Web Developer (front end) - Yoyo Wallet

Fitzrovia, United Kingdom · Engineering

Company Profile and Mission

Launched in 2014 at Imperial College London, Yoyo Wallet has become the UK’s fastest growing mobile wallet by expanding across hundreds of University and Corporate locations. In the process Yoyo has developed a unique platform that opens up a global opportunity to power seamless payment and loyalty experiences for retailers, developers and financial institutions across the world. Founded by Alain Falys and Michael Rolph, Yoyo has raised significant funding ($15M as of September 2015) and built a team of energetic entrepreneurs who know how to get things done. With so much potential ahead, Yoyo is looking for a front end Web Developer to join the Engineering team. If you are looking to join a fun, fast growing FinTech firm, keep reading.

Role Objectives

Based in Fitzrovia, the Web Developer is a key member of the Engineering team. We are looking for someone with a strong passion and technical aptitude for web app development. This person is vital to the delivery of a sophisticated client portal that is vital to Yoyo’s unique selling proposition. Being part of a fast growing start up, we need someone who is capable of working independently and under tight deadlines. If you are proactive, have a sense of urgency, like technology, and are naturally a problem solver, we would love to hear from you.

Job Specifications

  • Collaborate with the product, design, and marketing teams to understand the business goals of Yoyo Wallet and their customers
  • Build responsive, user-centric sites, delivering an exceptional user experience across supported browsers
  • Develop online dashboards and visualizations as well as creating and maintaining custom applications to move data between systems and databases
  • Complete day-to-day design or front-end tasks that keep the website thriving
  • Contribute in taking our CRM platform to the next level
  • Participate in the conception, design, prototyping, implementation and maintenance of our platform
  • Develop SDK and API capabilities to build new and enhance existing systems and interfaces
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of our software development processes


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Marketing, or related field
  • 5+ years working in start up and/or entrepreneurial corporate environment
  • 3+ years professional experience with web development
  • Extensive experience with HTML5/CSS3
  • Strong working knowledge of Javascript (Native), jQuery, and frameworks
  • Professional experience with AJAX and third-party APIs (e.g. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter)
  • Experience with Django (Python) and Wordpress (PHP) are useful
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or similar web tools
  • Hands-on experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience developing code for complex, database-driven websites
  • Understanding of data mining/warehousing principles and practices, especially as applied to a business intelligence environment, is highly desired
  • Experience with Git or similar distributed source control systems
  • Applied experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Exposure to XML/JSON formats and their usage in distributed systems
  • Experience testing software (Functional, Performance, and Unit Testing)
  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrated project management skills
  • Personable, enthusiastic, and articulate
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and spirit with ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Previous exposure to mobile payment or mobile application industry is an asset
  • Ability to manage competing timelines and priorities in a composed fashion
  • Proven experience working independently to meet project requirements with minimal supervision


  • Central London, Fitzrovia


  • Get £100 per month in Yoyo credit to spend at Yoyo retailers (thats coffee, tea, and food!)
  • Competitive salary packages
  • Private health care
  • Work on challenging real-world problems of which you can take ownership
  • Build something today and see it in others hands tomorrow