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We're dedicated to empowering brilliant people to do amazing things. Come and join our 70+ talented and diverse people – split across Full-stack Developers, Automated Testers, UX Designers, Service Designers, PMs and Solution Architects – who pride themselves on being passionate, engaged and experts, and constantly push themselves to develop an outcome that is truly customer-centric.

Current Vacancies

Lead Agile/Digital Project Manager

Answer Digital is a successful digital transformation agency based in Leeds City Centre. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Agile Project Manager to work as part of our delivery teams in enabling successful outcomes for our clients.

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:

  • The Agile PM will initiate, plan, facilitate and motivate agile project teams, and is accountable for the successful delivery of project engagements.
  • Act as the Scrum Master for the delivery team ensuring effective use of agile methodologies and techniques.
  • Facilitate team ceremonies - Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective and Standups.
  • Lead “Discovery phases” with clients, establishing the strategic, operational, technical and commercial foundations for project delivery.
  • Facilitate user story workshops and elicit requirements from the project and client stakeholders.
  • Coordinate User and Customer Experience research activities with the UX Designers.
  • Identify areas of improvement for the Delivery Team and enable them to implement planned change.
  • Ensure transparency in the Management of project risks and issues, and communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage project budgets and utilisation of team members.

The successful applicant:

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Have an interest in Technology
  • Be passionate about delivery and agile concepts
  • Be focused on outcomes for the user and client
  • Have strong drive for self-improvement and the coaching of others
  • Have great communication skills and can tailor your approach to suit the team, individuals and clients
  • Act as a ‘Servant Leader’ ensuring you enable the team for successful delivery
  • Be a team player who wants to work in a collaborative environment
  • Want to work within a fast-paced environment

Your experience will include:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in one of the following roles or similar: Project Manager, Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, Product Owner
  • You have experience in an agile software delivery environment, including Scrum and Kanban methodologies
  • Scrum Master certification is beneficial but not essential.
  • Prince2 Qualification is a bonus
  • You must have the right to work and reside in the UK
  • Full UK driving licence is beneficial as occasional travel is required

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and holiday entitlement
  • Pension contributions up to 5% when you contribute 5%
  • Laptop
  • Quarterly company events (includes social event)
  • Regular tech catch ups/hack events
  • Attend technology events together
  • Christmas Party (partners are invited)
  • Summer away day
  • Free Car Parking at Head Offices in central Leeds
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Online learning subscription

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered

Apply now: 

To apply, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered.

Automation Testing Academy Tester

The Answer Digital Automation Testing Academy is a 12-week programme that equips talent with the most contemporary technical skills and process understanding, and fast-tracks them to become project ready Answer Automation Test Engineers.

This programme combines structured training, self-learning and hands-on Automation Testing, all while giving you the opportunity to understand the role of an agile tester within an agile delivery context. The programme also provides excellent mentorship from our team of digital experts, those on the Academy learn directly from those pushing the boundaries in live Answer projects.

Job Type: Automation Testing Academy Tester

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire (Upon Academy graduation, role may include travel, if/when project requires it)

Salary:  Competitive + career development + events

The programme:

During the Academy, learning is structured around two key phases:

Phase 1: Runs over 6 weeks with 3 two-week sprints of practitioner-led training, self-learning and hands-on mentoring covering key foundation knowledge and understanding the context of agile project delivery. This includes learning of the latest test automation processes and technologies such as BDD, Cucumber, Selenium WebDriver, Katalon Studio and REST-assured supported up by core programming skills in Java and C#.  This phase also includes continual check-points and assessment in order to progress into Phase 2.

Phase 2: Runs over 6 weeks with 3 two-week sprints working as a trainee test engineer within a live Answer project environment. This project could be for any one of client across our Retail, Finance, Payments or Health sectors.

We believe that we have designed a programme that can give you a great insight into one of today’s most dynamic and rewarding industries. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please get in touch today!

To be successful in this role:

  • You will be a soon to be or recent graduate, with a keen and active interest in automation testing, and looking to take those next steps to kickstart your professional career.
  • You will have a great thirst for learning and forever have your eyes peeled for the next new technology to pick up and try out.
  • You'll also be excited by the opportunity to work in agile teams to deliver value to clients.

Must haves expertise/knowledge:

  • Actively pursuing an interest in automation testing (via academic studies, self-studying, and/or in a professional capacity)
  • Manual functional and regression testing knowledge and experience
  • A passion for testing and technology

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • Laptop
  • Quarterly company events (includes social event)
  • Regular tech catch-ups/hack events
  • Attend technology events together
  • Christmas Party
  • Summer away day
  • Free Car Parking at Head Offices in central Leeds

Upon Graduation from Academy:

  • Salary increase
  • Eligibility for Developer Bonus Scheme
  • Pension contributions up to 5% when you contribute 5%
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Online learning subscription  

Career Progression:

By graduating the Answer Academy, you will be equipped to work as part of a live project. This role will involve working in agile teams to deliver innovative solutions for Answer Digital’s customers. Our Academy graduates often progress at pace after completing this 12-week programme. We have seen one of our graduates progress from ‘Graduate’ to ‘Lead Consultant’ in just 3 years after 3 successive promotions! – And this isn’t an exception!

What our Academy Graduates say: 

"The Answer Testing Academy has helped me improve my technical skills, as well as giving me a real insight into how commercial projects should be run. It has prepared me to be able to walk into any project and deliver a valuable contribution immediately.

Following graduation, I am constantly furthering myself and pushing my boundaries to levels I never thought were personally possible for me. Answer Digital have given me the opportunity to grow my testing career quickly."

Apply Now:

To apply, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered.

Lead Test Engineer

We are looking for a Lead Test Automation Engineer to join a group of dedicated automation testers and work on a variety of agile projects across Health, Retail and Finance sectors. Ideally you will have automation testing experience, which includes building automation frameworks from scratch within agile project environments.

Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds (may include travel, if/when project requires it)
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

The Successful applicant:

  • Building automation frameworks from scratch using the latest open source test automation tools (Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber/Specflow, Java/C#)
  • Working in an agile (Scrum/Kanban) project environment utilising a test first approach which drives and creates a shared understanding of project requirements e.g. BDD, 3 Amigos  
  • Automated API testing experience (SOAPUI/REST-assured)
  • Configuration of automation tests to run as part of a continuous integration environment (Team City or Jenkins)  

Desirable skills include:

  • Mobile automation testing (iOS and Android) e.g. Appium 
  • Test Consultancy experience e.g. working on customer site and advising on agile test strategy and best practices
  • Mentoring of junior testers
  • Knowledge and experience of non-functional testing e.g. performance testing (JMeter) and security testing (OWASP)  

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, consultant bonus and holiday entitlement
  • Pension contributions up to 5% when you contribute 5%
  • Laptop
  • Quarterly company events (includes social event)
  • Regular tech catch-ups/hack events
  • Attend technology events together
  • Christmas Party (partners are invited)
  • Summer away day
  • Free Car Parking at Head Offices in central Leeds
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Online learning subscription

Apply Now:

To apply, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered.

Senior .NET Developer

We are looking for a Senior .NET Developer to lead talented development teams and deliver high quality applications, from solution design right through to production, for a range of customers on a variety of platforms. Ideally you will have experience of building software applications in a team-based environment.

The role has huge potential to grow through the ranks of software development and technical leadership skills with support from senior technical leaders.

Job Type: Permanent

Suitable for: Senior Developer / Lead Developer / Technical Lead

Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

The Successful applicant:

  • .NET Framework / .NET Core
  • C#
  • NET
  • JavaScript SPA frameworks / Typescript
  • Event based architecture / CQRS / Domain Driven Design
  • SQL and NoSQL database experience
  • Cloud deployments and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Unit testing and User interface testing
  • Leading and mentoring other technical team members

Desirable skills include:

  • Client facing experience gained from software projects
  • Agile software development experience
  • Technical leadership of multiple development squads
  • Defining technical solutions including integration to legacy systems
  • Experience of system to system integration and interoperability

The Role:

  • Defining technical solutions and reviewing other team members
  • Leading the delivery of technical solutions as part of a team
  • Using the latest technology and tools to improve the software development process
  • Regularly demonstrating work to stakeholders, users and senior leaders
  • Mentoring and constantly improving other team members

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and holiday entitlement
  • Pension contributions up to 5% when you contribute 5%
  • Laptop
  • Quarterly company events (includes social event)
  • Regular tech catch ups/hack events
  • Attend technology events together
  • Christmas Party (partners are invited)
  • Summer away day
  • Free Car Parking at Head Offices in central Leeds
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Online learning subscription

Apply Now:

To apply, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered.

 

Technical Consultant

We are looking for a Technical Consultant with experience of systems integration and managing enterprise scale software solution projects from solution design right through to delivery.  Ideally you will have grown up through the ranks of software development and progressed to a technical leadership or software product specialist role. 

The role has huge potential for managing and growing a team and providing product consultancy on an international scale. 

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Leeds (with 2-3 days travel)
Suitable for: Systems Integration Consultant / Solutions Architect / Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager / Software Consultant / Application Development Manager / Software Development Manage. Ideally with experience of systems integration for enterprise scale software solutions

Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

The Successful applicant:

  • Technical leadership experience
  • Previous experience in Java development and/or Financial services industry experience (ie wealth management, asset management, Fintech, insurance, Life and Pensions, retail or investment banking)
  • Systems integration and enterprise scale software solution delivery
  • Technical team leading or team management experience
  • Software solution design and architecture – from a technical and strategic perspective
  • Previous background as a Software Developer
  • Agile software development and/or project management
  • Must be comfortable in a client facing role and daily interaction with business stakeholders

Desirable skills include:

  • Experience as a Scrum Master
  • Wealth management or asset management sector experience
  • Client facing experience gained from a technical consultancy or software vendor
  • Fintech sector experience

The role:

  • Assisting the client with delivery/roll out of software releases
  • Liaising with the technical and development teams on new and existing changes - ensuring the development team delivers the proposed solution, to quality, within the overall plan
  • Assisting in trouble shooting and debugging any potential issues with the application
  • Providing regular communication to senior management and stakeholders
  • Providing advice to customers across the delivery life cycle and being the ‘go to’ person for all technical barriers and solving problems
  • Providing architecture for our teams' applications aligning with the overall corporate architecture strategy.
  • Establishing streamlined development processes
  • Managing risks and issues as they arise, escalating to senior business or technical roles as required
  • Motivating and mentoring teams to meet their objectives
  • Ensuring that the team adopts a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Advising the client on integration options
  • Defining technical solutions/approaches to support the integration - this includes defining and capturing requirements, proposing and agreeing solutions and producing design documents

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and holiday entitlement
  • Pension contributions up to 5% when you contribute 5%
  • Laptop
  • Quarterly company events (includes social event)
  • Regular tech catch ups/hack events
  • Attend technology events together
  • Christmas Party (partners are invited)
  • Summer away day
  • Free Car Parking at Head Offices in central Leeds
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Online learning subscription

Apply Now:

To apply, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK in order for your application to be considered.

 

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

Working at Answer Digital at a glance...

  • 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

The Answer Academies are unique, exciting programmes that equip ambitious graduates with the most contemporary technical skills and process understanding to join our ‘best in industry’ project teams. 

We run four different Academies every quarter, spanning:

  • - .NET Development
  • - Java Development
  • - Integration Engineering
  • - Automation Testing

The programmes are run by our supportive digital experts and combines structured training, self-learning and hands-on mentoring. 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 project phase towards the end of the programmes makes sure all graduates get a great insight into one of today’s most dynamic and rewarding industries.

CAREER PROGRESSION:

By graduating the Answer Academy, you will be equipped to work as part of a live project. This role will involve working in agile teams to deliver innovative solutions for Answer Digital’s customers. Our Academy graduates often progress at pace after completing these programmes. We have seen one of our graduates progress from ‘Graduate’ to ‘Lead Consultant’ in just 3 years after 3 successive promotions! – And this isn’t an exception!

WHAT OUR ACADEMY GRADUATES SAY: 

"The .NET Academy at Answer gave me the foundations to transition from being a graduate level Java developer with little C# experience to being capable and confident in developing quality .NET solutions for clients."  James Salmon, .NET Development Academy Graduate 2018.

"The Answer Testing Academy has prepared me to be able to walk into any project and deliver a valuable contribution immediately. Following graduation, I am constantly furthering myself and pushing my boundaries to levels I never thought were personally possible for me. Answer Digital has given me the opportunity to grow my testing career quickly."  Anand Mistry, Automation Testing Academy Graduate 2018.

"The academy has constantly challenged me throughout, culminating in getting invited to work on-site with one of Answer's biggest client.”  Rowell Heria, .NET Development Academy Graduate 2017.