Senior Frontend Engineer


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About Motorway

Motorway is the UK's fastest-growing used car marketplace - our online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal.

Founded in 2017, our award-winning, technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of over 250 across 4 locations.

Motorway is now valued at over $1 billion and is backed by some of the world's leading technology investors, having raised ?143 million in Series C funding.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up at a crucial phase of growth and help change an industry for the better

About the role

Our Engineering department is going through a phase of growth, where we have more features to build than people to build them! Most of the work is greenfield projects developing brand-new features, solving some very interesting problems in transforming an industry.

We're looking for an experienced Engineer to join our team and be responsible for building new and innovative products. You'll be working daily with a team of between 8-10 people in an agile squad, part of a wider community of practice in both Engineering and the Front End Guild.

We encourage you to apply, even if you might not meet all the requirements. You'll be directly reporting to an Engineering Manager, who will help mentor and guide you in your career.

What you'll do:

  • Develop front-end technology, launching new features.
  • Develop user-facing code and UI, with a focus on usability, performance, and progressive enhancements.
  • Work hand in hand with design and product to collaboratively build work that has excellent UX and quality values - each squad has a dedicated product owner and design lead.
  • Be part of an 8-10 person agile engineering team.
  • Be part of our flat-structured development team and being involved in the technical and product strategy of the business.
  • Championing and implementing software development best practices to ensure our code is high quality, well-tested, scalable and secure.
  • We regularly do hackdays! We believe in a culture of innovation in our day-to-day life. Experiment with new techniques, tools and frameworks to keep Motorway at the leading edge of modern JavaScript development.


  • Significant commercial experience with JavaScript (In particular experience with ES6/7 features, technologies and frameworks such as node.js, React, Vue, Express or Sequelize).
  • Understanding of web design patterns.
  • Previous experience working in a company scaling up is useful, but not essential.
  • Experience working in a collaborative, agile team environment.
  • Experience working with automated testing and continuous integration and delivery.

As a team

We truly live our core values:

  • Create new roads - "Changing things for the better through innovation."
  • Drive to win - "Beating the competition and winning as a team."
  • Take the wheel- "Being accountable and facing difficult challenges head-on."
  • Go the extra mile - "Delivering 5* standards for ourselves, our customers, and our colleagues."
  • Be humble - "Leaving egos at the door - we succeed as one."


  • A competitive salary.
  • Significant stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team - we want you to be included in our success
  • ?500 annual learning budget with access to General Assembly courses, an Audible subscription and hundreds of books and online lessons.
  • BUPA health insurance.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • Hybrid working with the option to work from home for a month per year.
  • Top spec M1 MacBook Pro and accessories.
  • Regular social events.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • The chance to join a rapidly growing, revenue-generating startup and build products that will change an industry.
  • The chance to work with the latest and greatest technologies, free from legacy systems and red tape.
  • If you're into cars, opportunities to work with vehicle data and learn about the automotive industry. We also have some fun, car-related activities (as well as non-car fun too!)

Equal Opportunities Statement:

Motorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.

Company name: Motorway
Remote job title: Senior Frontend Engineer
Job tags: marketplace

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