Bud

Bud's mission is simple. We're here to create the world’s most compelling financial data products.

Founded 2015
51-200 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Headquarters address
    Ground Floor, 25B Vyner Street London, E2 9DG

    The products we're building are used by some of the world's most prestigious institutions to help millions of their customers take control of their finances.

    Engineering at Bud

    The software engineering team are tasked with solving highly technical problems to enable solutions that tangibly benefit the lives of millions of people. From how to scale our solutions to tens of millions of users in the most effective manner to integrating hundreds of third-party businesses. Data is key to our business and we need passionate developers to help capture it, store it, transform it, research and most importantly secure it.

    What is it like to work for Bud?

    We could play buzzword bingo but one of our core values is 'Authentic' and the best way to demonstrate this is by sharing our employee engagement dashboard. This provides a weekly engagement and NPS score giving you a true reflection of life at Bud. All data collected is realtime & anonymised so we have no control over what you see.

    The dashboard is interactive so check it out here and have a look at what the numbers mean, https://bit.ly/2MhjAZT

    A bit more about us

    We’re a diverse group of people. With backgrounds ranging from data science to music production, more than 80% of our team come from outside the world of finance – providing us with a unique perspective as we help consumers feel more in control of their lives. For us, an interest in people comes first; finance follows.

    More about what we're doing

    The apps and infrastructure we’re building are designed to place the power of personal data back into the hands of normal people. Picture this: a world where your bank knew you were paying too much for your gas bill and could switch you to a more suitable provider, or understood your savings targets and could automatically find you a better deal. That’s what we’re working towards.

    We believe that diversity will make us better.

    Bud’s mission is to make the money part of people’s lives simple. To get there, we need a workforce that is diverse as the people we create our products for. Which means we need people who have different backgrounds and experiences, who are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and ways of thinking. We truly believe that these differences will make us grow as a company and a team. We strive to create a workplace and culture where our people are empowered, supported, given equal opportunities and can bring their authentic selves to work.

    Phone Screen 📞

    Your phone screen will be with a team member from the Talent team or a hiring manager and will last for 30-minutes. The primary focus will be on your suitability for the role, there will be a few questions on the role itself as well as a chance for us to understand what you know about us.

    Some of our roles have take home tasks, please talk with the recruiter if this role have a task (ie at the moment Data Engineer, Product Manager, Data Analyst, Frontend & iOS roles have tasks)

    Google Hangout 💻 - Now remote

    Sounds like a lot to try and get to grips with after a technical test? If we need to find out more about a test or ask a few more questions, we’ll invite you to a google hangout so we can clear things up! This will be a run-through of your test whilst also asking some technical questions with two of our developers.

    Final stage Interview 🎊- Now remote

    The final interview is made up of 2 parts which will usually be with one of the Leads, Heads of or 2 people you will be working with closely. This section varies from role to role, the talent team will always make sure you're prepared on what to expect & the types of questions you will be asked.

    The second part will always be our Values interview, this will be between yourself and two other team members, that could be a Data Scientist, a Finance Analyst or someone from the Partnership team. Questions will predominantly be behaviour based, to understand your attitudes and behaviours at work. You’ll probably use examples of your experiences at work in order to answer the questions, and what we’ll be assessing is HOW you acted in those situations.

    After the final

    Now that you've completed our interviewing process, we will have a team debrief which we will discuss all feedback. You will have a final decision in almost all cases within 48 hours.

    Tech stack

    Google Cloud Platform, Go, Python, Swift, TypeScript, Swift, Node.JS, PHP, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, Cassandra, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Jenkins, CircleCI, React, Redux, Jest, PyTorch, RabbitMQ, Google PubSub, Vault, Google KMS, Prometheus, Grafana

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    👵 We match up to 5% of your salary in our pension plan.
    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    We know how important it is to look after your physical & mental health, and also this looks different for everyone. To support this, Bud has a £50 monthly flexible wellbeing allowance which can be used on your wellness, whether that’s a gym membership, meal-box subscription, massages and etc!
    Health insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    🏖 25 days holiday (5 of which can be carried over). - We are a remote-first company, now and forever. Post pandemic we will open our office but it will be completely optional moving forward.
    Paid time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    🌱 The biggest motivation for people can be learning and developing, our people have up to £500 per annum of learning and development opportunities funded by Bud.
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    🤹‍♂️ We’re big on keeping Bud a social team, so Christmas and Summer parties can be a big deal. We also put on events and have a social committee organising things from 5-a-side football, gaming comps and after-work meet-ups!
    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
    Bud - Summer Party 2021