Unicorn tech start-up
A Unicorn company that have recently opened up a growth division are looking for the first engineer to join their London based team.
It’s an opportunity to have an immediate and real impact on the future of their product. They have a self-autonomous environment where initiative is rewarded and you’re given a huge degree of independence.
What’s the product?
With over 180,000 customers (including Coca Cola, Hulu and Universal) and growing, the product is work operating system that allows any given client to shape workflows, their way. They can boost their team’s alignment, productivity and efficiency by customising any workflow. It allows you to centralise all work, processes, tools and files into one operating system.
As mentioned, you’ll be the first person in their London growth team (they already have one in Tel-Aviv).
They’re looking for an engineer who can look beyond the code and see the bigger picture. The growth team works across teams and has the responsibility of seeing new opportunities to increase users and subscriptions. As such, they want someone who’s happy to really plug themselves into both user and business needs. Because of this there’ll be the opportunity for you to write a lot of new code, increase product APIs and begin to implement some of the opportunities that you see.
Longer term they are looking to expand the team; when you’ll have much more input into mentoring and helping to train up more junior members of the team.
What experience do I need?
Their software engineering stack looks like this: Ruby, Node, AWS, Linux, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka.
What’s in it for you?
Based near Tottenham Court Road Station (right by the Meta offices), they’re offering a salary of up to £130K. On top of that is a pretty impressive annual bonus of 8-10%, as well as stock options. There are 25 days holiday plus your bank holidays. They are looking for people to come into the office 3 days a week at the moment, though the manager is looking to reduce this over time.
The Interview Process
It’s a simple one. First stage is a short intro call with the Internal Recruiter, who’ll give you a bit more info on the product and project as well as take any questions you have around them. There’ll be some light technical questions but nothing heavy. This is followed by two separate technical interviews; one around the day to day activities they do and another that is more general. The final stage is an opportunity for you to meet people face to face in their Central London office and is a chance for you to get to know your new potential team.