Lendable is on a mission to make consumer finance amazing: faster, cheaper and friendlier.
We’re building one of the world’s leading fintech companies and are off to a strong start:
- One of the UK’s newest unicorns with a team of just over 250 people
- Among the top 10 fastest-growing tech companies in the UK
Profitable since 2017
- Backed by top investors including Balderton Capital and Goldman Sachs
Loved by customers with the best reviews in the market (4.8/5 across 10,000s of reviews)
So far, we’ve rebuilt the Big Three consumer finance products from scratch: loans, credit cards and car finance. We get money into our customers’ hands in minutes instead of days.
We’re growing fast, and there’s a lot more to do: we’re going after the two biggest Western markets (UK and US) where trillions worth of these are held by big banks with dated systems and painful processes.
Join us if you want to
- Take ownership across a broad remit. You are trusted to make decisions that drive a material impact on the direction and success of Lendable from day 1.
- Work in small teams of exceptional people, who are relentlessly resourceful to solve problems and find smarter solutions than the status quo.
- Build the best technology in-house, using new data sources, machine learning and AI to make machines do the heavy lifting.
What's the job?
We’re looking for an experienced React Native Tech Lead to join our Zable Credit Card team, supporting our frontend engineers in a cross-functional team building and refining features for our existing iOS & Android applications, used by over 450,000 customers.
Over the last 6 months we’ve introduced new features like Variable Recurring Payments with Open Banking, enabled customers to instantly spend upon approval using Apple & Google Pay, and expanded our offering by introducing loan offers for eligible customers from our sister product, Lendable.
Our next focus is on continuing to build key features that delight customers and drive self-serve automation as we surpass half a million customers, allowing our cardholders to manage as many aspects of their account directly via our apps as possible.
Alongside feature work we also put a big focus on improving performance, reducing tech debt, and improving scalability. Our ideal engineer is detail focused and resourceful, and keen to understand the bigger picture outside of their product team, contributing to wider engineering and business initiatives that help us scale our UK and US based products as we continue to grow.
Our tech stack
Typescript, React Native, GraphQL, Relay, Mobx, Jest, React Testing Library, Detox, Firebase, Codepush, Fastlane
Typescript, React, NextJS, Redux Toolkit, SCSS, React Testing Library, Cypress
Backend / Infrastructure
PHP 8 (Symfony), Kotlin, AWS, MySQL, RabbitMQ, Docker, Kubernetes
Github, Jira & Confluence, for our code & product management processes
Bugsnag, Datadog & Sentry for debugging and reporting
Figma & Storybook, for our design process
For more information about how we work you can also check out our blog and read more about our workplace culture.
What we're looking for
You have experience leading cross-platform mobile development using React Native
You have a strong understanding of the different needs of mobile users across a variety of platforms and devices
You’re comfortable owning and managing the full spectrum of iOS & Android application requirements, such as provisioning, certificate management, automated deployment, and app store release processes
You set the standard for automated testing in your team, and take a pragmatic approach to implementing and improving the various phases of the testing pyramid
You can quickly identify and assess technical debt and are a vocal advocate for prioritising code improvements alongside feature work when the opportunity arises
You have experience working with product owners to break down business requirements into deliverable tasks and estimate the complexity of their implementation. You can quickly identify the difficulties of implementing a feature from an initial design wireframe or outline spec and work together to propose alternative approaches where appropriate
You are passionate about building high-performing teams. You organise work streams in conjunction with the product owner, and look for optimisations that will improve team performance and happiness, while driving individual accountability for delivery
You have experience mentoring and supporting other engineers, alongside engineering managers, working to encourage their personal and professional growth, and enabling them to succeed.
What would make you stand out
Experience working with Fastlane to support automation and release management of mobile apps
You’ve used Firebase to support product functionality, in particular with Firebase Remote Config and Firebase Cloud Messaging
You’ve worked with OpenAPI/Swagger specifications to help define API requirements and contracts, collaborating with backend developers to agree on best approaches when scoping work that requires new and updated schemas
You have in-depth experience of mobile performance best practices and debugging
You’ve employed staged rollouts and multivariate testing approaches to release new features and test hypotheses
You’ve built, or worked on, products that have scaled from zero users to tens or hundreds of thousands (or more), and can apply what you learnt in new contexts
A quick video call with a member of our talent team to learn more about you
A 30-minute video call with an engineer to discuss your experience and answer any initial technical questions you have about the role
A short React Native coding exercise to complete in your own time
- Final Onsite or Video interviews;
A technical session with your peers where you’ll discuss your solution to the exercise, talk through some problems and scenarios, and dig deeper into your technical experience
An interview with an Engineering Manager to explore your motivations and goals, assess how you could play a part in your team’s success, and better understand how we could help you thrive in your role.
Life at Lendable (also check out our Glassdoor page)
- The opportunity to scale up one of the world’s most successful fintech companies.
Best-in-class compensation including equity.
- You can work from home every Monday and Friday if you wish - on the other days, we all come together IRL to be together, build and exchange ideas.
Our in-house chef prepares fresh, healthy lunches in the office every Tuesday-Thursday.
- We care for our Lendies’ well-being both physically and mentally, so we offer the highest coverage when it comes to private health insurance.
- We organise an annual trip with the whole company, to celebrate our milestones and reflect on our achievements.
- We're an equal-opportunity employer and are looking to make Lendable the most inclusive and open workspace in London.