Front End Developer

London /
Software Engineering /
Employee - Permanent
Our Story
We’re empowering people to FeelGood about their money.
We’re been on this journey since 2004, when we built the first ever peer-to-peer lending company to give people access to simpler, better-value loans and investments. When it comes to money, we think everyone deserves a fair deal, so since we launched, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of customers to take the stress out of money by building our business on honesty, transparency and trust.
Our journey’s always evolving, and we’ve just launched a bank. But a different type of bank – one that empowers its customers to take control of their finances and FeelGood about their money.
If you embrace being challenged beyond the norm, aren’t afraid to think differently and are motivated by working somewhere you can really make an impact, you’ll love life here at Zopa.

Are you a hands-on Front-end developer with a passion for creating great customer experiences?
If so, we’d love to tell you more about the opportunity in our UPL team.

In this role you will be building and maintaining fresh user experiences that are at the heart of Zopa’s products. Working with Product Owners, Data Analysts, QAs and other Engineers - we design new and exciting features that make user flows feel as seamless as possible. We are about iterating and improving through data analysis and at our core is always the question of “What is best for our users”.

Our stack is modern (React 16+, GraphQL, NextJS, TypeScript, Cypress, Node 12+, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes) however we constantly evaluate our tech choices and engage in healthy discussion about best practices in frontend. For our existing applications before releasing key features we apply a variant testing approach to drive and measure improved user experience.

How we work at Zopa:

    • We work in cross functional teams that work together to solve customer problems across London and Barcelona
    • We work in Scrum or Kanban - we constantly make feature releases. The things you work on will get used
    • We value smart, driven people, who are adaptable and understand the need for flexibility
    • We peer review all code, and value the sharing of knowledge
    • We use the right tool or language for the job, if you can suggest a better option we’ll evaluate that and maybe use that
    • We value, conduct and act on user-research and data analysis
    • We care about the customer

About you:

    • A good understanding of JavaScript is important and experience working with a modern front-end JS framework such as React, Angular, Vue or Svelte. You should be able to understand the mental model of component-based frameworks or libraries
    • Good understanding of semantic HTML, CSS and accessibility is essential
    • Experience with NextJS is a great advantage to this role
    • You should understand the importance of testing your code and how it reduces risk in making changes and refactoring
    • You should be pragmatic and realise when a solution is over-engineered as well as knowing when to spend time on creating the right abstraction that allows us to move faster in the long run
    • Comfort with the JS tooling landscape is beneficial – being able to use modern tools such as Webpack and Babel is beneficial
    • An understanding of version control tools (ideally Git)
    • Passion for your work and striving to do things “the right way” (semantics, validity, flexibility, maintainability, etc.)
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of us here at Zopa are currently working remotely.
Moving beyond this and assuming Covid-19 is no longer a threat, this position would be based at our office in London Bridge with the option to work remotely for 2-3 days a week.


To thrive here, you’ll need to:
Champion our customers. Whatever your role, you’ll be close to our customers. We care passionately about doing the best for them.
Help us make fearless choices. Our environment is fast-paced, agile and open. You’ll solve interesting and challenging problems, and be trusted and empowered to bring your ideas to life.
Walk the talk. Like us, you’ll be honest, stick to your promises and face the tough moments head-on.
Win smarter. You’ll be always on the lookout for a better way of doing things, going beyond ‘good enough’ and welcoming different points of view.
Be in it together. You’ll join an ambitious, diverse and all-round approachable team with a mix of ideas and talents who inspire each other to be better every day.

Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to great products and unique company culture. We simply can’t expect to empower our customers to better manage their money without challenging the current status quo. Creating the best place for money is no easy task, which is why we need talent from all walks of life.