Cytora • United Kingdom

Senior Front End Engineer

Employment type:  Full time


Core hours 11–3

Job Description

We are a high-growth Series-B InsurTech start-up using data and machine learning to revolutionize the insurance industry. You will be joining a strong and mission driven team, working to build a customer facing product that fundamentally changes the way insurers evaluate risk, enabling them to move from highly manual workflows to digital risk flows. Cytora’s Risk Stream is a serverless and cloud native SaaS platform that automates the digitisation, evaluation and decisioning of risks for commercial insurers. Our product drastically improves the working lives of our users, enables our customers to cover more risks, more competitively.

About the role:

You will be helping to build Cytora’s Underwriting Productivity Suite, a serverless based web application that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of underwriters thereby reducing expense ratios and delivering profitable growth to our customers.

Our team is multidisciplinary, composed of UX designers, QA engineers, frontend/backend engineers, and product managers working together to build powerful solutions that allow our clients to integrate Cytora’s data and automation features into their insurance workflows.

Your role is to develop rich user interfaces using JavaScript/React, provide feedback to product managers, contribute to product roadmaps, and translate mockups into living applications using modern tools that enable us to build features quickly and delight our customers on a weekly basis. At Cytora, our values are at the core of our teams and our products.

Our tech stack:

  • React
  • Redux
  • Serverless microservices written in Go and Python


  • Significant experience building and maintaining full stack JavaScript production-grade web applications
  • Commercial experience with the JavaScript frameworks and libraries, in particular React*
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile fundamentals and frameworks
  • Experience working with APIs and services

*We know that years of experience ≄ level of skill, and we will consider candidates from a range of backgrounds. However, it is unlikely that candidates without several years of hands-on experience with React will be able to contribute autonomously to our product.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in UX/UI design
  • Startup experience: building working products quickly


  • Stock options
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Private health insurance - UK only*
  • Choice of laptop
  • Flexi-working
  • £2000 travel budget
  • Company trips

*We employ people across the UK and EU (using a 3rd party Employer of Record model), and inevitably the benefits that we can offer vary slightly in different territories, due to local employment law and feasibility. Our salary range does not vary depending on territory.


Cytora are a remote-first company. For this role you can be based anywhere in the UK or EU, provided you 1. have fluent spoken and written English, and 2. have the permanent right to work without requiring visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Cytora provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Cytora is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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