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Lead Developer at LOQBOX

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  • Remote
  • fulltime

LOQBOX is a financial inclusion FinTech for good company wanting to solve one of the biggest
problems there is, money. Money is a leading cause of stress in many countries. And often it’s the
thing getting in the way of what we want most. One big part of it is being locked out of accessing
financial goods and services on fair terms or not having any rainy day funds for when things go
wrong. Another problem is a lack of financial education, meaning few of us feel empowered to
improve our financial health. We believe everyone deserves the chance to build a brighter
financial future, and we’ve built some really smart ways to help our members do that. We’re
continually launching innovative new products to help our members get treated fairly in the
financial game, and achieve their goals. Be part of our journey and mission to improve people’s
financial lives.

LOQBOX has a talented, ambitious, multi-continent technology team who have grown over 300%
in the last 18 months. Committed to promoting from within, we are working on greenfield
technology to deliver world-class solutions that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Job description

Lead Developers will be primarily focused on the delivery of software components, leading a
team with full stack responsibilities from idea to operating the production system. This role will be
involved in the full software life-cycle and have exposure to a broad set of technologies, including
web and cloud.

Reporting to the CTO, Lead Developers will work with geographically distributed resources; to
deliver a robust and stable platform based on microservice principles. The individual will be
expected to work across the organisation to identify and deliver the right technical solution.
This is a visible, and varied hands-on role tasked with building and maintaining a best-in-class
cloud based architecture function.

Main responsibilities

  • Analysis of requirements from internal and external customers,
  • Leading team members in multiple geographies to ensure successful delivery,
  • Design and develop new software products and components communicating those
    designs to your team,
  • Produce high quality, tested and maintainable code, using the best technologies for the
    problem at hand,
  • Drive new standards and approaches across the technology group, bringing other
    developers and testers with you,
  • Investigation and resolution of issues reported by internal and external customers.
  • Mentor Senior and Junior Developers - some in other geographies.

Required experience, knowledge, and skills

  • Minimum 5+ years of business experience in a development position,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or numerical field - (relevant experience in place
    of a degree will be considered),
  • Full software life-cycle experience working on complex products within Agile
  • High levels of capability in the LAMP stack,
  • Experience with Laravel 7+ and excellent working knowledge of PHP, specifically
    object-oriented implementation,
  • Service Orientated Architecture,
  • Ability to lead a team, ideally remotely,
  • TDD/BDD and supporting technologies (unit tests and mocking frameworks)
  • Strong working knowledge of MySQL and other database technologies,
  • Experience with CI/CD,
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Must have strong organisational, written and oral communication skills,
  • Self-motivated, driven, and detail-oriented.

Beneficial experience, knowledge, and skills

  • Knowledge of React JS, React Native and TypeScript,
  • Working knowledge of data streaming technologies (Debezium, Kinesis),
  • Experience with instrumentation, enterprise monitoring and reporting tools,
  • Experience working on Microservice Architecture,
  • Experience in the financial services industry.

About you

  • Thrives in a startup, ever-changing environment,
  • A passion for rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in,
  • Comfortable with high accountability for delivery,
  • A passion for learning something new and going the extra mile when required,
  • Outstanding time-management and prioritization skills, with the ability to manage multiple
    priorities under short deadlines,
  • Strong believer in LOQBOX’s mission.


You will have the opportunity to make a huge impact in one of the UK's most exciting FinTech companies. You will also have access to:

  • Competitive salary - based on your level of experience
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • £500 annual learning fund
  • 25 days paid holiday, plus bank holiday and a day off for your birthday and if you move house
  • Pirkx employee reward scheme; telephone GP, free counselling sessions, high street discounts and more
  • Mentoring from industry leaders and part of the SET Squared accelerator programme, 
  • Location can be remote with access to an office in the heart of Bristol with team social activities
  • Working-from-home budget where necessary.


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