Softwire is a successful software company with offices in London, Cambridge, Manchester and Bucharest. We deliver innovative, high quality software solutions in a range of sectors, including government, healthcare, financial services, media and not-for-profit, with clients including the BBC, the Cabinet Office and Google DeepMind.
We hire the brightest people, regardless of background, and give them the training they need to become great software developers. We look for projects which push boundaries and expand our expertise, and our technology-agnostic approach means our developers become multi-skilled, and comfortable working in a range of languages and environments.
Our friendly atmosphere, stimulating work and promote-from-within ethos are some of the reasons people love working at Softwire: we’ve been close to the top of the UK Best Companies list for 10 years in a row. We believe that everyone should reap the benefits of our joint efforts, so our salaries are extremely competitive and half our profits are paid out to staff. And we also provide plenty of opportunity to give back to local and not-so-local communities through charitable and pro bono work.
Most of our staff stay with Softwire for many years. Our retention rate, usually hovering around the 90% mark, is one of the highest in any industry. Graduates that join us from university go on to have long and fulfilling careers here, and a big part of that is down to the range of options for career progression that are available.
Some employees become team leads or technical leads, taking oversight of project delivery. Others might choose to spend more time with customers, moving into consulting or pre-sales roles. And some people elect to specialise, becoming expert in one or more technical domains. No matter where an employee wants to get to, we provide the opportunity and support to make sure it happens. The very best example of this? Our current managing director - and the previous one - both joined Softwire as graduate developers.