Senior Full Stack Developer/Technical Lead (m/f) – Fintech Application // smava

May 10, 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 Software Engineers conceptualize and realize 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. You will join an ambitious cross-functional team of Frontend, Backend as well as Quality Assurance Engineers lead by a passionate engineering and business driven Technical Product Manager.

What we would like you to do:

  • Support the teams Technical Product Owner as a future Technical Lead
  • Design & development of reusable React.js based libraries/components for building various Product and Marketing frontends which can be A-B-tested and perform well under heavy load
  • Following a server-side rendering approach using node.js
  • Work closely together with our Web Design, UI Team and Backend Engineers
  • Implementing JavaScript based web tracking technologies and work also close together with Analytics
  • Agile Development
  • Creating an amazing user experience

One current project:

  • Development of a state of the art landing page management system (React & Redux) made out of reusable components

What you will need for:

  • A proven track record  in building scalable frontend applications (preferably in React, Redux and universal rendering)
  • First experiences in implementing  backend services (Java Spring (Cloud) , NodeJS / Express) for consumer web applications
  • A fluent and spoken English
  • SQL / NOSQL data management expertise would be a plus
  • First leadership experiences

Our frontend tech stack:

  • NodeJS
  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • Universal rendering
  • SCSS
  • Backbone

Our backend tech stack:

  • Java 8
  • Spring framework (DI, Security, Scheduling, Tx, Spring REST, Spring WS)
  • Spring Cloud
  • Messaging JMS / AMQP
  • Maven
  • NodeJS
  • PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL (Couchbase)

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive the future technology that changes 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, fast execution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onboarding support (e.g. visa sponsorship)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Language courses
  • Company pension
  • Subsidized Lunch offer ( and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Beer Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club, different team events

Do 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 also tell us, where you first get in touch with the job advertisement and note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

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