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About Cleo

Most people come to Cleo to do work that matters. Every day, we fight for the world’s financial health, building a beloved AI that empowers people to make better financial decisions.

Backed by some of the most well-known investors in tech, we’ve reached over 4 million users and plan to double that number each year...which is where you come in.

Please be aware the interviews for this opportunity will commence in September. 

We’re looking for a brilliant backend Graduate Ruby engineer to join us on our mission to fight for the world's financial health. You’ll be joining and learning from a team of adaptable, creative and product-focused engineers who ship working software. We understand our customers, we understand their pain, and we are passionate about helping them.

What you’ll be doing

  • Joining a cross-functional product squad with a mix of backend engineers, data analysts, frontend engineers, user researchers, designers, UX writers and others to develop features that improve our users’ financial health
  • Supported by your squad you’ll work on our Ruby on Rails monolith to build out data models, background workers, JSON apis, and business logic services to support those product features.
  • Writing automated tests alongside your code to give us the confidence to ship it.
  • Learning how to use AB-Tests, feature flags and other tools that let us iterate quickly.
  • Learning about our approach to data-driven development where we emit data with each feature we build so we can measure what it’s doing, and finding out how we analyse that data to detect problems and come up with new ideas
  • Taking part in shaping all the work your squad does, not just the technical parts. Delivery is a team sport, and we encourage everyone at Cleo to share their ideas, so you can expect to be involved in product ideation sessions, user research calls, design reviews, retrospectives, ways of working sessions, product demos, OKR reviews.

Here are some examples, big and small, of the kinds of product feature work our engineers have taken part in over the last year:

  • Building a secured credit card from scratch to help our users improve their credit scores without changing their habits.
  • Launching our new budget rewind feature to help users understand their pay-cycle and provide them with better analysis of how they got on with their budget.
  • Adding discount plans and tiering options to our subscriptions so we can experiment with the best pricing for different types of users.

Whichever squad and part of the business you land in, you will ship changes multiple times a day to our hundreds of thousands of active users and seeing your work having a material impact on the financial health of those most in need.

About you

Firstly and most importantly, all of the above sounds exciting to you and you want to make a positive difference in society by improving the financial health of our users worldwide.

You’ve also read our company values and engineering principles which drive our ways of working and help us deliver working software to our users, learn what works and iterate quickly to improve it.  You are excited to learn how to embrace these opinions and use them to deliver value.

As this is a SE1 position we’re looking for someone who has recently graduated from one of:

  • a Computer Science related degree
  • a Ruby on Rails focused coding bootcamp

Regardless of which of these you’ve graduated from, you have some experience of using Ruby on Rails. That could be from course work, side-projects, or commercial experience you’ve gained since graduating. If you’ve gained significantly more than 1 years commercial experience since graduating you may want to consider applying for our Backend Ruby Engineer role instead.

What do you get for all your hard work?

  • A competitive compensation package (base + equity) with bi-annual reviews. You can view our public progression framework and salary bandings here: https://cleo-ai.progressionapp.com/ - This position is a SE1 level and we can pay £36,278 - £49,420 p.a depending on experience.
  • Work at one of the fastest-growing tech startups, backed by top VC firms, Balderton & EQT Ventures
  • A clear progression plan. We want you to keep growing. That means trying new things, leading others, challenging the status quo and owning your impact. Always with our complete support.
  • Flexibility: We can’t fight for the world’s financial health if we’re not healthy ourselves. We work with everyone to make sure they have the balance they need to do their best work
  • Work where you work best. We’re a globally distributed team. If you live in London we have a hybrid approach, we’d love you to spend one day a week or more in our beautiful office. If you’re outside of London, we’ll encourage you to spend a couple of days with us a few times per year. And we’ll cover your travel costs, naturally.
  • Other benefits;
    • 25 days annual leave a year + public holidays (+ an additional day for every year you spend at Cleo)
    • 401k matching in the US and 6% employer-matched pension in the UK
    • 2 months paid sabbatical after 4 years at Cleo!
    • Early finish every Friday
    • Online courses & internal training to level up your skills
    • Regular socials and activities, online and in-person
    • Online mental health support via Spill
    • Access to Pushfar - online platform for external mentorship
    • And many more!

UK App access: The Cleo app is no longer downloadable in the UK (but only until next year). If you’re an existing user, you’ll still have access to the app. But some features won’t be available (just for a little while). Why? 99% of our users are based in the US – where financial health is often overlooked. We’ve decided to shift our focus to where we can provide the most value and make the greatest impact for users who need it most. Then we’ll be able to apply what we learn to better support our UK users in the future. Check out this page for more information.

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