Software Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

🌞 About Furbnow 

Furbnow is a retrofit service for homeowners looking to start their journey to reducing their energy bills and carbon emissions, and having a warmer home. Customers want impartial advice and clear information on what will work for their home and lifestyle, how they can stage the work to fit their budget and minimise disruption. They want help finding installers and support if something goes wrong.

More detail on Furbnow can be found on our website - 

Furbnow helps homeowners with a service that: 

  • 🏡 provides a whole home retrofit plan to achieve your goals for your home
  • 🔧 gets them underway with their project: connects homeowners with trustworthy installers, provides a contract, a warranty for the work and a Retrofit Coordinator to oversee the project
  • 📊 monitors energy performance to see how the project has affected your energy and provides annual inspection of any work completed

💸 Mission + Vision

We believe that Furbnow can transform the retrofit and energy efficiency industry and improve the homes of millions in the UK. Our mission is to make every home warm, affordable to run and ready for a heat pump in the future. There is no competitor taking our approach and our vision is to be the go-to place for homeowners to start their journey to low carbon heating.

Job Description

About the role

Joining Furbnow as a Software Engineer is an incredible opportunity to put your skills into practice to make a difference to the climate crisis, helping us scale up retrofits of Britain’s housing stock. You’ll work closely with the CTO to build out the infrastructure that powers the business.

✔️ What your new job will be: 


  • Full stack responsibilities for creating and managing our application
  • Designing, developing and maintaining a performant and scalable platform to power Furbnow’s business
  • Creating a user-facing application with Python, Django, HTMX and React/Typescript that will delight our users
  • Write and maintain unit and integration tests
  • Develop our roadmap, test features and come up with ideas for improvements


  • Deploying and monitoring our services

Data and databases

  • Oversee a managed Postgres instance and ensure our data model is robust
  • Managing our backend API
  • Manage migrations and iterate quickly while ensuring our data is secure
  • Design pipelines to ingest and manage structured and unstructured data from our suppliers and customers


  • Working with the team to develop the product roadmap


🎯 About You


  • Python experience
  • Full stack web development experience and knowledge to create, deploy and maintain an application in the cloud - git, cloud services, databases
  • Good understanding of software design principles and patterns
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Javascript experience, and familiarity with Typescript
  • Familiarity with React or other front-end frameworks
  • Experience with TailwindCSS or component libraries 
  • Familiarity with Postgres
  • Docker or other container technologies
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques (vision, text)

Additional Information

What’s in it for you

  • Work at the leading edge for delivering on our carbon targets in the UK by helping homeowners to start their decarbonisation journey 🏠
  • You are helping bring a high-growth startup to life to and execute on our growth ambitions 🚀
  • Work directly with the CEO & CTO to shape and deliver the growth strategy 💁🏻‍♀️
  • Become part of the Founder's Factory entrepreneurial ecosystem & build relationships with industry leaders for life 💙
  • A culture of self-development, continuous growth and radical candour 🙏
  • Opportunity to build a team and develop an exciting growth strategy with Furbnow as we scale 👾

📈 Benefits

  • Salary in the range of £60-70k plus equity in the company
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible working location if desired – Central London or Birmingham
  • High spec laptop

📅 Interview process

  • Initial screening call
  • Technical task (4 hours max in your own time)
  • Technical follow-up interview (1 hour)
  • Chat with our founder and CEO

If you are as passionate as us about decarbonising people's homes and personal development and are not scared of joining us in the deep end for challenging but meaningful work - then this may just be the role for you! 😉