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Senior Frontend Developer

Consumer Guidance

It’s not easy to do when you’re usually using them to make rich people, richer. What if you could help a parent trying to save money for their children? Or maybe a student trying to find the best school to learn at? Or perhaps giving elderly looking for the best care the advice they desperately need.

The client

You can help them to do this by taking the power from big corporations and putting it back in to their hands!

Close to a century old now and based in central London, this registered charity and not-for-profit provides unbiased advice to consumers.

Whether you’re going on holiday, opening a savings account, picking a university, need legal advice, upgrading your phone or getting your first mortgage, they’re here to help.

They’re also entirely independent; they have no owners, shareholders or government departments to answer to and you’ll never see an advert on their websites, apps or magazines.

Not content to be the only one’s doing this, they regularly advocate and encourage businesses to adopt this same transparency and change outdated practices.

The role

You’ll be joining one of three squads where you’ll be the most Senior of three developers. They’re keen for you to have prior experience in mentoring (or a desire to do so) as well as a love of Agile practices.

Their stack is pretty standard; React/Redux and Vanilla on the frontend with some Node.JS work server-side. The bulk of your work will be on the frontend. TDD is very important to them so they would ideally be looking for some experience here.

Progression…

No one wants to feel like they’ve hit a glass ceiling which is why they’re offering you the opportunity to progress to Lead as fast as you can do it and they’ll do everything they can to get you there. They’ll even map out a plan to get you there as soon as you join!

Why are they hiring…

After 3 years at the business, the current Senior has decided to move on to explore new opportunities and so they’re looking to replace them. Simple as that!

The candidate

How have they adjusted to the current situation?

Everything is remote at the moment and will be so for the foreseeable. They’re open to this long term as well. They were keen to see what they could do for their employees so sent out an engagement survey – with the results they’re now giving everyone a wellness day off in November, as well as running meditation and yoga sessions via Zoom. Team Socials over Zoom are a weekly occurrence and they’re keeping open conversation channels with everyone to see how they are coping.

Culture…

Let’s face it; every company and job advert talk about how great their culture is. That’s why they think you’ll get a better steer from the type of benefits they offer. Check these out…

  • Base salary of up to £70,000
  • Holiday allowance of 28 days a year from the start (plus bank holidays)
  • Free life assurance cover (worth 4 times salary)
  • Flexible hours, i.e. start and finish when YOU feel like you’re done!
  • Individual training budgets
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Free access to all company services and products
  • Tax-efficient childcare voucher scheme and a loan of up to £700 for a bicycle
  • Family friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and carers’ leave
  • Income protection in the event of long-term absence
  • Ability to join their Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% from employer (rising to 11% after one year of service), 3% from employee

Not to mention the company having an incredibly diverse workforce, lots of events to go to, cross-collaboration across teams and lastly, a deep sense of meaning and purpose behind what you do, every single day.

What to expect from the interview process…

This will be in your standard three stages. Firstly an initial 30 minute chat with the Engineering Manager, followed by a take home technical test. You’d then have a catch-up call with the Engineering Manager and a member of the People Team, where they’d also look to intro you to the CTO.

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