Jobs at Onfido: Front-end Engineer in London -


Front-end Engineer

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Onfido is a next generation identity verification and background checking platform, with a mission to build the trust engine to power human interactions worldwide. Founded in 2012, we apply machine-learning technology to power over 1,000 clients globally, verifying identities — ensuring that someone is who they claim to be— and running background checks such as criminal and right-to-work checks. Built for an online world, we enable businesses across sectors to run checks remotely and at scale.

Having raised over $30m in funding to date, our focus is on continuing to develop our technology as well as expanding our global footprint. We work in a high-growth and fast-paced environment and are always looking for great people to join the team.

The role

We're looking for a Front-end Engineer to help us continue to build our amazing product. You'll join a talented and friendly engineering team who pride themselves on delivering great code in an industry where privacy, security and reliability are crucial. We are an agile team that regularly release code into production. It's a critical time at Onfido as we aim to scale and evolve our product without sacrificing robustness and quality; an agile, automation-driven and passionate test team will be crucial to our success.

The engineering team prides itself on the work that it produces. We believe in developing best practices, test-driven development and peer code reviews. We are an agile team and regularly release code into production. We are looking to hire engineers to build the next generation of the product. We use Ember.js in parts of our application and are looking at how we can incorporate React and other JavaScript libraries in the rest of our application.

The product and technology are rapidly evolving - it's an exciting time to be at Onfido.

Main requirements

You will have worked in a similar role, preferably at another start-up. You will also have:

  • Passion about designing and creating rich user experiences and usability
  • Good knowledge in at least one JavaScript framework (Ember, Angular, Backbone, React)
  • A determination to produce structured semantic markup and clean CSS
  • An understanding of producing responsive designs
  • Experience with cross-browser (IE9+) and platform compatibility
  • Working knowledge of at least one web development technology (e.g. Ruby, PHP, Python)
  • Experience with testing via technologies like Jasmine, QUNIT, Mocha
  • Launching a graphics editor doesn't scare you

To be a great fit with the Onfido team, and to really enjoy working with us, you'll be:

  • A person passionate about their work and also their wide-ranging personal interests, we like people who are interesting and interested!
  • An innovative thinker - the kind of person who is always experimenting with new tools/ systems/ approaches to do things better and faster
  • A caring and sensitive team member - generous with your own time and highly considerate of your colleagues'
  • Able to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively, ability to multi-task is a must
  • Able to think critically, draw upon previous experience to make decisions independently, and exercise good judgmen


We're committed to making Onfido a fantastic place to work, so we go to great lengths to give you what you need to succeed. The whole Onfido team benefits from:

  • Share options
  • A fully stocked kitchen with unlimited breakfast, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit every day
  • Unlimited budget for any software or books you need
  • Subsidised gym membership or home cleaning
  • Free yoga classes, football bookings (5 or 7 a side), ping pong and poker nights (and a whole host of other clubs)
  • Monthly company dinners
  • Free languages classes (currently Spanish and English)
  • Quarterly socials (e.g. cookery classes, go-karting and private cinema trips)
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • Relaxed and informal office environment

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