Our Careers

Bright people stick around and do well at Bluesmith. Here's why you should join us.

Are you a natural problem-solver with a reputation for logical thinking? Did you enjoy logic, quants or the programming you tried at university? Got a degree in maths, science or computing?

If so, then you're already well on the way to becoming a technical specialist in software or data engineering.

Bluesmith can help you build a rewarding career in IT, with inspiring training, friendly support and generous perks for people like you who love a challenge.

We are Bluesmith

We're a modestly-sized, thriving Yorkshire IT company, yet we hold our own amongst rivals many times our size. We specialise in data warehousing, and application design and build. And thanks to our dedicated, tightly-knit teams of specialists, we unlock value in IT systems for clients as large and varied as Direct Line, Virgin Media and The Co-op.

We live for teams

We invest in the most talented people in our industry, uniting them behind a philosophy that creates high-performing, highly cohesive teams. We devote ourselves to nurturing individuals like you, and the results we know you're capable of.

Perks for people like you

  • Employee Ownership: a tax break on your share of the profits and a say in the future of the company.

  • Variety: no ranks or pigeon-holes at Bluesmith; we're ego-free and mutual respect is fundamental.

  • Rewards: profit-sharing and generous holidays.

  • Support: friendly, peer-to-peer discussion every day, plus flexible working.

  • Growth and development: learn as you go with award-winning training, plus ample opportunities to develop your technical excellence.

  • Competitive salary: fair, industry-matched plus increases with experience.

If you want a fascinating job, surrounded by people you respect and who respect you, you'll fit right in here at Bluesmith.

Meet some of our people

Liz

"The initial training was fantastic and equipped me to take on responsibility as soon as I started real project work. The working environment is calm and relaxed and all my team members are extremely approachable - the senior managers too!"

Joseph

"I love that Bluesmith is genuinely invested in ensuring we keep developing new skills and learning new technologies. From new starters to seasoned veterans, everyone is always eager to keep learning and sharing knowledge."

Eleanor

"I've found the best thing about Bluesmith is working on interesting and challenging projects with great people. Everyone takes pride in the work they do and are always willing to lend a hand. This makes it an enjoyable working environment where I can continue to learn and strengthen my skill set."

Jon

"I enjoy the variety of projects and types of customer that I work with. I quickly felt like I became part of the team as everyone here is very friendly and approachable."

What it's like to work here

On a typical day you might optimise a parallel data-load process, debug a production API call in Node, or build a Python microservice to handle terabyte-scale data volumes.

We'll teach you everything about systems design, development and testing the Bluesmith way: all at your own pace, using exercises from real-world projects.

You'll get a friendly progress mentor too. And at the end of your award-winning training, we'll give you a full-time job with a share of our profits plus generous holidays too.

Apply now

to become a technical specialist in software or data engineering.

Data Engineer

Software Engineer

Are you a details-person with an aptitude for numbers? Maybe testing theories and measuring results are your thing.

Are you a natural problem-solver with a gift for logical-thinking?

You'll have basic programming skills, an analytical outlook, and an interest in big data, logic or quants. Experience of Python, relational databases and SQL is desirable.

Strong technical focus is crucial for this job. You'll also be a competent programmer - experience of Python, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET, MongoDB or SQL Server is a bonus.

Whether an experienced I.T. professional or graduate looking for a career in I.T., if you have the right stuff and want to be part of Bluesmith, please contact us.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter by email.

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  • Archery Tag
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  • Bubble Football
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  • Team Building
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  • Indoor Climbing
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  • SQL Bits Conference
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  • Table Tennis Competition
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  • Offsite Training and Team Building
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  • Escape Room
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