What does it take to build a unicorn?

We think: prioritizing people, valuing diversity and inclusion, and a bit of ‘shokunin’.

Where the magic happens

Whether it’s at home or in an office, we want everyone to have a comfortable working environment that aids success. Here’s our take on the ‘coming back to the office' debate...

The supernatural challenges of onboarding remotely

Joining a new company during lockdown is no easy feat. It can sometimes feel like you're working with a bunch of ghosts, minus all the booing. As we grow and take on more people we're trying to be realistic about the challenges faced through onboarding from home, to learn more and continue improving for the new model of work we're adjusting to.

Sustainable growth

With great talent comes great responsibility, and at SamKnows we’re focused on sustainable growth. So as our company grows we're becoming more product centric, and taking on new people, we’re working to ensure SamKnows remains a great place to work. Learn about how our working process and company culture feeds into our big plans for expanding SamKnows and check out the new roles we're hiring for.

Our values

Our values

We’re passionate about helping Sam achieve his dream of a world that understands the internet. Our core values have always been central to how successfully we pursue our goal. However, we’ve experienced a lot of change over the last ten years and so we decided to take a step back and rediscover the essence of who we are today. We did this as a team - here are the results!

Find out what it’s like to be an intern at SamKnows

At SamKnows, we're committed to providing opportunities for young people that help enhance their success. Along with Project Margaret Hamilton, a home-grown coding lab for girls, we offer a short internship program that's designed to give you valuable skills and hands-on experience at a thriving tech company. Find out what Annabelle got up to while she was here!

Meet Ari, our smooth-talking, globe-trotting, code-wrangling backend developer

Ari is an integral part of the SamKnows backend team. She's travel-mad and multilingual, while also forging a successful career in backend development. Today, we're asking her about why she chose her career, what it takes to succeed, and the importance of creating a healthy work-life balance.

Postcards from the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world's first and most iconic ultramarathon. Competitive, hot, and covering formidable terrain, this Californian race is no easy feat. So when Sam Crawford, our CTO and founder, went off to take part, we were proud, curious, and not a little anxious. Thankfully, he came back to tell the tale!

Proud to be different

Three years ago, we set out on a mission to learn what we could do to make our team more diverse. Since then, we have found that even the smallest changes, such as using gender-neutral language, can have a significant affect on our hiring processes. Today, we want to share some of our experiences in the hope that we might help other technology companies do the same.

Life as an Android Developer

Inspired by the woman in charge of writing the on-board software for Apollo 11, SamKnows developer Samira has set up an exciting new project to teach young women how to code and overcome unhelpful "myths" about working in tech. We're fully supportive of this initiative, and today we're asking her all about her life as an Android Developer, part of the project's "myth busters" series.

Product development at SamKnows

SamKnows started as a small, highly-skilled team where everyone knew what was going on. Communication was easy, and we scaled fast. But to ensure our rate of change was sustainable, we decided to adapt our internal workflows. Particularly since we're still scaling! Here's what we've learned so far.

It takes a village to raise a child

Little Village are a small organisation doing great things. By providing second-hand baby clothes and equipment to families experiencing hardship, they aim to ensure that no child in London starts life without the essentials. We're excited to support Little Village, and encourage you to support them too.

We're celebrating all things Kotlin

Celebrating all things Kotlin in honour of our Android team (who really love it). We've been using Kotlin as our language of choice for the prototype of our internet performance app for Android. Kotlin suits our needs because it allows us to rapidly model, build, and release our applications, and much more. We couldn't recommend it highly enough!

SamKnows sponsors the London Vue Conference

We’re excited to sponsor this September’s Vue conference in London, running 20th - 21st. Come and join us at the SamKnows stand on the 21st — we’d love to talk to you about our upcoming projects and celebrate all things Vue! Vue is integral to what we do because it’s the main driving force behind our flagship, SamKnows One.

Wondering who we are? Meet the Sammies

Wondering who we are? Meet the Sammies.

We asked the Sammies a bunch of questions about what it's like to work at SamKnows. Learn more about what we do, why we do it, and what they had to say… And if you spot one of our job openings, we'd love to hear from you! With offices in the UK and USA, we're a company with a global reach and international reputation.