You will start at around 9am - although it could be earlier or later, depending on your sleeping habits! You'll probably start by making yourself a drink and catching up on your emails. Suitably fortified, you'll make headway on your current tasks - which will have already been agreed with your manager, along with estimates of how long they will take, at the beginning of each week.
Tasks vary between learning about a new feature of the industry, to getting your head down and designing, coding and testing. These tasks are intermingled with status meetings, white board sessions, training seminars and day-to-day contact with your manager and team.
You can have lunch in the canteen or take a walk into the local shops and cafes. If you like sports, you can choose to play badminton, football, squash, tennis... all played at different standards to suit everyone's level of skill.
Towards 6pm, there's often a move to go for a drink to celebrate the arrival of a new starter, a happy occasion or just the end of the day.
Your contracted hours will be 37.5 hours per week. In practice, and out of choice, most people work slightly more than this. However, our working hours are pretty flexible so, as long as you get the work done (and do it well), you don't have to stick to the normal 9 - 5.30 routine.
With customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and with offices on both sides of the Atlantic, the opportunities for travel are excellent.
You will be given real responsibility from day one. Your mentor and manager will ensure you have a development plan that is tailored to you. There will be a supportive team around you and you'll never be left 'on your own'.
We produce software for use across the telecommunications industry, transforming old networks with the very latest, 5G technology.
The answer is anyone! We have a very diverse range of people working for us. Whatever your interests are or personality type, there is a place for you here. The thing that everyone has in common is their genuine interest in technology and passion for solving complex problems. Watch this short video to see what some of our current employees get up to outside of work
This varies for different roles across the business and will depend on the level of experience you have when you join us. Once you are fully ramped up, you will be given greater responsibility and more challenging problems to solve. Your bespoke Learning and Development plan and career opportunities mean that, at Metaswitch, you will never stop learning!
We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical way. You can view our CEO’s statement relating to our corporate social responsibility here.
Environmental sustainability is something that is very important to us. We do our utmost to raise awareness internally about the impact that employees and Metaswitch, as a whole, have on the environment. To achieve this, we have an active employee-lead sustainability group working on sustainability initiatives throughout the organisation.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is important to us at Metaswitch. Not only does it make happier employees, it makes sense, more diverse groups create more diverse thought and informed decision making. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for more information on how we do this.
We encourage a relaxed dress code at Metaswitch, with many people preferring to dress in smart casual clothing. Customer facing individuals often choose to dress a little more formally.
For your interview, we would recommend that you use your own judgement as to what you consider appropriate clothing and what you will feel comfortable in.
Interviews at Metaswitch are designed to test you – yet are informal. Depending on the role that you have applied to, you can expect to spend most of the day with us. You will be asked to complete some tests/problem solving questions, as well as meet with members of the team.
We play hard at Metaswitch. We have a number of activities you can get involved in outside of work. Every lunchtime there are sporting activities in the local park, whether it’s Touch Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball or Tennis. We also have a number of other activities including Boardgames and Hackathons. If you are unable to find an activity that you are interested in, we always welcome someone starting a new group.
Our core hours are 9am-5.30pm but we also operate a flexible policy across much of the business and so if there is something different that you would like to do, please do discuss with us.
As well as our HQ in Enfield, we have UK offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Chester and Coventry and Belfast. We also have offices in the US, APAC and EMEA. Some positions may require an employee to be based in a specific location. If you have a desire to work in a particular office, please let us know when you apply.
We are proud to have a supportive culture which enables our employees to learn, develop, progress, and reach their goals. Learning at Metaswitch is a mixture of on the job learning, internal and external training courses, group learning sessions and formal mentoring programmes. We also have guilds and networks such as the Scrum Masters Guild or People Development Guild. At Metaswitch regardless of your role, your experience or your goals you can expect to find an environment that will support you.
We cover up to £50 interview costs, to cover your travel to and from interviews. If you think your travel will cost more than this, or if you require overnight accommodation please contact us in advance to discuss this.
You can apply by clicking on the “CV upload” link underneath the job description you are interested in. Alternatively, you can email us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy of your CV and cover letter, telling us which role you would like to apply to.