Zopa is radically transforming the way consumers borrow and save money. We are the leading peer-to-peer lending company in Europe, delivering better value than traditional banks. More than 63,000 people have lent over £1.36 billion through Zopa since our launch in 2005, and we are regularly featured in the press as an innovator in our sector. We've been voted 'Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider' in the Moneywise Customer Awards for the past 6 years in a row.
A fast-moving online business, we want to use the people-powered model to make finance simple and fair.
Get in touch if you want to be instrumental in helping to scale Zopa, a fast-growing consumer tech company in a huge market with hard problems and smart people (and yes, the biggest peer-to-peer lender in Europe).
This role will be the second hire for a new team at Zopa. Tasked with delivering growth experiments outside the scope of the core product: it’s this team’s job to identify and test new areas for Zopa to grow into - always founded in Zopa’s mission to deliver great value for customers by making money simple and fair.
It’s an exciting time to join the biggest peer-to-peer lender in Europe. We’re growing triple-digits year-on-year, and this role is a high-impact position. If you’re who we’re looking for, meaningful equity and the opportunity to learn what it takes to take a tech company from early adopters to mass market await. Of course, we also pay market-level salary, offer a number of benefits, and are based in a central London location near Clerkenwell.
You’re an entrepreneurial programmer.
This means that while you can build to requirements, you’d much rather be involved in defining them in the first place. You’re most likely someone who would like to ‘do their own thing’ in the future - you’ve just not found the right idea or the right co-founders yet.
You are driven by a passion to solve real user problems in the most elegant and technically innovative way. You are hell-bent on shipping great products, testing them quickly, and iterating from there.
You also care deeply about improving financial services for the everyman and woman, which ultimately means delivering exceptional disruptive financial products.
The Zopa platform can be divided up into a number of layers. Our presentation/customer facing layer is mostly written in Ruby and our back end in .NET, SQL and Python.
We constantly experiment and aim to choose the right technology for the job. Recent introductions include our Python machine-learning engine and expanding the number of web services we use to carry out our credit checking and integrate with our payments. We’ve also introduced Elasticsearch, Event Store, and Docker and are exploring OpenStack and Artifactory to make our DevOps better. We believe in the benefits of collaboration and shared ownership and in the benefits of open-source technology which we will continue to employ where possible.
For your role, you will be able to suggest and use whatever technology you feel is best.
Team/Dept: Engineering Team
Job type: Permanent full time
Remote working possible: no
Level of experience required:
This job is located in London, United Kingdom
Sorry, no agencies please
Zopa are one of London's leading fintech companies, and we have some awesome plans for the next 24 months!