Engineering Insights @ Prospa

Published Fri Aug 23 2019
FundingPrivately held
LocationsSydney, New York, London, Manila, Wroclaw, Toronto

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How we create value

We’re Australia’s #1 online lender to small businesses.
We build innovative and easy to use financial products that help small businesses achieve their dreams, by providing fast and easy funding pathways around their business challenges.

We’re proud to say that on our journey so far we have helped over 12,000 small business customers across Australia, injecting over half a billion dollars into the the Australian economy, and counting.

What does the future look like?

Founded in 2012 we’ve come a long way in short period of time. June 2019 saw us list on the ASX at a valuation of $610m.
As a public company our guiding principles won’t change. We’ll continue to strive to exceed our customers’ expectations by continuing to improve our existing products as well as developing new products whilst entering new geographies.

Our most recent product Prospa Pay offers small businesses access to a Buy Now, Pay Later solution from approved vendors.

We’ll continue to listen to our customers and innovate to create better value for them.

Who we are

  • Obsessed about customers - We don’t just listen, we hear what’s important

  • Bold, Open and Real - Have courage to take smart risks

  • One Team - Success comes from embracing different perspectives

  • Deliver value fast - We celebrate outcomes not process

Who we aren't

  • Obsessed by tools - We focus on delivery not the latest flashy tool to hit the market

  • Exclusive - We don’t have a top down approach, you won’t be dictated to so bring your ideas and opinions to the table

  • Negative - We move quickly and hit problems, we don’t point fingers we operate with

Engineering at Prospa

We have invested heavily in our people and technology with a focus on scalability, the engineering teams total 50 and still growing.

We are currently utilising Scrum and Kanban principles to deliver Test and Behavioural Driven Development.

Our engineering teams are small and nimble, we work with cross functional teams to deliver incremental value utilising a modern microservices architecture.

We are currently deploying weekly using Cloud Formation, Puppet and working towards more frequent deployments in a React, .Net, Azure environment.

Our challenges

Being a Microsoft shop we are embracing the developments of .Net Core whilst we continue to move to a fully microservices architecture.
We took the Angular route a couple of years back however we see React as the best long term JavaScript framework so our transition continues.

We continue to grow our engineering teams so creating opportunity for every single person to grow technically and as a potential leader is a key challenge.

Why join us?

We are going places. Having recently raised capital through our IPO we are continuing to invest in our product and our people, there is a buzz and excitement around the place, there has never been a better time to join. We have product and engineering leaders who have worked with Atlassian, Campaign Monitor, Twitter, Domain, BigCommerce and know how to create a high performance culture.

We offer a competitive salary, share options, flexible work hours, an office dog and arguably the best rooftop set-up in the city so come check us out.

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