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FundingKnight are looking for a junior developer to join our programming team.
FundingKnight are a disruptive Peer to Business (P2B) lending company, arranging loans
from groups of individuals (who might have as little as 5 pounds to invest) to UK
businesses looking to borrow between 50-150k pounds. Our business model combines an
emphasis on human contact with our borrowers, and a self-service web solution for lenders
(albeit with a human available at the end of a phone for those who need it.)
Our platform is, therefore, the core of what we do. A set of business engines handle all
the core business information, abstracting it away from the backend MySQL into a set of
APIs. The front-end calls those APIs and turns them into a web page suitable for the
This is handling real money for real people - testing is a critical part of what we do,
and the junior developer will be someone looking to get experience across all the aspects
of developing a site, not just the code-cutting silo - so testing, code promotion, and
documentation will be as big a part of your role as coding.
You'll be passionate about writing code, though it's more important that you
understand things like abstraction and big-O notation than it is that you have
Our Chief Programmer was at New College, where she read Engineering Science, and our CTO
at Balliol, where he read Maths/Comp (as it was back then), so we're keen to talk to
candidates from a range of analytical backgrounds, not just those who've studied CS.
This is a back-office type role, where jeans and T-shirts, rather than suits and ties, are
expected 90% of the time, and where you'll be interviewed by the people you'll be
working with as much (or more) than the person you'll be working for.
The development office is based a little south of Gatwick in West Sussex, and you'll
be expected to be there most of the time in your first few weeks with the business.
However, we are keen to promote remote working, (after those first few weeks), so we'd
certainly consider someone whose intention was to remain Oxford-based long-term.
Please apply with a CV and a covering email to the CTO - mark(a)fundingknight.com - the CV
can be in any reasonably common format - Word, OpenOffice, PDF, link to a web page..
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The AKQA Technology Graduate Programme is tailored to each person we hire, in line with
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As an AKQA Technology Graduate you'll be immersed in exciting projects from day one,
because we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. You'll spend time
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