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Funding Circle

The world needs small businesses.

Across the globe, small businesses aren’t given the finance they need to grow. We’re here to change that, by making finance accessible, quick and simple.

Founded in 2010, Funding Circle is one of the largest online platforms for business loans in the world and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Key info

Websites: https://www.fundingcircle.com/uk/
Careers Website: https://careers.fundingcircle.com/
Business Sector: FinTech
HQ Location: London
Number of People: ~750 UK, ~150 US

CTO: Greig McEwan

Female Leadership

Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Jacobs
Company Secretary, General Counsel and Chief People Officer: Lucy Vernall
Director of Data: Lakshmi Venkatraman
Head of Engineering: Jennie Woods
Senior Engineering Manager: Lin Han

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Our values

Why work at Funding Circle?

Innovation
We are a fast-moving, innovative company, creating new solutions with the latest tech, data and fantastic service to make our platform work for all.

Make a difference
We help small businesses get the finance they need to grow, creating thousands of jobs and driving the economy forward.

People
Our people are the core of our success, and we believe in a culture that’s as open and collaborative as it is passionate and ambitious.

We invest in our people
We want everyone to feel ownership at Funding Circle, and that they can keep building their career with us.

·        Global career development opportunities

·        Learn new skills in FC Academy

There’s more to life than work, and we want to have fun and socialise together so everyone enjoys coming to work.

·        Regular company-wide social events

·        Charity events and competitions

·        Sports teams and events for all interests

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WORKING AT FUNDING CIRCLE

Here are some initiatives we have in place:

• Flexibility (flexible working hours + remote and hybrid roles)

• Enhanced parental leave & sick leave for dependants

• Partnerships with WeAreTechWomen and SheCanCode

• SLT 50% female representation

• Circler groups: Circle of Pride / Women@FC / Parents@FC / Neurodiversity@FC

• Female empowerment programme - helping to level up our ladies

•   Apprenticeship programme with GA, supporting women moving into tech

•   Female Mentorship Programme

 

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MEET SOME OF OUR TEAM

Shireen Missi - Senior Engineer I:
Shireen is a Senior Software Engineer at Funding Circle with over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. She specialises in backend development using Ruby on Rails and works on origination and partner-related projects.

Angeline Mulet-Marquis - Engineering Manager:
Angeline is a Software Engineer, Tech Lead and Engineering manager, with 16 years of experience. Passionate about making the tech industry more diverse and inclusive. She is an experienced and passionate professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Viktorija Jusko - Engineer II
Victoria is a Software Engineer at Funding Circle. After working in the luxury travel industry for a number of years, she decided to pursue a career change and retrain as a Software Engineer with Makers Academy.

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INTERVIEW PROCESS

Depending on the role, a typical application process can look something like this:

·       Initial phone call with Talent

·       Coderpad - 1-hour technical session

·       Final Interview, broken down into 3 sections (Pairing, Code or System Design, and Engineering Manager session)

All fully remote via Zoom and we work to candidates’ diaries and availability.

OUR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT

At Funding Circle, we want our company to be as diverse as the small businesses and investors we serve, who are the heart of what we do. This is what drives innovation and allows us to deliver a best in class customer and employee experience.

Our people are our business; they are what makes the business stronger every day. The exceptional experience we aim to deliver to our customers is the product of the smart, talented, hardworking and diverse group of Circlers we have working here. We recognise the power and value in building a diverse team, where people's skills and personalities complement each other and reflect the customers we are here to help. Different perspectives lead to better outcomes and we see the positive impact of this in our teams every day.

Funding Circle is proud of the inclusive culture it has built and is committed to being the best FinTech company to work for in the world.

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Tech Stack

Ruby
Python
Clojure
TypeScript
React
Kafka
AWS
Kubernetes
Terraform
Docker

 

 

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Perks & Benefits

Electric car scheme via salary sacrifice
Pension (5% employer contribution)
Private medical insurance
Dental Insurance
Bonus schemes in place
Learning allowance
Office perks - barista and Just Eat for business
Work life balance - hybrid one day on site or fully remote
Extended maternity/paternity leave
Miscarriage leave
Gympass Subscription

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