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Introduction


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Introduction


want to be part of something big?

Then work with us.

We started out on this journey with the hope of enhancing the way humans communicate but have ended up transforming the face of messaging for good. We’re now on a very fast moving train and are looking for the very best to join us for the ride.

The most exciting part? We're hiring now.

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Who are we?


who are we?

Who are we?


who are we?

We're huggg. A small but mighty team of humans who have a passion for what we do.

Some of us are related, some of us aren't, but we think of ourselves as one big family.

PAUL WICKERS

CEO and Founder

Our chief plate spinner, Paul used to fund big stuff for big banks. Now, he builds tech stuff for small phones. 

Obsessed with detail (and skiing), Paul has no time for fun sponges or those who play it safe. 

Workaholic. Northerner. Not your average boss.

ALICE COX

Founder and VP of Operations

A day one employee, Bristol-born Alice ensures everything at huggg HQ is ticking over nicely at all times.

GIF enthusiast and podcast aficionado with a penchant for pineapples and alpacas, Alice can turn her hand to pretty much anything.

That's why we call her our Swiss Army Knife.

OLIVIA O'BRIEN

Community Manager

An upbeat Londoner with an eye for detail and a way with words, Olivia takes care of our community and communications here at huggg.

Word nerd and passionate about people, Olivia spends her time making sure we look and sound great online.

The heart of our community here at huggg.

 
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PIERS ROBERTS

Head of Engineering

Taking our current apps by the proverbial horns and, well, making them a whole lot better, Piers is in charge of all things engineering at huggg. 

With great t shirt and (even better) GIF game, Piers is a full stack developer with a difference. 

We can't wait for you to see what he has up his sleeve. 

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CHRIS CHARLICK 

Partnerships Manager

Our users want to be able to send hugggs from here, there and everywhere - and Chris is the one who's going to make it happen. 

A self-confessed gamer and adrenalin junkie, Chris spends most of his time finding the best restaurants and bars in the industry and making them hugggable. 

An exciting addition to the team.

Jessie Doughty

Digital Content Intern

Word wizard, Jessie, has stepped straight out of university and into the epic task of keeping all our social media plates spinning.

A Harry Potter obsessive by day and talented embroidery artist by night, Jessie has embraced startup life like a pro.

 
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LOTTE RICE

Community Grower

Small business champion and caffeine lover, Lotte, takes care of our growing indie network here at huggg.

Alongside Miles, she spends most of her days sipping flat whites with the UK's most hugggable coffee shop owners, explaining why they should be part of this thing we're doing.

Actor, musician, yoga teacher and all-round superstar, we're not sure there's anything she can't do.

 
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MILES MOLLINGA

Community Grower

Coffee connoisseur, Miles, takes care of our growing indie network here at huggg.

Like Lotte, he spends most of his days listening to users and hunting for the best coffee shops around, offering to make them hugggable. 

Cricketer, rugby player and chef (of sorts), we can't wait to see who he brings to the huggg table. 

 
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WILL HESLAM

Senior Developer

Watch this space to find out more about Will.

 
 
 
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Values


what's it like to work here?

Values


what's it like to work here?

Our people...

Know that this is a safe place to take risks

Think big and don't allow boundaries to limit their imagination

Challenge, question and debate to get the best out of each other

Relentlessly seek better from themselves and each other

Know that asking for help is a strength, and giving help is a privilege

Have an equal voice and a right to be heard

Progress on merit, and merit alone

Know that a team is stronger than an individual, but that sometimes a single contrarian view is the right one

Don't dwell on what they can't influence, and instead focus on what they can

Add value and get stuff done, each and every day

Are happy to be on a never-ending mission

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Where we work


where do we work?

Where we work


where do we work?

Sitting at the same desk all day every day isn’t really our thing. 

 

Which is why we won’t ask you to do it. 
 
Sure, you’ll have a space to call your own, but you’ll also have the freedom to work as you please. Enjoy a coffee at your desk in the morning before popping to lunchtime yoga for an hour of zen time. Or, stand to work before sloping off to a quiet room to tackle the tougher stuff. 
 
The best part about where we work is that it's open plan, so we get to know some great humans while watching their businesses grow. Plus, there's a TARDIS upstairs, which we think is pretty great.

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Vacancies


opportunities at huggg

Vacancies


opportunities at huggg

We're currently on the lookout for a stellar...


Senior iOS Developer

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Senior iOS Developer to help take our product and company from beta to game-changing industry leader. Working alongside the founders and our Heads of Engineering and Product, you will be responsible for designing, developing and enhancing innovative and robust iOS applications.


Growth Marketer

We are looking for a Growth Marketer to join our team. In this role you will work directly with the CEO and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, product managers and communications specialists to own customer acquisition, conversion, and retention for huggg. As the first growth marketing hire, you will run marketing campaigns and other growth marketing initiatives end-to-end: designing experiments and campaign strategy, flawlessly executing, and constantly optimising and analysing results. This is an opportunity to be creative in a quickly growing start-up environment, while managing a six-figure budget to deliver results that will have an immediate impact on the business.


We are looking for an experienced and passionate Full Stack Developer to help take our product and company from beta to game-changing industry leader. Working alongside the founders and engineering team, you will be responsible for enhancing our existing stack and building exciting new products.

Full Stack Developer


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