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An AI assistant for your money.

Head of Engineering

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Meet Cleo 💙

Cleo is an AI assistant that helps over 2,200,000 people in the UK, US and Canada feel better about their money. Cleo can track your spending, set budgeting and saving goals, automatically save money for you, help you avoid overdraft charges, and a whole lot more - all in an engaging, fun and relevant product voice that is designed to nudge behaviour, tear down conventions about finances, and make money a bit less scary.

Watch this to dive a little deeper (youtube.com/watch?v=axbJUzqySUw&t=3s)

The team 🚀

We are a fast-growing start-up, backed by the founders of Skype, Transferwise and Zoopla. In the past year we’ve scaled the team from 6 to 40, launched in North America, closed a $10m Series A led by Balderton Capital, and scaled to over 2,200,000 users. We are building a world-leading team as we grow, driving us toward 10 million users over the coming 12-18 months. We’re 5 for 5 on Glassdoor, and we’re all based in Angel, just off Exmouth Market.

Check out our office space here (glassdoor.co.uk/Photos/Cleo-United-Kingdom-Office-Photos-E2204277.htm)  

What’s the role all about  💼

We're looking for a truly exceptional technical leader to drive Cleo to the next stage of its development. You should be an outlier in building, running, and getting the most out of world-class engineering teams. You should either have done it before (scaled a rapidly growing tech startup) or are ready to take on that challenge as the next step in your career

This is a hands-on, high-profile role that will be pivotal in the company's future success. You'll get to lead a world class team and work on a product used religiously by hundreds of thousands of customers every week

Watch this to dive a little deeper (youtube.com/watch?v=axbJUzqySUw&t=3s)

What you’ll be doing:

You'll lead weekly sprints with goals aligned to overall mission based targets; manage and coach technical leads across backend, frontend and data science; write exemplary code and define our future architecture.

Some of our core product objectives are:

* Natural Language Processing: making Cleo indistinguishable from a human financial assistant
* Transaction Enrichment: understanding and perfectly categorising all banking data Cleo receives
* Investments: building the future of automated once click investments with Cleo
* Trading: free stocks and share trading at the tap of a button
* Overdraft protection: one of the most insidious financial products - we're working on a way to stop users being ripped off by egregious charges
* Rewards: shop at your favourite merchants to get instant cashback
* Insights: learn about your spending in real time to help you achieve your financial goals
* Savings: From automated savings to goals to budgeting, Cleo makes it easy to save more money
* Core Platform: Scaling to tens of millions of active users. We need great engineers constantly improving our infrastructure and peering round the corner

Our Tech Stack:

* Ruby on Rails
* Minitest
* Sidekiq
* React
* Postgres
* Redis
* Heroku
* Github
* CircleCI
* React

What do we look for?

You;

* have scaled and led world class engineering teams in hyper growth companies
* have been (possibly still are) a Ruby developer with at least 6 years’ experience in a backend role
* can reduce complex problems to simple solutions consistently
* have led deeply complex projects ranging from high level architecture to the nitty gritty details
* enjoy making those around you better engineers
* are excited by what we're building at Cleo; you are product-focused and care about making our users’ lives better

Advantageous, but not essential;

* Experience with React
* Experience scaling platforms growing at pace (Postgres / Rails)

How long will all this take?

We aim to move as fast as possible, usually 2 weeks is enough time for us all to get to know each other

1. Quick phone call with a member of our team to find out more about your experience and why you want to work at Cleo
2. Onsite interview
a. Meet the engineering team
b. Meet the leadership team

What do you get for all your hard work?

Cleo is an excellent place to work:

* An above market compensation package (Base + Equity). We're prepared to pay for the very best
* Work at one of the fastest growing tech startups anywhere in the world. We recently closed a really successful Series A with Balderton who join a formidable investor base including the people behind Skype, Transferwise, Zoopla, Lovefilm, Climate corporation, SongKick and others
* The team is exceptional. You'll get to work with brilliantly forward-thinking and dedicated individuals every day
* Our mission is standout. We want to radically improve everyone’s relationship with money. We're not maximising the time consumers spend in a feed, getting fast food delivered, or building an incrementally better bank. We're changing an industry in a visceral way, which you get to see every day in our customer feedback
* We're an equal opportunity employer and put a lot of focus on ensuring there is an open environment for everyone