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Senior Web Developer

You will be working for Lending Works as Senior Web Developer

Job description

This candidate will be a backend web developer responsible for managing part of the financial calculations, maintenance of Lending Works core system and building an automated testing process and software. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will be well versed in the agile work methodology and be a keen advocate of our team’s continuous move towards agile. You will also be responsible for researching, designing and implementing a testing framework and test cases. You will be required to mentor your co-workers and drive the testing process, therefore a basic understanding of front-end technologies is also necessary.

Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
Building reusable code and libraries for future use
Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability
Implementation of security and data protection
Design and implementation of data storage solutions
Implementation of automated testing frameworks and test cases

Skills & Requirements
Strong skill working with Drupal 7 (FAPI, node API, views, rules, multi-site, themes) and Laravel 3 framework – top priority
Excellent experience working with testing frameworks such as Behat, Codeception – top priority
Excellent experience working with browser controllers/emulators such as Mink/Selenium – top priority
Proficient knowledge of PHP (procedural and object orientated) – top priority
Proficient knowledge of SQL and integration of multiple data sources/databases into one system (Mysql and Postgres) – top priority
Experience working in an Agile development environment – top priority
Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
User authentication and authorisation between multiple systems, servers, and environments
Proficient knowledge of AWS (Amazon Web services)
Outputting data in different formats, XML or JSON
Understanding of Design Patterns
Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

The following skills will be advantageous
Extensive Webform knowledge
Android / iOS
Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, etc) or similar tools knowledge

The Company

Why work for us:

What do we offer?
A friendly and vibrant working culture and people who are keen to help each other
A place for you to grow and develop
A ‘forgiveness not permission’ attitude
Pension and a range of other employee benefits
Great opportunity to work with one of the rising stars in the FinTech world
Start day as soon as possible

About us:

We are a peer-to-peer lender offering borrowers interest rate loans, and market leading protection plus great interest rates to lenders. Lending Works was founded with the belief that financial services should be fair again – lending and borrowing directly from each other benefits real people, not the banks. We launched almost two years ago and are just at the start of our exciting journey. Currently we are a team of 18 highly motivated, nurturing and caring entrepreneurs spread across underwriting, software development, finance and marketing. We love having a great working environment and we always put the customer first. So if you would like to assist us in challenging than the high street banks, we’d love to hear from you!

The Job

Team/Dept: Technology

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required: 5 years+

Salary/package: £60,000 + 10% bonus + 10 share options


This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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