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Software Engineer - Office.js Framework Applications

Definely

Definely

Software Engineering, IT
Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Software Engineer - Office.js Framework Applications

We're looking for a software engineer to optimize our product for Microsoft 365 Online

About Definely

Recognised as one of the UK’s top tech startups in 2021 by Tech Nation and as one of the 2023 top 11 UK startups in Sifted by Octopus Ventures, Definely is a fast-growing, venture-backed company on a mission to transform the $600bn global legal services market. Our customers include some of the world’s top law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations such as Allen & Overy, Dentons and Deloitte. We are also backed by a number of prominent investors and VCs, including Microsoft, Google for Startups, CRE VC and former dragon, Nick Jenkins.

Working with us

Given that we spend a good portion of our time at our place of work, we are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they’re doing and who they work with. We operate a transparent workplace culture, where every person has input at every stage and level of strategic decision-making and is a valued member of the team (we promise we are not just saying that)!

We look for natural self-starters who are curious, adaptive, resilient, apply deep logic to their thinking and, most importantly, learn from every mistake!

The role

As a Software Engineer specializing in Office.js framework applications, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining Definely products that integrate with Microsoft Word including but not limited to Definely Draft, Definely Proof, and Definely Vault. Your primary responsibility will be to build feature-rich, efficient, and user-friendly Definely applications using the Office.js framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Design and Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and develop Definely products that seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Word using the Office.js framework.
  2. Code Implementation: Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code, adhering to best practices and coding standards.
  3. UI/UX Enhancement: Create intuitive user interfaces and ensure a smooth user experience, keeping user-centric design principles in mind.
  4. Integration: Develop and maintain seamless integration between Microsoft Word and Definely's products, providing advanced functionalities and features.
  5. Testing and Debugging: Conduct rigorous testing and debugging of applications to ensure high-quality, bug-free software.
  6. Documentation: Prepare detailed documentation for code, APIs, and system architecture.
  7. Collaboration: Collaborate with the product management team to understand project requirements and deliver software that meets or exceeds user expectations.
  8. Optimization: Continuously optimize and improve application performance, taking into account memory management and responsiveness.
  9. Security: Implement security measures to protect against potential vulnerabilities and ensure data integrity.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience in software development, especially in building applications for the Office.js framework.
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and related technologies.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Microsoft Word.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Knowledge of software development best practices and design patterns.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with other Microsoft Office add-ins or apps.
  • Knowledge of additional web technologies, such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Add-in guidelines and Office Store submission process.

What we offer

  • £200-£250 per day, depending on experience.
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup.
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organisation, alongside highly motivated individuals.
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations.
  • Flexible Working.


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organization, alongside highly motivated individuals
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations
  • Office in the heart of London’s bustling Liverpool Street with the option to do hybrid working
  • Training and support.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays
  • Pension.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Equipment (where needed).


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • Paid internship
  • Hybrid working (we are based in central London)
  • A certificate upon completion to help you in the next step of your career 
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with our team of experts 
  • Working in an award-winning, fast-growing tech startup with customers including many of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.