Mid Level UI Developer at Pollinate International, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • May 12, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

We're Pollinate. Our mission is to support SMEs as the backbone of communities and economies. We do it through platforms that unlock the value of payments data, making it easier for SMEs to manage and grow their businesses. Our products include banking platforms for some of the world's biggest banks, sports fan apps, and marketplaces for hospitality groups. We combine the agility and flexibility of a high-growth company with the global ambitions and backing of an established brand.

We are growing fast. In under 5 years, we have built banking services on 3 continents, worked with some of the world's major banks, and raised over $100m of funding. We are headquartered in London but have small teams in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Brazil and the US.

Our team is growing rapidly and we're looking for passionate, highly motivated, intellectually curious individuals with a shared commitment to building great products for our customers. This is a 6 month contract outside of IR35.

About the role*
As a Front End Developer at Pollinate, you will be responsible for implementing visual elements that are visible from the computer users vantage point within a web application. You will combine the art of design with the science of programming. You will be responsible for the translation of UI/UX design wireframes to actual code.
You will be working in an agile team, with a talented and experienced team of Back End Developers, UX designers and the product function. You will be able to analyse design decisions and to translate any given user-experience journey from UX or product teams into a smooth and intuitive UI interface.


  • Working in a cross-functional team of UX, design, product, architects and BAs to build a consumer facing UI
  • Developing scalable, reliable, maintainable and reusable code
  • Developing features to enhance the user experience.
  • Striking a balance between functional and aesthetic design.
  • Ensuring web design is optimized for smartphones.
  • Working closely with product management, designer, back-end developers, quality and DevOps team.
  • Optimizing web pages for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Utilizing a variety of markup languages to write web pages.
  • Maintaining brand consistency throughout the design.
  • Ensuring user experience determines design choices.

What we are looking for

  • Strong Experience in React, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Experience with React workflows (e.g. Flux or, Redux)
  • Experience in building web forms and applications
  • Experience of Responsive Web Design
  • Knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS/SCSS
  • Experience with server-side programming in at least one other programming language like Java.
  • Familiarity with differences in other HTML5 based views, such as ones in email clients
  • Familiarity of JavaScript frameworks or JS-based build tools such as Grunt, Gulp, Bower etc
  • Working experience with CI/CD and related tools like Git
  • Ability to work in an Agile/scrum delivery
  • Ability to write high-performance, maintainable and reusable code
  • Ideally experience working for a fintech start-up and with consumer focused products.
  • Experience with browser-based debugging and performance testing software.

This is a great opportunity for a senior developer to get into a scale-up, backed by great investors and run by a leadership team who have been successful with other companies in the past and so know what it takes to build a successful company.

What we stand for

  • We believe we are better together when we listen, engage and support each other, we want you to bring your expertise and experience to work every day.
  • We are passionate about what we are doing and want you to share this with us, enjoy your time with us, stay calm under pressure and bring positive energy to the team.
  • We are all on a journey together, we want your ambition and flexible mind set to embrace the twists and turns as we grow as a business.

Pollinate's platform
Our platform has picked up multiple industry awards, including:

  • 'Banking Innovation of the Year' at the 2020 Future Digital Awards
  • 'Innovation Frontier' award at the Celent Model Bank 2020 Awards through our work with NatWest's Payit
  • 'Best payment industry newcomer ' at the Card and Payment Awards for Tyl by NatWest platform
  • We're also shortlisted in the Women in Tech Employer Awards 2020

As part of Pollinate, you'll be working with experts across payments, technology, customer experience, and financial services, supported by a world-class network of partners. Join us to be a key part of a team that's changing the future of payments, with the freedom to make your mark. Together, we'll push the boundaries of what's possible with payment enabled merchant services for SMEs around the world.

This Job Description covers the main areas of your responsibilities - it is not an exhaustive list.

We can only accept candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Job Type: Contract


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