Full-stack PHP Developer

London, England, United Kingdom · Pulse


Who are we, what do we do? 🚀🌟

At 11:FS we see ourselves as the challenger team dedicated to helping banks and FS players transform themselves and the industry we love. For us this means rethinking what it takes to operate in financial services top to bottom to help our partners build and launch next generation digital propositions around the globe.

To do this we need an amazing team so we have pulled together the best in financial services and beyond. Our people have co-founded and grown challenger banks like Monzo, Starling, and Tandem, led the technology platforms at Nutmeg, Betfair and beyond and transformed banks like Lloyds, Halifax, Barclays, QNB and Natwest.

Truth be told, 11:FS isn't really one company. It is a collection of startups united by purpose. Our Consulting practice builds challenger propositions globally, like we did for Natwest with Mettle. Our Research and Benchmarking team has built the amazing 11:FS Pulse service used by the likes of Monzo, Starling, HSBC and Barclays. Our 11:FS Foundry team are transforming core banking and architecture, aiming to do to core banking what AWS did to data centres. Lastly we are a media company, generating content that supports our brand and changes the conversation – not necessarily all in that order. And yet we don’t work like an agency, or a consultancy, or research house for that matter.

We are effectively building and launching new startup propositions for our clients and ourselves. We believe in treating every opportunity like a business, not a project. We believe in treating resources as if they were finite, even when they are plentiful, and our customer's reputation is as important to us as our own.

We like to think of ourselves as an FS special forces team with singular focus and an execution mindset. To live up to this, we need the best talent in the market. We hire great people and get out of their way. Everyone in our team relentlessly drives towards getting sh!t done and improving the industry we love. Come and get on the rocket ship.

About the product 📱▶️

Pulse is our next-generation competitor analysis platform. Used by many of the world’s leading banks and fintechs, Pulse is currently a searchable video library of thousands of user journeys and insights. It is used by product managers, researchers, and UX people who are designing many of the best financial products in the world.

The product has been around for ~2 years, built and maintained by a small team. In 2019 we plan to accelerate development so we can take all the opportunities we see to provide a better, broader experience for our users, and scale up our team to match.


What you'll be doing, 💼🤓

We strongly believe that you grow a system, rather than build it, so our architecture and infrastructure is designed to allow us to roll small bits of code to production really fast, and really often. At a minimum, we want to see that you have experience of working in cloud based, continuous deployment type environments and that you can demonstrate that you understand that with this power comes a lot of responsibility to make sure you are doing things right.

We are mainly interested in making sure you have the right behaviours by default but we would also love to see you have good experience in these areas:

Beneficial but not essential:

We firmly believe that ops and quality assurance is everyone's job, and that making a stand-out product is a team sport. We're looking for someone who shares those beliefs, and is eager to work collaboratively with designers and product managers to deliver features.

We're interested in hearing about the “character building” experiences you have gained through having to live with the systems that you have built, and what you've learnt from them so you don't face the same issues again.


Some of the things we deem benefits 👑♛🤡

The career development from this role includes gaining experience with Craft CMS, the Twig templating language, and Yii2 PHP framework. More broadly, the role provides experience taking part in continuous delivery of products used by top financial organisations around the world.

You'll be joining us to work with one of THE BEST teams in financial services, with colleagues and leaders across all disciplines that you can learn from, and share your wisdom with.

Alongside this, we offer:

No agencies please, we're not trying to be rude, but very likely to ignore unsolicited CVs because its just not the way we do things here!

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