Senior Front End Developer

  • Engineering
  • London, United Kingdom

Senior Front End Developer

Job description


London | 51 - 200 employees


A bit about us...

FairFX is an international payment services provider. We have a diverse portfolio of personal and business finance products all focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to move their money. Our platform enables us to the cut out the middle man, passing the savings directly to the customer and removing the inconvenience of using expensive Travel Money bureaus and kiosks.


We have seen impressive growth over the last 10 years, we manage over £1bn in turnover annually, we are AIM listed and profitable. Technology is at the heart of what we do and the business is committed to delivering value to our customers through the innovative use of that technology.


Our London team, and this role, is based in the impressive Vintners Place which is centrally located within easy reach from London Bridge, Cannon Street, Liverpool Str and Waterloo.  We’re looking for a Senior Front End Developer to help re-platform one the most innovative FinTech companies in the personal and business finance industry and work on an exciting new product. 


About the role...

You’ll join a fun, fast-moving, hardworking and exceptionally supportive team of 40 engineers. FairFX is just the beginning, we have acquired a banking licence in order to bring a groundbreaking new product to market. Simultaneously, we are re-platforming our core platform onto a modern application stack (PostgreSQL, Express, React, Node.js). We’re expanding our engineering capabilities rapidly, and this role is critical to our success.



Requirements

A bit about you...

You’re the sort of person who enjoys taking an active role in planning, assisting QA's and product owners, and you have the ability to thrive under pressure and find creative solutions to complex technical problems. You are communicative and social, able to discuss your work with people of varying levels of technical understanding and get excited by the buzz of delivering products that customers love using.


Key skills and experience:

We think you’ll have commercial experience with most of these technologies/tools/practices below, although they are a starting point and by no means an exhaustive list:


  • Building optimised, scalable modular websites using React/Redux.

  • ES6.

  • HTML, CSS3, SASS/LESS, CSS Modules.

  • CI tools, e.g. CircleCI.

  • AWS.

  • Agile practices.

  • Software engineering practices like BDD, TDD, Pair Programming etc.

  • Learning from and passing knowledge to like-minded and talented colleagues. 

Extra awesome:

  • Knowledge of Node.js microservices.

  • React Native (or an interest in finding out more).

  • GIT workflow.

  • Experience leading teams (either as a team lead, or informally).

What's in it for you...

  • 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.

  • Company laptop & tech equipment of your choice.

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

  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool.

  • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
  • Regular company socials.
  • A flexible workplace - we like to say yes.