Product engineer (scaling startup)


  • Location
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • 31 Dec 2019
  • Function
  • Product Management
  • Sector
  • Fintech

We are looking for product engineers to help us build amazing experiences for our Tenants, Landlords and Agents.

We expect more people renting than ever before. That’s why we believe renting should be more affordable and accessible. We are a young and innovative startup company solving an affordability problem by offering deposit-free renting to millions of Tenants across the UK - with lots more exciting stuff to come.

We have built a core team and a product we are proud of, raised significant start capital and partnered with UK's largest agencies and landlords. Since we launched we have saved millions of pounds in upfront move-in costs for tenants.

Focus of the Role:

On your day to day you will be working on our core product used by tenants, landlords and agents to manage their tenancies. We’re a small company, as an engineer you'd be able to work directly with everyone on the team. You’ll have a chance to learn a lot not only about engineering but also about every detail of growing a young business. We love open source, we want to give back to the community so in addition to your standard holiday allowance you can take extra days of to contribute to your favourite open source projects.

Tech Stack:

We use a mix of technologies at flatfair and we have a believe in picking the best tool for the job. Our backend is a mixture of python and node. We use CircleCI, terraform, AWS Lambda and PostgreSQL. Most of our frontend projects are written in Vue.js. On an usual day you can expect to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in a small team of developers and designers to build our core platform
  • Build simple and elegant code
  • Contribute to our django backend
  • Create new services written in node.js
  • Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Collaborate with the team and help to decide how to improve our product
  • Think how to improve the way we work, iterate on the process and tools to make sure we take advantage of best practices and technology
  • Iterate and optimise products based on feedback and data analytics
  • Take ownership of your project by designing, building, maintaining and iterating new features and new products


The skills and experience you’ll likely have:

  • Relevant experience working in a Full-Stack role
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Interest in learning about backend and/or devops
  • Knowledge of unit and functional testing

Whats in it for you:

  • Flexibility: We want you to be your own leader and encourage an autonomous and flexible work style to keep us remote-friendly.
  • Socials: We like to bring everyone together for a weekly team lunch, regular social events and get-togethers in a fully stocked kitchen with snacks, fruits and drinks.
  • Holiday: 25 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up!
  • Learning and training: We’ll contribute towards training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow professionally and personally.
  • Personal development: Following a motivating career path, we value growth from within and encourage people to step up.
  • Open source: We give you dedicated time to contribute to open source projects.

Interview Process

Our interview process consists of an initial phone screen, a take-home code test, and a half-day on-site interview. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions, and we won't make you code on a whiteboard!