Heron Data

We make it easy for fintechs to give credit to small businesses

Frontend Engineer

$60k - $145k / 0.10% - 0.50%
Location
London, UK
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Dominic Kwok
Dominic Kwok
Founder

About the role

About us

  • We analyse bank transaction data to help other FinTechs make sense of their customers’ data, starting with making it easier for them to give loans to small-to-medium businesses. This helps to solve the credit crunch in Small Business Lending, a $65B industry in the US alone.

  • We’re an experienced team with background at top tech and finance companies like DeepMind, Facebook, Revolut and Spotify.

  • We’re multi-cultural and welcome diversity. Each of our team members was born on a different continent. We make sure everyone feels included in our company events and accomodate all cultural and dietary requirements.

  • We graduated from Y Combinator in 2020 and raised a $1.25M seed round. In 2021, we grew from $20k to $500k in annual recurring revenue. As of July 2022 we make over $1M in annual recurring revenue.

How we work

  • As an early employee, you’ll get to work directly with the founders and early engineers scoping out greenfield projects that you’ll be able to own end-to-end.

  • We promote an outcome-focused, low-bureaucracy, engineering-first work environment with an emphasis on delivering customer impact at high velocity.

The role

  • All of our engineers own business outcomes first, and implement technical solutions second

  • As a Frontend Engineer, we envision that the primary way you would solve customer problems is by owning the end-to-end process of shipping great user interfaces

  • For example, you would take ownership over interfaces ranging from our customer-facing application where users understand and interact with the Heron API, to our marketing site (our most important acquisition channel), to internal tools

  • You will also lead / contribute to designing the process & infrastructure needed to build, serve, and improve interfaces at scale; this covers topics like branding, design, user research, testing, experimentation, measurement, monitoring, and other tools to drive impact for customers

  • If you enjoy solving tough problems by deploying code, being part of a high calibre and tight-knit team, and seeing real impact from your work, this role could be for you!

What we're looking for

Above all else, we value people who have a growth mindset and who want to make an impact in their work. We list below some thoughts on the responsibilities that an ideal candidate will grow into, and we don't expect you to be experienced in all the below before applying / joining. If in doubt, reach out to us!

  • Solve tough problems with design thinking & user interfaces
    • Identify, articulate, prioritise, and address customer pain points
    • Break down challenging problems into simple & well-designed solutions
    • Apply design thinking to solve real world problems
    • Be fact-driven and measure the real impact of your work
  • Build products and make real-world impact
    • Own the end-to-end deployment of user interfaces — from ideation to development to deployment to improvement
    • Measure the impact of your work both qualitatively (user research, customer visits) and quantitatively (analytics) to proactively identify areas of improvement
    • Ship frequently, iteratively, and collaboratively; tradeoff MVPs and customer impact with perfectly engineered systems
    • Implement scalable infrastructure and processes, e.g., test, experiment, monitor
    • Choose the best framework / technology for the task, even if you might have favourites. We work primarily in NextJS / React / Typescript / Vercel / Tailwind CSS, but we always experiment with what enables the greatest performance and delivers the most value
    • Create impactful data visualisations and wrangle large amounts of data
    • (optional) Own overall branding and external visuals for Heron Data
    • (optional) Create visual designs for interfaces and marketing material
    • (optional) Apply product growth to drive acquisition, e.g., SEO optimisation
  • Work in an fast-paced, high-growth, team-based environment
    • Be entrepreneurial. This means having a growth mindset, finding problems without being told about them, thinking independently about issues and clearly advocating your position, and taking full ownership of your work, even if things go wrong
    • Be a team player. You value diversity & inclusion in the workplace, are a helpful teammate, and understand best practices for building products as part of a team e.g., code review / version control
    • Each of our five team members was born on a different continent. Applicants from any location, background, and gender are welcome and we have a zero tolerance policy on discrimination

About the interview

  1. Initial screen (30 minutes) -- A conversation with a founder to discuss what you're looking for, what Heron offers, and to see if there's a good fit
  2. Technical challenge (90 minutes) -- An opportunity for you to see what is a representative problem you will work on at Heron, and for us to see your problem solving skills
  3. Onsite interviews (120-180 minutes) -- Meet the team you will be working with & the Heron founders
  4. References -- 2 references from folks that you have previously worked with, who can give examples of your impact and behaviour in a professional environment

Why you should join Heron Data

We are Heron Data, a Y Combinator-backed technology start-up based in London, UK.

  • Our mission is to build a new standard to understand the financial health of companies
  • We currently do this by normalizing and analyzing bank transaction data about a company
  • This enables our customers (b2b banks and lenders) to better understand their users, to make faster / more accurate decisions (e.g., lending), and build innovative features (e.g., automate portfolio management)
  • We are an established, humble and hungry team from diverse backgrounds and are backed by prominent investors
  • We’re an experienced team with background at top tech and finance companies like Facebook, Revolut and Spotify.
  • We’re multi-cultural and welcome diversity. Each of our team members was born on a different continent. We make sure everyone feels included in our company events and accomodate all cultural and dietary requirements.
  • We graduated from Y Combinator in 2020 and raised a $1.25M seed round. In 2021, we grew from $20k to $500k in annual recurring revenue. As of July 2022 we make over $1M in annual recurring revenue.
Heron Data
Founded:2020
Team Size:9
Location:London, United Kingdom
Founders
Johannes Jaeckle
Johannes Jaeckle
Founder
Dominic Kwok
Dominic Kwok
Founder
Jamie Parker
Jamie Parker
Founder