Front End Developer with React

Who are we, and why should you care? 

We are Legado. Our team is small, and growing, and we are at a critical juncture: demand is growing for our APIs, we are starting to deliver some big pieces of work for our major customers, and we are planning the next phase of growth for our product, our team and our company.  

We are looking for a Front End developer, with experience of React.

The things you will do:

  • Look with a critical eye at our customer experience and work with the team to propose and implement changes - to our product and, as importantly, to our processes and systems.
  • Be a key member of a caring and honest team in our friendly and collaborative work environment. We care about you as an individual, and are looking for real team players who will care about us, too.
  • Work with a designer to implement their vision and produce components that match their designs
  • Work to identify the best technical solutions for business requirements, balancing good value with low technical debt.
  • Make sure that work meets requirements from Agile Stories and Acceptance Criteria, and collaborate with the product team to make sure everything meets those requirements.
  • Deliver to challenging timescales in two-week sprints.
  • Keep up-to-date with software engineering practices and influence the on-going technical ways of working. 
  • Create unit tests and be an advocate for test-driven development and automated testing.
  • Manage your work within the Microsoft Azure Devops environment.

Qualities we are looking for:

Table Stakes:

  • 4-10 years experience in front end web development. (If you're a year out either way, we still want to chat!)
  • Experience with React and the NPM ecosystem
  • UI development with HTML5/CSS/Typescript

And again, we are a very lean startup, with a team staffed with a motley crew of internationals (and we really value diversity!). You should be excited about joining us, moving fast, occasionally breaking things, being inspired, going from good to great, and working to change the world for the better.

And it would be nice if you had:

  • A talent for graphics and visual flair;
  • Experience in software development in banking, financial services or technology;
  • Scripting builds (Powershell, Cake, Gulp.js, Webpack);

If you think you might want to join our band of brothers and a sister, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude can be just as important as experience, and we love a good talk!

What’s in it for you:

  • 32 days of annual leave (which includes public holidays)
  • Work life balance - we’re a small team and understand sometimes you need a day off here and there, and may require flexibility in your work schedule.
  • Collect extra time off: Gain an extra day of holiday for every year of service.
  • Birthday Day - day off on your birthday
  • Office kombucha, cookies, biscotti, muffins, and other baked goods, provided by our Product team (as time and his child-care duties allow).
  • A chance to make a meaningful contribution to people's lives and deaths, whilst joining a super exciting, high-growth technology start-up.
  • An amazing experience. We work hard. We are focused. We are constantly improving - individually, as a team, and as a company. You will learn. You will grow. You will have opportunities that will astound you. Your skills, abilities, and network will grow exponentially. You will get the chance to try on different hats and determine if you want your career to take a new direction.

About Legado

At Legado, we’re transforming the way in which life organisation and legacy planning takes place for individuals and families.

Our leading digital experience has tools for education, planning and collaboration, making it easier than ever to ensure your affairs are in order, should anything happen to you. We help users to securely and easily organise, store and share their most important documents, files, wishes and memories.

Working with some of the world’s largest organisations, we are using our technology to reimagine the way customer’s life’s can be made easier. We are a customer-led business, creating a tool that generates tangible value for our users.

Want to learn more about Legado and our product? 

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What Next?

If you are interested please email us at with your CV and we'll be in touch.