AREX

AREX is creating the first pan-European online exchange for SMEs to transform their sales receivables to working capital

AREX Barcelona, Spain
Aug 08, 2017
Full time
AREX is on a mission to democratise finance. We are building a transparent online marketplace that cuts out the middleman from company financing, allowing European companies to invest, innovate and employ more. We're solving a €250bn financing gap in Europe through a revolutionary technology solution while giving investors access to an entirely new asset class.    The AREX marketplace allows for businesses to turn their sales receivables into cash by selling them to professional investors. Join us in building a real-time two-sided marketplace with bidding bots, open APIs for partners, neural networks for learning about market behaviour, and a robust foundation based on efficiency and security.     If you think you’ve got what it takes, come help us set the European economy back on track and change the way businesses finance their growth.   So, what kind of people are we looking for?   We’re always looking for the best people, independent of discipline. We are growing our team at a fast pace and although we often hire functionally, there is always an opportunity for us to shape a role for you. So if you can impress us with your skills, background and sheer brainpower, we'll do our best to find a place for you amongst like-minded colleagues.      We generally need great people in the following functions:   Product management (for a financial B2B web application) Research & development (back-end, middleware, front-end, design) Business development (partnering, channel sales) Marketing (online content development and programmatic buying) Quality, risk & fraud (SW quality assurance, risk & fraud management) Customer service (email & phone, feedback to product development) Admin (finance & control, HR & recruiting, legal)   You should demonstrate the following characteristics Intelligence – You can structure and solve problems logically and creatively Drive – You know how to get over near-insurmountable obstacles and have the tenacity to see it through Ownership – You are an entrepreneurial leader of yourself and are always proactively improving everything around you Teamwork – You know how to keep people around you inspired and motivated and love working towards a common goal Domain knowledge – You're a master in your own function Finance affinity – You have experience from and, more importantly, a keen interest in finance beyond the superficial   Benefits   Becoming part of AREX means tagging along in ownership, no matter what your title is. We offer you a compensation package that is sure to keep you amped to the max. You get 24 days off a year (plus public holidays), a fun, high-achieving atmosphere and a chance to be part of something truly revolutionary. We help you relocate to Barcelona and offer to take care of the paperwork once you land!  
AREX Barcelona, Spain
Aug 08, 2017
Full time
AREX is on a mission to democratise finance. We are building a transparent online marketplace that cuts out the middleman from company financing, allowing European companies to invest, innovate and employ more. We're solving a €250bn financing gap in Europe through a revolutionary technology solution while giving investors access to an entirely new asset class.    The AREX marketplace allows for businesses to turn their sales receivables into cash by selling them to professional investors. Join us in building a real-time two-sided marketplace with bidding bots, open APIs for partners, neural networks for learning about market behaviour, and a robust foundation based on efficiency and security.     If you think you’ve got what it takes, come help us set the European economy back on track and change the way businesses finance their growth.   So, what's the role?   We're looking for a Node.js Engineer to join our fast-growing team on the Mediterranean. As an engineer, you’ll be working in our engineering team, interfacing with our core components and messaging patterns and designing beautiful reusable APIs that expose the business logic both to our clients and internally.   We’re looking for a programmer rock-star, in their element building a modern financial product from the ground up. Someone to nurture an agile development process, develop cutting-edge software, solve challenging problems and, more importantly, help avoid them!   You’ll get a chance to write code that helps Europe get out from the financial slump, and push the button on our big releases. Faultless and reliable code is the name of the game as you’ll be writing it for a product that deals with settling trades worth millions of euros a day – no pressure here. You have tests for it, right?   You love optimization, refactoring and self-learning new algorithms and you feel right at home in a fast-growing international development team. The role is truly cross functional, with lots of diverse projects to work on and a great opportunity to shine like the star that you are.   We're looking for somebody to have:   Extensive experience in modern web-development At least 3 years of experience with Node.js and npm High coding standards (TDD, BDD, Clean Code) A showcase or portfolio of open source code we can review English as a working language Strong communication skills University degree preferably in computer science   Always a plus:   Experience with real-time messaging (e.g. multiplayer game engines) Experience with ZeroMQ messaging library Experience with in-process caching; LevelDB, WhiteDB, LMDB   Benefits:   We offer you a position in one of the most audacious FinTech startups in Europe and a chance to become a part of something truly unique and challenging. You would join among the early group of engineers to share in ownership through our stock option plan, impact the engineering culture and tech stack, and grow your responsibility as you see fit.   It goes without saying that you’ll be a part of a fun, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally. You’ll get a competitive salary, flexible work hours and a minimum of 24 days paid leave per year. You'd be working from our brand new factory-converted-into-an-office in Barcelona's Poblenou district, close to the Barceloneta beach.
AREX Barcelona, Spain
Aug 08, 2017
Full time
AREX is on a mission to democratise finance. We are building a transparent online marketplace that cuts out the middleman from company financing, allowing European companies to invest, innovate and employ more. We're solving a €250bn financing gap in Europe through a revolutionary technology solution while giving investors access to an entirely new asset class.    The AREX marketplace allows for businesses to turn their sales receivables into cash by selling them to professional investors. Join us in building a real-time two-sided marketplace with bidding bots, open APIs for partners, neural networks for learning about market behaviour, and a robust foundation based on efficiency and security.     If you think you’ve got what it takes, come help us set the European economy back on track and change the way businesses finance their growth. We’re now looking for a firecracker VP of Engineering, looking to immerse themselves in ramping-up and managing our engineering culture and team and with the outset of becoming a co-founder at AREX.   You are The entrepreneur – either you have started and ran your own company, have successfully sold and delivered big impact projects to your customers, have reorganised and re-engineered business processes within an existing organisation or something on similar scale. You make things happen instead of wondering why things happened. The horse-whisperer – you understand that people are behind all beautiful things man ever made. You thrive on working with people in a multivariate team and you leverage social aspects to orchestrate individual and group efforts. You have a natural talent to coach, mentor and persuade people to give their utmost for getting their jobs done while maintaining an upbeat and inspiring atmosphere. The rationalist – you take great pride in developing a surrounding that is predictable. It’s easy for you to understand which processes are must-haves for a smooth operating environment and which are overkills that should be axed. You continuously fine-tune the process harness and seek simple, proven and elegant solutions to keep the focus on delivery capability at all times. The juggler – you have previous experience how to manage crisis situations, you know how to put the action plan together as you go, you know how to understand the scope and impact of the situation, you know how to distinguish what needs an immediate fix and what can be fixed later. The catalyst – you have achieved impossible tasks that very few thought can be done, you have managed to overcome sudden obstacles that at first seem insurmountable, you know how to inspire people to deliver in excellence under extremely demanding conditions.   You share our values   Customer – you understand that the business only exists to serve its customers and align your decisions accordingly. Teamwork – you value teamwork and understand that you should go together if you intend to go far. Goal-Oriented – you are extremely goal-oriented and find ways to achieve your goals even if everything is constantly changing around you. Flexible – you value all ideas and make sure the best idea wins. You are flexible to re-evaluate your goals every once in a while. Life-long learning – you realise that there are always better and more efficient ways of doing things.   Your skills You have at least one excellent skill besides being good at managing people and projects. Wow us in any, aspire to master all: Programming – you have at least 3 years hand-on experience in any major computer languages and good knowledge of databases. Working with numbers – you can quickly gather, analyse and make right conclusions based on data. You can present your findings in a simple story without overloading your audience with details unless requested. Payment Integrations – you know inside out how banks operate internally and how to build integrations with different banking and payment channels. Financial Data Processing – you know what it actually means to build software that keeps track of real money. You constantly think about security, risks, data integrity, data consistency and bulletproof processes.   We provide   Autonomy – you can work with your team autonomously towards your goals. Independence – you can decide yourself how to achieve the goals and prioritise between your actions. Smart colleagues – you can work with the best people in the industry and be inspired by how all your colleagues share your values. Ambition – we never let a notional role obstruct ambition. There’s no preset script for your career within AREX, it’s your responsibility write one and execute it. Support – working directly with the founders allows you to get answers and required decisions passed with little latency. Benefits We offer you a position in one of the most audacious FinTech startups in Europe and a chance to become a part of something truly unique and challenging.  It goes without saying that you’ll be a part of a fun, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally. You’ll get a competitive salary, flexible work hours and a minimum of 24 days paid leave a year. You'd be working from our brand new factory-turned-into-an-office in Barcelona's Poblenou district, close to the Barceloneta beach. Becoming part of AREX means tagging along in ownership, because we believe that a shared upside is a true upside. We offer you an ownership package that is sure to keep you amped to the max.