Perpay | Frontend Engineer - Technical.ly

Frontend Engineer

Perpay | Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

Job Description
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Perpay is a fast-growing FinTech start-up focused on bringing healthier options to the consumer, recently voted Philadelphia’s Best Technology Startup. As a financial platform, we provide a marketplace, lending, and payment platform that challenges the typical channels of credit. We strive to solve a complex problem – the lack of affordable and accessible credit – because we believe that everyone should have the ability to build a healthy financial life. Located in a beautiful and unique office within the heart of Midtown Village, Philadelphia, Perpay represents a space for creative and collaborative problem-solving.

Position Overview:
We are looking for frontend engineers who are passionate about creating the best experience possible for our customers. The ideal frontend engineer should have built at least one sizable production application using React/Redux and ES6 JavaScript within the past year. We value an excitement to analyze data, solve tough problems, and deliver solutions in a fast-paced startup environment.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be working with our Engineering Team to design and deliver new features for our web and mobile apps
  • Collaborate with our teams and designers to rapidly improve our user-facing applications
  • Analyze data and alongside our stakeholders to improve every aspect of our users’ experiences
What We Look For:​​​​

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, including the latest ECMAScript standards.
  • An understanding of REST API-Driven Microservices & Micro Frontends
  • Strong knowledge of how the web works and how to make it efficient (HTTP, caching, page rendering, mobile optimization, etc).
  • Significant experience with React and the React ecosystem as well as unidirectional data flow patterns, preferably Redux.
  • People who are passionate about what they do and about improving the lives of others
  •  3-5 years software development experience, delivering commercial products to market
  • Experience with optimizing web applications for performance and accessibility
  • History of effectively collaborating with creative, technical, and business teams
  • A passion for UX/UI design or familiarity with UX/UI principles
  • An understanding of MVC web application frameworks, preferably Django
  • The ability to pick up new technologies quickly, with software engineering fundamentals being valued more than familiarity with specific tools or languages
  • A strong focus on writing and deploying clear, scalable, readable, and testable code
  • A belief in Agile methodologies, while still knowing how and when to adapt them to fit a team and projects
  • A firm understanding of data design and both relational database and NoSQL databases
  • Bonus points for experience with AWS and Docker
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Eight floors above 13th and Sansom sits an office with a gorgeous conference room disguised as a lounge, huge monitors displaying code and an epic coffee setup that includes a Kyoto-style cold brew tower. There’s at least one dog roaming the office on any given day, and music like The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” plays in the background.

Perpay’s team has been hard at work recently, validating their product and building out their initial team. The fintech company, recently voted Philadelphia’s Best Technology Startup, takes the microlending concept that became popular in the nonprofit world and applies it to consumer spending. With Perpay, users don’t necessarily need to have a strong credit score to get financing for big purchases, like a new computer or a nice sofa. Instead, Perpay takes a holistic approach toward assessing an individual’s cash flow, then arranges a payment plan that fits their budget through the user’s direct deposit system. Payments are fully automated so there’s no need to remember to make payments.

Perpay prides itself on extracurriculars that bring the team together — think cage match chef battles at Alla Spina or spirits and strikes in Harp and Crown’s Elbow Lane. It’s a part of their determination to build a team that feels more like a family, where everyone has each other’s backs and celebrates together. Beyond the big events, employees often spend time together outside of work attending concerts, trying new restaurants, or playing on the company soccer team. They take the personal side seriously and value the relationships they build with one another.

In fact, relationships have been the key to building Perpay’s team; nearly every employee has joined via referrals or personal connections. Now, they’re looking to expand their network and bring on talented team members as they scale.

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