Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Senior Frontend Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

About Motorway

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our 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 more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

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! This is a greenfield project where you will be developing brand new features, solving some very interesting problems in transforming an industry.

As a Senior Frontend Engineer you will join a team that is responsible for building new and innovative products that target millions of users. You’ll be working 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.

🧰 Our Tech stack: JavaScript and Typescript, REST APIs, NextJS, React, SPA, SCSS. Backend is primarily NodeJS, Postgres, Redis micro-services.

What you'll do

  • Architect and develop new JavaScript code, with a mix of new features and performance optimisation.
  • Work to improve performance and stability of our applications as we scale.
  • Focus on building highly maintainable, reusable, scalable and reliable code.
  • Develop front-end technology, launching new features with a focus on user experience and reliability.
  • Bring industry best practices to everything you do
  • 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 our flat-structured development team and being involved in the technical and product strategy of the business.
  • Champion and implement 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.

What You'll Get:

  • Opportunity to make a huge impact on the companies success
  • Support and guidance from talented colleagues
  • Exposure to working with a multiple disciplinary tech team
  • Fantastic industry based experience to further advance your career


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.

  • Significant commercial experience with JavaScript. In particular, experience with ES6/7 features, and technologies and frameworks/libraries such as React, Node.js, Vue, Express or Sequelize).
  • Any previous work with image uploading and OCR processing will be incredibly useful.
  • Familiarity with translations, accessibility and best practices.
  • Understanding of web design patterns, including SOLID principles of design.
  • Typescript is a bonus, but not essential
  • 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.


At Motorway, we believe in rewarding you with more than just a pay cheque. That's why we've created a benefits package to help you do your best work and support your development.

From benefits that help look after your health, to a personalised learning budget, cycle-to-work scheme and enhanced parental leave, we’ve got you covered.

  • A competitive salary
  • Stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team, so we want you to be included in our success
  • Annual learning budget - you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + 1 volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Regular social events

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 benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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