Our Culture

Established in 1990, Alfa has grown steadily and had a turnover of £87.7m in 2017. Our clients include top auto finance companies, equipment manufacturers and banks.


Our Culture and You

Alfa employees are an eclectic mix but all are creative, talented and hardworking.

Ours is a close-knit community, with many people choosing to spend time together in and outside of work. We all enjoy the work-life balance and Alfa’s supportive approach to further training, career development and opportunities for self-development.

When we ask our team why they like working for Alfa, they always talk about the vibrant and supportive culture.


To help reinforce our culture, we hold numerous team events and conferences that bring us together for socialising and team building, most recently our Company Conference in Barcelona.

We think it’s important that people keep in touch, and encourage our staff to spend at least one day each week at an Alfa office. That way, all the small teams stay part of the bigger one.

Alfa is different to most consultancies and software companies. We’ve grown from a small operation to become a global player, but have kept our focus on the contribution and development of each individual on the team.


For all of these reasons, Alfa staff retention is incredibly high and this helps to maintain our small company feel and sociable nature.


Our partnership with Stonewall

Stonewall research shows that people perform better when they can be themselves, and Alfa is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We join over 700 organisations all committed to creating a world where LGBT everywhere are accepted without exception.


Why Alfa?

With 300 employees worldwide and an unrivalled track record of project delivery, Alfa is the leading provider of software and services to the UK asset and consumer finance industries. We are expanding rapidly throughout Europe and North America.

Alfa Systems, our market-leading software product, is at the heart of many notable businesses, such as Siemens Financial Services, Nordea Finance, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Toyota Financial Services.


What We Do

Alfa Systems is an enterprise-level application developed using the best of modern technology. To maintain productivity and quality in development, we use industry-standard development approaches and our own experience of delivering superior solutions.

Our work covers the development of the Alfa Systems product and the extensive consulting support required to assist the client from project inception through to successful implementation.


We’re constantly reviewing the latest technologies and approaches to maintain the top position we occupy in our industry sector. Our innovative software leads the industry in functional scope, performance and user experience, but sacrifices nothing in terms of reliability. We’re making sure it continues to be the best.

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About Our Technical Stack

We build mission-critical Java applications that run our clients’ asset finance portfolios at scale – tens of millions of contracts, tens of billions of dollars. Our consumer-facing digital products use React, and for high performance on the server we use Java, Groovy and best-in-class JVM libraries.

We work iteratively, releasing Alfa Systems to our clients and to our hosted platform on AWS.


Our engineers continuously bring new approaches and technologies into all areas of our software, and we encourage this innovation from all team members.