Join us and help change the future of finance.
Most of the banking world is exclusive, opaque, and not particularly technology-friendly.
We're trying to change that - we want to lower barriers to entry for fintechs by providing easy access, clear documentation, and transparent pricing.
Our offices are just off Moorgate in central London, but our engineering workforce is distributed. We're currently prioritizing local hires, but are open to remote for exceptional UK/EU/US candidates.
Griffin is a London-based pre-authorisation "platform" bank that provides safeguarded and client money (CASS) bank accounts to technology-driven organisations. We are not only branchless but API-first.
We see a world in which people and firms get most of their financial services and products from non-bank entities rather than high street banks. In this future, these non-bank firms will still need to partner with banks in order to safeguard and ring-fence their customer's deposits and to programmatically manage access to these funds. We aim to be the world leader in providing these capabilities.
The team is still small, at 11 people. We have the bulk of our executive team in place (CEO, CRO, CFO, COO, CTO) and an in-house engineering team of 5 engineers. Our Board is still being assembled but even today has an independent Chairman and next month will appoint another independent non-executive director. About half of the leadership team has prior experience setting up a new bank in the UK - this isn't our first time and we know what we're doing.
We are dedicated and careful stewards of our culture. Rather than "move fast and break things", we aim to move thoughtfully and to make no mistakes.
That having been said, we are a technology company. We plan on automating everything that we can, safely. One of the key outcome for this role is helping us to build those automated processes in a way that complies with the letter and spirit of all relevant laws and regulations.
We are an output-driven environment that operates with extreme autonomy; people are free to keep their own hours and we don't micro-manage each other.
what you need to be familiar with
the day to day
what success looks like a year from now
who you'll report to
You will report to the CEO.
You will also report into the Board-level Audit & Risk Committee.
You will be a member of the Executive Committee and the Executive Risk Committee.
You will work closely with our CTO and CRO.
Whilst this is a senior executive role, we are still a seed-stage startup. You will need to be comfortable not earning a 6 figure salary at least until we are authorised. In return, we can provide a very large equity grant - up to 0.75% of the company's total share capital. As the company grows, we would look to bring your salary compensation in line with market.