Heron Data

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

Software Engineer

$70k - $145k / 0.10% - 0.70%
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.

What we're looking for

We are not looking for specific frameworks, skillsets, and experiences. We value above all else folks who want to make real customer impact by building great software.

For example:

  • You thrive at solving tough problems
    • You enjoy breaking down challenging problems into simple & well-designed solutions
    • You are fact-driven and want to measure the real impact of your work
  • You enjoy building products and making real-world impact
    • You take responsibility over end-to-end deployment of what you build
    • You like shipping code frequently, iteratively, and collaboratively
    • You value MVPs and customer impact over perfectly engineered systems
    • You care about scalable infrastructure & process. Even better if you are the one to help improve / implement the system!
    • You choose the best framework / technology for the task, even if you might have favourites. We work primarily in Python / Flask / FastAPI on the backend, Terraform / GCP for infra, and React / Javascript / Typescript on the frontend, but are always experimenting with what framework enables the greatest performance and delivers the most value
  • You like to work in an fast-paced, high-growth, team-based environment
    • You are 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
    • You are 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

Perks

  • Friday company lunches (always vegan-friendly!)
  • Bi-monthly company retreats to different UK destinations (Brighton and Bath so far!)
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Remote December: we go remote for 6 weeks in Dec/Jan to facilitate long home visits or other extensive yearly travel
  • Private health insurance through Vitality
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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