About Koodoo

Launched in 2019, the Koodoo platform provides mortgage comparison services to the UK’s leading comparison and personal finance sites including Compare The Market, Confused.com, ClearScore and The Times. Our white-label mortgage journeys and API integrations with leading lenders and brokers help hundreds of thousands of consumers find the perfect mortgage for them each month online. We are now extending the platform to provide a full digital origination service to our partners. Leading lenders and investors will use the platform to reach millions of UK borrowers online, bringing them an outstanding digital-first customer experience and new, more flexible mortgage products needed by today’s homeowners. Our origination service is going live with our first lending partners in H1 2022.

 

About the role

Our platform stitches together distributed API integrations, and cloud driven automation to allow us to originate mortgage loans seamlessly and in real time. Given that this is a new project, you can expect to get involved with a wide range of activities, from data modelling exercises for loan ledgers to designing asynchronous workflows for ops teams.  

As a Lead Software Engineer you’ll be responsible for leading a team of engineers on our B2C side of the business, designing and developing on our core loan origination platform and delivering scalable full stack JavaScript applications deployed over Google’s Kubernetes Engine and Netlify. 

 

Employee value proposition:

Our team of Koodoods is made up of skateboarders, snowboarders, readers, guitarists (sooo many guitarists), chess players, hikers, plant growers, DJs, motorcyclists, from cat people, dog people, even pig people and many different types of kind hearted people.  

We are a passionate team who care about each other, and are driven to make a difference through great collaboration, and open communication.

 

Hiring Process:

  1. Find or be sent the role profile
  2. Read it and get excited 
  3. Tell us you are interested (apply, email, perform interpretive dance) 
  4. Meet the hiring managers for your role, quiz us on the information in the profile & more about Koodoo
  5. Complete an offline technical challenge, helping us learn more about how you solve problems
  6. Meet more of the team, answers some technical questions and present a case study 
  7. Tell everyone how amazing your life has become
  8. Invite your friends and get a referral bonus!



Day to Day 

  • You’ll collaborate with engineers, designers, and product managers to deliver robust software solutions for our mortgage origination platform
  • You’ll be reviewing, writing, maintaining, documenting, and testing code using GitHub for source control  
  • You’ll attend and often lead sprint ceremonies such as planning sessions, retrospectives, and project roadmapping exercises
  • You’ll mentor your fellow engineers, share your knowledge with the wider team and help the wider team resolve technical issues and blockers
  • You’ll lead technical meetings and ensure that we balance taking a measured approach to designing solutions with pace of delivery
  • You’ll ultimately be responsible for ensuring that our software delivery squads are maintaining our team established best practices, working together effectively and building future proof solutions that can scale with the team      

You

  • You have experience building lending platforms
  • You’re confident with modern web technologies and languages such as node.js, python, and MongoDB
  • You’re a proactive problem solver that’s highly organised and well structured when it comes to delivering your solutions
  • You like to get involved with a multitude of things, rather than specialising in a specific area
  • You’re a empathising tech lead that listens to your team but is unafraid to step out of your comfort zone and steer your teammates in the direction when needed 
  • You have a proven track record of developing and maintaining high quality software. Ideally, you’ll already have a strong level of experience building scalable production software applications including frontend design, restful API design and database interactions and are highly proficient with modern JavaScript but we’re always open to different experiences depending on the individual   

Our Values:

  • We are Empowered - If it’s to be, it's up to me
  • We Deliver - We hold ourselves to high standards, we get results and we do what we say we will
  • We Empathise - We listen, we support, we care - for each other, our partners and customers
  • We are focused - We are committed to what we do, determined to succeed and we obsessively prioritise to achieve our goals
  • We are Passionate - We are proud of our work, our product and our team and relentless in solving the problems in our industry

Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary - up to £70k
  • Pension scheme, Bonus scheme, Life insurance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • 25 days holiday (with the option to buy more)
  • Flexible working (We’re remote friendly and also have available office space in Nottingham and London)
  • Company issued MacBook Pro or Dell XPS 13 (depending on your choice) along with accessories
  • Investment in training and conferences
  • 10% time to develop new ideas and experiment with new technologies
  • Regular hackathons and events to promote team working and on going learning
  • Sunshine time in the darker months
  • Wellbeing and other Koomittees (see what we did there!) organising a range of activities

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