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Our People

 

The power of ownership

Option packages at WealthKernel are multiples higher than the UK average, as we believe in building a company thrust to excellence through the collaboration of the brightest minds. Everyone is expected to behave like a founder, help shape and drive the vision, no matter the level of experience.

The power of diversity

We currently house 7 nationalities spanning 3 continents. Our varied cultural and professional backgrounds strengthen our ability to think differently. This is a recurring theme throughout our growth and recruitment strategies.

 
 
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Engineering culture

 
 

Our philosophy

At WealthKernel, we believe in nurturing a strong engineering culture; one where everyone asks questions, one where people aren't afraid to challenge ideas and one where everyone's opinion matters. Our development methodology is a blend of the best parts of several agile disciplines. We use the rhythm of Scrum, the efficiencies of Lean, and the principles of eXtreme Programming. Our tools and practices evolve as we learn and improve, but they presently include:

Values:

  • Simplicity
  • Communication 
  • Feedback
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Embrace change
  • Delivery

Practices: 

  • Pair programming
  • TDD/BDD
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Small releases
  • Collective code ownership
  • Sustainable pace

Hybrid workplace

We are workplace agnostic and believe in the power of choice to help our co-workers achieve the optimal work-life balance. This format requires rigorous use of collaboration tools and transparency across the company. Once a quarter the team gathers in various places (most recently London, UK and the Swiss Alps) to work in person and discuss the company's vision. We also host weekly meetups and video game nights for socialising.

 
 
 
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Getting hired

Interview process

Across all of our teams, the interview process starts with one or two phone interviews. These calls are conversational and typically last twenty to forty-five minutes, with a focus on your prior experiences, domain knowledge, and personal interest in WealthKernel. We screen for technical abilities, ownership mindset, curiosity and humility. We also leave time for you to ask us questions.

Engineering interviews are centered around a 1 to 2 hour pair-programming exercise and may include technical questions about data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Don't worry, we won't expect you to know all the answers, first and foremost we screen for problem solving abilities and a positive attitude towards learning. 

 

Perks package

  • Private healthcare
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • 50% off running shoes / year
  • 50% off gym membership at Virgin or Nuffield Health
  • Starbucks voucher / week
  • 1 Vue or Cineworld movie ticket / week
  • 10% to 25% of healthy foods at Ocado
  • Up to £300 off the purchase of Apple Watch 2
  • Up to 40% off BA domestic flights
  • Up to 50% off Eurostar tickets

These benefits are provided to us through our health care provider and are contingent on maintaining minimum weekly physical activity. For more information see link.

 
 
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Apply

Next steps

We are not hiring at the moment, but keep an eye out for available roles on our Jobbio page. Make sure to Follow our brand to receive relevant updates about our upcoming positions.

 

Due to the high number of applications, we apologize for not getting back to you should the application be unsuccessful.