Wagestream is on a mission to bring better financial wellbeing to frontline workers.

We partner with some of the world’s most famous employers, like Pizza Express, EE and the UK’s National Health Service, to give their teams access to fairer financial services - all built around flexible pay. Over three million people can now choose how often they’re paid, track their shifts and earnings, start saving, use budgeting tools, get free financial coaching, and access fairer financial products. All in one financial wellbeing super-app.

Wagestream is unique: VC-backed and growing at scale-up pace, but with a social conscience. The UK’s leading financial charities and impact funds were our founding investors, and we operate on a social charter - which means every product we build has to improve financial health and reduce the $5.6bn ‘premium’ lower-income earners pay for financial services each year.

You’d be joining a team of over 200 passionate, ambitious people, growing in the UK, Europe and the USA, building a category-leading fintech product and all united by that same mission.

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a customer-focused Senior/Staff Applications Engineer to join us in our mission to constantly improve the Wagestream experience for both employees (mobile app) and employers (Wagestream portal). We release multiple times per day, so you'll need to be comfortable owning features from concept, to release, to post-release measurement.

The technology stack is a backend of AWS+Python+Postgres, and a frontend of React, but experience with those particular technologies is not required. You should however, have a proven track-record of shipping web and mobile applications. This is an opportunity to make a real impact to a consumer-facing mobile app, and to develop and ship meaningful features to an historically underserved segment of society.

The Team:

The Applications team is a small team of engineers that owns the whole of the Wagestream mobile app. Each week we host a cross-functional planning session where we agree the priorities for the coming week, discuss the scope of work and resolve any ambiguities. We then run a daily stand-up in collaboration with the Apps & Product teams, where we aim to resynchronise our understanding of key priorities and resolve any blockers. The Application team is able to deploy to production multiple times per week using OTA updates to our app.

What will you be doing?

  • Ship quickly, fail sometimes, deliver constantly.
  • Working with stakeholders to define new features for employees and employers
  • Architect, test, and release new features (ideally to a subset of our total audience)
  • Work with data science team to analyse effectiveness, and tweak where necessary
  • "Push the button" and release your creation into the wild
  • Contribute to the broader engineering team (best practices, tools, technologies)



  • Mastery of TypeScript and at least one modern web/mobile framework. This could be React, Angular, Vue, or something else, but you must be comfortable switching frameworks and picking the right tool for the job
  • Experience creating responsive UIs for web & mobile consumers
  • You have experience in working within AWS. We are heavy users of RDS, SQS, S3, SES, Lambdas, API Gateway, etc
  • An eye for aesthetics - you need to know when something isn’t good enough


  • Within the role, you’ll gain expert-level knowledge of React, the main framework we use in the app
  • Knowledge of Mobile-specific development (e.g. understanding the iOS/Android tool-chain)
  • Experience using Figma

Within 1 month you’ll have:

  • Developed a sound understanding of our Application architecture, and how we make changes to it
  • Delivered at least 1 meaningful feature into users hands

Within 3 months you’ll have:

  • Developed strong relationships with the entire engineering team, and be able to collaborate with them cross-functionally as required.
  • Be able to lead on development of significant features, taking work through from idea, to technical design, implementation, testing and ultimately deployment.

Within 6 months you’ll have:

  • Become a subject-matter expert on multiple key Wagestream features
  • Delivered multiple features from conception to production that have satisfied users and contributed to the company’s success

Working Policy:

  • We operate a hybrid policy with a requirement of 1/2 days a week in the office


  • 25 Days Annual Leave in addition to public holidays (up to 5 day rollover), as well as flexible time off allowances for any ad-hoc childcare/family/caring needs
  • 10 days Annual Leave Buy-Back scheme - for if you’d like some additional time off
  • 12 weeks paid Maternity Leave and 4 weeks paid Paternity Leave for employees with over 12 months service
  • £250 home office allowance to make WFH comfortable
  • Swanky Brand new equipment - from the latest Apple MacBooks to 34” curved monitors at Wagestream HQ
  • Bonus exchange to Pension - reap even more rewards of any bonus by paying into your pension & save on Tax and Ni + added compound growth
  • After a long weeks’ work, join us in undoing it all - with a membership to the Wine Society. (the also do Gin and Beer)
  • We want every to achieve “Zen Mastery” with a free subscription to Calm - work can be stressful and we want to help you switch off
  • The best benefit of all, access to Wagestream!
  • Access to Salary Sacrifice Scheme - Ben - THE Benefits marketplace. Choose the benefits you want, when you want. Pay less tax, receive more value 🎉


  • Additional Pension Payments
  • Workplace nurseries
  • Cycle to Work
  • Gym memberships
  • Medical or Life Insurance
  • Healthcare cash plans, etc

At Wagestream we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Wagestream is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression, or veteran status.