Swoop is a marketplace platform connecting SMEs (small to medium enterprises) to funding solutions and financial savings. Swoop takes the pain out of raising finance and saving finance for business owners and financial advisors. No more painful blind research, no more arduous application forms and no more black holes of information. Swoop leverages an SMEs core data points and financial information to help business owners understand the funding landscape and discover the best funding and saving options for them.
We design systems and journeys that are effortless and intuitive, so that our users can spend more time on what they want to do – managing their business.
Swoop Engineers get challenging problems to work on from day one. These include building amazing user experiences, complex matching algorithms, transaction processing, creating scalable APIs to building new microservices. We are flexible and choose the best tools for the job. We have loads of exciting features in the pipeline and are looking for ambitious engineers to build the best marketplace platform in finance
A bit about you:
You have 5 years (or above) experience in working in engineering and keen to learn new tech
You have experience in mentoring and coaching engineers.
You’re passionate about user experience – empathy with customers drives your decisions
Great analytical and math skills
Strong problem solving abilities
Ability to collaborate with many other teams
Ability to create a set of qualifications for a new product
Interpersonal skills to manage a team of engineers
Ability to make decisions
Ability to give constructive feedback
You understand and have experience using cloud infrastructure
You are self-motivated and able to work well as part of a distributed engineering team.
About the role
Communicate effectively with customers and stakeholders
Collaborate with wider business units to create new products
Work and develop on Swoop’s engineering progression framework
Help shape and lead future recruitment within the engineering team
Lead research and development projects that produce improvements in our design, product and process thinking
Assess engineering team’s work for technical accuracy
Develop engineering strategies and solutions to drive growth, innovation and competitiveness whilst achieving output, quality and cost targets.
Define and deliver agreed KPI’s & SLA’s aligned to the company’s strategic objectives and requirements. Monitor and report on performance against targets.
Give clear direction to the teams on project requirements, deliverables and plans, setting clear goals and objectives, ensuring all engineering and project targets are being met.
Promote and engage new ways of working, driving continuous improvement and performance of the business.
Provide leadership and direction to the team assisting in problem solving, assessing resource requirements, streamlining processes, whilst driving accountability and results.
Motivating the team to achieve organisational goals.
Build and maintain a strong and collaborative team of individuals working toward the same goal
Empower team members with skills to improve their confidence, technical skills, product knowledge, and communication skills.
Responsible for the identification and development of talent, including performance management, coaching and mentoring for high performance
Guidance on engineering progression and transparency on salary structure.
Weekly technical showcases on latest tools and processes, engineering hackathon for every 6month.
Enjoy a competitive salary
25 days holiday per year
Free Yoga and Fitness Classes
Free subscription to Calm or Headspace
Discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands
Up to 55% off cinema tickets
Up to 15% off 80+ high street retailers
Fully remote or a lovely office in Soho, London.
Learn how an exciting business that’s disrupting an industry is scaling up
Have ownership of your work and enjoy the impact you create
Have a say in how the business evolves and scales within a start-up environment
Get to work with some other excellent, like-minded experts
Work within a transparent, friendly and collaborative culture
Limitless challenge and scope for development. You are joining us at a very exciting time and have the opportunity to take this role in your preferred direction as we grow
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