Buying a house is one of the biggest financial transactions a person can make, yet the process is slow, opaque and costly. We at Acre are going to change that by creating the first truly digital end-to-end mortgage in the UK. By completely re-imaging the process using data analytics and smart contracts on blockchain, we’ll be able to make getting a mortgage faster, less cumbersome, more certain, and ultimately cheaper. We have significant funding from a heavyweight in the UK financial market, which puts us in a unique position to execute on our vision and a clear path to reach customers.
A software engineering intern at Acre is an equal member of the R&D team. Depending on our interests, you could be working to make a truly iconic frontend, working with Hyperledger to make sure we can prove the origin of a mortgage, helping develop a microservice to automatically verify payslips using computer vision, or suggesting an improvement to our system that we haven’t thought of yet.
We are strong believers that the best Software Engineering is a social activity and you'll find yourself part of team that is constantly discussing technical ideas and looking to improve its code and process.
You'll also get strong exposure to the wider business, including working directly with our CEO & CTO, who both have had successful careers building businesses and software engineering teams.
Who you will be:
Passionate about technology, software engineering and delivering a quality product to actual users
Constantly thinking about improvement
Be reading for, or recently have completed an undergraduate degree in a technical discipline
What we offer:
Chance to join a fully funded, and rapidly growing, FinTech start-up with a unique opportunity to make a difference to the way we buy homes
Paid Internship for up to three months
One week of accommodation for those not normally resident in London
25 days leave pro-rata for the period of your internship
Vibrant Central London office, alongside other growing start-ups, with twice weekly lunches, as much tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit as you can handle, and regular opportunities to meet and learn from an entire community of software companies