Senior Software Engineer

About Phorest

Phorest powers over 3,500  hair and beauty salons using our software in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Finland and the USA. Our aim is to capture 25% of the market globally – that’s one million salons and a billion dollar company.

Our system touches every point of the salon experience. We have the in salon software desktop application, Phorest Go (the native staff application),  online bookings website for salons, and custom native apps per salon. In a typical month, Phorest processes 3 million appointments and we send over 3 million SMS and 4 million emails. We process 200k online bookings per month and over 150 custom built white label native apps.

The Opportunity

We are growing fast and would like to add a new member to the team. You will join a small group of highly skilled engineers in building exciting new features and extending our platform.

Given we are a small team of 9 engineers you will have autonomy and control to shape our product vision without bureaucracy or politics.

You will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, designing and building the future of our multi-tenant SAAS platform.

The type of person we want

  • Architect/implement/recommend new software component designs or enhancements to existing software products; leads in the implementation of platform components.
  • Someone who will work with our product designers and owners to turn high-level requirements into user stories and shippable features
  • Quality & high standards really matter to us – you will focus on continually applying high coding standards, excellent attention to detail and a methodological work process.
  • Demonstrate proper coding techniques including maintainability, reuse, clean code, unit testing and driving standards within the team.
  • Develops automated unit test and acceptance tests to ensure software meets design criteria.
  • Never stops learning, pursues latest technologies, seeks for best solutions. Always looking to improve.
  • Coach and help teammates through code reviews and whiteboarding sessions
  • Be that person who gets involved at a team level on designing and implementing solutions.
  • Someone that challenges the norm and isn’t afraid to voice their opinion.


  • Proficiency in object oriented software design – (for example Java, Groovy, Ruby)
  • Familiarity with design patterns
  • Ability to work within teams using Source Control Management tools, like git. Working with pull requests, hotfixes and various branching strategies.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate, to improve quality and productivity, maintaining technical innovation and excellence
  • Discipline and appreciation of working with TDD/ CI processes.
  • Experience designing distributed services which can communicate in a fault-tolerant manner using both RESTful and message driven APIs
  • Frontend – Javascript(MVC frameworks – ember a bonus), CSS, HTML experience
  • Developers own their work from start to finish. We don’t have an operations team and we deploy and monitor the areas of the system we work in as part of our day to day. Experience with or willingness to learn Docker and AWS desired.
  • Native iOS & Android skill sets or desire to work in this areas welcome
  • Experience working with relational and NoSQL databases and performance tuning
  • Experience working in scrum environment.

Please send a CV + cover letter FAO John Doran to