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Senior Software Engineer

£75k – £85k • 0.02% – 0.04%
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At Freetrade, we believe investing should be open to everyone. It’s the single best way to grow your savings, but for a lot of people, investing seems complicated, expensive and remote. We want to change all that.

We're a technology company that brings simple, free stock investing to everyone. We’ve built a beautiful investing app to trade in real shares, with zero commissions or fees in a fluid, mobile-first experience. And behind the app, we’re building all the technology and infrastructure from the ground up.

With over £6m in funding so far and as the most overfunded company ever on Crowdcube, we are now expanding our team further and are poised to disrupt the £1.2 trillion UK retail investments market. And that's just the start.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to evolve our architecture and own design and development of core features.

About you:

We hire in a language-agnostic way, so whatever your skillset we're happy to hear from you - check out our current stack here.
You’re team-oriented, keen to share your knowledge and open to giving (and receiving) continuous feedback
You build clean, performant, tested and maintainable code
You’re product-minded and understand the tradeoffs between quality and delivering fast
You’re a strong communicator and thrive working cross-functionally with disciplines from operations to design and growth to finance
You love to learn new skills and want to develop your existing ones to maximise your potential
You care about impact, love a challenge, and take ownership of your work

What you'll do in your first twelve months at Freetrade:

Own the design and development of non-trivial features
Develop a deep understanding of multiple parts of our stack as well as the processes and technologies relevant to our tech space
Help raise the bar for our team by contributing to best practices, automation, documentation, and hiring
Write well-tested software that has few regressions
Support operational excellence and make measurable improvements to our support processes

About our environment:

We use serverless technologies such as Firebase, Cloud Composer, and Stackdriver, to build a reliable and performant platform. We use the real-time database, cloud functions and other features like pub/sub to provide a frictionless investment platform.

You will work with a variety of client and platform technologies. You will own the quality of major deliverables end-to-end, working closely with multiple engineers and teams to execute them. Scaling, latency, and customer experience are top priorities as the business grows.

This is a high visibility team where you will make a direct positive impact on customer experience and the business. If you enjoy broadening your technical skills, building a new product, and working in an environment that thrives on creativity, experimentation, and innovation, then this is the job for you!

You can read about our engineering interview process here.


Salary of £75k to 85k pa.

You’ll have a stake in the company you’re building, with stock options benchmarked to US companies (not Europe), so your equity will be truly meaningful.

We also support you with a range of extra perks, including top-end health and life insurance for you and the family, up to 5% pension contribution which we’ll match, enhanced parental leave, opportunities for learning and development, MacBook Pro, new phone, snazzy headphones... whatever tools you need.

Our office is in a beautiful co-working space, Second Home in Spitalfields, which has an abundance of health, wellness and cultural events happening every day - and buzzy Brick Lane is just a street away.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability - we want to hear from you. We're very open about what we're working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog.