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Tech Lead (Python)

Creata il 28-11-2021
Location London

Descrizione

Join one of Europe’s leading Fintech startups

iwoca is breaking down the barriers that stop Europe’s 20 million small businesses from accessing finance. We believe finance should make life easier, not harder, for small businesses. When small businesses go to traditional lenders they are forced to deal with long waits, absurdly rigid criteria, and impersonal bureaucracies. We believe small businesses deserve a financing service that strips out the hassle; that gets to know each customer’s needs; that generates opportunities instead of problems. iwoca is finance, custom-built to expand possibilities for small business.

We’re still near the start of our journey – our aim is to finance one million small businesses within a decade and we need more smart, hands-on people to help us reach this goal.

We work hard to make iwoca a place where everyone feels welcome, where you can confidently be yourself. We understand that diversity isn't an optional add-on, it's the core ingredient of what makes us great.

About the role

At iwoca we are dedicated to building the smartest lending platform in the world as we believe that finance should be as simple, seamless and powerful as electricity. We like to use Agile(ish) processes, which means features or projects go live in days or weeks rather than months or years.

We run our Django-powered platform on AWS, use asynchronous tools (Twisted, Celery) for time-consuming tasks and scientific libraries (numpy, scipy, pandas) for risk aspects. Application orchestration is done with Docker/Terraform/ECS and our monitoring is set up using DataDog/Sentry.

As a Tech Lead at iwoca, you’ll find yourself responsible for:

  • Leading the technical direction within your area of code, making incremental improvements, or suggesting and leading the implementation of refactors
  • Managing a team of engineers, helping them to build strong technical solutions, giving them direction and helping them to grow in their career
  • Helping Product Managers to understand the technical feasibility of solutions, and facilitating the implementation of these solutions

Requirements

We look for people that are smart, humble, motivated and who are always looking to improve. Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Very strong numerate background, e.g. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent
  • A high technical aptitude and strong attention to detail
  • Experience programming in Python / Django
  • Experience managing more junior engineers
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of web technologies
  • Industry experience with full stack architecture
  • Relational databases (esp. PostgreSQL)
  • Willingness to learn!

Benefits

What’s life like as an iwocan?

We all enjoy:

  • Bright, modern office spaces in Covent Garden & Leeds. We have always supported flexible working however during the current pandemic the majority of iwocans are working from home. We have taken every precaution to keep our offices COVID-19 secure for those that need to use them.
  • A calendar of ‘remote friendly’ events each week including Bingo, Comedy Nights, Escape Room challenges
  • Two company retreats a year (in places like the French Alps or Spanish seaside)
  • Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments
  • Virtual Yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday morning
  • An ever-growing number of clubs including climbing, chess, football and boxing
  • Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen

Just for you:

  • Medical insurance from Vitality, including discounted gym membership
  • We take your well being incredibly seriously, so you’ll have instant access to emotional and mental health support services via our partner Spill
  • Share options
  • Enhanced maternity and shared parental leave
  • A workplace nursery tax benefit scheme. Save £££ on your nursery costs.
  • 25 days holiday per year and an extra day off on your birthday
  • All the equipment you need to set up your home working space up
  • Paid volunteering time for you to support your chosen charity
  • Extra leave if you want to travel or study
  • Special celebrations for anniversaries and long service including sabbatical
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle-to-work scheme

And to make sure we all keep learning, we offer:

  • L&D budget including a book budget to encourage you to keep learning
  • Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers
  • A calendar of meetups we host at our office
  • Access to learning platforms like Treehouse to improve your coding skills or learn a new coding language.

Benefit

25 days holiday a year, plus all UK Bank holidays

25 days holi...

A smart, fun and internationally diverse team - together, we represent over 35 different nationalities

A smart, fun...

Additional leave so that you can take more time to go travelling or to study, outside of your holiday allowance

Additional l...

An additional Day Off on your Birthday

An additiona...

Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers

Company-wide...

Cycle-to-work scheme for great value bikes

Cycle-to-wor...

Enhanced maternity/paternity leave and shared parental leave

Enhanced mat...

Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen

Plenty of dr...

Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments, morning yoga and an ever-growing number of active clubs (you can set up your own!)

Pool, ping p...

Regular novelty perks such as free massages, which can be proposed by anyone in the team

Regular nove...

Stock options for all employees after 6 months within the business

Stock option...

The opportunity to give your time to support a charity of your choice, via a paid volunteering day

The opportun...

Working from the summer/ winter house twice a year

Working from...

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