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Software Engineer - Career Comeback opportunity

Funding Circle


Posted over 30 days ago...

Reignite Your Software Engineering Career with Funding Circle's Inspiring Comeback Opportunity


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London, United Kingdom - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~3 day / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary: Funding Circle is on a mission to revolutionize small business financing. By combining advanced data and technology, we provide fast and efficient funding solutions, significantly impacting the economy and supporting community growth. Our engineering and data teams are the backbone of our innovative platform, granting swift loan decisions to the majority of our borrowers. We're committed to diversity, career development, and offer a supportive work environment with our award-winning Circler proposition.

  • Read our Impact Report here.

Role Summary:

  • Join an agile, cross-functional team to enhance user experiences and innovate through software.
  • Work with technologies such as Clojure, Kafka, React, Ruby, and AWS.
  • Identify and mitigate risks, and solve problems proactively.

Role Requirements:

  • Proficiency in at least one major coding language (e.g., Java, Javascript, C#, Python, Clojure, Ruby, Scala, Go).
  • Returning from a career break of 6 months to 2 years.
  • Desire to work full-time, aligning with our core values.

Application Process Details:

  • We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, even if you don't meet every single criterion.
  • Apply to help us Build The Incredible!

The role

We are looking for Software Engineer making a career comeback. Funding Circle is excited to launch its very own Career Comeback opportunity! The purpose of this is to support talented professionals in re-joining the workplace after an extended career break. Are you in search of some guidance, support, and knowledge to really help you go further? Funding Circle is here to offer that, and help you regain traction within the workplace. We believe everyone is made to do more, and that’s why we are launching this scheme across different areas of our business.

What will you be doing?

Collaborating as part of an agile cross-functional team, as well as technology chapters. Building great user experiences for customers. Delivering innovation through software to automate processes that enable Funding Circle to operate at scale. Using Clojure, Kafka, React and Ruby currently and built entirely on AWS. Proactively problem solving, identifying and confidently mitigating any risks, issues or control weaknesses that arise in your day-to-day.

What we’re looking for

Experienced in at least one major coding language (E.g. Java, Javascript, C#, Python, Clojure, Ruby, Scala, Go). Returning from a career break of approximately 6 months to 2 years. Looking to return to work on a full-time basis. A good fit with our values (Be Open, Stand Together, Live The Adventure, Make It Happen, Think Smart, Obsess Over The Customer).

Who are we?

Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win. We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy loan applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions!

We have a huge impact on the businesses that borrow through our platform, the communities they serve and the overall economy (last year £6.9bn of GDP generated and 106,000 jobs created!). You can read our full Impact Report here:

Engineering at Funding Circle

At the heart of our platform's success lies our extraordinary engineering & data teams. They are the architects and the driving force solving the technical challenges that grant 75% of our borrowers an instant decision. Technology is not just integral; it's pivotal to our mission, ensuring that our multi product platform continues to be the leader in cutting edge fintech products and reshaping the SME lending landscape, one small business at a time.

We’re all about boosting your career here at Funding Circle, and we've designed a comprehensive framework to guide you along the way. We encourage our team to reimagine their career progression, shifting away from conventional paths, and providing opportunities to explore both leadership and individual contributor (IC) roads.

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.

Why join us?

Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle. We offer hybrid working, with 1-2 days per week based in the office. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about.

A few highlights:

Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support. Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. Development: Learning allowance and full access to internal Learning platform. Lifestyle: Gympass, Electric Car Scheme and more! And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy. You can read more here:

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect addition to the team!

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.


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