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Lead Front end developer in London

Neural Alpha

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Job Description

We are looking for a Front end developer to lead our Front end team. Neural Alpha is a unique data consultancy & software development company applying innovative Connected Data approaches (graph databases, semantic & related technologies) to Sustainable Investment & other complex requirements within the Financial Services industry.

We help NGOs, financial institutions and investors maximise the sustainability credentials of their investments – using these technologies to minimise investments in deforestation, carbon intensive activities & other areas. Our team is based in Kennington and Warsaw (Poland) and we are on the search for developers with a passion for building visually rich and innovative applications which distill the complexity of addressing sustainable investment challenges.

Our development stack involves Javascript (React/d3.js) in the front-end, Node and python in the back-end. Our APIs are written in GraphQL and we use a variety of NoSQL databases including document stores such as MongoDB and Elasticsearch and graph databases/triple stores. We are completely cloud-based on AWS using multiple resources such as Cognito, EC2, DynamoDB, S3, etc.
The role is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an innovative start-up with a great culture, friendly people and a great location in Edinburgh House workspace offices in Kennington (London).
Ideally a more experienced candidate will have a Computer Science background, demonstrable leadership experience and portfolio pieces illustrating Data Engineering and Data Science skills.

Preferred skills/qualifications:
Collaborative team player who enjoys mentoring as well as learning
Experience developing data visualisations in D3 and other javascript libraries, HTML5, developing responsive apps
Experience of agile methodologies and working with Atlassian tools – e.g. jira
Experience developing in React essential and with advanced React concepts – e.g. React Story Book & React Hooks
Understanding of browser and network performance
Familiar with automated testing libraries
Educational Background in Computer Science or alternative STEM degree useful
2+ years commercial experience essential
Experience developing on AWS essential
Experience of GraphQL very useful
Experience of modern development standards - TDD, CI/CD very useful

Company Benefits
Fantastic on the job training scheme in core data & development skills
25 days starting holiday
Competitive salary
Brand new macbook for a great development experience
Great office location on Vauxhall / Kennington border – we’re based in a workspace serviced office with breakfasts every Monday, social beers on a Friday, kitchen, bike storage & showers
Eligibility to annual company bonus scheme after 6 months employment.

Interview Process:
Initial phone call
Technical exercise
Final interview

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