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Frontend Software Engineer in London


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Job Description

We are looking for talented and highly motivated Software Engineers to join our engineering team. Arkera is a market intelligence AI platform built by a team of Traders, Data Scientists and Engineers collaboratively uncovering the most valuable intelligence for financial markets participants from an ocean of information.

We are changing the financial sector every day by developing great products and ambitious technology. Our clients are the biggest Investment Banks and Hedge Funds.

You will help us shape our approach to building frontend experiences through solid foundations and scalable frontend libraries - allowing all our engineers to build amazing experiences for our clients in a timely and efficient manner.

Our team:

You will become part of a tight-knit, agile and multidisciplinary team, working on a range of engineering challenges from building highly scalable data pipelines and high performance algorithms to automating our colleagues' workflow.

We are hiring at all levels, from "Interns" to "Seniors", but each Software Engineer in the team reports directly to the CTO as we don't have further layers of management or trivial role titles. Responsibilities are shared according to skills and experience and technical decisions are taken together as a team.

The role:

Even if some of our engineers have a preference or natural inclination for backend, frontend or infrastructure services, we consider all of our engineers as full stack (check our Fullstack Software Engineer job opening) because the team works across the stack and there is no limitation on what you want to learn or work on and you will actively shape your sprints on a weekly basis.

Our stack:

The technology stack you’ll be working with includes (but not limited to): Javascript & Typescript with React and Redux, Python with Flask (microservices architecture), REST APIs, SQL and no-SQL databases, AWS EC2, Docker, Kubernetes, S3, Redis, Postgres, SQS, Jenkins etc.

What you will do 🚀

* Participate in designing and implementing the architecture that allows our engineers to build custom web applications for our client facing modules and internal tools
* Work within the engineering team on the frontend, backend and / or infrastructure to build our platform
* Rapid prototyping of new features to solve complex technical and UI challenges
* Collaborate with our in-house developers and designers to ship product features
* Help spec, critique and architect services with your team, including documenting decisions and plans
* Help explore new ideas and methodologies for solving our problems
* Actively participate in code review of your own, and your team's work

This job is perfect for you if you have 👍
* A real desire to be the best software engineer that you can be
* A good understanding of engineering principles, as well as structuring and testing code
* Familiarity with ES6, React, Angular or comparable technologies and the proficiency to learn and work with new frameworks efficiently
* Either a degree in computer science (or similar) or equivalent experience working on awesome projects / top tier companies
* A constant hunger to learn about and implement new ideas
* Experience with at least one object oriented programming language

Advantageous 👏
* You write software in your free time or contribute to open source projects
* You actively participate in software communities (attending meetups, hackatons, writing blogs, conferences etc.)

What you will get 🎁
* Competitive starting salary based on skills and experience (anywhere between £35,000 and £85,000 per year)
* Clear career progression
* Private health insurance and private pension plan
* Remote working option - on Wednesdays you can work from anywhere!
* Free breakfast, coffees, beers and drinks, ping pong tables and many other WeWork perks
* Discounted gym membership
* Regular team social events

Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, a remote code test, and a half-day on-site interview. The process usually takes about 1 week in total but our fastest hire was in just 24 hours!!! 🏃

We have an awesome private office at WeWork South Bank Central!


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