Are you an experienced Front End Developer looking to take responsibility of a growing Fintech start-up in Cardiff or Nottingham? If so, Oodle would love to speak to you to work on the UKs largest used car search engine, “Carsnip”. By listing all the cars listed by UK dealers, and enabling our users to search using natural language, we aim to provide a simpler car search experience. We sell Pay Per Click advertising to car retailers, and for many we are now an integral part of their marketing mix. In 2018 Carsnip was acquired by Oodle Car Finance and is an integral part of the Direct To Consumer initiatives for this fast growing fintech.

“Qualified leads generated from (Oodle’s) Carsnip traffic are one of our cheapest sources along with our own organic traffic and the conversion is comparable with all other sources”

Euan Cameron, Marketing Director, Peter Vardy

“(Oodle’s) Carsnip drives highly engaged, ‘in-market’ buyers who are ready to purchase, to our vehicle detail pages” Ian Godbold, Marketing Director, Cambria Automobiles

What You’ll Be Doing

Reporting to Mark Smithson (Technical Advisor) and Philip White (Project Manager), you’ll be working in a dynamic, fast paced, highly collaborative environment where your work can have an impact on real users quickly. From day to day you may be involved in implementing new user interfaces, making minor changes to facilitate rapid tests, prototyping new technology, improving performance, responding to live incidents, collaborating with Service Engineers or influencing the product direction.

Working on Carsnip you will be part of a small dedicated development team, with the support and access from the wider technical team. You will work closely with other talented Engineers, Product Managers and User Experience Designers to deliver our Vision.

You will have already worked in Front End roles and built up expertise in the technologies we use and good engineering practices including:

  • ReactJS
  • ES6
  • js and Express
  • Unit and Acceptance Testing of JavaScript code
  • Responsive Cross Browser CSS
  • git version control

If you have experience in our current stack or the techniques we use you will fit right in. These include:

  • Styled Components
  • GraphQL
  • REST
  • Microservices
  • Webpack and Yarn
  • Selenium
  • Docker
  • AWS
  • Linux CLI
  • Jenkins
  • TDD, Pair Programming
  • Groovy
  • Secure Coding
  • Accessibility
  • SEO
  • Web Performance

Benefits:

Both the Nottingham and Cardiff teams are fun and outgoing. We value getting our hands dirty and waste no time as we bid to change the used-car industry. We work hard to provide an outstanding place to work, and to look after our employees. Oh, and we also offer a best-in-class salary, benefits, a bonus scheme, share options and 25 days paid leave.

About Oodle

Oodle Car Finance is changing the way people buy cars by putting our customers’ needs front and centre of the second biggest retail market in the UK. Traditionally car buyers have had to negotiate a confusing, tired and fragmented marketplace that is light years behind other retail sectors. Until now. We’re bringing a new approach to the used car market; bringing it up to speed by building a modern, digital, retail process centered around our customers.

Since launching in 2016 we’ve seen huge growth and success, employing over 270 people and witnessed 500% growth in 2018 alone which is a trajectory we’re set to continue as we bring exciting new products to the market! As we scale, we need exceptional people who will relish the challenge and enjoy the ride to join us. People with buckets full of energy, curiosity and a can-do attitude to thrive in a dynamic, fun and ambitious environment. When you join Oodle, you directly input on how we develop and how we change the game.

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