Frontend Engineer (React)

at 9fin in London

(₤35000 - ₤45000 per year)

9fin – AI-powered financial data for the bond markets

We use machine learning and computer vision to read financial documents. We’re currently looking for a frontend engineer (React).

We’re VC backed and have just been accepted into Google’s first ever Machine Learning and AI residency programme. That means we have access to great mentorship and support from true world leaders in this field.

We were also recently featured by AWS Startups on their tour of London’s most promising new companies.


We are based at Campus London, a Google space for entrepreneurs. So there is plenty going on around you, from the many evening events and talks, to the cafe where you can meet other Campus members and chill out. We love it here, it's a really great space to work in.


Every member of the technology team works with these responsibilities in mind

Code Quality: Through writing testable, maintainable code, and by engaging in code review for your own work and for reviewing others

Deployment, Operations and Support: We all play a part in supporting our customers. On the development side we ensure the code we write is simple to deploy, monitor and manage

Security: Writing secure code by following well-worn best practices and design patterns. Applying the principles of least trust, least privilege and elevated authentication for elevated access. Taking time to specifically focus on security in code reviews


Develop and engineer primarily web facing aspects of the platform

This also includes development on our internal platforms which make use of the output from our purpose built data science tools

Write code delivering new front end functionality, implementing beautiful interfaces and designs

Continually improve on the 9fin codebase taking the chance to refactor and document when you can


Advanced HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, with a solid understanding of each

Knowledge and experience with Model-View web application design patterns

Experience with React and ES6

Ability to write production quality code with and without pre-processors (e.g. Sass, CoffeeScript, Babel)

Experience working on products through their full lifecycle: ideation, development, launch and iteration

Experience creating prototypes to validate designs and product ideas

Have previous experience or are interested in learning about capital markets technology and the fixed income industry

Work alongside a design team to develop new features, focused on user experience

Work across disciplines with team members from front-end, backend, design, and product

Not be shy in digging into the application code when needed and working with backend engineering to deliver final integrated products

Strong written and verbal communication

A take home technical task is part of the hiring process for this position


In the stock market, trading is done electronically by robots, news is instant, data is abundant. In the world of high yield bonds, trading is done by humans over the phone, news takes 20 minutes to hit the market and data sucks. Debt markets are stuck in the 1980s, 9fin aims to fix that.

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Published at 10 Oct 2017
Expires on 18 Dec 2017