Mobile Engineer

Prodigy Finance is a platform that delivers socially responsible financial services; making it possible for students from more than 150 countries to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools by financing their international postgraduate studies, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.

This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$1 billion through the platform to fund over 19,000 students.

We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, RMIH, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank

What will you do in the role?

Get to grips with the Mobile tech stack by providing team support and shadowing existing team members. Support other team members on projects and work on your own projects. Add user-value through new and improved features and work on system sustainability. Focus on internal relationships with team members with the aim of pairing regularly. 

What are some of the responsibilities of this role?

  • Be an integral and trusted member of the tech team.
  • Be a mentor to new team members and handle a full caseload of hands-on coding/ implementation projects.
  • Execute a number of projects which contribute to the build of our mobile platform. Take responsibility for coding core-feature implementation projects and Greenfield projects. Make an impactful contribution, ask great questions, and execute high quality work.
  • Classify, store and handle data in accordance with policies.
  • Take responsibility for the state of the code you both inherit and produce. Be experienced in JavaScript and React or React Native and have technical knowledge across all parts of the tech stack. This includes maintaining and extending our mobile app written in React Native, our backend for frontend (BFF) API written in NodeJS, and our mobile notifications microservice also written in NodeJS.
  • Researching and staying abreast of key technical developments and industry trends and innovations.

What would the ideal candidate be great at?

  • Technical acumen; writing code for our iOS and Android applications, and some lightweight backend services using React Native, Redux, Redux-Saga, NodeJS, and Jest (with some Objective C/Swift and Java/Kotlin as required).
  • Technical competence; love coding, able to learn new paradigms quickly and look to continuously improve and find better ways of doing things.
  • Excellent critical judgement; able to make good decisions, be trusted, respected and dependable, be proactive and responsive, ask the right questions, raise flags at the right time, able to prioritize and plan your own individual tasks.
  • Mindfulness; be considerate of the implications of your work, really care about what you are doing and the impact of your contribution.
  • Teamwork and team spirit; we are all contributing to the same platform, so you need to not only be a great individual contributor but be more motivated by the achievements of the whole team - we only win if the team wins, see the impact of your own work and positively influence and help the work of others
  • Getting up to the front of the bus; get stuck in, execute, generate ideas, have an impact, don’t just sit back and be a passenger.

Qualifications and experience:

  • 4-6+ years experience in programming
  • 2+ years experience in React Native mobile or React web development
  • Solid experience in vanilla JavaScript, including ES6 features 
  • Strong appreciation for UI/UX standards and a passion for developing beautiful interfaces
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Bonus points:

  • Native mobile experience, in either iOS or Android
  • Experience with NodeJS
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems for mobile applications 
  • Experience with the Redux unidirectional data flow pattern, Redux-Saga experience would be highly advantageous
  • Functional programming
Talent is borderless, and we believe the best education should be available to the most deserving students. We provide collateral-free education loans for international masters students, to pursue their dream degrees at the world’s best schools. Prodigy Finance was started by three INSEAD MBA graduates who experienced the difficulties of financing an international degree first-hand. In 2007, they decided to solve this problem and revolutionise the market, and Prodigy Finance has since funded over 19,000 students from 115 countries, at over 750 schools around the world. To learn more, please visit us at