Careers and The Academy

We're dedicated to empowering brilliant people to do amazing things.

Our values

  • Passion is contagious and affects a catalyst for change, creating something truly transformative and meaningful.

  • Culture is in the air around us, influencing everything we do. We believe growth and development comes through collaboration. We call this nuturation.

  • Empathy, trust and openness are integral when nurturing talent and bringing together teams of individuals with diverse personalities, roles and skills. We support our team and yours to do amazing things together. We like to call this putting the love in the room.

  • Doing the right things, in the right way, is how we approach our work, how we treat our colleagues and how we serve our customers.

  • We never stand still; reflection, adjustment and continuous improvement is a core tenet of our approach. We are working with our customers to shape the future.

Current vacancies

Answer Digital is looking for applicants who are ambitious and talented, within Development, Testing, UX Design or Programme Management. To be successful you should demonstrate effective communication, be a team player and have a passion for technology.

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

.NET Developer

.NET Developer

You will work in agile teams to deliver innovative solutions for Answer Digital’s customers. You will have a passion for technology and software development and enjoy writing high quality code that delivers excellent solutions for our demanding customers.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:

  • Effective Communication
  • Agile Team Player
  • User Needs are Key
  • Continuous learning

We require candidates who have the following experience:

  • Experience of working in agile teams using Scrum
  • Experience in developing highly interactive web sites that provide a great user experience
  • Experience of agile branching strategies and source code management using tools such as Git

Experience (minimum of 3 years) of the following technologies:

  • .NET Framework
  • C#
  • ASP.NET
  • JavaScript (preferably through JavaScript MVC frameworks)
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • SQL Server
  • LINQ / Entity Framework
  • IIS

Desirable Skills include:

  • User Experience Research and Design
  • User Analytics
  • Design skills (OO, SQL Server or Oracle, Web Services, User Interface)
  • Development within continuous integration environment (preferably TeamCity or Jenkins or Bamboo, JIRA and GitHub)
  • Team leadership experience, motivating and mentoring development teams.
  • Client interaction experience, you will be leading solutions for clients and be confident in explaining your choices with the customer

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Java Developer

Java Developer

You will work in agile teams to deliver innovative solutions for Answer Digital’s customers. You will have a passion for technology and software development and enjoy writing high quality code that delivers excellent solutions for our demanding customers.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:

  • Effective Communication
  • Agile Team Player
  • User Needs are Key
  • Continuous learning

We require candidates who have the following experience:

  • Experience of working in agile teams using Scrum
  • Experience in either developing highly interactive web sites that provide a great user experience or in developing high concurrency, resilient integration solutions.
  • Experience of agile branching strategies and source code management using tools such as Git

Experience (minimum of 3 years) of the following technologies:

  • Java SE and Java EE Frameworks
  • Spring
  • Web or REST services
  • JavaScript (preferably through JavaScript MVC frameworks)
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Databases
  • Hibernate
  • Apache Tomcat or other open source Java container

Desirable Skills include:

  • User Needs Research and Design
  • Design skills (OO, Enterprise Integration, Web Services, User Interface)
  • Development within continuous integration environment (preferably Jenkins or Bamboo, JIRA and GitHub)
  • Team leadership experience, motivating and mentoring development teams.
  • Client interaction experience, you will be leading solutions for clients and be confident in explaining your choices with the customer.

Apply Now:

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Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager

You will be responsible for leading small teams to deliver solutions for Answer Digital’s customers. Using agile and lean principles you will lead the team in establishing the foundations of the project through to the deployment of the solution into the live environment and the management of post go live processes e.g. support, enhancements and usability improvements.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

Responsibilities include:

Providing regular communication to senior management and stakeholders
Providing advice to customers across the delivery lifecycle
Under the guidance of experienced agile practitioners you will manage projects using the Answer agile project delivery process which will involve:

  • Sprint planning to identify goals, plan work and lead the multidisciplinary team through to delivery
  • Management of the iterative design and development process within each sprint using prioritisation techniques (e.g. MoSCoW) to identify the minimum viable product
  • Managing risks and issues as they arise, escalating to senior business or technical roles as required
  • Motivating the teams to meet their objectives
  • Managing business involvement within projects
  • Ensuring that the team adopts a culture of continuous learning and improvement

The Successful Applicant

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:-

Great team leadership

Through an open and honest outlook you inspire confidence with customers so that they can rely on you and your team. You are trusted by customers to advise them, such that they can take effective decisions. You are team focussed and understand that teams that work in a spirit of active cooperation and commitment will always outperform groups of individuals.

Knowledge of Agile methodologies

You understand the principles of iterative delivery and the continued focus on the customer’s value proposition. You will work closely with and learn from experienced Answer agile practitioners.

Interest in Technology

Answer delivers innovative, technically challenging solutions for our customers. You should be enthusiastic about technology and be able to manage and converse with a technical team so as you are able to understand the technical approach, challenges and risks.

Apply Now:

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Project Manager

Project Manager

Delivering outcomes for our customers is what we do. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of projects encompassing both business and technical aspects of the solution. Using agile and lean principles you will lead the team in establishing the foundations of the project through to the release of the solution into production and the management of post go live processes e.g. support, enhancements and usability improvements.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

Responsibilities include:

Providing regular communication to senior management and stakeholders
Providing advice to customers across the delivery lifecycle
Under the guidance of experienced agile practitioners you will manage projects using the Answer agile project delivery process which will involve:

  • Providing regular communication to senior management and stakeholders with the frequency and formality that they deem necessary
  • Providing advice to customers across the delivery lifecycle
  • Sprint planning to identify goals, plan work and lead the multidisciplinary team through to delivery Management of the iterative design and development process within each sprint using prioritisation techniques (e.g. MoSCoW) to identify the minimum viable product
  • Managing risks and issues as they arise, escalating to senior business or technical roles as required
  • Motivating the teams to meet their objectives
  • Managing business involvement within projects
  • Ensuring that the team adopts a culture of continuous learning and improvement through a build fast, fail fast and cheaply approach

The Successful Applicant

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:-

Outcome focussed

Customers trust you through your commitment to produce outcomes that provide real business value.

You run a well-structured and organised team and you are able to proactively to anticipate issues before they become a problem. You are alert to issues which fall under your direct responsibility, as well as for helping customers navigate the aspects which they are responsible for themselves.

The Successful Applicant

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:-

Great team leadership

Through an open and honest outlook you inspire confidence with customers so that they can rely on Answer and your team. You are trusted by customers to advise them, such that they can take effective decisions. You are team focussed and understand that teams that work in a spirit of active cooperation and commitment will always outperform groups of individuals.

Knowledge of Agile methodologies

You know how to plan and manage an agile project and you understand the principles of iterative delivery and the continued validation of the customer's value proposition. You will work closely with agile practitioners to ensure that Answer project delivery process evolves and improves with every project.

Interest in Technology

Answer delivers innovative, technically challenging solutions for our customers. You should be enthusiastic about technology and be able to manage and converse with a technical team so as you are able to understand the technical approach, challenges and risks

Adaptability

You demonstrate flexibility through being able to work in a number of different sectors on a variety of different projects for clients. Every customer and project are different and you will need to tailor your approach through working with customers and the Answer team to deliver success.

Apply Now:

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UX Designer

UX Designer

We're looking for a UX designer to join our Experience Design team to design intuitive, innovative, usable and relevant responsive experiences for Answer Digital’s B2C and B2B customers. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, who has an appetite to learn quickly, is proactive and wants to forge a career within the industry.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience as a UX Designer (or equivalent)
  • Someone who has been fairly hands-on creating relevant activities for the main UX activities, including personas, user journeys and wireframes
  • Someone who has a real passion for wanting to be a UX Designer
  • Someone who has a passion for wanting to solve problems through Design
  • Someone who has the personality to work with our clients – with varying expectations and personalities – to deliver a great outcome for them and their customers
  • Creating wireframes with industry standard tools (ideally Axure), but not essential
  • Has had exposure to agile methodologies, but not essential

A summary of the week-to-week role:

  • To work with clients to create digital transformational solutions, within an Agile delivery methodology
  • To conduct research activities to help understand user behaviours & needs, and validate any client assumptions (represented through personas, user flows and user journeys)
  • To create responsive wireframes & prototypes to represent the validated needs of the users
  • To conduct validation activities to help understand if the proposed solution meets the needs of the users
  • This is a pure UX role, with limited visual design exposure.

The suitable candidate must:

  • Have a real passion for doing the right thing and taking pride in their outcomes they create & shape
  • Be a good communicator
  • Want to work in a fast-paced environment and get exposure to all aspects of UX and help clients achieve their digital ambitions
  • Want to challenge themselves
  • Want to work for a company that never stands still
  • Be a team player and wants to work within an collaborative environment
  • Want to work for a company that will give them the environment to be ambitious and grow quickly

Adaptability:

You demonstrate flexibility through being able to work in a number of different sectors on a variety of different projects for clients. Every customer and project are different and you will need to tailor your approach through working with customers and the Answer team to deliver success.

Apply Now:

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The Academy

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.

"The Academy is for anyone with passion and drive, and there’s no end to what you can learn.”

Supporting the local community

Lighthouse School

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.