Senior JavaScript Frontend Developer (m/f) – FinTech Application // smava

April 27, 2017
We are smava, the online loan comparison platform. smava brings together private applicants with a huge variety of banks and private investors, offering great interest rates for loans between 1.000€ to 120.000€. Using smava’s sophisticated scoring technology, customers can within seconds receive free of charge their tailored online loan with the best conditions. Our customers use financing for large number of plans, such as car financing, property renovation and loan consolidation. Furthermore, customers receive free and independent consultancy through our highly trained loan consultants. smava’s concept has convinced independent testers for years. As a Fintech Company we have provided more than two billion euros in loan volume since it was founded. Based in Berlin we have grown to over 220 employees and are striving to continue that successful growth. To do that, we are looking for the best employees to expand our team employees like you!


Our Engineering department conceptualizes and realizes web services to guarantee a well performing smava ecosystem of financial products. We continuously develop our online loan comparison platform and implement new product features.

What we would like you to do:

  • Design & development of reusable React based libraries/components for building various Product and Marketing frontends which can be A-B-tested and perform well under heavy load
  • Follow a server-side rendering approach using Node
  • Work closely together with our Web Design and UI Team
  • Create an amazing user experience
  • Implement JavaScript based web tracking technologies and work also closely together with Analytics Team
  • Agile Development

A current project:

  • Development of a state of the art landing page management system made of reusable components and based on React and Redux

What you will need for:

  • A proven track record in development of performing user interfaces based on React or related frameworks (e. g. Angular or Backbone)
  • An understanding of user centric thinking and ability to transfer into code
  • Fluent spoken and written English (other languages are considered a plus)

Our frontend tech stack:

  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • Universal rendering
  • Backbone/Marionette
  • SCSS
  • Node

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive the future technology changes in the financial industry
  • A wide range of exciting technical challenges
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (30 nationalities)
  • Grown-up startup mentality
  • Open communication & flat hierarchy allows fast execution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onboarding support (e.g. visa sponsorship)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Language courses
  • Subsidized Lunch offer ( and public transport
  • Beer Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and different team events

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward receiving your application including:

  • CV, project list, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Martin Cichowski 
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Please tell us, where you first found our job advertisement. Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

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