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.

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 (September 2019 Start)

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

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!

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  

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."

Anand Mistry, Automation Testing Academy Graduate 2018.

Apply Now:

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Solution Architect (Junior)

We are looking for an Architect to design, integrate and implement complex and large-scale technical solutions in complex application landscapes. Ideally you will have worked with large healthcare organisations and have experience of designing and building technical solutions, with experience of engaging with suppliers and senior stakeholders.

The role is for people who want to make a difference, think big and help our customers get the most out of digital technology.

Job Type Permanent
Location Across Leeds & Manchester (includes travel when project requires it)
Salary Competitive + bonus + pension + career development + events

To be successful in this role you will has the following experience / skills:

  • Defining technical solutions including integration to legacy systems
  • Experience of system to system integration and interoperability
  • Experience in NHS organisations (primary care, secondary care, CCGs, national bodies)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in a non-technical language
  • Experience working in a project management and delivery focused environment
  • Hands-on experience in delivering a solution from inception through to implementation
  • Strong background in client-facing roles with excellent stakeholder management

Desirable skills include:

  • Technology background in .NET
  • Client facing experience gained from a technical consultancy or software vendor
  • Ability to represent organisations at local, regional and national architecture forums
  • Architecture and system design experience for nationwide interoperability programmes
  • Experience working directly with executive and director level management
  • Previous background as a Software Developer or Systems Integrator

The Role:

  • Defining technical solutions and defining requirements and producing technical designs
  • Liaising with technical and project teams on new and existing changes
  • Providing architecture for teams to ensure applications align with the overall strategy
  • Ensuring teams delivers proposed solutions, to quality, within the overall plan
  • Managing risks and issues as they arise and escalating to senior leaders as required
  • Motivating and mentoring teams to meet their objectives

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.

Current vacancies

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 Academies

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. 

Our four different Academies are run quarterly and these span .NET Development, Java Development, Integration Engineering and 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.

OUR ACADEMY IN ACTION:

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.