Lead Python Developer - FinTech - Alternative Finance
The company is an early-mid growth start-up that saw the problems that SMEs and small businesses had in finding affordable, suitable sources of financing, whatever their objectives. Essentially, instead of going to big banks unwilling to lend, why can't companies find financing online like people search for holidays and car insurance?
The company is partnered with the governement, who have introduced a scheme that automatically refers SMEs that have had their finance applications to big banks turned down, meaning this company gets access to inbound requests worth £4.5 billion per year. The company is going from strength to strength with its 2016 revenues growing six-fold from 2015.
Using financial technology combined with an expert team of Account Managers, the firm has helped thousands of SMEs to find financing. In terms of lenders, they have a range of options from auction markets places, venture capital, challenger banks, asset managers and even larger high street banks themselves.
The company is now partnered up with government on its lucrative Bank Referral Scheme whereby the banks are mandated to refer all rejected commercial loans onto them.
Having gone from startup to market leader inside a short space of time and with ever increasing revenues, approaching £1M per month, this is a very exciting time to join the company.
The company works on a wide range of projects and problems, and in the last year or so they have:
- Implemented a new website from the ground up
- Migrated a large existing dataset to Salesforce
- Refined their matching algorithm
- Integrated with third parties (Salesforce, Twilio, Slack, Optimizely, Google Analytics, various lenders)
Their next immediate goals are further integrations with data providers, improving the customer journey, and automating internal processes.
Strong commercial experience in the following:
- Python & Django
- Salesforce CRM