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.
We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions and entrepreneurs in the world. We’ve raised over $100 million from Credit Suisse, Balderton Capital and Deutsche Bank, and also private investors who themselves have grown $1bn+ companies such as Ed Wray, the Co-founder of Betfair and David Stevens, the Co-founder of Admiral Insurance.
We are challenging the conventional investment mindset by providing products which focus on the development of human capital. Alumni, private and institutional investors alike are recognizing the benefits of an investment that delivers both a competitive financial return and also supports future leaders looking to differentiate themselves through higher education.
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 test engineer who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast growing company.
The sense of impact and reward will be huge. You will help to build a product which makes a very real difference in the world. Be a part of delivering socially responsible financial services to the masses; make it possible for students from more than 100 countries to obtain the finance to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools.
We are an agile, non-hierarchical team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately. You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have an influence on scaling the company.
Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with the broader business on a regular basis. The position will be based in Cape Town.
One of our goals is to build one of the top FinTech teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring we only hire people with exceptional potential, and creating the best working environment possible. If you want to work somewhere where you're learning from some of the best brains in Fintech, this would be a good fit.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What you will do in the role
As a successful Test Engineering Lead you will be balancing your role as a senior test engineer on an agile development team and mentoring team members within a culture of servant leadership.
Specific responsibilities are to:
What you need to be great at
What you will be judged on
You’ll be measured on the following:
What 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 Finance 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.
Do you want to be our next Test Engineering Lead? Here’s what to do now:
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