Based in central Fife, between Edinburgh and Dundee, Ember Technology is a software development company focused on using technology to tackle major societal issues through innovative application of technology. Here we’d like to tell you a bit about the character and culture of our company to give you a flavour of what it’s like to work with us.
When we started Ember we wanted to create a great place to work, we wanted to build a company where people feel they can grow and have a sense of belonging. We value and support our people to develop to their full potential in every role. We operate a flat organisational structure providing growth and development pathways for new entrants and an opportunity for self-expression for seasoned professionals.
We get involved in our community – offering a pathway into work for young people in education, recruiting from local Universities and Colleges, providing advice and time to local charities and initiatives to help improve employability for young people, health and wellbeing in communities and tackling digital exclusion and isolation.
Our people and clients feel our authenticity and generosity of spirit when they encounter Ember. Our culture is warm and down to earth, and we develop long lasting, meaningful relationships by walking a mile in the shoes of our clients, their customers, and our people. This is why both our clients and our people stay with us for a long time.
Technology companies tend to get carried away and caught up with ‘technology’. However, at Ember we get carried away with innovation and humanising the solution first and technology second. Whether we are transforming processes or disrupting entire industry sectors we are driven by improvement first and we use our engineering skills, experience, ingenuity and of course, technology to realise solutions for our clients. This approach leads to a culture of innovation that permeates every project and product that we deliver and delivers long lasting value for our clients. You will find in our portfolio of case studies a level of ingenuity and clever application of technology that you simply won’t find in most agency and IT services businesses.
We go above and beyond to support our clients as a trusted, enthusiastic technology partner with essential contributions to commercial and technical activities like business planning, product strategy, fund raising and responding to commercial opportunities. For many of our clients we become their defacto technical team with relationships lasting for many years.
Our inter-personal style is open, relaxed, and down to earth and you will find us very easy to get on with. However, we are also frank, direct, and persuasive where required and predominantly concerned with maximising the value that we can deliver for our clients and their customers. We expect our clients to find engagement with us focused, interesting and enlightening, sometimes challenging – but rarely formulaic and definitely fun!
Developing highly innovative digital solutions and propositions that transform organisations, industry sectors and user behaviours. Ensuring that your solutions are truly engaging and exist command value within their ecosystem.
All of our design recommendations are guided by extensive user research and verification testing. We use carefully crafted Co-design, Co-creation and Collaboration processes to characterise your user’s needs and help you make informed design decisions.
Agile, quality assured development of business-critical systems using a wide range of open source and proprietary technology stacks as well as our own micro-service based code libraries and frameworks.
Providing native Cloud based solutions and helping clients move existing services to a SaaS, PaaS and IaaS models to make your online services more secure, scalable, accessible and cost effective.
Using data to help you understand your users and improve their experience of using your systems. Helping you unlock the value of your data by developing evidence based visualisations and insights from a huge range of system and public data sources.
Supporting our public sector clients through the UK Digita Servicel Standard compliant Discovery, Alpha, Beta and Live project phases to deliver highly compelling, all citizen accessible public digital services using our proven technology and process frameworks.
“They were really easy to communicate with and able to take our layman ideas and make them work. They were there for us when we needed them. I am sure we haven’t been the easiest client; in fact we’ve been fairly challenging but they’ve always been open, friendly and honest.”
They were willing and wanted to run focus groups. They wanted to really understand the brief and what we're trying to achieve. What Ember offered was not only technology and content but flexibility as opposed to an off-the-shelf solution. They’ve been super, super helpful.
They demonstrated a lot of belief in what we were trying to achieve. They got behind our objectives and believed in them which gave us a lot of confidence that they were the right people to help us get to where we wanted to go. And that brought a lot of energy to the development of Aspire.