Back-End Developer

Cape Town
Support – IT /
Full time /
We are Growth Lending. We work with innovative and high-growth SMEs, helping them to accelerate their growth by providing flexible credit and debt solutions. We provide facilities from £100,000 to £30m and have lent more than £1bn to SMEs in the UK over the last decade. We have offices across the UK, US, in Manila and in Cape Town, South Africa. We are now expanding internationally and know that building our own bespoke technologies is vital to our growth, so this is a truly exciting time to join.

We design, build and maintain our own proprietary platform. The platform will eventually cover the full range of business needs. It currently supports client reporting, investor portal, term loans and working capital products. We have an exciting roadmap to extend and further integrate the current functionality. Over the coming years, the scope of the system will continue to expand. 

We need a skilled, driven Back-end Developer. You'll join a team building the bespoke platform that is driving forward our organisation. We design, develop and deploy maintainable and efficient systems. Taking our user requirements, we translate them into powerful, appealing interactive applications. As part of that team, you'll write well-designed, testable code in various languages. The aim is always to produce elegant and easy-to-maintain solutions.

You will report into our Lead Developer (Manila) and be a member of our in-house team. You’ll also work alongside our Product Manager and Business Analysts in Cape Town. This is a high-profile project within Growth Lending. Our business needs this portfolio of systems to power our success, so this is a great opportunity for a thoughtful, creative developer to grow in their home country within a UK-based business. 

To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate experience of the following tech stack:

- Web Framework: ASP.NET Core (essential)
- ORM Framework: Entity Framework Core 
- Database: SQL Server
- Layout Grid: Twitter Bootstrap 4.5
- MVVM Framework: React.js
- Source Control: Git/Azure Devops
- Programming Language:
- Visual Studio 
- Background task runner: Hangfire
- Server: Azure

Strong technical capabilityis the basic requirement. Experience working in financial services is advantageous. Front end development experience is also beneficial. We seek someone who can work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team. You'll most enjoy this role if you strive for high quality end products, while achieving success within a cohesive team. In return we offer exceptional professional growth to everyone across Growth Lending Group through a mixture of training, coaching and mentoring. If you are interested in our thriving organisation, then speak to your recruiter or find out more about us at