Engineering – Product Engineering
Teller is the API for bank accounts. Our API enables developers to build applications that connect with their users’ bank accounts in a manner that is many more times reliable, predictable, performant, and fair than anything else available. This seems like something that should be a solved problem in 2019 but before Teller, the state of the art was to rely on antiquated techniques such as screen-scraping online banking HTML pages. Of course these pages were never designed for this so it’s no surprise that anything using this approach is hopelessly broken and the bane of fintechs everywhere.
Banks do have real APIs. Externally facing APIs are necessary for their own apps to work, they would just rather you don’t have access to them. We reverse engineer these apps to discover their secret API contracts and then implement clients for them.
Our approach has enabled us to deliver a solution that is a 100x improvement.
The Product Engineer Role
Product Engineers are responsible for everything from building the dashboards, onboarding flows, and billing through to building the API itself and implementing new bank integrations alongside the Reverse Engineers on the Teller Red Team.
- You thrive in environments that afford you with high levels of responsibility and autonomy.
- You hold yourself and those you work with to high standards.
- You want to fulfil your potential to its fullest, grow as a developer and as a person to be the best you that you can be.
- You don’t look for excuses for why something can’t be done, you are the person who finds the way it can be done.
- If a skill that you don’t possess is required to complete a task you’re the kind of person who goes off and learns enough to get it done.
- You behave like an owner. You take total responsibility for what you work on and think of the bigger picture like a product manager would.
- You are results oriented and have a strong distaste for shaving yaks.
- You are a persuasive communicator. You are both succinct and direct. You are clear about what you are doing, why, and what you expect of others.
- You have strong opinions, weakly held, and the humility to change your mind according to the evidence as it presents itself.
- You have experience of shipping production applications, ideally written in Elixir, Erlang, or another functional programming language. That said, programming languages are more easily learned than general software engineering ability, so we’re mostly interested in the latter.
How to apply
If Teller sounds interesting to you, please click the "Apply for this job" button below and fill out our short application form. We reply to every application as quickly as we can. The position is on site at our London office and applicants should have the legal right to work in the UK.