Front End Engineer

  • Frontend, Full Stack
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

We’re looking for Engineers to help us build the products needed to transform a million lives. We are making high quality financial coaching, affordable and accessible to employees everywhere. This is an ideal opportunity for a passionate technologist who wants to further their career and make a positive impact on people's lives.

About Octopus MoneyCoach

We’ve built a national network of brilliant financial coaches, along with powerful software that makes it easy to maximise your financial future.

Working with some of the top employers in the UK, in the last year our customer numbers have grown 350%. We provide financial coaching to the employees of household names like Sony, Moneysupermarket and Experian. With the Octopus Group backing us, we’re now poised to expand the service and team rapidly.

Inspired by sister companies like Octopus Energy, we’re determined to achieve something rare among financial companies, by building one of the UK’s most loved and impactful brands, rooted in the trust and togetherness we share with our clients.

The role and opportunity

We are rebuilding and rethinking our platform to allow us to reach our growth targets over the next few years. The existing AWS/MySQL/PHP/Go/React solution has served us well but needs extensive work to prepare for the high growth stage.

We are looking for pragmatists who can work with the existing platform and front end team of 4, collaborating closely with the VP Engineering, product and wider colleagues to build a solution for the future.

Day to day you will be:

  • Writing, testing and deploying great software
  • Collaborating with the VPE and Senior Engineers on deciding the future technologies and processes
  • Keeping our legacy systems working while we build for the future
  • Conducting code reviews
  • Working in an Agile team
  • Building relationships with key internal stakeholders in product and service delivery

About You

A genuine desire to help peopleWe are a mission-driven business, so it’s important that you can demonstrate a strong desire to help people and improve their lives.

Collaborative and a great team playerWe are building a great team of top performers, and you’ll need to work with others from across the business to understand problems, and deliver great solutions.

Problem solver at heart with an analytical mindsetYou should be someone who gets excited by complex problems and can find creative ways to solve them no matter what your level of knowledge and experience with the subject matter.

Excellent technical knowledgeYou should highly capable in at least one aspect of software development and skilled in other areas. You have learned that delivering great software takes a team and has plenty of pitfalls to avoid.

Knowledge required

  • 2+ years experience as a software engineer working on production systems in a commercial environment
  • Strong Javascript skills
  • React and Redux experience
  • Experience working in a Scrum team

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Computer Science degree or similar
  • Experience working in a startup/scale environment
  • Node.js and TypeScript exposure
  • Serverless e.g. AWS Lambda

About Octopus Group

Octopus is a group of companies which invests in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. We collectively believe that the companies serving two of our most important needs – our financial wellbeing and our planet’s future – are failing. And we want that to change. We want everything we do, whether that’s in financial services or energy supply, to have a positive impact on the people it touches. The energy supply business - Octopus Energy is the #1 rated UK energy supply business, and the only one to be recommended by Which? three years in a row.

Perks & Benefits

Make a difference

We're on a mission to help millions of people improve their finances. Seeing the impact we can make on our client's lives is deeply rewarding, and motivates the whole team to keep doing more to improve our service. Our client feedback is extremely positive, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Vouchedfor.

Flexible workingWe currently operate a hybrid model which is a mix of office and remote. You'll have the option of working from home 2 days per week as well as from our central London office in Holborn.

Join a great team We're a diverse team with decades of experience in financial services and a proven track record. We don't like office politics, and believe in treating everyone with transparency and respect.

Rapidly grow your career We believe in hiring people who are better than us, and giving them opportunities to achieve great things. As we continue to scale up, there will be opportunities for ambitious new joiners to demonstrate their skills and take on bigger roles.

A stake in the company and team bonus As a fast growing startup, we make sure that everyone in the team has skin in the game by giving them a stake in the future success of the company. In addition, we offer a team bonus, provided we meet our team goals.

Pension & other benefits As an Octopus MoneyCoach employee you'll get access to a company pension and other benefits to make sure you're healthy and happy, now and in the future! We are working to evolve benefits as the company grows so this will only improve.

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We believe in equal financial education for everybody, no matter their background. We pride ourselves on building an inclusive working environment where diversity is celebrated.

We do not and never will discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.