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React Native Developer / Front-end Developer
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Equity
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH17757
Added: 14 Feb 2020
Job Description
Front-end Developer, React, React Native, Mobile, JavaScript, Redux, Fintech, Payments, Start-up, Equity

Role: Front-end Developer (React Native) (Potential to move to Lead Frontend Engineer in future)
Location: Cardiff (With some potential for remote working)
Salary: Up to £40k + equity (+ significant salary increase in the near future)

Acorn Recruitment is excited to be in sole partnership with a disruptive innovator developing a payments application that could significantly change the payments industry. The partner is taking advantage of new European Central Bank legislation (due in early 2020) that will push a move to an open banking ecosystem changing the way that payments are received - effectively challenging the current duopoly held by Visa and Mastercard.

The company will exploit this market to create new opportunities for consumers to access a range of deals and discounts via their all-encompassing digital wallet. The technology will also save merchants and large corporates a huge amount of money when using their payments infrastructure - providing huge benefits on both sides of a transaction.

While this role is based with a start-up, the company Board comprises industry heavyweights, including former Directors of global investment banks. The backing of the Board coupled with the size of the opportunity means that the company has already completed their initial round of investment, with further investment due early next year.

The technology opportunity is driven by legislative change meaning the company is ahead of the curve with very little in the way of competition, meaning you will be part of something special that could see your equity grow exponentially within a few short years!

So…. what are they looking for?

They are looking for a Front-End Engineer, to work side by side with their Head of Engineering with freedom to define the front-end engineering approach. You'll design and build their UI and take a lead role with other engineers and designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences. You'll be using the latest front-end technologies (such as React and ES6) and practice disciplined software engineering - automated testing, code reviews and writing beautiful, readable code. You will be designing the front end of their mobile digital wallet application so ideally should have experience with React Native and porting apps to iOS and Android.

You would be working in a vibrant yet relaxed tech-driven environment, where passion and enthusiasm for seeing the business succeed is absolutely paramount. Following the initial onboarding period, you will be given flexibility to work how best suits you and given the support you need to develop and grow with the business.

Skills Required

*Experience with React (Native) + Redux - ideally Porting React Native apps to iOS and Android.
*Strong JavaScript experience
*Any full stack experience would also be highly desirable.
*Any experience with the latest software delivery methodologies including Cloud (AWS),
*Agile and DevOps / Continuous Integration is highly desirable.
*Most of all we are looking for someone who is hugely passionate about technology and
*is really driven to get to the next stage of their career by being a part of making a tech start-up scale!

The successful candidate will receive:

*£30,000 - £40,000 basic salary depending on experience
*Equity in the company
*A significant salary increase, depending on individual and company performance
*25 days holiday with the option of flexible working once you've completed on-boarding and probation
*Company pension
*High quality mentoring from their Head of Engineering, leadership team and advisory board

If you are interested then please apply today or contact for more information.
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