Engineering at Student Beans

Join a team of talented developers and designers, dedicated to creating innovative, industry-leading products at the cutting edge of technology


At the heart of Student Beans is our technology. Our software empowers the lives of millions of students across the globe and is used by the most famous brands on the planet - Google, Apple, Topshop, Domino’s… to name a few. As a product-led business, Student Beans is constantly working at the bleeding edge of technology and looking for ways to challenge the status quo of software development.

Over the next few years, Student Beans will triple in size, expanding across the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. We are looking for exceptional developers and designers to join our Birmingham and Manchester offices as we grow our engineering team from 20 to 50. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and we embrace diversity in our workforce.



As an industry leader in our technology landscape, we work at the bleeding edge of technology and are constantly curious about how we can create simple solutions from complex problems.

Student Beans uses the most advanced software within a test-driven and agile environment, but we are always exploring new and innovative ways to help build robust, scalable solutions.

Back End Development
Ruby on Rails, Go, gRPC, GraphQL and JSON API, TDD, MySQL

Front End Development
Node.js, Express.js, React.js, Relay/GraphQL, Jest & ES6/JSX

Android and iOS Development

MySQL, Snowplow, RedShift, Elasticsearch

Ruby on Rails, Kubernetes, Python, SQL, AWS, Docker, Packer


Training & development

We love to nurture and grow talent at Student Beans, empowering everybody to reach their full potential.

Many of our engineers have been with us for a number of years and now manage teams of their own, have relocated across the world to establish new offices or have become just absolute gurus in their trade! We believe that is due to our complete dedication to developing talent, unique working environment and incredible career development opportunities.

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Life at Student Beans

Our engineering team is a collection of incredible people, who support each other and thrive on challenging the status quo of software development. The environment here is collaborative, fast-paced and ever-changing; you will be encouraged to voice your ideas and make autonomous decisions. Everybody is accountable.

Here are just a few reasons why our engineers think Student Beans is an awesome place to work:

Our culture: relaxed, adult, autonomous, empowering - no hierarchy or project cherry-picking.

Our projects: working as part of a squad within an agile, fast-paced and dynamic environment, you’ll collaborate with other developers and designers to refine and further our products - you’ll be constantly challenged, constantly learning and constantly improving.

Our growth: by 2020, Student Beans will have grown from 70 to 370 people and opened offices across the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Our stack: we work with the most cutting-edge technology to produce only the highest quality code for our clients - Google, Apple, Topshop, Domino’s.

Our PERKS: remote and flexible working (12pm starts!), very generous annual leave, access to ALL our student discounts, free gym membership, famous Christmas/Summer parties… and salaries are pretty good as well.


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