Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.
This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has processed over US$250 million through the platform to fund students from 118 nationalities, with repayment rates in excess of 99%.
Our team of 110 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London but the majority of the team are based in beautiful Cape Town. We also have an office in New York plus team members based in Europe and Asia.
To date, Prodigy Finance has funded degrees at more than 80 of the of FT Top 100 ranked business schools, including INSEAD, Wharton, Chicago Booth, Columbia Business School, London Business School, NUS, Saïd Business School (Oxford University) and Stanford.
Why this is an amazing opportunity
This role is perfect for an experienced developer who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast-growing startup. Your role will equip you to work in a leadership role as an accomplished software engineer in similar startups anywhere in the world.
You’ll work every day with an awesome technology stack consisting of Ruby on Rails, Git, jQuery, Coffeescript, Semaphore, PostgreSQL, EngineYard and AWS amongst others.
We are a small technical team; this means that you are going to get to know the business intimately. You will play an essential role in helping to craft the product. You will learn much more than just software engineering best practices.
One of our goals is to build one of the top Fintech technology teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring that we only hire people with exceptional potential whilst creating the best working environment possible. If you want to work somewhere where you're with some of the best engineers around this role would be a good fit.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What you will do in the role
As a software engineer joining the team at Prodigy you will be exposed to the functioning of the product, operations and business development teams and you will increasingly take on a leadership and decision making role as we craft the Prodigy Finance platform.
Specific responsibilities are to:
What you need to be great at
Who we are looking for; track record must haves
Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)
The Prodigy fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy
To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess – in spades - the following attributes:
Innovative + Smart
Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.
International + Accountable
Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable. Encourage and celebrate each other.
Energetic + Fun
Sense of humour = survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.
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If this sounds exciting and you'd like to have an informal chat, get in touch below and tell us why you want to work at Prodigy Finance.
Prodigy Finance’s global platform enables aspiring international students to gain access to postgraduate education at top-ranked schools whilst delivering market rate returns and social benefits to investors