Who are we?
iwoca is breaking down the barriers that stop Europe’s 20 million small businesses from accessing finance. Traditional bank loans have slow application processes, inflexible terms and burdensome criteria. In contrast, we use cutting-edge technology to offer flexible access to credit with a five minute application process and a decision in hours.
Since 2012, we've lent over £400 million to over 20,000 businesses across Europe. Our customers include everything from cafés to car dealers, salons to solicitors. Along the way we have built a sophisticated technology platform, won numerous awards and grown a fun, and vibrant team.
However, we’re still near the start of our journey – our aim is to finance a million small businesses within a decade and so we need more smart, hands-on people to help us reach this goal.
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 are very fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated CTO / Co-founder who ensures that Tech is always at the forefront of the business so the work you do is always valued. You will be working in a hybrid team of Data Scientists and Software Developers to design and build a bespoke in-house CRM platform that will help our operations team be as efficient as possible, and give them a structured insight to the data we work with.
We are looking for someone with:
* 1+ years’ of experience programming in Python (but we will definitely consider ambitious graduates looking to kickstart their career)
* Very strong numerate background, e.g Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent
* A high technical aptitude and strong attention to detail
* Self-starter with ability to work autonomously in an unstructured environment
* Strong basis in computer-science fundamentals
* Understanding of web technologies
* Experience with relational databases (We use PostreSQL)
* A basic understanding of database query optimisation, specifically with SQL
* Hands on experience using WebAPI is also preferred
You’ll join a growing team of smart, humble and motivated people, all passionate about learning and developing themselves and united in their passion to grow an amazing business that revolutionises business finance.
In addition to a competitive salary, we also provide the following:
* A smart, fun and internationally diverse team - together, we represent over 35 different nationalities
* Company retreats in great locations - we have at least two per year in places like the French Alps and by the Spanish seaside
* A really lovely office in central London - we’re right by Tottenham Court Road, and close to the bars, theatres and restaurants in Soho and Fitzrovia
* Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments, morning yoga and an ever-growing number of active clubs (you can set up your own!) - such as climbing, chess, cycling, football, running, boxing, etc
* Regular novelty perks such as free massages, which can be proposed by anyone in the team
* Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen
* Cycle-to-work scheme for great value bikes
* Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers
* Enhanced maternity/paternity leave and shared parental leave
* Stock options for all employees after 6 months within the business
* 25 days holiday a year, plus all UK Bank holidays, plus a day off for your birthday
* The opportunity to give your time to support a charity of your choice, via a paid volunteering day
* Additional leave so that you can take more time to go travelling or to study, outside of your holiday allowance
* Tickets to exciting tech conferences across Europe
* A calendar of tech meetups hosted on the premises
* Flexible working, including flexible hours and working from home days - all made easy with video conferencing and Slack