Frontend Engineer (React) 🇪🇺

Tech – Software Engineering /
Remote /
Are you looking to have an impact on the daily life of millions of entrepreneurs in France and Europe?
Do you thrive in a trustful, fast-paced environment?
Do you feel like our Engineering principles are aligned with your vision ?

Then Pennylane might be the right place for you — and you, might be the perfect fit for this role 🙂

Our vision

We aim to become the most beloved financial Operating System of French SMEs (and soon, European ones).
We help entrepreneurs rid themselves of time-consuming tasks related to accounting and finance while providing them with access to key financial information to assist in making the best decisions for their business.

Simultaneously, we support accounting firms by enabling them to spend less time on redundant and repetitive tasks and more time on advising and supporting their clients. Already, over 100,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and more than 2,000 accounting firms use Pennylane in France! 🚀

About us
Pennylane is one of the fastest growing Fintechs in France (and soon to be in Europe!)
In 4 years of existence, we’ve managed to :
💻 Make ourselves known as a groundbreaking accounting and financial software for small businesses and their accountants
💰 Raise a total of €84 millions, including from Sequoia, the famous fund from the Silicon Valley who invested early in companies like Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Stripe, Paypal and much more...
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Grow from 7 cofounders to 360+ happy Pennylaners : we’re now recognized as one of the greatest places to work in France (and also remotely), with a 4.5/5 rating on Glassdoor and an e-NPS of 94.
🌍 Build an international environment with more than 25 nationalities, with a strong remote-friendly culture, where 30% of the employees are already working from all parts of Europe
🤝 Earn the trust of thousands of customers and accounting firms and obtain outstanding ratings
🚀 Already more than 100,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and over 2,000 accounting firms use Pennylane in France!

WHY this position is of utmost importance to reach our mission

While some companies count on marketing and sales to gain market share, we are a product-led company and we are investing primarily on building an innovative and scalable platform. Tech teams have a crucial role to play to achieve this goal.

HOW you will contribute to the company as a Software Engineer

As a software engineer, would will be part of a 110+ people Tech organisation. Each engineer is part of a squad focussing on a part of the product, reporting to a team lead or an engineering manager.
Each squad is made with all the skills needed to build features end to end in autonomy, you will be working daily with a product manager, a designer and software engineers.

You will take part of the discovery phase of the projects with the product manager and designer to define the feature to build; then you will participate with other engineers to design the software architecture, build it, test it and release it to production.
The squad is also working on supporting customers using the features built by monitoring and fixing issues in production.

WHAT you can expect from your life at Pennylane

Within one month :

- You will learn everything about our company, our teams, and our vision during the first onboarding week.
- You will follow a tech onboarding training to get familiar with the application, the accounting concepts, the code stack (we use React, Typescript, ES6, Jest, AWS) and the CI/CD.
- You are integrated in your squad and explained your squad scope, roles and responsibilities.
- You will have a “tech buddy”, basically a more senior software engineer, helping you on a daily basis with all the technical details you need to know as of software engineer.
- You will start working on what we call “good first issues” to get familiar with the dev environment, the code structure, the tools and the squad scopes.

Within 3-6 months :

- You will be comfortable within your squad perimeter, people and best practices.
- You will have participated on building and shipping features to production.
- Thanks to your unique personality you will start bring value and new ideas to the squad.

And beyond :

- The teams are growing fast, there are plenty of opportunity to grow and develop your skills as a software engineer.
- You will be able to take ownership and gain responsibilities on some features or projects the squad is responsible for.
- You will have the possibility to have impact at Pennylane scale by working on cross teams or transversal initiatives.
- You will participate in scaling the Pennylane application from 10k+ customers to millions customers.

What do we do to make your work life easier

What do we do to make your work life easier
🏢 You'll be able to work remotely from your country of residence, as long as it is in Europe and within a maximum time difference of two hours from the CET time zone
🌴 Wherever you are based, you will get 25 vacations days paid by Pennylane
💵 You’ll have a competitive compensation package
📈 You'll get company shares to enjoy a piece of the success story you're building with us
🏡 You’ll have a budget to turn your home into a more comfortable workspace, as well as a monthly allowance to work from a coworking space whenever you feel like it
⛹️ Through our partner Gymlib, you’ll have access to 8000 fitness spaces in Europe and more than 300 activities related to wellness
🇬🇧 You’ll have access to Busuu to perfect your English or your French
💻 You’ll get the latest Apple equipment
🎉 We are committed to regularly coming together for company events such as Tech Days (which bring remote Pennylaners together every 3 months) or our annual company seminar, fostering significant moments of cohesion for everyone.

If you are based in France, you will have a French contract following French regulation on top of the additional perks : 8 to 13 RTT, 5 weeks PTOs, lunch credits (Swile), Alan Blue healthcare cover and regular events in cities where Pennylaners are mostly presents (Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes…)
We're working on providing those last advantages to our people based outside of France as well, but it can be quite more complex depending on different countries.

What does the recruitment process look like ? 

- You will first have a general chat with a Talent Acquisition Manager (30 min)
- You’ll then have a test-home assignment + a debriefing session with one of our software engineers (45 min)
- You’ll have a last discussion with one of our Tech Co-Founders (1 h)

We make sure we move fast ; you can expect the recruitment process with us to last between 15 and 25 days in total. 

You are the right candidate if you:
- Have at least 3 years of professional experience with React
- Speak English fluently (French is not required)
- Are energized by an ever-shifting work environment
- Are highly collaborative (within your team or other stakeholders)

We know that some people are less likely to apply than others, if they don’t feel like they meet the full list of criteria.
If you’re hesitating, we encourage you to apply : who knows, it might be the start of a meaningful and long-lasting collaboration.

We also want to emphasize that we fully embrace diversity, equity and inclusion and that we’re doing our best to create a safe and inclusive environment. We are committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, or any other traits that make you who you are. If anything, diversity makes us a more fun place to work at.