IT App Engineer (London)

  • Digital Services
  • London, United Kingdom

IT App Engineer (London)

Job description

Do you have an affinity for technology and love logical thinking? We have an exciting opportunity for an IT enthusiast with programming skills to play a key role in creating our digital infrastructure and optimising our third-party application landscape. Not only will this role make a big impact in improving our business efficiency but as a growing, tech focused business this role may also lead to various opportunities across our Engineering teams in the future.


Over the last twelve years, FairFX has helped over a million satisfied customers, move and manage their money.

We’ve been doing more than foreign exchange for years, so it’s time for a name that reflects all that we’re doing and all that we’re building.


FairFX are soon to be called Equals. 

With intelligent technology, Equals aims to help customers get more out of their money, business, holidays, and everyday life. From travel money to money transfers, and business finance to expenses - we’re removing the headaches.


Role in a Nutshell

Equals have ambitions to harness a more integrated use of our Cloud applications suite and reducing manual work through automation, the IT App Engineer is critical in making this happen.


To be considered for this opportunity you must must be passionate about cloud applications,  infrastructure and driving on-going improvements in an ever changing changing marketplace.


You’ll be part of a driven, highly-engaged Digital Services team who are always looking for new ways to push things forward and deliver, making continuous impactful improvements across the company. A team that stays close to the business and its requirements, always taking feedback as an opportunity to innovate while at the same offering valuable IT advice.


Once here you will be

  • Exploring market on the best apps & software to meet business requirements

  • Managing, curating and optimising usage of the current application stack

  • Driving the automation landscape  - reducing manual work and improving security through app integration

  • Looking for continuous improvement of apps, evaluating what we have and how they work together

  • Ensuring that current applications deliver value and we are making the full use of all benefits & features.

  • Build out our infrastructure as code

  • Provide Level 3 application support and manage change requests 

About you

  • You will have gained 1 or 2 years experience in an IT Related, software development or operations role

  • Have some programming skills, for example experience in Python,Go,Node.JS or Java

  • Have use APIs to integrate cloud applications 

  • Have a background in implementing Cloud applications

You’re good at

  • Problem solving 

  • Creating structure from un-structure 

  • Analytical thinking 

  • Orientating through processes 

  • Advising constructively

  • Manage up

  • Innovative thinking 

  • Applying technical solutions into business contexts

And ideally 

  • Qualifications in a technical or analytical subject



Our investment in you

At Equals we help you get more out of your career, to get more out of life. 

Our Career Camp programme puts you in the driving seat of reaching your full potential and growth by supporting you with the development tools and techniques to help you determine your personal drivers and create your own motivating career plan. 


We believe in empowering conversations, that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to talk to each other in a framework that brings out the best in each other and help our business grow.

We also recognise that your contribution leads to our long-term growth so you will join an environment that encourages knowledge sharing enabling you to keep your skills up-to-date and learn from industry experts in our practical in-house training sessions and lunchtime talks.


We believe 

In having diverse teams and we come from a variety of backgrounds and passionately believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand what our customers need. 


We have people with technical degrees, non-graduates, people at the start of their careers as well as highly experienced team members. For lots of us this is the first time we have worked in financial services. We're united by one thing - we're passionate about building great products and services.


Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, and a 60 - 90 minute interview. 


This role offers…

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against a peer group of the most innovative fintech companies in London.

  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off.

  • Tons of opportunities for progression and development.

  • Great location next to the thames (Cannon Street/Bank).

  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool.