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 have seen more customer interest than we can handle on our own. Hence, we're looking to hire a founding engineer to help us scale our solution. Working with us is an opportunity to be the first hire at a fast-growing technology start-up, solving problems as part of an established team backed by prominent investors.
As the first 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, but should expect cash compensation to be below market comparables.
Have experience writing and shipping production-grade code that makes a real impact. We don't mind where you got the experience, but having some is crucial.
Be comfortable working across the stack and be curious about new technologies. We would prefer if in addition to this versatility and curiosity, you have deep experience or specialisation in one of front-end, back-end, infrastructure or NLP/ML.
Be 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.