Front End Architect / Lead

Are ready for a lead architecture role? Can you drive standards for software development and quality of a sophisticated UI? You will be well-educated, enthusiastic, organised and adaptable; a quick learner, who is able to pick up new concepts with relative ease. You will have a flair for design, dedication to quality and have a passion for modern front-end development methods such as reactive functional programming (RFP). Naturally, you will have impressive interpersonal and communication skills. BidFX will give you the opportunity to work in an agile team on a flagship, multi-window trading system. You will be using a cool tech stack, including: 

  • React

  • RxJS

  • ES6/7

  • OpenFin

For this role you will require relevant hands-on development experience building large, complex SPAs in a scalable framework. Full stack development capability would be an advantage but this is mainly a role for an experienced front end specialist. You will take the lead in architecting the UI aspects of the trading platform, working closely with backend engineers, QA, and UX/UI designers. As a senior developer you will be expected to lead product teams, mentor and train mid-level developers and present your team’s progress at regular company stand-ups.

Our engineers are responsible for solving some of the world’s most interesting technical problems. Quality cuts across every aspect of our being. Together we commit to providing an excellent user experience. Client service takes priority but we also value our free time and appreciate that you also have commitments to friends and family. So, we cooperate to complete tasks during normal office hours. To minimise defects, we practice pair programming, TTD and continuous integration. We incorporate instrumentation into all of our systems and trust in automation to provide operational efficiency. Our engineers are backed by dedicated first and second level support plus test automation teams so developers can focus on the creative aspects where they add most value.

Should you join us you'll get a generous salary that compares well with the best in our sector. A full benefits package covering pension, private health care and dental cover. Participation in an annual bonus scheme that rewards performance with a mix of cash and shares.

We recognise that the best developers thrive on continuous skills improvement. BidFX commit to investment in your future. In addition to training and mentoring, we allocate a budget for you to spend on your personal career development.

You’ll get 28 days of annual leave (rising to 33 with service), on top of national holidays. Small perks include free breakfast and fresh fruit, office lunches, Friday drinks and regular social activities. Our technical team is located in the heart of London theatre land, near Covent Garden. The area is well connected, is pleasant with a cool vibe, has lots of good eateries and plenty of shopping opportunities.

BidFX is a fintech start-up on a mission to disrupt the foreign exchange market, applying innovation to tap FX liquidity, bring market transparency and ensure clients achieve best execution. We are a small but fast growing company with global aspirations. We aim to connect the world. We operate a successful core trading platform, with direct connectivity to all major banks, fronted by a sophisticated trading user interface. We seek committed people who wish to help us fulfil our vision and share in our success. We give equal opportunities to all.

Competitive negotiable salary subject to experience.

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