What we do
Root is a modern take on banking, providing developers with a fully programmable bank account and cards. Our mission is to create a foundation for developers to create scalable FinTech products on. Root has been covered in the press a few times and featured #1 on Product Hunt and Hacker News.
The platform is being built from the ground up, allowing us to take tech-first approaches to legacy banking issues - from full digital KYC and Authy integrations to interesting new engineering solutions like RootCode and Sponsored Payments.
We’re always looking for passionate and driven people to join our mission. Joining Root means you’ll be frequently shipping code that affects users directly.
Root is a funded startup, part of the FireID family of companies (SnapScan, Luno, OfferZen).
Our Engineering Processes
Our core systems are built in NodeJS with our front-end systems built with React & Redux. We're slowly migrating it over to a Kubernetes-based microservice architecture. We use KanBan for managing our development process so that we can focus on writing great code and building a cool product.
Our Hiring Process
We have a simple 3-step hiring process. After the interview request, we have a 40min call to get in touch, followed by an in-person chat where we talk through the scorecard to determine if it's a great match. The last step is a (paid) one-day simulation - a "normal working day" - here we run through actually building something and working together.