Jobs at Flanks
Flanks is a Spanish fintech building the benchmark in the OpenWealth industry. We help clients operate all their assets in just one place. How do we do it? Generating a single view of such assets by aggregating investment portfolios.
Flanks already owns a running car and a staff of mechanics. At the moment, we are looking for the lead engineer in the team. Are you ready to make history?
Flanks helps financial advisors, family offices, banks, and other fintechs take a holistic view of their clients' wealth. To achieve this, we have created an engine capable of extracting information from any financial institution based on the user's credentials.
So far we managed to have compatibility with over 150 national and international entities (Portugal, Switzerland, Andorra, USA, Mexico...) but we are going to take a league leap in terms of the volumetry of the system.
Flanks intends to shake up the industry, allowing not only information aggregation but also by executing all actions available through online banking.
We are currently looking for a Tech Lead with strong backend knowledge and leadership skills, so having experience in a similar position isn’t mandatory.
If you like growing professionally, you’re passionate about teaching others in the team and have management skills without giving up on your techie side…This is your opportunity!
You will get to know the technical ins and outs of data extraction. You will understand each of the integration stages of a new entity in our system. You will be aware of the Flanks product and data model. During this period, the leadership of the technical team will still fall on Sergi as you get up to date with their code and processes.
You will be able to integrate a custodian bank to perfection and in record time. You will have processed how drivers integrate with the rest of our systems, and you will have the context to suggest improvements on processes and system components. The Drivers’ team will see you as the team leader and you will be able to start making decisions about the internal organization.
You will have a global vision of the product, the company and its needs. You will manage the team’s roadmap and set up the backlog, balancing immediate needs with the long term. Your role will also change: little by little, your contribution to the code will decrease, and you will be more focused on decision-making, team organization, and mentoring people with less experience.
At Flanks, the technical team consists of two subteams: Product and Drivers. The Product team is responsible for the data presentation layers (API, platform and export), and the Drivers (a.k.a. The scraping team) is in charge of data extraction and standardization.
Each team is self-managed, particularly the Drivers team works in weekly sprints, which allow the team to have clear targets and manage the support that may be needed. Proactivity at troubleshooting is very important to them.
The company has a very horizontal structure: everyone knows what their tasks are, and the employee’s contribution is valuable in terms of possible improvements at a technical and organizational level.
Flanks is pretty transparent and tries to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening and what’s to come in the next few months. All-Hands meetings are scheduled monthly and are an opportunity for employees to exchange knowledge between different departments.
The company’s values are:
The company has a flexible schedule. At the moment the Drivers team holds a daily meeting at 10:00 AM, so everyone is available at that time. Also, there will almost always be someone available on Slack.
This position is hybrid, so you will get to work two days remotely (wherever you want), as long as you have a good connection. The rest of the days you will be working from Flanks’ headquarters in Barcelona.
In the future, we plan on going remote and attending the office when there’s a meeting, an onboarding, a workshop or a similar event.
Right now there are 21 people on the team, although it is likely that there are more when you join. Some of the people you will interact the most on your day-to-day are:
Flanks’ new Scraping Team Lead has the following requirements:
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