Founding Engineer



Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Founding Engineer

Product and Engineering
1 more property

About Abode

Abode is the key to home ownership for millions of families who are currently locked out from purchasing homes.
We’re on a mission to turn renters into owners and deliver financial freedom for families.
Our rent-to-own programme allows customers to move into their dream properties today, fixes their rent and helps them save. Customers can quickly accumulate a deposit, improve their credit score, and get mortgage-ready to fully own their home.
We’re VC-backed and growing fast but our social mission underpins everything we do. We’re looking for superstar hires to be early employees in an ambitious team working hard to help improve financial health and tackle inequality.

What will you be doing?

We’re seeking a skilled Senior Software Engineer to join the team on a full-time contract. This role is responsible for building out Abode’s tech platform, from customer onboarding to portals and internal portfolio reporting software.
Responsibilities include:
Guide the team to develop pragmatic cross-functional decisions to design, build, test, and ship a scalable product
Talk with stakeholders a lot to figure out what needs to be done
Interface with APIs and external tools as a force multiplier; make good choices for build vs buy
Serve as a trusted leader and resource for all members of the team, other engineering teams, as well as our operations partners

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should have a passion for building consumer-facing fintech products, underpinned by impact and scalability.
Experience in full stack engineering in a startup environment, preferably in B2C and/or Fintech (minimum 4 years experience)
You think functional programming is fun, you’re passionate about it. You accomplish more with less code
You make sure to understand the needs of all stakeholders and make pragmatic and technically sound implementation decisions based on this understanding
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work independently and as part of a team


As soon as possible

Salary and Benefits?

£65k–£80k depending on experience
25 days annual leave (pro rata) in addition to public holidays
Freedom to work from home and/or in the office
This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team and make a significant impact. If you have a track record of driving growth and results, we would love to hear from you!

How do I apply?

Send an email to with the role and your name in the subject line. Let us know why you’re excited about Abode and why you’re the right person for this role, please also attach your CV and/or LinkedIn and anything else you think we should consider!
Speak soon!