Frontend Engineer

Allica Bank

Allica Bank

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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

Department Description

At Allica, we’re building an industry-leading digital business bank. Our technology team sits at the very heart of the organization. We handle everything from new product development and innovation, through to the management of all the tools and systems the business uses to function efficiently and effectively.

Role Description

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for designing and implementing front to back solutions. You will demonstrate your ability by developing well designed and understandable code. You will collaborate with the team and across the business to develop and implement new solutions.

You will be passionate about technology, keeping yourself up to date with the latest tools and techniques. You will be expected to bring business problems to a successful conclusion having used pragmatism and iterative development experience that ensures return of value at the earliest opportunity.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Improve the quality, delivery and operation by including the following aspects:
  • Focus on clean, modular, reusable, readable and maintainable code
  • Work as part of multidisciplinary teams, develop web apps in collaboration.
  • Testing – Unit, Mock, Integration, E2E, Performance and Security
  • Build up a solid understanding of the domain you are working in, and proactively identify and clarify new requirements
  • Mentor and support more junior colleagues e.g. through pair programming, answering questions
  • Ways of working (personal development, training, collaboration & support)

Personal Attributes & Experience

  • Proficient in JavaScript, Typescript, React + Hooks, NodeJs, HTML5 and SASS/CSS
  • Experience with Redux/Context or similar state management libraries
  • Experience with Jest, Cypress and React Testing Library or similar tools/frameworks
  • Knowledge of UX/UI design
  • Proficient in Git source control
  • Knowledge of Linting and formatting tools
  • Prior experience working in an Agile Environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an affinity for logically and structurally breaking down complex problems
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work well with different stakeholders

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.

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