Freedom & Ownership are key drivers of Pollen’s culture and core principles of Technology. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach; each team is empowered to work in ways that make them effective.
Our innovative personal development programme helps everyone find and excel in the intersection between what they love and what they’re best at, and then build their career at Pollen around that.
We focus on foundational skills like self awareness, giving and receiving feedback, and team communication behaviours to ensure our people have a successful career at Pollen and beyond.
We want everyone to be their most authentic self and feel like they belong so they can do their best work and love what they do.
Tech is a field that has historically excluded women and people of colour, as well as those from non-traditional educational or professional backgrounds, and we are working to ensure that Pollen is part of changing that reality.
We want our teams to look like the customers we serve, and we know that diversity of thought and lived experience is what drives innovation. Our focus on belonging extends outside the company and we support the wider tech community through regular workshops and talks in partnership with organisations like Triangirls.
We also invest heavily in our internal events as we know it’s important to have teams built on belonging and trust to take the risks that are key to innovation. That’s why we invest heavily in our community.
Our front-end engineers use React, React Native and Next.js to build applications that delight our customers. We tend to favour a more functional style of programming and adoption of TypeScript has been growing among our teams.
We leverage Python & Django to build our back-end services and deploy them to AWS. Our back-end engineers favour a Domain Driven Design approach to building new services.
We’re advocates for GraphQL and have been using the technology to connect our services since the formation of our platform. We use Apollo Federation to connect our various backend services into the gateway.
Our data stack is very modern, and we use Snowflake, dbt, Stitch, Fivetran, and Airflow to power our Looker layer. We use Segment and other message-based approaches to keep things flowing between services.