Software Engineer

Edinburgh office, home-based or hybrid

Full time

£27,000 to £45,000

Do you miss the excitement of working on multiple projects at any one time?  Do you dream of working for a company where everyone knows your name?  If you are looking for a software engineer role that is both fun and rewarding, and you love working with PHP, Vue.js, Docker and AWS then read on!

Who are PODFather?

We are a team of 40, based in the Gyle area of Edinburgh and we offer something special here at PODFather.  Our whole ethos is about creating something unique and rewarding for both our customers and our staff.  When you work here you can be sure that you will get involved with challenging projects with a fun friendly environment.  Being a medium sized company means you get to be involved in multiple projects, wear different hats, and really make a difference to the assignments that you are working on. 

What do we do?

We develop and deliver route optimisation and electronic proof of delivery technology to the logistics and construction sectors.  We have some huge clients, and some tiny ones, with a range of software solution needs and we are growing fast so now is a great time to join our team.

As a PODFather software engineer you can rest assured that we’ll do all we can to make your role easier.  We are committed to using CI/CD pipelines to automate code deployment, catch errors through static analysis and to automatically run test suites.  Our set up complements our Agile processes by allowing rapid feedback cycles.  Plus, we throw in your choice of operating system (W10, Mac, Ubuntu) and tech, allowing you to do your job to the best of your abilities with the right kit. 

Where do you fit in?

You would be joining our cross-functional Agile development teams to collaborate on full-stack PHP Symfony and iOS/Android apps to enhance and develop our software products in what is big business benefits for a rapidly growing client list.

Tell us about your skills & experience.

We have a variety of Software Engineering roles at various levels.  If you have some or all the skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • Understanding of OO design patterns
  • Strong PHP skills
  • Debugging
  • Solid Unit Testing
  • API Integration Knowledge
  • JS, Linux, and SQL experience
  • Mentoring and supporting Junior Engineers as appropriate

What you’ll get in return

In return, we offer a competitive salary, great culture, and environment, flexible working, a personal training budget, interesting projects and tech, and exciting extras, together with a supportive and collaborative place for you to


Staff benefits

Salary £27,000 to £45,000 depending on experience

30 days holiday a year + 1 extra day for every year worked with us (up to 10 years)

High spec workstation, multiple monitors and your choice of operating system

A commitment to your development through an individual training budget

A great working environment and social events programme

Life assurance scheme inc. remote GP appointments, well being support, physiotherapy and employee assistance

Generous pension plan

Working at Podfather

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Lead software engineer

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Senior Support Engineer

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Senior Software Engineer

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Customer Success Manager

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Head of Sales

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Managing Director