Graduate Frontend Software Engineer

Better homebuying for everyone involved


Acre is rebuilding the UK’s £1.4 trillion mortgage market from the ground up, with a completely new end-to-end system for mortgage advisors.


Our platform cuts out the unnecessary admin, pain and friction from buying a home. We're covering the entire journey, from figuring out what you can borrow, to getting your keys. We're guided both by the voice of real home buyers and by our close relationships with brokers, lenders and insurers. We won’t stop until the process of buying, mortgaging, conveyancing, and insuring your home is affordable and completely seamless.


The Role:


We are looking for a junior engineer that wants to be part of a fast growing startup that is transforming the way we buy homes.

Your role will be to work closely with the CTO and the broader team to help build out platform in a manner that is highly reliable, consistent and secure. You will be highly motivated, be technology agnostic, passionate and proud of the work you produce.

What you’ll be doing:


You’ll be joining our frontend team who are responsible for the design, implementation and testing of the user interfaces that empowers consumers, brokers and operational functions to efficiently manage the home buying process.


As part of your role, you'll get the chance to work with modern and reliable frameworks and languages. You will have the chance to deep dive into React to write our components, use Typescript to make sure we have strongly typed Javascript, and Apollo and Context for our state management. These will be your bread and butter, but sometimes you will also come across some RxJS and some Handlebars, but not to worry, the team are on hand to help you.


You will be expected to write reusable, tested and efficient code that is always production ready and to be responsible for the whole lifecycle of the components you build.


Who you will be:


  • Passionate about software engineering and about delivering a quality product.
  • Have (or be on track to getting) a 2:1 or higher degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or other scientific discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • An understanding of security and reliability concerns.
  • Experience of a range of languages, frameworks and patterns.
What we offer:


  • Chance to make an impact within a fully funded, early-stage Fintech start-up in a unique position to make a difference to the mortgage market.
  • Competitive salary.
  • One week of free accommodation for those relocating.
  • Private healthcare, a cash plan, pension contribution.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Vibrant office in Central London with monthly social events.
  • See our careers page for more of what we offer.


We’re looking for people that will get stuck in and make a difference. We have a great collaborative, entrepreneurial team that are passionate about what they do. If you want to join a team that is changing people’s lives for the better, then we’d love to hear from you.


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Our story

Our hiring process

If you’re ambitious and want to make a difference to the mortgage market, join us. We’re a fully funded, early-stage Fintech start-up in a unique position to make an impact.

Step 1

Get in touch

Whether you’re in dev or design, marketing or management, if you see a job that makes you go “I’m perfect for that role”, we’d love to hear from you. Fire over your application and our team will get in touch if you’re a good fit.(We usually get back in a few days. Nobody likes an agonising wait.)

Step 2

Let’s chat

If we like what we see, we’ll set up a quick, very informal chat to talk about your work experience, skills, and really just get to know you a bit better. Feel free to come armed with loads of questions!

Step 3

Put your skills on show

After that, we'll usually ask you to complete a short task. Don’t sweat this part, we just want to see how you approach projects and solve problems.

Step 4

Meet your future colleagues

Once you’ve smashed your task, we'll set up one last interview with your future colleagues and senior leadership. There we’ll chat through your task or technical exercise and talk in a bit more detail about the role you’re applying for.

Step 5

Pop that cork!

Boom! Sign those dotted lines, give everybody the highest of fives and update your LinkedIn profile because it’s time to start helping us rewrite the rules of the mortgage industry. We can’t wait for you to join us.

Acre simplifies home-buying

Brokers are an important part of getting the best deal on your mortgage and insurance, and they help you navigate the process of buying a home. However, they’re often limited by tools that are outdated. These tools don't use existing customer data, so you have to constantly provide the same information over and over again.
We make the process easier by:

Putting users first

We’ve designed our platform around the users it serves. By putting home buyers and brokers at the heart of its design, Acre is building the best home buying experience in the market.

Automating compliance

There’s an unchangeable ledger of all actions so things are never out of sync. The requirements, documents, and rules change to match the product being sold, so there’s never any wasted energy.

Improving cross-sales

Protection, home insurance, and conveyancing, are all included in the journey. And if a client decides later on they want to buy one of these through their broker, they won’t need to start the advice process over again in a new tool.

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Our perks

At Acre Platforms, we are committed to creating an enjoyable and fulfilling work environment for all of our team members. That's why we offer a variety of company perks to help make your time at Acre as enjoyable as possible. Some of the perks you can expect when joining our team include:

Share options

At Acre, We believe in sharing the success of the company with our team members. That's why we offer employee share options through an EMI Option Scheme so everyone has a direct stake.

Remote work options

Flexible working hours and remote work options for employees to balance work and personal life.

Pension

Automatic enrolment to our Aviva pension scheme and we’ll match up to 4% contributions, but of course you can pay as much in as you’d like.

Learn on the job

Get access to Pluralsight as soon as you join, plus regular lunch & learns on everything from tech to design to business. And, if you want, you can join us at events and meetups too.

Health insurance

Relax knowing you have access to Bupa private medical insurance and a medical cash plan for added security.

Home office budget

We offer a generous home office budget to help our employees create a comfortable and productive work environment.

Regular socials

All work and no play isn't the way here. Our monthly socials could be anything from darts to shows to poker. You’ll also find we love a lunch and pub outing too!

Cycle to work scheme

Save the planet, get some exercise and avoid the dreaded rush hour tube by spreading the cost of a new bike with our cycle to work scheme.

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