Senior Full Stack Product Engineer (Hybrid, Amsterdam)

As a Senior Product Engineer at Carbon Equity, it will be your mission to lead the development of our Climate Investing Platform. An investing platform where people can see and learn more about how their capital is funding pioneering climate tech companies. You'll be involved in the entire product development lifecycle including the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of new and existing features.

Our current Beta platform is planned to release to our 300+ customers in early 2023. At that time, we will also start the transition from our external development partner to our in-house ‘team’. You will be the driving force behind the team together with our factional CTO, CPO and UX/UI designer.

About you

  • You love building complex products that solve real customer problems.
  • You have a proven track record of taking an idea and making it a reality through the entire software development lifecycle.
  • You have worked directly with customers, product managers, designers, and other stakeholders. You are a strong communicator who can challenge the product   vision but can also proactively work towards finding solutions.
  • You have been responsible for your code in production environments.
  • You have extensive technical know-how to choose the proper level of architectural complexity for every step along the way and work with technical service providers accordingly.
  • You prioritize shipping over everything else.
  • You are adaptable and can focus on the day-to-day but also the long-term.
  • You're curious about new technologies and you're excited to find ways to implement them in your work.
  • You have a good idea of what a team needs on who to hire next. However, you don’t need management or hiring experience. And we don’t require you to do any hiring yourself. Your opinion and view on the next steps are highly valued though.
  • You are comfortable using English as your main communication language.

Qualifications

  • You’re a full-stack engineer with at least 6 years of hands-on experience working on production codebases who is comfortable working with both front- and back-end languages.
  • You preferably have knowledge of multiple back-end languages but at least have experience with Python and Django framework
  • You have knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (CSS / Bootstrap, react/vue**)**
  • You have experience with databases (PostgreSQL)
  • You have experience with Platform as Services such as Heroku
  • You have experience with web servers such as Amazon Web Services
  • Previous experience in the finance industry is considered a plus.

What will you be building?

Our Climate Investing Platform, which serves 2 main purposes:

Engage our customers

Investing is not a single act of transferring money. It is all about being involved in your portfolio companies’ progress and learning how they grow and create real world impact. The platform will update investors about:

  • New investments made into companies,
  • New funding rounds raised by companies,
  • The impact their investments are making,
  • Other portfolio-related news.

Increase accessibility

Private equity has been notoriously paper-based and inaccessible. We are streamlining that process to reduce servicing costs and inform our customers on a continuous basis. It allows us to serve customers that would otherwise not be viable (costly) to serve; plus, it will allow us to serve customers that we would otherwise not be able to reach:

  • Financial: the platform will facilitate capital calls (transferring money) and provide insights into the current value of the investments
  • Onboarding: the platform will need to facilitate a seamless onboarding (KYC/AML check) which is currently chopped into different steps
  • Admin: the platform will need to establish API connections with our external fund admin who will provide most financial data.
  • Opportunities: the platform will facilitate customers to discover new opportunities and reinvest their profit into more pioneering tech.

What's in it for you?

  • When you believe in our mission, you’re part of the mission - that's why we offer all of our employees a generous stock option plan based on seniority. and role next to a competitive salary.
  • Competitive salary at a fast-growing climate fintech. Salary based on experience and profile: 70k-95k.
  • Work at a freshly funded Fintech with endless ambitions
  • Take the lead and help us grow our enigineering team 🎯
  • Lots of room to bring your own ideas, and the mandate to work on them
  • Hybrid work culture - work when and where you want, given that you are at the office at least 2 days a week
  • Headquarters located in The Next Web West (Amsterdam), close to the Vondelpark
  • Full-time position
  • Annual company offsite abroad

The interview process

If you feel that you don’t have the full experience we’re looking, for but feel youcould be a good fit and are willing to learn, please do apply anyway! We are trying to build a diverse and inclusive team.

We know that the interviewing process can be difficult. We’ve designed an interview process that is transparent and quick to inform interested applicants whether we will continue the process or not.

The following steps are included in our hiring process:

1.     Apply through this typeform.

2.     (15 minutes)Phone screen to get to know you a little better and align with your careergoals.

3.     (1 hour) Video interview with our founders Jeff and Lara.

4.     (1.5 hour)Low-stress online technical assessment with our CTO William.

5.     Offer extended! If you are interested in talking to more potential co-workers or have additional questions, we will also arrange any additional chats for you.

About Carbon Equity

We believe that everybody should have the ability to use their capital to halt climate change. We want to offer a new generation of investors the opportunity to have real climate impact with their capital. And make a decent return in the process. Only then can we unlock the power of the masses, make everyone a co-owner of this transition and send more capital to where it’s needed most.

At Carbon Equity, we believe that the best way to accelerate decarbonization with your money, is by investing in companies that are bringing innovative climate technologies to market. Like alternative proteins, zero-carbon cement, nuclear fusion and electric tractors.

Most of these companies are funded on the private market, via venture capital and growth equity funds. These funds have high barriers to entry, with minimum tickets in the millions. With Carbon Equity, we made it our mission to open up this world of climate private market investing.

Carbon Equity is building the leading climate investment platform for retail investors. A platform that makes private equity and venture capital accessible by removing traditional jargon, mechanics, and complexities. We enable people to pick their specialist team of investors (i.e. fund managers) to invest for them, so they can sit back, relax and enjoy how their capital is making a real climate impact.

We are a solidly funded company (€3M), allowing us to grow rapidly to accomplish our mission. We are currently a team of 15 and growing rapidly. 🚀