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Full Stack Engineer (React+Python)

There’s a big shift in the way people work towards self-employment and entrepreneurship in the UK and around the world.

Coconut is a current account that takes care of accounting and tax. It’s designed specifically for freelancers, self-employed people and small business owners.

We launched our first product in January 2018. We’re at an exciting point in our journey and we now have 31,000 customers. Our mission is to free millions of people around the world from business admin by combining banking and accounting into one simple product.

In order to achieve this, we need more incredible people in our team. We are now looking for an experienced Full Stack Engineer with strong React/Python (Django) experience to join our engineering team to help us deliver our ambitious roadmap.

We’re a friendly, welcoming and diverse team and look forward to speaking to you if this role sounds of interest.

Our primary technology stack has:

  • React for web application experiences
  • Python 3 for server side application code
  • Django for web applications and APIs
  • Celery for async task management
  • Redis for caching and async task brokering
  • Lambda for serverless parts of our application like transaction processing
  • AWS for infrastructure and other services supporting the platform

A bit about the role:

Every day is different at Coconut so we are looking for somebody that takes change into their stride. A typical week might include:

  • Understanding requirements from across the business and translating them into technical solutions for external and internal customers
  • Creating exceptional front end web experiences from high fidelity digital designs for customers using modern React and associated technologies (Redux, Webpack etc.)
  • Creating features/APIs supporting either web applications and/or mobile applications
  • Helping the Growth Team run web-based experiments
  • Working on the Coconut website
  • Working closely with design to review UI and UX
  • Improving performance of our web products
  • Improving our front end tool chains
  • Bug fixing or enhancement work
  • Demoing your work to the business for feedback

Skills you need:

  • 3+ years of strong Javascript and React web applications (including Single Page Applications) development experience including networking with APIs to deliver functionality
  • Exceptional front end web development skills and proven experience in construction of high quality component-driven user interfaces
  • API development, most ideally in python/Django/DRF or similar framework programming experience working on various systems and problems including exposure to Cloud computing and databases
  • PHP and Wordpress experience a bonus
  • Good understanding of and experience implementing web security
  • Strong design sensibility, product intuition and a creative mind and enjoy brainstorming and solving problems
  • Writing unit and functional tests of your work
  • Understanding of performance and scaling issues and how to affect these
  • Understanding of the importance of best practices vs pragmatism
  • Strong drive to own your work and ensure its delivered from start to finish
  • Able to work independently and seek help where needed
  • Deep care for quality in your work
  • Passionate about delivering value to customers
  • Experience of working within a product team and understand agile methodology
  • are highly collaborative and helpful
  • Communication to a high standard to both technical and non-technical people
  • Knowing when to ask for help and being open in times of difficulty
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, demanding but rewarding and fun environment

Interested in learning more?

If you’re interested we would love to hear from you. You can apply below or you can contact harriet@getcoconut to learn more. We have a 4 stage virtual interview process as follows:

  • Initial call with Head of Talent
  • 45 minute chat with CTO
  • 45 minute chat with Design, Product Management and Growth
  • 1.5 hour technical interview including discussion around a technical exercise that you prepare before the interview

Working at Coconut

Benefits:

  • Be a member of a small growing team that is building something exceptional

  • Competitive salary + options available

  • Company pension with matched contributions

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Remote working indefinitely

  • London office available if preferred

  • Work environment that values creativity, personal growth and collaboration

  • Continuous learning and development: you will be challenged with lots of responsibility and exciting projects

    Apply now and work remotely at Coconut

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