Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About us

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.

About the job

Joining Engineering at Motorway gives the unique challenge and opportunity of building a better car market for tomorrow.
We’re looking for talented people (like you!) to help us to innovate our platforms for sellers and dealers nationwide!

This is a greenfield opportunity where you’ll be responsible for building new and innovative products, experimenting with machine learning while developing brand-new features, and solving fascinating problems in transforming an industry.

  • As our Senior Full-stack Engineer you’ll join one of our cross-disciplinary product teams working on building new and improved product solutions.
  • You'll work heavily on our Node.js services and React frontends whilst helping us define and drive the highest quality across all of our engineering practices.
  • You’ll be collaborating across disciplines to align on and produce technical solutions within our products.
  • You’ll report to an engineering manager and meet with them regularly to help grow you and your career.
  • Champion and implement software development best practices to ensure our code is high quality, well-tested, scalable, and secure.


  • You have full stack application development experience.
  • Proficent coding skills with Typescript.
  • Knowledge of distributed system design and development.
  • Hands-on experience SQL or No-SQL databases.
  • Proven track record of owning and delivering high quality technical solutions.
  • Additional or Preferred Requirements
  • Hands-on experience with React application development.
  • Hands-on experience with PostgreSQL or DynamoDB databases.
  • Hands-on experience with Terraform development.
  • Experience with coaching or mentoring.


  • A competitive salary
  • 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 and one paid 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
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Top spec M1 MacBook Pro and accessories
  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

Equal opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where people 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.


Company benefits

Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dog friendly office
23 days annual leave + bank holidays
Buy or sell annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Annual pay rises
Share options
Teambuilding days
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
L&D budget
Lunch and learns
Company wide holidays/offsites
Open to job sharing
Optional unpaid leave
Pregnancy loss leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Open to part-time employees

We asked employees of Motorway how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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