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A tech company aiming to make a real difference.

We use technology to build products that disrupt the market. We’re building our products from the ground up, with the customer at the core. A team of self-starters, we have the freedom to make decisions, innovate and deliver fast.

We are a start-up with big plans

If we don’t, who the f**k will?

We believe in our product and to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of tech we have some basic core principles.


Own it

  • We own the products & features we build; as a team we succeed and fail together
  • We own our actions (and our mistakes) and we make sure to learn from them
  • We make the 5S'matter - Security, Stability, Scalability, Speed, Spend


It starts and ends with the customer

  • We are mostly building things for customers, so we start by questioning why we are doing it for them
  • We consider data privacy from the very start (Privacy by design)
  • We make the 5S'matter - Security, Stability, Scalability, Speed, Spend


Quality is in the fabric

  • Quality and security are built-in, not just tested in
  • We use the widest possible range of techniques to ensure we avoid sacrificing quality (TDD, BDD, Pairing, Mobbing, Observability, automation, pull requests) because it makes sense
  • In the choice between quality, scope and time, quality is generally not sacrificed


Fail fast but avoid breaking existing things

  • Things will break, make sure they are caught quickly through vigilance and observability (monitoring and alerting)
  • We don’t cover our arse, it masks issues and creates additional risk
  • We use automation to stay safe and run efficiently. If we have to repeat something manually more than a handful of times, we automate it


All things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the best one

  • Think through solutions; use second-order thinking; ask what additional problems this will create
  • Deep and Fast: Use shaping and questioning to build a richer solution, then go fast
  • We know when to build versus buy; concentrate on building core IP and use existing services where it has already been built


Default to sharing

  • We communicate what we are doing (working remotely requires overdoing this)
  • We seek to both understand and share context
  • We value transparency and honesty


We use data to inform decisions

  • We seek to measure what we care about
  • Instrumentation to understand what is happening and to pre-empt issues before they happen
  • Decisions aim have data-based insight available as one of the inputs

Grow with us

We don’t pigeon-hole people into roles. If you have ideas and want to get stuck in on something, you do! We also support each other in personal projects.

Be a part of something big

What we are building is much bigger than insurance. Our vision is to get people talking about death. And make planning for it (dare we say it..) fun! We’ve lots more products and services in the pipeline and need creative, innovative people to help us make this happen.

Have your share of the pie

You help grow and develop Deadhappy - you get rewarded. All our staff are awarded Share Options in the business. Meaning we are all invested, personally and financially in Deadhappy’s success.

Work Flexible

Work where you want, when you want. We don’t do rules at Deadhappy. You manage your own time and work, as an adult, we don’t think you need to be told what to do!

Our employees are the heart of DeadHappy

What’s in it for you?

We are still a young company and we are looking to grow our benefits package over time, but so far we offer:

Unlimited fully paid time off

We actively support you to take as much time off as you need for anything and to prioritise your mental and physical health. If you are unwell, have suffered a bereavement in your family or you just need to get your haircut or feel that you need to treat yourself to a spa day. Take it.

Super flexible working

We give you the choice of working from our creative and vibrant office, based in the heart of Leicester City or working remotely from any place you may choose. We have regular meet-ups and days/nights out which you will be welcome to come along to if that’s your “cup of tea”.

A workplace pension scheme

We want our employees to succeed in every way and it’s important to us that eventually you’ll be able to live out your life doing exactly you want so we match your pension contributions up to 3%.

The latest tech

We are big believers in having the right tools for the right job so every member of the tech team receives a brand new 16in Macbook Pro (Yes the new ones with all the ports back!, A 4k display to go with it and any other equipment you need.

Cycle to work

As well as your gym membership we also offer the government backed cycle to work scheme to get you that brand new bike that you've been eyeing up.

Subsidised gym membership

We want you to be the best version of you possible to help out we will pay part of your monthly gym membership if you would like it.

Join us

Open vacancies

We are always looking for talented, driven people. Here are the current roles we’re advertising for but if the role you are looking for isn’t here reach out to us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to have a cuppa and a chat.

    Sorry, we aren’t currently recruiting right now, check back regularly for updates