Yes, we do make ROCKETS! We’re always on the lookout for new crew members to join our Queens award winning team and help us build amazing technology solutions for startups, scaleup businesses and corporate innovators. Not everything involves a rocket and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work here, but we’re ready for anything! You will love working with Rocketmakers if… 1) You’re passionate about turning innovative ideas into reality using the latest technology; 2) You want to improve people’s lives through the software you build; and 3) You care deeply about the quality of your work and the people you work closely with.
What we do - our projects
We work with startups, scaleups and corporates to turn their innovative ideas into reality using the latest tech. We like to make a difference to people’s lives with the software we build, and work on projects covering a wide range of different sectors, from elite sport and medical systems to sustainable energy and fair trade travel.
While we mainly build innovative apps and websites, we also love developing virtual and augmented reality software when we get the opportunity. You can find out more about the projects we work on in the Projects section.
What we offer
Our work environment is relaxed but professional, with small teams and supportive team members. In terms of career progression, there’s always an opportunity to skill up in areas of particular interest, as well as taking on more responsibility, mentoring newer members of the team, and growing your skillset in whichever ways you choose!
We have funds available for training, development and conferences. Take a look at what some of our current team say about us at the bottom of the page.
How we work
It’s important to us to do things the right way and produce high quality code. We’re also big proponents of and contributors to the open source community. We work in small multi-skilled teams using scrum or kanban - always aiming to be as agile as we can.
We have a flat structure where everyone is valued for their own areas of expertise and interest. Our developers speak directly with our clients on a regular basis so everyone’s in the loop and feels part of one team.
We are a values-driven organisation and our values are core to how we work. If you apply for a role with us, we'll be looking to see how you demonstrate:
- Collaboration - being supportive of others and in it together
- Learning continuously
- Integrity, Accountability and Trust
- Pride in what you do
- Motivation and ability to self-start
A brand new MacBook
Everyone gets their own top of the range laptop.
In the office, wherever you sit you'll have the ability to stand to improve your health.
We have a regular weekly delivery of fresh fruit for all when we're in the office.
Free Friday brunch
Global pandemic permitting, we enjoy bagels as a team every Friday morning.
Free branded clothes
You'll get your very own Rocketmakers branded hoody and t-shirts.
30 seconds from Bath Spa train station
The office is easily commutable from Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon, Chippenham, Swindon, Cardiff and further afield.
We rarely work at client site
Enjoy going to the same office almost everyday, with only the occasional client site visit when the pandemic allows
"Best place to work in Bath"
Take a look at this virtual tour of our brilliant new office in the centre of Bath
Flexible start and finish times
Start early and finish early, or start late and leave late - work when you're at your best.
Work from home
If you need to wait in for a delivery, have a dental appointment, or if the Prime Minister tells you to, it's no problem to work the odd day from home.
Take holiday whenever you need it without counting the days.
From running club to masterchef classes or crafternoons, team members are always starting new groups.
Everyone is welcome to get involved with the local community, whether it's giving talks at local schools or running tech and business events for the surrounding area.
Enhanced shared parental leave
Regardless of gender or how you've come to be a parent, our leave policy is completely equal.
We care about your wellbeing and have all sorts of initiatives to support your mental health.
We have a great benefits package including Perkbox for discounts, competitions and coaching.
Looking after our people
We have a wide range of social activities aiming to be as inclusive as possible. Whether at our monthly pub social (alcohol optional) or doing some crafts or cooking in the office, we do our best to make sure there’s something for everyone who wants to be involved. Check out our 'People page' to see who you could be working alongside.
We understand the importance of taking care of yourself, and we have a company wellbeing policy that we review regularly. Since the start of the global pandemic this has been even more of a priority for us and we have implemented a range of initiatives to help everyone cope with this strange time with flexible working at the core of our approach.
We’re owned and run by the founders Richard and Keith who set up the business 13 years ago. We have created a culture where team members tend to stick around. We are growing quickly (and responsibly) and we have welcomed 10 new crew members since June 2020 and hope to onboard many more in 2021. Have a browse of some of our benefits to see how we like to look after everyone.
Based just 30 seconds from the train station in central Bath, we’re a big part of the local tech community and sponsor lots of local organisations and events - take a look at our blog to find out more. We also like to share our love of tech with schools and students to encourage the next generation of coders, male and female, from all backgrounds.
I was very close to quitting development as a career and going into something different before I began at Rocketmakers. My previous experience in the industry was just of hostile, corporate environments. It’s completely different at Rocketmakers. It’s a community, even a family. I actually care about the people I work with and I think they really care about me.
I applied because I thought I’d like the benefits, but as soon as I sat down for an interview with Richard and Keith I knew this was really different sort of place. It almost didn’t feel like an interview. They just wanted to know if I was a good fit for Rocketmakers, not trip me up or find my weaknesses.
Vince Cox Backend Developer, joined January 2018
When I was looking for a new job last year I only applied to Rocketmakers. I got the impression it was full of talented software engineers doing amazing things, and they really wanted to do good in the community. You never really know if a company is as good as you’d hoped until you get there, but I know now I definitely made the right decision. I really enjoy the fact that there is a very supportive working environment. If you have any sort of problem with your work you can go to Richard or Keith and you’ll be helped.
Nick Soper Full Stack Developer, joined April 2017
Starting during the lockdown was certainly nerve racking but I've found the process to be super smooth. I think the tools and catch ups Rocketmakers have in place to keep everyone connected work really well, and I definitely feel part of the team and well integrated. There is a focus on wellness which has been re-assuring during this odd time, and we have been constantly reviewing and trying new ways to stay in touch, which I've really appreciated.
Michaela Dennis Project Manager, joined August 2020
I’ve worked at places that have been described as ‘friendly’, but here everyone seems to be actually friends, which is a whole world of difference.
Greg Skinner Software Engineer, joined June 2020