Software Developers

Job type: Full Time / Permanent

Location: Based at Head Office in Maidstone, Kent

Salary / Benefits : £30-40k pa. PMI, Profit Share & 25 day’s holiday


Anyone can offer you a job, we want to offer you a future!


Why Parenta?

  • Opportunity for career advancement and further learning
  • Warm and friendly working environment
  • Autonomy and Creative Freedom
  • Passionate colleagues and great team spirit
  • Generous basic salary, PMI, Profit Share & 25 day’s holiday

At Parenta we bounce ideas around, challenge the status quo, act quickly, laugh constantly and celebrate continuously!

We provide unrivalled training, marketing and business software solutions to the £5BN Childcare Industry across the UK. To support our unprecedented growth, we are currently looking to hire a Software Developer to help us build robust, fit for purpose applications for Parenta’s SaaS products and internal systems. Your primary responsibility will be to develop applications by coordinating with colleagues working on different layers of the infrastructure and problem solving from project inception through to deployment, ensuring end goals are achieved by specified deadlines.

What do we do?

At Parenta we aim to deliver high quality software through the use of industry best practice. We are continuously improving our development techniques and welcome feedback and criticism. In this pursuit we write our software using test driven development, aiming for 100% coverage and use the technologies we believe are suited to these goals.

We try to apply the SOLID principles and OO design throughout our development which primarily consists of C#, Typescript and Angular 2. We have several projects which use older technologies that require support and eventually migration to the current technical stack. These older technologies include Angular 1, jQuery, Microsoft Web Forms, but in no way consume a majority of development time.

We don’t stick with dead technologies for the sake of consistency like a lot of companies. We value reasoned, evidence based decisions involving our technical stack. We aren’t afraid to try a new technique or technology and we aren’t afraid to drop it either.

There are several greenfield projects being planned at Parenta and you will have a chance to be involved in the process and development from the beginning through to completion. This is an extremely valuable opportunity for someone looking to expand their skills in software development.

Who will you be working with?

We have two dedicated QA staff who manually test, as well as maintain our end to end test suites. In addition to the QA team we have a designer and a business analyst. You can expect to be working closely with everyone and on a wide variety of projects. We don’t pigeon hole people to particular roles or particular projects so you can expect to get exposure to all aspects of development.

What we look for…

Primary among the things we are interested in is the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and challenges. It isn’t critical that you have experience in every piece of technology listed here but the more you are familiar with the more beneficial it will be.

  • Strong development methodologies and experience.
  • Proven experience with the following technologies: Angular (v1/2, preferably v2), JavaScript, Typescript, CSS (v3), HTML5, Unit Testing (TDD – specifically), Web Pack.
  • Knowledge of C#, SQL would be desirable.
  • Good team player and able to work on own initiative.
  • Proven ability of establishing strong, effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Strong organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage complex projects.
  • Ability to prioritise.

If you would like to have a confidential chat before you apply please call Emily Marshall on 07976634942.