Work with us

We have a reputation for being a no-nonsense bunch who get the job done. We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and we’re right at the centre of the startup scene, but we’ll never pursue novelty for novelty’s sake. That said, we spend so much time testing new technology for ourselves that we’ve built SSG Labs to house our internal projects, such as our giant LED wall. You can also view our work on GitHub.

Our engineers are some of the best in the business, averaging 10+ years of experience – so when we bring in someone new, they need to know their stuff and be prepared to roll their sleeves up.

Here’s who we’re looking for right now

Job title:
Senior Software Engineer
Reporting to:
Technical Director
Working from:
86-90 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London
Depends on qualifications

We remember the Roundabout before it was Silicon. When we moved into our Old Street office, there were only a handful of tech startups in the neighbourhood – and 14 years later, we’re still going strong.

We are looking for experienced and talented engineers to join our growing and close-knit team. At Solid State you'll have an unique opportunity to work with big name clients on exciting projects utilising the latest technologies currently available.

We are looking for people who have:

  • A passion for technology and take their personal development seriously
  • 5+ years experience in architecting and building web applications
  • A computer science/software engineering degree or equivalent

You should also be:

  • A hard worker with a passion for software quality
  • A champion for agile and lean principles
  • A bit of a ‘hacker’, perhaps you like working on projects in your spare time
  • Eager and open to using and exploring new technologies

Our ideal candidate for this role would have an expertise in:

  • Java, Spring, Maven
  • RDBMS and NoSQL databases
  • Cloud Architecture (AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Building RESTful webservices
  • Testing frameworks (Junit, Spock)

You should also have experience in:

  • Enterprise Integration Patterns, Service-oriented architecture, Microservices patterns and concepts
  • Ability to clearly communicate problems and solutions to technical & non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience of high and low level design, architecture and modelling
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • Docker and server orchestration
  • Git, TDD, BDD and Agile/Scrum, Kanban

It would be a bonus if you had knowledge of:

  • Message brokers (e.g. Active MQ, Kafka)
  • Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Big Data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Spark)
  • Groovy, python and bash
  • Javascript (React.js, React Native, Angular, Core JavaScript, etc)
  • Functional programming
  • Other PaaS and cloud technologies


At Solid State, we work hard but also know how to enjoy ourselves. Here are just some of the perks available:

  • Fun social events - recent adventures have included: SXSW in Austin Texas, Spirit tastings, crazy golf and axe throwing
  • Regular BBQ’s on our balcony overlooking Shoreditch
  • Unlimited beer and soft drinks to help keep you going
  • Ability to work on interesting projects (if you don’t believe us, just check out our blog)
  • Flexible working with a competitive salary

Please submit CV’s, GitHub accounts and all that sort of thing to