Front End Developer - Junior, JavaScript, React

Job description

Why apply for this Front End Developer role?


⚽ We’re building the future of sports technology products, leveraging data, not luck!

🧠 Your learning matters to us. So we’ll train you on the things you don’t know

🍝 We ONLY deploy clean, test-driven and scalable software. No spaghetti code here

Who are we and what do we do? 

We’re Checkd. A multi-award-winning product development startup: building industry-leading native mobile and web applications for the sports betting industry. 

Our statistics-led, intelligent and data-driven platforms have transformed online sports betting for good. Instead of guesswork, we leverage real-time data, advanced analytics and predictive modelling to provide our customers with the insights they need to make better decisions when betting online. 

Trusted by over 2 million customers worldwide – our unique combination of digital products, performance media and global expertise has enabled us to scale quickly. But we’re just getting started… Join us as we bring better betting to the world. 


What does a Front End Developer do at Checkd? 

As we have the luxury of building our own in-house products AND collaborating with major brands like Sky Sports, JD Sports and Talk Sport, no two sprints are the same in the Front End Development team.


So one day you could be building out feature enhancements in JavaScript & React for a fantasy football app that will process a million teams per season. Another day, you might be working with industry-leading UI/UX designers to plan out and implement user journeys based on rich user research and insights. Then another might be defining how we synthesise and display real-time sports data through WebSockets, to boost customer engagement and the user experience of our products.


You should join us if you want to: 

  • Work on large-scale sports products that millions of users love.
  • Release clean, performant and beautiful applications in JavaScript & React.js
  • Want to learn, challenge conventions and grow as a front-end developer
  • Gain AWS experience in production and experiment with new technologies

Job requirements

What experience do we need to see from you? 

We’re looking to hire two Junior Front End Developers for the team at the moment. Got an BSc or MSc in Computing? Bootcamper? Six months of commercial experience? We don’t mind - we just want awesome developers who can bring the following skills:


  • Daily development with JavaScript ES6
  • Proficiency in React / Redux / React Hooks
  • Experience writing Jest tests (or similar) 
  • Good knowledge of software design fundamentals/principles (e.g. SOLID)

But don’t worry if you’ve not had exposure to everything here… We’re all learners at Checkd and believe in skilling up on the daily. We’ve been in your shoes too and learned by doing, making mistakes and of course furiously searching Stack Overflow - so you can too!


Still need convincing? Here’s some extra reasons you should apply! 

  • We’re a relaxed, friendly and open team of engineers, who care about code quality and each other. 
  • Your learning is our highest priority. So much so that we have dedicated “learning days” and mentors for you.
  • We NEVER release code we’re not 100% happy with, so we’ll never ask you to bodge, cut corners or just “rush it out the door”. 
  • We work on both internal and external products, so you’ll get to flex all your skills on diverse projects
  • This is not our first rodeo. Our lead FED started as a junior - so, trust us, we got you! 

How to apply 

If anything in this advert has piqued your interest, hit the “APPLY NOW” button! Please also include your resume, a short paragraph about yourself, plus anything else that you think we might wanna know. Speak soon awesome Front End Developer!