Senior Frontend Engineer

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About us

We're a global leader in account-to-account payments, making it easy for merchants to collect both recurring and one-off payments directly from customer's bank accounts. Our global payments network and technology platform take the pain out of getting paid for 65,000 businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses. Each year we process US$20 billion of payments across more than 30 countries. We're headquartered in the UK, with additional offices in Australia, France, Germany and the United States. 

Engineering at GC 

The technical challenges of building GoCardless span from simplifying building banking schemes to optimising the time to render the dashboard. Working in different teams, you might contribute to different parts of our customer journey.

We are looking for Senior Engineer to join the Payment Success Group, where you will be working on payment intelligence products such as Success+. We sit at the crossroads of various disciplines at GoCardless, thus software engineers in our group have the chance to contribute across the full stack and gain insights into how a payments system operating globally works.

Our challenges range from building effective prediction systems (and interfaces for customers to configure them), to identifying and reporting the most meaningful metrics, and doing so in an scalable and accessible way.

As we develop new features, we need to expose more of them on our dashboard, and we need someone who can bring front-end skills to our team.

Our front-end is built with TypeScript, React, CSS and HTML. Our back-end is mostly Ruby and Python.

You will enjoy being a front-end software engineer at GoCardless if you:

  • Like to collaborate and learn from people from various backgrounds and experiences; 
  • Enjoy having regular exposure to stakeholders and the leaders of our business;
  • Sweat the details and care deeply about building memorable web experiences;
  • Want to feel proud of the work you’re doing and its impact on our customers.

Our engineers contribute to the engineering culture within and outside of GoCardless: they contribute to Open Source Software projects (see our Github), and share learnings in post-mortems, conferences and on our blog. We've recently started sponsoring Storybook via Opencollective. We use Storybook within our Content Platform.

Our technologies: We build simple, reliable systems and we believe in using the best technologies for each task - our engineers come from a variety of backgrounds, from Java to Python. Our main technologies are: Ruby, Javascript, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Storybook, Postgres, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Google Cloud (GCP).

About you

  • You have a good understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards;
  • You have experience with JavaScript, preferably with React;
  • You know HTML and CSS and you are always seeking out best practices;
  • You have functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with Web Services;
  • You built web products and services, and have an awareness of technologies across the stack;
  • You care about building reliable, well-tested systems;
  • You thrive in a culture of continuous learning and feedback.


Life at GoCardless

When it comes to culture, we're proud of what we call the 'GC magic'. It's primarily defined by our values: Start With Why, Be Humble, Act with Integrity, and Care Deeply. They've been our bedrock since day one, and they continue to be one of the key factors of our success, and the reason we love showing up to work every day. 

Because we're now delivering on our important, and ambitious vision to become the world's account-to-account payment network, we're working at pace. To help clear the path to success - so any obstacles and blockers don't slow us down - we've introduced our own set of operating principles, which live alongside our values. They're designed to help us successfully navigate our continued growth by helping us work together better. They provide guideposts around some of the key areas of how we operate so things are smoother, easier and ultimately lead to better outcomes. Read more about our values and operating principles here.

There's lots more to the magic. We view Diversity and inclusion as a business imperative, so we have a leader whose role it is to ensure we create an inclusive workplace where people from all backgrounds can thrive, and where people from all walks of life want to join us. We also have high engagement with our GeeCee-led 'employee resource groups' (such as BEAM, Inspiring, Pride, and Access) that are supported and sponsored by members of our Exec team. You can view our latest Gender Pay Gap report here. 

We're also rolling out our 'Adaptive Working' and 'Work Way' schemes. Adaptive Working will allow you to work flexibly, and in a way that fits around your lifestyle, whilst still ensuring teams can collaborate effectively and get together and socialise. It comprises three components: days in the office, remote working, and a thoughtful environment. Work Away gives the flexibility to work away from your normal place of work for up to 90 days in any 12 month period. 

We also offer enhanced parental leave, pension packages, and you'll receive equity. Having this 'buy in' is a vital part of building a successful business where everybody - regardless of their role - can make a valuable contribution. 

There's also our legendary 'GC Fridays'. They're four additional all-company days off every year, giving GeeCees a chance to switch off and relax, as a token of thanks for everyone's hard work and commitment. 

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