Frontend Software Engineer (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time

Level: Intermediate to Senior 

The Opportunity

One of the biggest untapped markets in fintech is personal financial advice. It’s also one of the toughest domains to crack. If you’re looking to build a successful career and make a huge impact in the lives of many South Africans, then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for. 

What are we all about?

LifeCheq is a personal finance fintech business operating across South Africa. Our very unique approach to financial advice and our market-leading advice platform has redefined the category. We’re looking to scale our operations significantly in an exciting new chapter.

Our technology touches consumers, financial advisors and large enterprise institutions. The vision for our advice platform is to become one of the most transformative technology platforms in South Africa’s financial services landscape. In this role, you will play a key role at an important point in our journey.

We primarily use Clojure for our backend, with a mixture of ClojureScript and TypeScript for our frontends. We use a selection of modern frontend technologies, including React, Storybook.js, Webpack, and Apollo.

Our business is funded by reputable institutional investors including Futuregrowth and African Rainbow Capital.

Your responsibilities

  • Build our systems! In particular, build beautiful, modular and scalable frontends;
  • Contribute to how we test, integrate and deploy code;
  • Contribute to our architecture and technology choices going forward;
  • Coach and mentor junior team members;
  • Help with hiring processes within the team;
  • Attend client demos and sales presentations alongside business development staff where required;

What skills you’ll bring

What you need

  • Minimum 5 years of professional software development experience, at least 3 using a modern JS stacks like React, Svelte, VueJS or Angular 2;
  • Expert knowledge of CSS, and experience building pixel perfect components/pages according to design;

What will set you apart from others

  • Professional experience with
    • Apollo, Storybook.js, TypeScript, or ClojureScript;
    • Frontend analytics and performance optimization;
    • Implementing testing strategies;
  • Developing and maintaining design systems;
  • Willingness to learn some ClojureScript;

What It's Like To Work Here

You will work in a cross functional agile squad, along with backend engineers, financial experts, and designers. Each squad with a clear focus on a set of customer related goals and outcomes, and autonomy in how to best realise that. 

We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. In addition to your competitive salary, medical and insurance benefit, you’ll enjoy some great perks including: 

  • Wellness: Enjoy half a day off dedicated to your health and wellness and receive a medical aid benefit paid directly to your account each month
  • Planning: How about a free LifeCheq plan to help you action and drive towards your goals
  • LifeCheq Shares: The opportunity to receive shares as part of the LifeCheq Employee Shares Scheme 

This is a full-time, remote position. We need you to be fluent in English, and be able to work core hours (10:00 to 16:00) for a GMT+2 time zone.

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