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Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023
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Senior Backend Developer (TypeScript, Node.js)

Prosper is on a mission to revolutionise how we save for the long term. We believe that legacy solutions are expensive, the language often complex, the charges obfuscated and the digital experiences dated and clumsy.
New solutions to long-term saving tend to be focused on the first-time investor and heavily biased toward trading, as opposed to saving for the long term. We need better software to help consumers achieve their life goals, not to be sold financial products.
We work as a lean, agile team, testing our ideas quickly and cheaply, iterating to keep heading for the best solutions for our users.
Our founders are Nick Perrett, CEO and Ricky Knox, Chairman. Between the two, Nick and Ricky have raised over half a billion 💵 for businesses they have been involved in. They have assembled an incredible set of angel investors in Prosper who have co-founded leading financial services businesses, such as Capital One and Monzo, with a cumulative exit value of well over a billion 💵.
We know there’s not much to see in the wild about us… yet! But get in touch, and we can show you what we’re working on.
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We're inclusive and are actively looking to encourage people from different backgrounds and with different ways of thinking to apply.

How to apply

The core tech stack

TypeScript, Node.js, AWS services (Lambda in particular), GraphQL & REST APIs, Postgres, Jest

Why Join Prosper?

You'll join at the start of our journey. A chance to work on a greenfield fintech project, be a core contributor and earn some great experience in a collaborative, engaging environment.

The Team

We're small but have the expertise we need to succeed. Everyone's individual work is key to our success as a team. We’re now growing into a diverse group of enthusiastic and knowledgable people who have a common goal of helping to redefine financial services for consumers. There's transparency and fairness at the heart of what we do.

About You

Experienced in tech

You write production-ready code that is well tested, easy to follow and maintain
You identify and deal with edge and error cases
You use tests to prove out solutions, provide a shield against regressions and a way into the code for other developers
You make good architectural decisions aligned with the service architecture already in place
You’re able to identify and mitigate against potential security vulnerabilities

Delivery focused

You help identify and break up work into right-sized tasks for you and colleagues working on the same feature
You help with prioritisation and estimation of work
You’re able to work autonomously but communicate well with the team to overcome challenges and uncertainty when needed

Collaborative

You’re a good communicator, able to write well, document your work and share knowledge with others
You’re a mentor to others when needed and you’re happy to pair and learn from them too
You help others to get over blockers and get their work over the line
You’re able to discuss options and voice your opinions in a respectful way. You give others a chance to speak and voice theirs.
You think about working processes and are engaged in helping the team to improve how we work together
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At a startup you get to “wear many hats”, meaning if you have experience or a desire to work across the stack, we do welcome full-stack devs to apply.

Opportunities with this role

Be an early member of the team responsible for building and launching the initial Prosper product to market
Work with a modern tech stack, using DevOps best practises, on a greenfield project
Work towards meaningful outcomes that will improve people’s lives
The potential to be an active contributor to many areas of the technology stack and to be involved in architectural discussions and direction
Learn from others and grow your skills in a collaborative environment

Company Benefits

A fair reward for your effort
A basic salary that is always market competitive for our stage
A good pension 😀
Time off to disconnect, relax & care for your family
25 days paid time off & bank holidays
Enhanced parental compensation packages
Your birthday, as an extra day holiday, on us!
Investment in your personal learning & development
Personal development budget to use for training & conferences
Regular company-wide training
Book purchases
Regular team & company meetings to give you visibility across all the work we do
Contribution to your health and wellness
Significant wellness budget
Social events to help you bond with your team
Independent Employee Assistance Programme to help out with issues including mental health, money, HR
The right tools and environment to do your job
Desk, computer, headphones, input devices, software licences to do great work
Option to work from home or our pet-friendly London office

Interview Process

A brief screening call to make sure there's a good fit for both of us before taking up more of your time. We can do this without video, to make it more comfortable and to eliminate biases on our side.
An hour long interview where we'll examine the tech skills and ways of working together that we're looking for. A chance for you to ask us questions you have.
An opportunity to meet more of the team you'll be working with before final decisions are made.
We hope to make a decision quickly and to keep you well informed at each stage. We can give you honest feedback.

How to Apply