Frontend Engineer – JavaScript/React

We believe that great software is built by teams where collaboration, mutual respect and a drive for quality are front and centre. We want diverse perspectives, a passion for learning and we want people who care deeply about their work. We simply don't understand how long hours cultures are a source of pride or expected to produce excellence. We don't get how combative, political environments are meant to generate amazing teamwork. We don't want an environment where people dread going to work each day.

If you feel the same way, please get in touch for a non-committal chat with a member of our team

We are Adaptive, where you’ll use the latest technology to design, build and operate bespoke, real-time, front-to-back solutions for tier-one investment banks and commodity trading firms financial clients using the latest technology, in flat teams where innovation and collaboration are the backbones of our success. Please note that this is NOT a role for a fresh graduate, you must have some professional experience. 

As a web applications developer, you will:

  • Build greenfield data-centric, multi-window and multi-monitor financial applications alongside your Adaptive colleagues
  • Use the latest technology to create elegant and robust solutions
  • Contribute to building and releasing quality software on time
  • Use your knowledge to build great-looking, event-driven and highly interactive interfaces
  • Collaborate with server-side developers, user-experience designers and business analysts
  • Participate in a test-driven, agile environment
  • Keep up to date with the developments in technology and quickly adapt to them to achieve better results

Required skills and experience:

  • Professional web development experience
  • Good knowledge of JavaScript: you understand prototypical inheritance, scope, and closures
  • Proficiency in user experience technologies like JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and React.js
  • Practical knowledge of web tooling such as Webpack, NPM, Yarn, Gulp and PostCSS
  • Armed with a strong desire to raise the bar for your team technically, you are tenacious, curious, and collaborative in all aspects of your work
  • A quick learner with excellent communication skills
  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science or equivalent is very good to have
  • Language: English (fluent)

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience working with distributed teams
  • Experience with TypeScript, Rx.js, Redux
  • Event-driven APIs
  • Trading/commodities experience

Personal qualities:

  • Strong desire to raise the bar for your team technically
  • Tenacious, curious, and collaborative in all aspects of your work
  • A quick learner with excellent communication skills

About us:

  •     Competitive Salary
  •     Great benefits package
  •     No politics
  •     No cumbersome hierarchy: our teams feel free to speak up, to make suggestions and raise concern
  •     Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other and pitch in
  •     Smart, welcoming and motivated colleagues
  •     Good work/life balance

Some of our success stories include:

An app store that allows users to browse available apps and install to their desktop without Administrator rights. The system provides an auto-update mechanism and also captures usage statistics

Adaptive brought our experience in large scale e-commerce platforms to quickly specify and agree an architecture with the client. The design enabled rapid development in the short term but also granted flexibility and agility in the long term.

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