Lead Frontend Engineer

Allica Bank

Allica Bank

Software Engineering
Milton Keynes, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About Allica bank

Allica is the UK’s fastest growing company - and the fastest-growing financial technology (fintech) firm ever. Our purpose is to help established SMEs, one of the last major underserved opportunities in fintech. Established SMEs are the backbone of local communities - representing over a third of our economy - yet have been largely neglected both by traditional high street banks and modern fintech providers.

Role Description:

As a lead frontend developer, you will have a specialization in Web technology but use your much wider technical experience to help steer your team and peer developers. This is a hands-on role so will be expected to support feature development as well as provide leadership to other frontend developers. You will help define how we use frontend applications to drive our banking products. You will share your passion and experience with others and encourage a sharing and caring culture as well as supporting less experienced teammates to grow and develop.

Your remit will go beyond projects as the wider engineering community will look to you for coaching and advice. You will be a strong influence on others and your success will largely be based on that.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design, develop and deploy frontend applications.
  • Collaboration with product owners, backend engineers and other stakeholders to facilitate the development of new features and applications.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in your specialism and in your Community of Practice, leading by example.
  • Help run your community of practice, encouraging broad participation.
  • Proactively seek out learning opportunities for you and your colleagues.
  • Mentor and support more junior colleagues e.g., through pair programming, Code reviews etc.
  • Help more junior colleagues plan their careers and progress at Allica.
  • Line management of team members.

Required Skills:

  • Expert in JavaScript, Typescript, React + Hooks, Redux, Node.js, HTML5 and SASS/CSS.
  • Experienced with Webpack, Babel, Jest, Cypress and React Testing Library. Knowledge of MobX and Nx will be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of UX/UI design.
  • Knowledge of Chakra-UI will be beneficial.
  • Experienced with CI/CD and modern DevOps tools. Exposure to Azure DevOps Pipelines will be beneficial.
  • Interested in scaling the applications using methodologies like Micro Frontends, Blue/Green Deployments.
  • Experience of PingFederate would be useful.

Additional Information

Working at Allica Bank

At Allica Bank we want to ensure our employees have the right tools and environment in which to succeed in their role and in support of our customers.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so our benefits are designed with you in mind:

  • Full onboarding support and continued development opportunities
  • Options for flexible working
  • Regular social activities
  • 25 days holiday – with the option to Buy/Sell
  • Pension contributions
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private health cover (with the option to add family members)
  • Life assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Season ticket loans

Don’t tick every box?

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the skills or requirements listed on the job description. If you think you’ll be a good fit, we’d still love to hear from you!

Flexible working

We know the ‘9-to-5’ isn’t right for everyone. That’s why Allica Bank is fully committed to flexible and hybrid working. Please let us know what is best for you and, if we can, we will do our best to accommodate.


We’re a diverse bunch here at Allica, with all kinds of experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles. Our openness and differences make us stronger, and we want everybody to feel comfortable bringing as much of themselves to work with them as they like.