OakNorth

We are pioneering the future of business lending.

Founded 2015
201-500 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    57 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 9QS

    Who we are
    Having attracted over $1bn in investment and built a team of over 100 people across three continents in less than a year, we are one of the fastest-growing fintech businesses in the world.

    We have some of the best people in the industry – engineers who’ve worked at Google, Intel, Amazon, Bloomberg, Palantir and a number of other leading companies. Except unlike at those places, you wouldn’t be engineer number 10,000, you’d be part of an intimate, agile development team working on a critical mission: to level the playing field for small and mid-sized growth businesses around the world, providing them with access to customised loans, so they can compete against large corporates.

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    Technology at OakNorth AI
    To achieve this mission, we are building tech that has never been built before, something that is 10X better than the “solutions” that currently exist, and we’re doing it with the best engineering and product team in Europe. We work as one team across divisions and geographies, and developing an indispensable platform, OakNorth Analytical Intelligence, which is making a huge difference to the lives of tens of thousands of growth small and medium sized businesses globally.

    One of the aspects about working at OakNorth that our engineering team value the most is our strong engineering culture. Here, you will have incredibly high autonomy and ownership, and direct access to and the opportunity to work in collaboration with the users of the platform.

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    Who we're looking for
    We’re always interested in speaking to curious, open-minded, ambitious and intellectually-motivated software developers, data scientists and credit analysts. Ideal candidates are results-driven visionaries who have meticulous attention to detail and demonstrate care for their craft.

    About us
    OakNorth was set up in 2015 by Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, who previously co-founded Copal Amba and grew it to 3,000 employees over 12 years, before selling it to Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) in 2014, returning 125 times capital to seed investors.

    In the UK, the platform has helped us build a profitable loan book (via OakNorth Bank) of over £4bn and secure over £600m of repayments. In terms of the impact this has had on the economy, OakNorth Bank’s loans have directly helped with the creation of 10,000 new homes and 13,000 new jobs in the UK, as well as adding several billion pounds to the economy. Globally, the platform has been deployed at various banks across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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    Tech stack

    Python, React, AWS, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, Agile, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, TypeScript, Cypress, Django, Jest

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Flexible working hours
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
    Showers