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PHP Symfony Engineer in London


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Job Description

Finance is one of the last great stale service industries, and customers are suffering for it. Lendable is building a proper financial institution from scratch using our technology, agility and attitude!

Our first product is offering personal loans. Or technically speaking (if you prefer): we have built the world's fastest consumer lending platform, powered by real-time, automated credit decisions and continuous risk pricing. To give you an idea, our relentless drive to automate and improve processes allows customers to apply for and receive their loan in well under 10 minutes on average (instead of the industry norm of days or weeks). Our second product will launch this year and we’re planning on much more!

We are well-funded, profitable, and grew fourfold last year. In the five years since we started we have lent over £700 million to UK consumers. We are a focused team of c.55 individuals with founders previously at Goldman Sachs, Rocket Internet and BCG, with 2 featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. We are backed by the General Partners of Passion Capital who have also invested in Monzo and GoCardless, among others.

We have a unique, enthusiastic culture: we give talented and curious individuals the opportunity to stretch themselves and work in an environment that encourages growth.

The role:

We’re looking for a PHP engineer to join our engineering team. This is the team that put the Tech in FinTech, our current team of 10 backend engineers, 2 frontend developers and 1 devops engineer have helped transform finance by building a next generation lending platform and they’re at it again with a brand new product launching this year.

There’s a lot to do, from building and integrating new API’s to further improve the customer journey and optimising the lending platform through to deep architectural discussions and new product development.

What you’ll be working on:

  • Building API’s for new partnerships
  • Helping launch a new product platform for launch in 2019
  • Migration from Symfony v3.4 to v4

Our Tech Stack


  • PHP 7.2
  • Symfony 3.4 (moving to v4)
  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • MySQL
  • RabbitMQ
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes


  • React & React Native, TypeScript, MobX, Redux, Stylus and SASS


  • Jenkins and CircleCI - we deploy to production as soon as we finish a feature
  • Behat, PHPUnit, Jest, Selenium and Detox for automated testing

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong PHP development experience, ideally with PHP 7.2
  • A good understanding of a modern PHP framework like Symfony, Zend or Laravel
  • Strong understanding of abstraction and scalability  
  • A keen desire to want to learn and input into a highly collaborative team
  • If you’ve worked in a Kanban environment, it would be a plus but not needed

What’s Next:

We’re not a corporate so we try our best to get things moving as quickly as possible. For this role we’d expect:

  • A quick phone call with one of the team
  • A short exercise to complete in your own time  
  • Onsite Interview
  • Discuss the exercise you completed
  • Meet the team  

What you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to build a new and improved financial institution from scratch!
  • A best in class compensation package including stock options
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Lunch cooked by onsite chefs 3 times a week
  • An open and honest culture with flat hierarchy
  • Personal development and learning time
  • A fun and inspiring work environment; featuring monthly socials, weekly team lunches, onsite Yoga every week, an annual one-week work event abroad for everyone (our last one was in Tuscany!) and more
  • A multi-cultural team made up of dozens of different nationalities and backgrounds
  • A unique office - one of the largest lofts in Shoreditch - with a fully stocked fridge and kitchen
  • We're an equal opportunity employer and are looking to make Lendable one of the most inclusive and open workspaces in London


About Lendable

  • Fintech

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