Software Developer (Placement/Pathway)

  • Engineering
  • London, United Kingdom

Software Developer (Placement/Pathway)

Job description

Over the last twelve years, we've helped over a million satisfied customers, move and manage their money. With intelligent technology, we aim 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.


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.


We work in small, cross functional squads - forming part of a fun, hardworking and exceptionally supportive team of around 60 engineers. We’re expanding our engineering capabilities rapidly, and we face many interesting challenges as we grow - so there are plenty of opportunities for growth and progression.


We’re looking for two pathway or placement students to join our teams as we bring a ground-breaking new product to market. We are headed up by a Head of Engineering who started his career through the City University Placement scheme - so we know how brilliant an opportunity to get your career jump started it can be.


We are looking for a good communicator, with an open and honest style

  • Have a passion to write efficient and clean commented code
  • Most importantly - have a fun, passionate, and curious personality!
  • Be highly organised, able to prioritise workload effectively with attention to detail
  • Be proactive and motivated


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain high-profile single page web applications in React
  • Keep code quality by writing automated tests
  • Deploying code to production on a regular basis using and monitoring the health of the app


Any previous experience in building websites would be awesome, but you'll be surrounded by friendly developers who will help you learn some of the following

  • Building optimised, scalable modular websites using React
  • Technologies/tools/practices in ES6, HTML, CSS3, CSS Modules, Styled Components,
  • CI tools, e.g. CircleCI
  • AWS
  • Agile best practices.
  • Software engineering practices like BDD, TDD, Pair Programming etc.
  • GraphQL using Apollo
  • Node.js microservices
  • React Native


Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, and a 60 minute interview. We usually do a very simple coding task, but there are no trick questions.


This role offers...

  • A salary of £20,000/year
  • 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.