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

December 14, 2017


We are smava – the online loan comparison platform. We provide transparency and fairness to our customers by delivering all the relevant data and information that allows them to act as empowered market participants. Our mission is disrupting financial services by digitalizing lending. We provide our customers with the fastest, most convenient, and most affordable personal credit solutions which fit their individual needs best. As a Berlin based FinTech company, we have reached the mark of over 300 employees and strive to continue that successful growth. To achieve that, we are looking for smart, talented and open-minded people to expand our team. People like you!

Senior JavaScript Frontend Developer (m/f)

Our IT-Team focuses on constant improvement of our smava ecosystem for personal credit solutions. We continuously develop our online loan comparison platform and implement new product features. That is why we are currently looking for a Senior JavaScript Frontend Developer.

The smava development team gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the most brilliant engineering minds from all around the world (Dominik, Lead Architect).”

Our frontend tech stack:

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

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 with our Web Design and UI Team
  • Create an amazing user experience
  • Implement JavaScript based web tracking technologies and also work closely with our Analytics Team
  • Agile Development

Some of our current frontend projects:

  • Improving our loan application route heavily focusing on a customer centric approach
  • Creating a modern state of the art automized landing page management system for our Marketeers

What you will need for:

  • At least 6 years of working experience in implementing well performing user interfaces with JavaScript / HTML & CSS
  • A proven track record (at least 3 years) in development of performing user interfaces based on React or related frameworks (e. g. Angular2+ or Backbone) or Node
  • An understanding of user centric thinking and ability to transfer into code
  • Fluent spoken and written English (other languages would be considered as a plus)

The mindset we are looking for:

  • Passion about software development
  • Solution driven
  • Open-minded
  • Able to communicate effectively

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive future technology that changes the financial industry
  • Great career opportunities: you can become a Tech Lead/Technical Manager in the near future by performing great tech knowledge and skills
  • A changing organization which knows what needs to be improved
  • Smart colleagues from all around the globe (30 nationalities)
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support
  • Signing bonus
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Language courses
  • Subsidized Lunch offer ( and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)

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 Firlus
  • 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

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

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