prepare for agile project delivery.
A challenging, fast-paced ‘four-week / four-sprint’ project makes sure all graduates get a great insight into one of today’s most dynamic and rewarding industries.
and there’s no end to what you can learn.”
Here's how we have approached a challenge that isn't a business one, but one close to our hearts. Children with autism are often not given every possible opportunity to develop their particular potential.
Which is why Lighthouse School in Leeds exists. It is a school specifically and solely for young people aged between 11 and 19 with an autistic spectrum condition (ASC) or a related communication disorder.
It is Yorkshire's first special free school and provides a very personalised and broad education not just covering the National Curriculum but also vocational subjects as well as life, social and communication skills.
The aim is not simply to teach but to provide these young people with the tools they need by which to learn and succeed and thrive in life.
The Challenge: Answer in Garden Makeover.
Following on from sponsoring Channel 4's Autistic Gardener, Alan Gardner, to create designs for the grounds of the Lighthouse School, we here at Answer will be taking on our most challenging project to-date in re-developing the grounds based on the new designs.
Alan visited the school with Answer’s own expert gardener Mike Blamires (well he mentioned having previously grown sunflowers and marrows!) to meet with students and gain their input to the design. Armed with this highly creative input Alan is bringing together designs for a sensory garden, an amphitheatre for outdoor classes, a cultivating area and much more!
We are certain it will look good on the plans but developing it promises to make for a busy summer for the Answer team.
In what has certainly been a challenge for the Answer team, here you get a feel for the scale of the garden makeover project undertaken by the team in this timelapse video of the big dig!
It also happens to be a great way to see whom has the most relaxed approach to gardening.
The work continues - Answer Digital will be back at the Lighthouse School in early 2017 to begin planting. We will post more photos and videos here as the garden evolves.