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Senior Frontend Developer

£75k – £100k • No equity
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Why iwoca?

iwoca is breaking down the barriers that stop Europe’s 20 million small businesses from accessing finance. Traditional bank loans have slow application processes, inflexible terms and burdensome criteria. In contrast, we use cutting-edge technology to offer flexible access to credit with a five minute application process and a decision in hours.

Since 2012, we've lent over £900 million to over 50,000 businesses across Europe. Our customers include everything from cafés to car dealers, salons to solicitors. Along the way we have built a sophisticated technology platform, won numerous awards and grown a fun, and vibrant team.

However, we’re still near the start of our journey – our aim is to finance a million small businesses within a decade and so we need more smart, hands-on people to help us reach this goal.

About the role:

At iwoca we are dedicated to building the smartest lending platform (workable.com/nr?l=https://www.iwoca.co.uk/) in the world as we believe that finance should be as simple, seamless and powerful as electricity. We like to work to an Agile-ish processes, which means features or projects go live in days or weeks rather than months or years.

We are very fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated CTO / Co-founder who ensures that Tech is always at the forefront of the business so the work you do is always valued. We use React+Redux for our public facing projects, with focus on adhering to ES6 standards. We are practical developers who like to use the best tools for the job rather than the newest, shiniest tools as we believe that performance and code quality are key.

Right now we are developing new features on our in-house application which servers our 100+ operations team. You would be joining a flexible team open to making changes to our current tech stack, so you will have plenty of opportunity to have an input on the direction of the business/product. We believe in investing in research to find the best possible outcome.


We are looking for someone with:

* Experience working with JavaScript including ES6 and frameworks (ideally React)
* Experience working in JQuery and/or other JavaScript libraries/bundlers (e.g Webpack, Lodash etc.)
* A good understanding of testing from e2e to unit testing (we use Jasmine, Mocha, Nightwatch, Enzyme etc.)
* Experience in automating tasks, we use Grunt and Gulp
* Experience with CSS3 (including post/pre-processors) and HTML5
* Experience with version control systems, ideally Git
* A member of the JavaScript community and/or experience using D3.js that would be a real bonus!


You will always have a say in the business and have the opportunity to really make a difference. Joining our team means you will be working on some cool projects and get the opportunity to really make a difference to people’s lives. We also help all our employees become top performers and reward everyone in numerous different ways. Everyone at iwoca is smart, humble and motivated to do a good job so you are bound to love working here.

What’s life like as an iwocan?

We all enjoy:

* Bright, modern office spaces in Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden
* Two company retreats a year (in places like the French Alps or Spanish seaside)
* Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments and yoga
* An ever-growing number of clubs including climbing, chess, football and boxing
* Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen
* A paid volunteering day each year, for you to support your chosen charity

Just for you:

* Medical insurance from Vitality, including discounted gym membership
* Stock options
* Enhanced maternity and shared parental leave
* A workplace nursery tax benefit scheme
* 25 days holiday per year and an extra day off on your birthday
* Extra leave if you want to travel or study
* Special celebrations for anniversaries and long service including sabbatical
* Flexible working
* Cycle-to-work scheme

And to make sure we all keep learning, we offer:

* Tickets to tech conferences across Europe
* Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers
* A calendar of meetups we host at our office
* Access to learning platforms like Treehouse if you want to learn to code.