Full Stack Developer

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering

Description

We’re looking for a Full Stack Javascript developer to join one of our small, multi-disciplinary product teams tackling a profound human challenge - redefining the way the world deals with death.


Within 24 months of launching Farewill we’ve grown to lead our industry, becoming the biggest (and favourite) will-writer in the UK - building a tight-knit, multidisciplinary team of 18 along the way.

We're proudly backed and supported by some of the best investors and entrepreneurs in Europe, from the founders of Transferwise and Zoopla, to Kindred Capital, JamJar, and SAATCHiNVEST.

As part of the development team at Farewill, you’ll be instrumental in bringing the team’s ideas and vision to fruition - giving us a leading edge both in terms of user experience and our operational tooling. Along with the other developers Helena, Emily and Tom (CTO), you’ll be responsible for developing new features and products, keeping our site up, fixing bugs and ensuring our codebase easy to develop. You’ll also collaborate across the wider team to develop internal tooling and help with their projects.

Our site is currently comprised of a small number of Node.js services covering: universally rendering our React UI, our API business logic and PDF rendering. We also have a number of other small, custom internal services (e.g. Slack bot, Trello API integrations, an ETL pipeline and customer support tools) that help the rest of the team do their jobs effectively.

ABOUT YOU

You have solid commercial experience with JavaScript and its ecosystem, and are able to use this to creatively solve problems. You care about the code you write, aiming to make it robust, readable and maintainable. You have written JavaScript for both the server (Node.js) and the client - experience with component-based libraries such as React is a major plus.

You’ve worked in multi-disciplinary product teams and alongside other developers; ideally this would be in the form of another digital product at scale. You’re open to sharing knowledge and improving our standards and team processes, be it through pairing/group programming, code review or other methods.

In the next 12 months:

Requirements

Hopefully you'll have some or all of the following:

Bonus points for:

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude is just as important as experience!

Benefits

L-R, Tam, Helena, Kiran ,Constance, Jon, Tom , Holly, Natasha, Emily, Dan, Zac, Karan, Loz, Tom, Meg, Ben. Join us in time for our next team photo?

Our hiring process - application and interview process

Inviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of time and effort into the process. If we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage we’ll let you know as soon as possible. Here’s how it’ll look for the person joining us:

1. Send us your CV along with maximum 150 words on why this role is perfect for you.

2. We’ll invite you for a 20 minute phone call with Tom (CTO) to learn more about your goals and experience. You’ll also be able to ask questions about Farewill and the role.

3. We’ll send you a code challenge for you to complete in your own time.

4. We'll invite you in to the office for a more detailed interview, a group programming session and a chance to meet more of the team.


If everyone’s happy, most importantly you, we’ll make you an offer to join our team.



Our hiring process - diversity monitoring questions

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and monitoring how our company is representing different groups of people through our hiring process.

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