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Intern Software Developer

  • London, England, United Kingdom

Job description

About us

Over the last 18 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products. From travel money to transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money.

As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service. We’re doing this by hiring exceptional people and are now looking for an intern software developer to join our team.

Within our offices in London, Chester and Los Angeles and Europe, Equals comprises of three business lines and brands - Equals Money, FairFX and CardOneMoney. You will join a very close-knit, talented and supportive team from various backgrounds who believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand our customers' needs. United, by one thing, making money management straightforward and cost-effective for our customers.

About the role
Software Engineers at the Equals Group work in either front-end or back-end teams that collaborate on shared workstreams. Our teams are long-lived and operate under specific team leads, ensuring stability and continuous improvement. During your placement, you will have the opportunity to work in both front-end and back-end teams, gaining comprehensive exposure to our entire technology stack and contributing to projects that directly impact our customers.

We’re looking for an ambitious person who wants to help bring innovative and effective software solutions to life and take end-to-end ownership of them. Help push the Equals Group’s technology far beyond its current state, delivering strong, creative, innovative, and impactful software solutions. Providing business impact and driving continuous improvement whilst stretching themselves and learning new skills.

About you

We believe that certain skills are essential in order to be successful in this role and these are detailed below. You may not have all the other skills we have outlined as desirable, we understand that and will still welcome your application. We will carry out individual interviews for shortlisted candidates and assess who is best suited for the role after we have discussed everything with you.

Job requirements


  • Build and maintain web and mobile applications.
  • Ensure code quality by writing code that is well tested and written in a maintainable way.
  • Deploying code to production and shaping our user experience on a daily basis.
  • Work with product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to prioritise workstreams.
  • Monitoring the health of the services we build.
  • Implement features and own the delivery to the point of it being in our customers’ hands.


  • Ensure the applications are functional, reliable, and performant.
  • Maintain high code quality standards and perform code reviews.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver new features and improvements.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other team members.

Essential Skills

  • A good communicator with an open and collaborative approach.
  • Passionate about writing efficient, clean, and well-documented code.
  • Highly organised; and able to prioritise workload effectively with attention to detail.
  • Proactive and motivated.
  • Enjoys working closely with product managers and stakeholders.
  • Engaged with technology and industry trends.
  • Have professional mindset – punctual, reliable, accountable and highly collaborative.
  • Curious, motivated by doing your best job, and love working in a collaborative environment.
  • Eager to try new things.
  • A role model for our values:
  • Make it happen
  • Succeed together
  • Be the customer
  • Go beyond

Desirable Skills

  • Git
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Next.js
  • Web accessibility knowledge
  • Code testing tools such as Jest, Cypress, etc.
  • Capacitor or knowledge of hybrid mobile applications

Our investment in you

We welcome people into Equals and desire to grow and develop our talented teams. We believe in teamwork and celebrating our successes. We strive to embrace our values. We want to put you in the driving seat of your career and achieve your full potential through growth opportunities and developmental support.

When you join Equals, we aim to help you to get more out of your career. We will also offer you the following benefits;


  • A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group.
  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off.
  • Opportunities for progression, development and learning new skills.
  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere.
  • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
  • We operate a hybrid working arrangement where possible.

Where possible we offer the opportunity to work flexibly and the opportunity to balance some remote working with time in the office collaborating, taking part in events and developing the social connections that make working with us rewarding.

Equals strives to create a workplace where we can all be ourselves. We believe in inclusion, equality and the power of diversity, so you'll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences, and help us understand what you need to do your best work.