Lead Software developer (PHP/Java) Job at Lending Works in London

Job Description

About us

Welcome to fair finance.

Lending Works isn’t like old-fashioned finance companies. We seamlessly connect people that want to invest their money with sensible borrowers who want to get a better rate on their personal loan, so both get a better deal. Rather than focusing exclusively on profits, we focus on being fair, transparent and honest. These values not only make us proud of the way we treat our customers, but also help us to set a new standard in financial services.

Since launching in 2014, we’ve matched almost £200m of loans, and we’re forecasting to surpass £1bn of loans per annum by 2024. Our team is growing quickly too. We’re currently an agile team of more than 40, and we believe in hiring black-belts in each discipline. We love focussing on brand experience, innovative technologies, data science, our culture and of course growing our business.

Job description

This candidate will be a backend web developer responsible for managing part of the financial core, and maintenance of Lending Works core system. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will be well versed in the agile work methodology and be a keen advocate of our team’s continuous move towards agile. You will also be responsible for researching, designing and implementing different solutions to satisfy the company growth defined in the yearly Roadmap. You will be required to mentor your co-workers and drive assigned projects, therefore a basic understanding of front-end technologies is also necessary. You would be working directly with stakeholders, therefore you would need to be self-sufficient managing assigned work to deliver solutions as a team and independently.


Integration of user-facing elements developed with a combination of server-side logic (Full-stack)

Building new features, modules and extension for different frameworks and platforms

Building reusable code and libraries for future use

Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability

Implementation of automated testing frameworks and test cases

Skills & Requirements

Excellent experience programming with Object-Oriented Programming Languages such as PHP and Java

Excellent experience working with Laravel 5 framework, cache systems (Redis)

Excellent experience working with JAVA framework such as Spring, and/or Kotlin

Excellent experience and skills writing technical documentation for internal and external audiences

Proficient knowledge of SQL and integration of multiple data sources/databases into one system (Postgres and/or Oracle)

Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests

Outputting data in different formats, XML or JSON

Master of Software and Microservices Design Patterns

Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform

Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Experience working in an Agile development environment

The following skills will be advantageous

Experience working with ReactJS

Experience working with AWS (Amazon Web services)

Experience working with CMS(s) and e-commerce frameworks

Experience working with NodeJS programming language

Experience working with Codeception testing framework

Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence, Service Desk, gliffy, etc) or similar tools knowledge

What do we offer?

A friendly and vibrant working culture and people who are always keen to help each other

A place for you to grow and develop

Bonus schema

Generous pension scheme, life and health insurance and a range of other employee benefits

Great opportunity to work with one of the rising stars in FinTech

Training/Conference budget

Ability to work from home when needed (COVID-19: We are permanently working from home)

Monthly Socials and monthly breakfast

We are an Apple house – Macbook Pro for developers


Our friendly offices are at 60 Gray’s Inn Rd, London, WC1, a short walk from Chancery Lane, Farringdon and Holborn tube stations. (COVID-19: We are permanently working from home)

About Company

Company: Lending Works

Company Location:  London

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