Front-end Programmer

We're looking for a front-end programmer / software engineer with 2 to 5 years commercial experience.

Although this is a 'work from anywhere' role please only apply if you are fully eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

Applications close on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 4:00PM UK time.

About NestEgg

NestEgg has become the leading decisioning platform for UK responsible lenders from a standing start in 2018. We've decisioned more than £850,000,000 of personal loan applications, saving applicants at least £150,000,000 in high cost credit.

We believe the consumer credit industry is secretive and stuck in the past. As a result, far too many are not getting a fair deal. NestEgg is on a mission to open-up access to fair and affordable credit for all.

For consumers, the NestEgg platform matches those looking for affordable credit with loan products offered by responsible lenders. Applicants can easily find the right loan from the right lender, see if they’d get accepted then apply. If not, get tips on how to get accepted.

For responsible lenders, NestEgg provides credit decisioning services on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis so they can make better lending decisions for themselves and their customers. It does this by analysing credit, banking and other data in a fair, flexible and transparent way.

Boot-strapped by our founders, Ben and Adrian, we’re still proudly self-funded. We’re not against external funding in principle, we just love the freedom to focus 100% on the needs of our customers, team members and partners.

We’ve achieved a lot already but we have big plans. There’s never been a more exciting time to join NestEgg.

About the job

You’ll join the front-end team which is responsible for building and maintaining our consumer-facing web application as well as our lender-facing SaaS web app. You’ll be working with a modern tech stack based on React and Typescript, interfacing with our own RESTful API built in Node.js and hosted on AWS.

Broadly, the front-end team is responsible for:

  • Architecting, programming, testing and deploying new features, improvements and bug fixes.
  • Creating a genuinely delightful user-experience for our consumers and business users alike.
  • Implementing web analytics and ‘growth’ engineering hacks throughout the products and website.
  • Collaborating with our product designers, back-end team, QA/testers and customer success team to ensure the best possible outcomes for customers and end-users.
  • Participating in code reviews and making sure we do all we can to build reliable, maintainable, scalable, performant and secure code.

As a member of the front-end team at NestEgg, you’ll ward off complexity and find a simpler path. You’ll build, improve and fix bugs. You’ll go deep. You’ll have the freedom and autonomy to do your best work, with plenty of support, coaching and support along the way.

We work in an agile manner but in cycles rather than sprints. We each write brief daily asynchronous updates rather than daily standup meetings. Each development cycle lasts 6 weeks followed by 2 weeks to regroup, fix things that got missed, and ramp up for the next cycle.

About you

We’re looking for someone with front-end programming experience: 2 to 5 years with the React library, Typescript and ideally on B2B SaaS and / or consumer-facing web applications. You won’t know how all the systems work on day one, and we don’t expect you to. Nobody hits the ground running. Solid fundamentals with software development, systems, troubleshooting, and teamwork pave the way.

You might have a Computer Science degree. You might not. That’s not what we’re looking for. We care about what you can do and how you do it, not about how you got here. A strong track record of conscientious, thoughtful work speaks volumes.

This is a remote job. You’re free to work where you work best, anywhere in the world: home office, coworking space, coffeeshops. We don’t have a central office, you should be comfortable working remotely—everyone here does!

Self-starters thrive at NestEgg. We’re committed generalists, eager learners, conscientious workers, and curators of what’s essential. We’re quick to trust. We see things through. We’re kind to each other, look up to each other, and support each other. We achieve together. We are colleagues, here to do our best work.

We value people who can take a stand yet commit even when they disagree. And understand the value in others being heard. We subject ideas to rigorous consideration and challenge each other, but all remember that we’re here for the same purpose: to do good work together. That comes with direct feedback, openness to each others’ experience, and willingness to show up for each other as well as for the technical work at hand. We’re in this for the long term.

Pay and benefits

This is a mid-level front-end programmer position and NestEgg pays the median United Kingdom rate. Same position, same pay, no matter where you live. The salary for this position is in the range £55k to £75k depending on relevant experience - reviewed annually.

Benefits at NestEgg are all about helping you lead a healthy life outside of work. Quality time to focus on work starts with quality time to think, exercise, cook a meal, be with family and friends—time to yourself.

Enjoy 22 days a year paid vacation in addition to paid bank holidays plus an extra 2 days after two years. We provide a laptop for work, subsidise coworking, a monthly wellbeing allowance, training, coaching and personal development. We match fund pension contributions up to 4% of gross salary. Fully-paid parental leave - statutory minimum in your home country.

How to apply

Please send a cover note, along with your resume, that speaks directly to this position. Describe your role in NestEgg’s future and NestEgg’s role in yours. Address some of the work we do. Tell us about a newer (less than five years old) technology you like and why. Link to examples of your work where relevant.

We’re accepting applications until Monday, 19th February, 2024, at 4:00PM UK time. Keep it sharp, short, and get across what matters to you. We value great writers, so take your time with the application. We’re giving you our full attention.

After an initial ‘screening’ discussion, there'll be a technical interview and programming exercise, followed by one or more culture fit interviews. Our interviews are one hour, all remote, with your future colleagues. We aim to make an offer before the end of February, with a start date as soon after that as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!