Heron is part of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 program
Build the future of Fintech
Be the first hire of an early-stage fast growing startup
We're always interested in talking to entrepreneurial individuals based in or willing to relocate to London, England and looking for an exciting new role working closely with the companies' founders
Heron Data is a Y Combinator-backed technology start-up based in Farringdon, London. We are a team of three founders on a mission to accelerate innovation in fintech, initially by helping companies make sense of their customers' bank transaction data to generate insights and power features. We launched this product in fall 2020, and have seen more customer interest than we can handle on our own. Hence, we're looking to hire our first engineer to help us scale our solution. Working with us is an opportunity to be the first full-time hire at a fast-growing technology start-up, solving problems as part of an established team backed by prominent investors.
As the first full-time hire outside of the three co-founders, this role is as close to being a founder of a company as you can get without starting one yourself! Your role will be to define and deliver features, fully own parts of our stack, and ultimately do whatever is needed to help our customers be happy. If you enjoy taking responsibility, have lots of ideas for improving product & process, and maybe have thought about starting a company yourself, this role could be for you!
This role is based in London - working from home is generally possible for some part of the week, and potentially mandatory for the immediate future. As the first employee, you will receive substantial equity compensation and market-comparable cash compensation.
You have experience with end-to-end development and deployment of applications or features that have made real world impact
You enjoy breaking down challenging problems into well-designed solutions
You thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment and can tradeoff customer impact with perfectly engineered systems
You are committed to personal growth and development
You are comfortable working up and down the entire stack and across different technologies. We work flexibly with a variety of infrastructure, backend, and frontend frameworks, and our stack is constantly evolving. Additionally, you also have deep experience or specialisation in one backend or infrastructure.
You are entrepreneurial. This means finding problems without being told about them, thinking independently about issues and clearly advocating your position, and taking full ownership of your work, even if things go wrong