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Our mission is to improve the digital experience for all and we need a great team to do it. We're always searching for passionate, talented and driven people who are keen to learn, progress and grow with us. If you thrive on diversity, collaboration and a great working environment, we'd love for you to join our team!
Our nearly 150 strong team consists of project managers, developers, designers, business analysts, testers, DevOps engineers, technical architects, product managers, IT, DBAs, the commercial and HR teams.
We pride ourselves on raising apprentices and junior talent through our ranks, giving them the opportunity to work across teams, share ideas regardless of experience and to become an integral part of our exciting projects. They can do this all while learning the skills necessary to excel within our business and their careers.
Our working environment is fast-paced and our projects require taking on responsibility, so it might not always suit everyone. However, it’s very rewarding to see your project go live and making sure it meets client requirements. Our teams can hold their own under pressure, challenge themselves and deliver high quality solutions.
To compliment our challenging projects, we take a laid back approach to culture. Rather than having a rigid corporate structure, we prefer a more informal environment. Our directors are very hands-on and super approachable. You'll often see our managing director, Andy, chatting to everyone around the office. We also operate on a flexi-time basis, allowing you to start and finish your day at times that work best for you.
We are based right in Manchester city centre, in a modern, open-plan office. We have a cosy breakout area with Wii U and PS4 (daily Fifa tournaments are a thing) and a few other areas where you can relax or have lunch. There are great transport links, awesome restaurants and bars nearby.
It’s important for us to enjoy the company of the people we work with and we put a big emphasis on social activities at Degree 53. We often have team socials and charity events, such as visits to our local, days out at the races and team holidays, darts and poker tournaments, karaoke, bake offs, quizzes and many other activities, so there’s something for everyone. We also organise monthly ‘Surprise Lunches’ where we invite vendors to cook fresh food right in our office or we order in. They always go down a treat!
We organise lunch and learn sessions where anyone can present a topic of their choice to share their thoughts or have a discussion. We’ve had a fantastic talk about poetry, the latest Apple design guidelines, how to solve a particular project issue and many others. They're very collaborative, informative and completely informal.
What Our Colleagues Say
There’s good energy around the office and everyone is great. I like the variety of projects I get to work on, as you can learn from every one of them and apply these learnings to the next project. Everyone is super helpful and makes you feel like you're part of the team from the start.
I joined Degree 53 in its early stages and have seen how the company has grown over the years. I’ve been involved in so many different projects from working with clients and developing our own products to hiring my own team. I’ve received great support to develop my career and I like how everyone helps each other regardless of the task.
Degree 53 have a strong focus on technology and developing high-end products. I like to work in a company that wants to innovate and be at the forefront of what they do. It can be challenging and we have tight deadlines, but it also drives me to push myself and learn new things which help me on so many projects.
This is my first role as a developer and I'm really enjoying working with my team! I have been involved in projects like building gaming and betting websites, learning lots of different programming languages and best practices, as well as how our work fits in with other disciplines to create an entire product. It's been really interesting so far and the company culture is great too!
I joined Sharp Gaming as a project coordinator around four months ago and I’ve already gained exposure to all areas of the business! This is the kind of environment where everybody is happy to support and guide you, but you’re also given the autonomy and flexibility to get involved wherever you want to learn. I have people around me who care about my development and want to see me become a successful project manager. Given how fast paced this industry is, there’s a surprisingly relaxed environment and I find myself having fun every day that I’m here!
I love it here! The projects have a lot of variety, the technology stack that we work with is cutting-edge but there are also established industry standards as well. The web team is extremely supportive of my personal and professional development. Every day is a laugh and everyone is extremely nice.
Star Of The Month Scheme
Monthly Team Lunches
Amazing Team Socials
£1,500 Employee Referral Bonus
25 Days Holiday A Year + Bank Holidays
Company Pension Scheme