Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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Our Culture

We are passionate about building technical solutions to ultimately enable the highest quality of journalism. As a team we believe trusted high quality journalism plays an important role in a post-truth, post-fact world.

We are a vibrant and diverse group of people from different backgrounds, and with different interests outside of tech. There are over 2,200 employees across our offices (London, Sofia, New York, Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong), and we are deeply committed to furthering equality and diversity, not just in our organization, but in the wider tech industry. FT is part of the Tech Talent Charter, where we have committed to reaching gender parity within the Product & Technology department by 2022.

We make it our priority to provide the most flexible conditions for everyone, including flexible working hours, the capacity to work from home when needed, part-time flexibility for almost all our roles (from junior to director), a 35-hour work week, 10% time and more.

We have very active communities which you are welcome to participate in such as FT Women, FT Embrace (our BAME network), Proud FT, and ad-hoc social events such as regular board games and quiz nights, netball, rounders and football.

 

FT Tech

We firmly believe that the success of our products and teams is strictly tied to the success of our people. In FT Tech we invest in you as an individual at every step of your career, supporting your professional growth as well as your personal development.

Most engineers that move into senior tech leadership positions in FT Technology every year have started out in more junior roles. Throughout their FT careers they’ve acquired not just the technical skills required for complex new challenges, but also the professional and social skills to support the development of newer junior members.

As part of FT Tech you will have access to all of the support and tools you need to have a successful, growing career with us, as well as those you may want to leverage to support the growth of others around you.

You will also have the opportunity and our support to attend (and speak at, if you’re inclined) world-renowned tech conferences to further develop your skills every year. Furthermore, you’ll have access to fully funded professional certifications, internal and external workshops and tech talks.

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Tech Stack

Our tech stack includes, but is not limited to:

Roles

(Senior) Full Stack Engineer
Permanent / Office based
London, UK
Software Engineer - FT Origami
Permanent / Office based
London, UK
Senior Cyber Security Engineer
Permanent / Office based
London, UK
Product Designer
Permanent / Office based
London, UK
Business Analyst - Customer Products
Permanent / Office based
London, UK

Our Benefits

Career Development

  • We offer confidential career coaching, mentoring and a range of training courses, including a development programme designed for women.
  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme

Flexible Working

  • Flexi leave
  • Shared parental leave in some regions and two days of paid volunteer leave each year.
  • Confidential counselling services are also available 24/7.

Health & Wellness

  • We offer competitive health care options in all regions, plus services to help employees and their families manage their health and wellbeing.
  • Take advantage of a subsidised gym membership in London, New York and Manila or weekly yoga and meditation classes in London
  • Our London and Manila offices also have on-site restaurant and dining facilities.

Investing in Your Future

  • Employees can save for the future through competitive local pension schemes, such as a double match employee pension contribution in UK and an additional retirement savings plan in China.
  • Pension plan, company doubling your contribution

Giving Back

  • We provide opportunities on site and in our local communities so employees can contribute to causes they care about.
  • Staff are entitled to two paid days of volunteering leave each year, plus up to £500 in company matching for charities they support.

Parents at the FT

  • We provide structured coaching support before, during and after family leave so new parents can return to work with confidence, and we are committed to exploring other ways to better support all working parents and those who care for other dependents.

Holiday

  • 25 days of leave, increasing to 30 after two years

Perks

  • flexidays, childcare vouchers, give as you earn, cycle to work, travel loans, healthcare, dental, life assurance, gym membership and local business discounts
  • FT employees get free or discounted access to an array of museums and cultural exhibits throughout the UK and in Hong Kong.

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Locations

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1 Friday Street, Bracken House, London, England

Our Remote Working Policy

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We continue to evolve and promote flexible working arrangements and upskill managers to support a flexible workforce. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the FT management board also agreed to support remote and flexible working to a much greater extent than in the past, with our offices reimagined as spaces for collaboration, group work, and networking.