Cards on the table
Know what is on the table: Companies disclose salary ranges, equity, boni and benefits upfront- before you interview.
Only one application needed for all top employers in Berlin, London and Stockholm. We do the rest, you choose.
You decide who gets to see your profile. Current and past employers can be excluded.
We know it’s not all about the money, we help you find the perfect fit and settle in.
We only work with hand-selected companies and the best developers, so you are in good company.
Land the job that makes you happy. We only get paid if you stay for at least 3 months!
It was just amazing. Finally a team that really knows what matters when you are looking for a new challenge. A great, streamlined job application process, only exciting projects, great employers and no nasty salary surprises.Steve J.
I love Up & Front, it made the whole hiring process so easy, efficient and comfortable. Thanks to you I have found an exciting project with an amazing bunch of developers that I could not have found anywhere else.Barack O.
I found my dream job! Great experience, great fun, super fast and an easy process. You guys rock!Angie M.
How it works
1. Create your profile
Once submitted, we will screen your profile. If you fit our requirements, we will be in touch asap.
Your profile is not public. We will first schedue a Skype call or meeting with you in person to talk about your wishes, requirements and what you are looking for. We will present you cool companies that fit your interests and profile. You can exclude any companies you do not want your profile to see at any time, e.g. current or past employers, corporates or start ups, etc. Next we will introduce you to the teams over a cup of coffee(script) and you can take it form there!
2. Watch the offers come in
After meeting you the companies will have 1 week (7 days) to make you an introductory offer, so you can expect fast results. Often devs get offers much faster than this. The offer will remain valid for another week unless agreed otherwise.
During this week you can talk to other companies you are interested in. If you have some questions about the offer or the role, you can reach out to the company and ask clarifying questions before making up your mind.
3. Select the best
When you meet the teams, some employers require technical demonstrations of your programming skills, e.g. coding challenges, collaborative code-editing or code reviews. Some companies interview in person, others prefer to first call you or have a Skype chat before inviting you in to meet the team.
This time will be the most stressful in the process, so make sure you set some time aside to prepare and rest so you can appear your best. Also know, we have been there ourselves and we are there for you every step of the way, e.g. if you need some help with organising your schedule or if you have questions about the best way to prepare.
4. You have found the perfect place
Once you have chosen the perfect team and project and they have chosen you. Time to celebrate!
What are companies looking for?
Grades and previous employers can matter to some employers, but we are by far more interested in your passion for programming and where you have demonstrated your skills.
In the backend, the technologies most in demand are Ruby, Python, NodeJS and iOS, but some also look for Android and Java / Scala developers.
Companies also look for strong front-end geniuses and UX/UI professionals. Occasionally we also get high demand for senior product managers and product owners.
Also, please note that our companies are looking for full-time staff that can join their teams on site, so we are not the right place if you are looking for part-time or remote work.
Although most teams prefer you joining them as an employee, many of the companies on our list are happy to accommodate freelancers.
Do I have to accept one of the offers?
No, of course you do not have to accept one of the offers.
Where are the companies based?
The companies that we work with are based in the coolest cities on planet Earth: in Berlin, London and Stockholm. More cities coming soon.
The company is great but the offer too low
If the company looks like it could be a great fit and if the offer is roughly in the right ballpark (10-20% off), we recommend you interview with them and negotiate the offer in person.
I wish to work in Berlin, but I do not speak any German. Can I still apply?
Yes, definitely! Many of the teams in Berlin we work with, use English as their work language. Some loved the devs we suggested to them so much, they switched to English for them. So yes, go ahead and apply.