React / Agile Web Developer (FinTech & Stock Options)

Front End Developer in London, ENG

Posted 2020-01-15

About Expend

Expend is a fast-growing London-based FinTech company (Top 100 Britain's Fastest Growing Businesses).

We simplify the painful business expenses process with a unique software platform, smart company card, and payment solutions. We’re an ambitious team and have set ourselves a number of goals, but our first challenge is to revolutionise business expenses. Expend saves time, hassle and money, giving companies a new level of expense automation and efficient control over budgets and employee spending.

We are working in a huge sector mainly dominated by big businesses using outdated approaches. It is in massive need of change and we aim to revolutionise the space. We provide a mobile app, online dashboard, card and payment products as part of an intuitive business solution. We integrate and have formed partnerships with numerous financial and service companies, many of which you will know.

Our Technology

We use AWS (ECS, DynamoDB, Lambda, RDS, Terraform, etc) for our cloud infrastructure. Our backend API utilises Python (with some Erlang services), using a modern microservices architecture. We use React for web and React Native for mobile. Our systems make use of continuous integration and automatically rolled out builds to our various platforms (cloud and mobile).

The Role

We are looking for a talented React developer with strong web development skills and exposure to web and mobile platforms to join our team in the heart of Shoreditch, London. You will be using your knowledge to help build and refine the Expend product, working across various disciplines, including security, accountancy and financial systems.

The Role Encompasses:

Working across our web and mobile platforms to build and improve our online presence and products
Work within a talented and experienced team using a variety of platforms and languages
Closely work with our design team to implement and shape new features and functionality
You will be directly involved in the planning and direction of future Expend projects
The Ideal Candidate:

A strong interest and passion for modern JavaScript frameworks
Proficiency in JavaScript ES5/ES6, CSS3 and HTML5
Demonstrable experience building React.js web applications
Demonstrable experience with TDD and particularly testing React.js applications
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
Knowledge of REST APIs
Knowledge and understanding of modern software design patterns
Previous experience working in an Agile development team (SCRUM/Kanban)
Understanding/Interest in User-Centric Design/Development
Punctual with strong communication and collaboration skills
Self-awareness and a desire to improve your skills
Proficiency in English with the right to work in the UK
And most importantly: a passion for creating products that people love to use!
Bonus Points

Knowledge of at least one programming language other than JavaScript (preferably Python)
Experience with Docker, Amazon Web Services, and Git
Previous experience developing for iOS & Android with React Native

Along with the startup culture comes some great benefits, we have a table tennis table, free beers on Fridays and flexible working hours to name a few.

Additional Information

This is an opportunity to be part of a talented and ambitious team, offering both a fulfilling role and potential for strong rewards as the company grows. We’re a friendly company, and we aim to create an enjoyable work environment, with work that is challenging but rewarding. If you think you would be a valuable addition to our team and wish to explore this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your CV and covering letter.

No remote workers.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Javascript: 2 years (Required)

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