Freetrade

Get everyone investing!

Founded 2015
201-500 employees
  • Information Systems
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    10 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YP
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    So what's Freetrade?

    We believe investing should be open to everyone. It’s the single best way to grow your savings, but for a lot of people, investing seems complicated, expensive and remote. We want to change all that.

    We're a technology company that brings simple, free stock investing to everyone through a beautifully designed, intuitive mobile app. We’re making it simple to put your money to work in the companies you believe in. And behind the app, we’re building all the technology and infrastructure from the ground-up.

    We have completed our Series A Investment by Venture Capital Firm, Draper Esprit, taking our funding to over £20m so far. We are also the most overfunded company ever on Crowdcube, where our most recent crowdfunding round achieved £7m in under 5 days. We raised our first £1m in under 5 minutes!

    In order to offer commission-free trading and an ever-improving feature set sustainably, we have built our own engineering system called 'Invest by Freetrade' that allows us to execute trades in a fast and cost efficient way, in comparison to using third-party solutions. This also creates a much more positive user experience, which is validated via app ratings of 4.7 (iOS) and 4.5 (Android), with over 10,000 reviews.

    We have been awarded "Best online trading platform" at the British Bank Awards, 2019 and 2020, which has driven our recent milestone achievement of 200,000 customers and counting. The whole team is driven to disrupt the £1.2 trillion UK retail investments market and beyond into Europe over the coming months. And that's just the start.

    What we look for in our engineers

    • We hire in a language-agnostic way, so whatever your skillset we're keen to talk to you!
    • You’re team-oriented, keen to share your knowledge and open to giving (and receiving) continuous feedback
    • You build clean, performant, tested and maintainable code
    • You’re product-minded and understand the tradeoffs between quality and delivering fast
    • You’re a strong communicator and thrive working cross-functionally with disciplines from operations to design and growth to finance
    • You love to learn new skills and want to develop your existing ones to maximise your potential
    • You care about impact, love a challenge, and take ownership of your work

    Technology at Freetrade

    We use serverless technologies such as Firebase, Cloud Composer, and Stackdriver, to build a reliable and performant platform. We use the real-time database, cloud functions and other features like pub/sub to provide a frictionless investment platform.

    You will work with a variety of client and platform technologies. You will own the quality of major deliverables end-to-end, working closely with multiple engineers and teams to execute them. Scaling, latency, and customer experience are top priorities as the business grows.

    This is a high visibility team where you will make a direct positive impact on customer experience and the business. If you enjoy broadening your technical skills, building a new product, and working in an environment that thrives on creativity, experimentation, and innovation, then this is the job for you!

    Why come and work for us

    💵You’ll have a stake in the company you’re building, with stock options benchmarked to US companies (not Europe), so your equity will be truly meaningful.

    💻We also support you with a range of extra perks, including top-end health and life insurance for you and the family, up to 5% pension contribution which we’ll match, 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays), enhanced parental leave, opportunities for learning and development, MacBook Pro, new phone, snazzy headphones... whatever tools you need.

    🏠Our office is in a collaborative co-working space, TechSpace in Aldgate - and buzzy Brick Lane/Spittalfields is just a short walk away.

    ❤️We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability - we want to hear from you. We're very open about what we're working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog which you can find in the links above.

    Learn more about our interview process here! https://blog.freetrade.io/how-do-you-interview-engineers-87ce28035b51

    Tech stack

    JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Kotlin, ExpressJS, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, React, Serverless, CircleCI, Gitlab, Node.JS

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Showers
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