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JaJa Finance Ltd

Lead Back End Developer

IT – London, London, City of
Department IT
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level



Jaja is an innovative UK based consumer finance business. Leading initially with a digital credit card launching in 2018, and a pipeline of consumer finance solutions in the making. Working closely with Visa as a Principal Member and leveraging our own consumer credit license authorised by FCA, we are challenging an industry that has seen little real innovation in nearly twenty years.


We are on a mission to redefine the consumer finance experience and liberate customers from needless complexity, wasted time and frustration. Or as we say it, Make Simple. We will delight our customers – making the customer experience simpler, more enjoyable, more intelligent – treating customers fairly and giving them more control of their money. 

We’re looking for a focused professional that is ready for leading by example and rolling up sleeves to get things done, replacing start-up chaos with structure, confidently flipping questions into solutions and working with the team to join us as our Lead Back-End Developer/Architect.  

What you’ll be doing (including but not limited to the following):

In short your mission will be to use your deep knowledge of design, analytics, coding, testing and application programming to work with outsourced providers and meet both business and functional requirements.  

Experience & Qualifications required:

  • 2+ years experience of leading a development team
  • 1-2 years proven experience of leading the total product development life cycle
  • Experience of developing technical architecture
  • Hands-on experience of using MySQL database and scripting, API development, Camel, Java and Spring 
  • Working knowledge of GIT
  • Great at organising, prioritising and multitasking
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Background working in digital consumer products and FinTech related services is a plus
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability towards business execution a must

You should apply if: 

  • You are a reliable and structured professional and excel in a flat team structure where trust and integrity is the key foundation for everything we do
  • You are comfortable using a direct language and speaking in a straightforward yet respectful manner to save peoples´ time and simplify everyone´s workday. You hate corporate politics on the other hand and show no fear of communicating what neither creates value for the customer nor the for the company
  • You care deeply about helping customers manage their money smarter and want to make a tangible impact, in an outdated consumer finance industry, by applying technology and processes smarter
  • You love rolling up your sleeves to get it done 
  • What we’re doing at Jaja excites you!

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to make a real impact in a growing start-up on a mission to change the face of the consumer finance industry forever

  • A flat and collaborative team structure fuelled by an exciting mix of people welcoming both experienced people from the industry with both feet on the ground and tech-savvy dreamers who pave way for the new stuff. Come as you are and be yourself

  • A unique opportunity to carve out your own dream job by simply making things happen at a pivotal time when the company´s future is being shaped. We look for the brightest and smartest who tell us what to do

  • Competitive salary

  • Hand brewed Scandinavian style coffee served fresh from Jaja Bar every day

  • Friday drinks and social Jaja Sessions where lofty ideas are rewarded

  • Pension

  • More exciting benefits you will hear about when we talk 


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