MyBuilder.com helps homeowners find reliable tradespeople through the power of online reviews. We’re a market leader in the UK and are part of IAC, a well known New York based internet group (Vimeo, Match.com, Tinder, HomeAdvisor, etc.)
We want to work with people who are curious, honest, courageous and passionate - if that sounds like you and you want to work for an innovative, successful web business helping homeowners to find reliable tradespeople, then you may have found a new home.
Software development at MyBuilder
Our focus is to produce high quality, working and tested code which not only keeps us happy and productive, but also helps the business to succeed. Our development process has been honed through exploring various flavours of agile and we believe that our way of working helps us get the right things done at the right time.
We have open sourced a number of our tools and happily contribute back to projects we use.
Working on the Tech team at MyBuilder means working collaboratively to generate new ideas and solve problems. You’ll be regularly working alongside Engineers, Designers and UX-ers, as well as sharing your work and incorporating feedback from teams around the business.
We started using React in Jan 2015 and our usage grows every year with all of our key systems now using React for the frontend. We believe strongly in tests and all of our new apps are using Redux, TypeScript and Storybook in a monorepo. We have a number of React apps throughout our system, from our post a job experience, communication and exchange between our tradespeople and homeowners and even our vetting system for tradespeople. Many new React applications are currently in the works, and we’re excited about bringing in the latest features and enhancements to our existing React apps.
We’re looking for a front-end engineer to join our team, someone who has had at least a bit of experience in React and wants to learn and improve their own front-end skills. We’re looking for someone who’s passionate and driven, gets stuff done, and isn’t afraid to ask for help. We’re looking for someone who embodies our company’s core values. If this resonates with you, we’d love to meet you.
- Developing & maintaining our large single page applications.
- Work with product team and web designers to understand functional requirement and overall user experience.
- Develop a flexible and well-structured front-end architecture, along with the APIs to support it.
- Keen to learn new things, and enjoys keeping up with the latest front end technologies.
- Helping the team to understand and develop with ReactJS better.
- Decent understanding of ReactJS and supporting tools.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong knowledge on HTML / CSS.
- Git knowledge a plus (preferable).
Why you’ll enjoy working at MyBuilder
Engineering, Product and Design work together at MyBuilder, using agile processes in a highly collaborative environment with blurred lines between these disciplines. We have a large and complex product with more interesting challenges to solve than we have time to tackle.
We have daily check-ins for departments and project teams. We problem solve on paper, whiteboards and in Sketch. We prototype in the browser, deploy only when ready, and split test as much as possible with genuine users. We’re a small but growing team meaning you’ll have the opportunity to have a direct impact on a large scale product.
We offer all our employees the option to work remotely, in the office or hybrid. Whichever option you choose, we’ll give you a laptop with all the kit you need to work effectively. You’ll also get to spend quality time with your colleagues and meet your manager 1:1 on monthly office days.
We’ll also add:
- 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) + 1 extra day for every year of service
- 5% employer pension contribution
- Comprehensive private medical insurance with AXA
- Routine treatments health cash plan
- Enhanced parental leave
- Flexible hybrid and remote working options
- Travel allowance for office and hybrid team members
- Subsidised office lunch
- Annual personal development grant + days off
- Generous new hire referral bonus
Place of work
We give everyone the choice of being remote (with a day or two a month in the office), Hybrid (2 days a week in office) or fully office based.
How to apply
Send your CV and the link to your GitHub account, and tell us why this is the role for you.
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About the Tech Team
At MyBuilder, we believe strongly in good quality code, a craftsperson attitude to engineering our code and systems, and continuous learning and improvements. Our systems have developed our own knowledge and experience, and we constantly evolve our tech to match the needs of the business.
If you want to learn more, visit the tech team page and have a look at our tech blog.
Our London Office
Our London office is in the heart of Dickensian Clerkenwell, a short hop from Farringdon station amid some of the best pubs, restaurants and coffee shops in London. Exmouth Market is on our doorstep, but if you just want to hang out in the office, that’s fine too - we have two floors stuffed with high-end tech, an espresso machine, fridges packed with snacks and drinks, and lots of games to play.