Frontend Lead
4 months ago
£90,000 - £110,000
London, United Kingdom

Our Mission🚀

Bud's mission is simple. We're here to create the world’s most compelling financial data products. The products we're building are used by some of the world's most prestigious institutions to help millions of their customers take control of their finances.

We recently raised $80m in our Series B so you’ll be joining us at a really exciting time as we expand into new markets and invest heavily into the business.

Your Mission👨‍🚀👩‍🚀

Bud works to create innovative, creative and compelling financial data products. We do this by working closely with enterprise & SME clients who utilise Bud’s Dashboards, APIs and Web Flows. Our front-end engineers build web applications that enable us to bring the intelligence of the Bud Platform to life. We strive to provide key financial insights to a wide range of consumers and clients through our established products and exciting use cases.

What is it like to be a Tech Lead at Bud?

Our tech leads are responsible for fundamental technical strategy and execution within their product teams. Working alongside the Head of Engineering and tech leads across our other teams, you will aim to define, execute and maintain overall technical strategy and excellence.

What impact will you make

  • Being the technical leader in your product team including being responsible for technical decisions & delivery, and working with the Product Manager on prioritisation, sprint planning and estimation
  • Responsible for mentoring more junior engineers and working closely with our Engineering Managers to support the progression of engineers within your product team and more widely throughout engineering.
  • Participating & leading technical forums that span engineering to help further technical development across the whole of Bud
  • Constantly looks at the team activity to proactively address blockers, support and enable engineers to deliver business value while ensuring velocity and quality.
  • Acting as a representative of the team; including regularly collaborating with our (commercial) tech delivery team, compliance department, and other product teams
  • Drives forward the technical quality & functionality of the Bud platform and seeks to push boundaries on what is possible Driving and promoting quality within the functionality of the Bud platform and encouraging innovation moving forward

A bit about you

  • Proven experience with Typescript, React and Webpack
  • Experience leading a team of engineers including prioritisation and estimation of technical work, assessment of technical debt, and owning the technical vision for the team
  • Experience building Styled Components (we use Storybook) and React Projects that interact with RESTful APIs
  • Comfortable communicating complex ideas with ease and eloquence to non-experts and commercial teams within the business, as well as with clients directly in calls or through written answers to questions
  • Confident and considered in balancing business value and technical implementation. Able to contextualise the team’s role within the larger company mission.
  • Comfortable with best practices for observability and instrumentation of web applications
  • Able to lead & partake in complex technical incidents and coordinate a team’s response from triage to mitigation to resolution of a root cause
  • Comfortable being in an on-call rota with our team

Taking it to the next level

These aren’t requirements, but are definitely a plus for any candidate!

  • Previous experience working in Financial Services / Fintech, particularly working with consumer or business banking transactional data
  • Experience with Data Visualization, in particular usage of highcharts
  • Experience working on embeddable journeys utilised by third parties (such as payment flows)
  • Experience deploying with Docker and/or Kubernetes


Compensation 💰

We offer competitive salaries in line with industry benchmarks, set using extensive market data. We review salaries on an annual basis to make sure we continue to reward people well for their contributions at Bud. We have benchmarked this role between £90,000-£110,000.

Career Progression 📈

We all know how important it is to make sure we’re all growing in our roles. We have a detailed career progression framework to help you track your development and growth during your time at Bud, and your level within this framework will be formally reviewed every six months.

Wellbeing 🏋️‍♀️🧘‍♂️

We understand how important it is to look after your physical and mental health, and also that this looks different for everyone. To support this, we offer a range of wellbeing benefits for our team. We have private medical insurance as well as a £50 monthly flexible wellbeing allowance. We also partner with the mental health platform, Spill, who provide therapy services and support.

Learning & Development 📚

As part of our commitment to developing our people, all employees at Bud have an annual £1000 pot available to use towards their learning and development - think books, courses & events - the choice is yours.

We also have quarterly R&D days, giving you the opportunity to take a break for 2 days from live projects and work on something that’s inspired you, either independently or as part of a collaborative team.

Flexible Working

As a trusted member of Bud, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to manage your time and routine in a way that suits you, and your team, allowing you to deliver your best work. All of our roles can be based in our London office, or fully remote/distributed in the UK.

Time Off 🏖️

We’re a team that likes to work hard, so we need to make sure we balance this with time to rest and relax. We offer 25 days holiday, plus the usual bank holidays, plus additional time off over the holiday season.

We also give everyone two days of paid volunteering leave per year, to spend time on projects and initiatives that matter to you.

Pension 🏦

We believe in helping our staff save for retirement, with Bud matching pension contributions up to 5%.

Equipment 💻

We’ll get you all set up to work effectively and comfortably from Day 1 with an Apple laptop and any additional equipment you might need to work remotely.

Social 💃🕺

We’re big on keeping Bud a social place to work, with big quarterly events (we throw an epic summer party) and regular team socials.

Commuting 🚇

We are big advocates of sustainable transport and travel, and are members of a cycle to work scheme. We also have season ticket loans available.

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About the company
Our Mission🚀Bud's mission is simple. We're here to create the world’s most compelling financial data products. The products we're building are used by some of the world's most prestigious institutions to help millions of their customers take control of their finances.
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