Technical Lead

OakNorth Analytical Intelligence – Product Development
Full time
With close to $4bn in loans flowing through its systems, OakNorth AI is the leading player in the bespoke mid-sized loans segment, and has partnered with lending institutions around the world to unlock this under-served market. 

OakNorth Analytical Intelligence (ONAI) is a FinTech platform unlocking the under-served and underestimated market for bespoke loans to SMEs. It does this by leveraging data, machine learning and technology to make a previously unprofitable market segment highly attractive. By deploying our platform globally, we are growing our footprint within the financial services industry and helping our clients reach previously untapped market segments.
The company was founded by Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, serial entrepreneurs, who proved the concept for OakNorth Analytical Intelligence via OakNorth - a bank they founded in 2015 to address the mid-market funding gap in the UK. The bank became profitable after just 11 months and within a period of less than two years, has grown its loan book to $1.7bn. The group is the fastest in European history to become a unicorn (30 months from inception) and counts GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, among its investors. The management team has backgrounds from leading tech and financial institutions such as Palantir Technologies, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Goldman Sachs.

You will:

    • Have excellent leadership skills and experience: Knows how to recruit, motivate, lead and retain excellent engineers
    • Lead by example: The right person will want to spend most of their time doing, rather than managing. Knows when to hold others to account and when to check in code and fix things themselves
    • Be a committed team player: Works well with devs and client stakeholders to ensure mutually excellent outcomes
    • Be dedicated to transparency: Senior management will be able to have total confidence because they will always know exactly what is going on. Very good at holding others accountable
    • Have exceptional judgement: Senior management, growth and operations, and clients will rely on you making the right calls, even when this is tough
    • Have good spoken and written communication skills: Not going to disappear or be hard to talk to or work with. Able to work with clients to understand their needs and ensure this is communicated well with product dev and other teams
    • Be a self-starter: They will be trustworthy in a situation with a high degree of self-management
    • Be low drama: Looks to resolve problems, not amplify them
    • Be credible to clients: Knows what banking clients expect and is able to deliver on and exceed these expectations, while always remaining a bastion of our culture as a FinTech startup. Able to articulate complex technical concepts well including to non- or semi-technical audiences

You have:

    • A deep Unix/Linux experience
    • Python, SQL (especially postgresql), Javascript
    • Docker, Kubernetes
    • Cloud providers: Working experience of AWS and at least one of Azure, Alibaba and GCP
    • Data engineering skills very desirable (eg Spark, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Scala etc)
Thank you very much for your interest in OakNorth Analytical Intelligence. We are happy to consider you for roles within our group of companies. If we can identify a match between your skill set and our immediate recruiting needs, please expect to hear from us very soon. If we are unable to identify a fit in the near term, please note that we intend to retain the data you send to us so we may contact you in the future.

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