Mid-weight Frontend Developer

Job description

The Mission

At Wayhome we are reinventing homeownership by co-investing with people who haven't been able to buy a home yet. We’re a small team of developers, property specialists, data scientists and creatives, who are addressing one of the biggest and most life-changing problems our customers have: how they can get the security and freedom of homeownership for their families and for themselves.

Our Stack

  • Typescript
  • React
  • NextJS
  • Netlify
  • Python on the backend

We offer

  • Salary £45,000 to £60,000, based on experience
  • Your choice of a mac or windows laptop
  • Unlimited holiday (within reason, and minimum 28 day/year)
  • An opportunity to be granted stock options for high performance
  • An office in Bank with all the WeWork bells and whistles, though we’re currently working from home for the majority of the time

Job requirements

Remote/COVID-19 situation

For the foreseeable future we are optimising for the majority of our team to be working remotely. We have a (dog friendly) office in central London if you are unable to work from home. The current situation is a change for us, and we are still figuring out the best way to operate in this new reality. If there is some unusual way you want to work either short or long term, let us know as we're open to discussing it.

The Role

We are looking to grow our engineering team, and bring in someone who will help take our technical expertise and user experience to the next level. You will be working with our brilliant designers and other devs across multiple projects at a time to shape and build out the customer experience, contribute to our design system and component library, and build out our internal tools to help our peers do their jobs more efficiently. 

Plus, we want you to come in with ideas of new technology to introduce, and be super keen to share your knowledge (and learn from us in return!)

The Team

You will be working as a part of a small team of independent individuals, although cross-functionally tied to other parts of the business—primarily product and backend. You will be supported by your colleagues when you need it, and left to get on with it when you don't. The wider company is incredibly talented and you will be working closely with them on a regular basis. COVID-19 is currently interrupting our ability to get together and have fun, but we are still doing what we can (remotely) to keep each other laughing.

What we need

  • A passion for solving technical problems, breaking it down into manageable iterations whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture
  • Experience working on, shipping, and iterating on web applications and products to end-users
  • Experience working with our suite of Frontend tools: Typescript, React, NextJS, HTML, CSS and writing automated tests
  • Experience working in a development team in an agile environment, including working closely with backend teams, data engineers and BI analysts 
  • Ability to find trade offs between best quality and speed of deployment
  • Willingness to work in an iterative way on continuously improved products, rather than “ship and forget”
  • Able to read, write and talk fluently in English

Other good stuff that we are interested in

Important to note, if you are reading this and worrying that you don't have experience with one, some, or any of the items on this list, please still apply. All of the things here are trainable and are not required for a successful applicant.
  • An understanding of best practice UI and UX principles 
  • Frontend dev ops experience
  • Knowledge of web accessibility
  • Strong documentation organisation skills 

Hiring Process

  1. A member of the team you will be working with will review your CV. If we reject you at this stage, ask us why, we are happy to provide feedback.
  2. 30–45-minute initial phone call to find out more about you, your experience, and what you’re looking for in your next role and team. It’s also the opportunity for you to ask any questions about the job or the company.
  3. A 90-minute pair programming exercise. We will work on a small feature together, which we send to you beforehand. This will help give you an idea of what it is like to work with us, while giving us some insight into how you solve problems and write code. 
  4. If that goes well, you’ll have a couple of short calls to meet the team you’ll be working with, and ask any additional questions you might have about the business or working at Wayhome.
End to end this process shouldn't take more than a few weeks, although we're open to being flexible if you require a shorter or longer timeline. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer sponsorship.

We currently have no plans to work with recruiters on this role, so no recruiters please.

As part of our hiring process we will use a regulated 3rd party to perform suitability analysis on your application, this analysis will include criminal background and reference checks. If you have concerns or questions about this part of the process please feel free to reach out to us at people@wayhome.co.uk