React Developer (£40‑55k)

SearchPilot is a small startup with team members in the UK & US. We've built an innovative web proxy platform to help companies optimise their websites. We're looking for enthusiastic devs to help.

About SearchPilot

SearchPilot built the first SEO A/B testing platform to come to market, and we are looking to expand our small team of developers to help build the next iteration of our technology.

We are making the process of SEO more data-driven and scientific (SEO is Search Engine Optimisation - helping our customers grow their visibility in Google and other search engines). We are proud to bring real value to the teams and companies using our technology.

A crucial part of our technology stack is our web app, which is where customer teams can configure real time transformations to the HTML content of their web pages. It is the ‘storefront’ of our product.

SearchPilot was spun out of Distilled (now Brainlabs), a global digital marketing agency with offices in Seattle, New York and London.

You can read more about SearchPilot's open roles, mission, vision and values here.

About the Role

We are looking for a UK-based developer with 2-3 years or more experience working with React. You will be working on the customer facing parts of our platform which will be used by a wide range of customers, from startups through to large enterprises. The backend of the application is written in Django and uses React on the client side. We use Tailwind for our CSS..

The app has a Django backend which communicates with the rest of the platform via APIs to a set of microservices. 

We are looking for someone who can take ownership of the front end of the web app. 

You will work closely with the rest of the engineering team and will have input into technology and infrastructure decisions. The engineering team is a small team of five developers, and we enjoy supporting and learning from one another. We will help you get up to speed with our codebase, and support you in learning any new skills you need to excel at your work. 

Location Flexibility

We have an office in central London, but are open to applications from UK-based candidates who wish to work primarily remotely in the UK within reach of occasional travel to London. Once COVID-19 restrictions ease, we will expect remote team members to be in our London office at least once every couple of months.

We believe in the benefits of working remotely, but also value a sense of shared mission and personal community, which benefits from sometimes getting together. If your circumstances don’t perfectly align with this, we are flexible to discussion.

Application Process

To apply for this role please complete the form below.

We anticipate the interview process will include a short qualification call followed by  2 remote video interviews with different members of the team. We anticipate asking you to complete a short coding exercise as a prerequisite to the second interview. 

Preferred Experience / Skills

We’d love to meet anyone who ticks any of the following- note that you do not need to have deep experience in all of these areas to apply:

  • 2-3 years+ of professional development experience
  • 2 years of experience with React
  • Experience with Typescript
  • Exposure to large and complex codebases
  • Some exposure to building or consuming REST APIs
  • A preference for clean, simple, well tested code
  • Solid Javascript / ES6 skills
  • Strong HTML / CSS fundamentals
  • An interest in user experience
  • Comfortable using git
  • Understanding of responsive design
  • Enjoys getting things right whilst realising that done is better than perfect
  • Enjoys learning new things
  • Self-directed and self-motivated


  • Expected salary range £40-55k depending on experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Subsidised private healthcare and life insurance
  • 5% pension matching
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • A laptop and second monitor
  • A Kindle with a few books pre-loaded
  • A £600 happiness budget each year so you can buy stuff to make you happier at work such as a new flashy monitor, a new office chair, or training
  • Company-funded drinks and snacks on Friday afternoons (when we’re in the office!)

About SearchPilot

SearchPilot spun out of Distilled in early 2020, with the whole team becoming part of the new company. At Distilled, the product was called DistilledODN.

At SearchPilot we are passionate about our team, and we want that to be more than just words. We want to continue to build a team of people who can thrive and succeed, as well as feel valued and welcomed, at all levels. 

As part of that goal, we are trying hard to actively build a diverse team, as we believe diversity is a necessary component to building the strongest company possible. To this end, one of the steps we have taken is committing to an annual report assessing how we are doing on this front - the first report is now available.

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