Payaca is a fast-growing startup providing a platform for homeowners and tradespeople to work together by connecting them with the best financial products on the market. We launched our mobile app and platform in March 2019 and have since gained strong user feedback and significant revenue growth.

Further background: Techspark interview / About

We’re looking for a junior full-stack developer as we look to accelerate our product development, mature our platform and continue to provide a great user experience.

About the role

You’ll be joining at the very beginnings of our team, you’ll have a lot of influence over our product direction including defining the UI and working closely with the CEO & founder. Our highly experienced development lead is based in Bath as a founder of Backslash Build and will provide extensive technical training. This is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage startup with global ambitions, whilst also having the support and development opportunities of a larger tech team.


  1. Bristol office at Boxworks & Engine Shed in the heart of Bristol’s tech cluster.
  2. Bath office with Backslash Build close to the train station.

What you’ll be doing at Payaca

Our current mobile app is a very basic starting point allowing tradespeople to send quotes. You will be focused on evolving this to become the go-to app for service businesses to manage their work. We’ll need to integrate with accountancy platforms and provide key business features focused on simplicity for the end customer and increasing access to the best financial products available.

You will also work on our lending platform providing access to the best lenders on the market who meet our strict customer-friendly criteria. You’ll focus on outstanding user experiences and help match the borrowers with the best financial products to invest in their homes. We’re also connecting to new sources of data to provide the fairest and simplest service available.

You will gain exposure across the technology spectrum including front-end, back-end, CI/CD and testing.

About you

We’re looking for a highly motivated developer who wants to build a world-class product. An eagerness to always be evolving and learning new techniques and technologies is a must. For this role, we welcome applicants who are looking to develop their experience as a full-stack developer.

At Payaca you’ll be given the time and support to develop yourself, freedom to take measured risks and real influence on the product direction as we grow.

Requirements for the role

You’ve had exposure to in HTML, CSS & JavaScript

Empathy – As part of a small team you’ll work closely with various stakeholders and customers. You’ll be expected to take time to develop solutions that take everybody’s view into consideration.

Great communication – You must be able to clearly communicate with others and translate decisions into clear, goal led tasks.

An eagerness to learn – You must be keen to learn new technologies and aspire to maintain a codebase that implements modern practices whilst being realistic and stable.

Preferred (but not essential)

Use of modern JavaScript such as ES6+

Experience with React Native

Our technology stack

Mobile App – React Native, Redux

Web Apps – React, Redux

Backend – Node, PostgreSQL, Google Cloud Platform, CircleCI


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We positively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Job details

£25-30k + share options

Skills required


Perks & benefits

Free Coffee
Casual Dress
Share Scheme