Working at Caribou - Build a Simple Way to Refinance
Caribou (previously MotoRefi) is a 4-year-old US-based company that saves people money through an online, transparent, and customer-friendly auto loan refinance process. They partner with credit unions and community banks to offer competitive rates from trustworthy organizations, saving customers an average of $100 per month on their car payments.
At Caribou, they think refinancing an auto loan should be a simple, transparent process. Their secure, digital platform makes it easy for customers to see exactly how much they can save and complete the refinance process quickly, all from the comfort of their home.
Read more about how the Caribou auto finance process works and the value it brings to customers here.
Caribou is built by leaders from the technology, automotive, and finance industries, and is proud to be backed by a great team of venture capital investors, including QED Investors, Accomplice, Motley Fool Ventures and others.
While their core business continues to grow aggressively, they are also expanding into new ways to improve their customers' financial health. Currently, they have HQs in Denver, CO and Arlington, VA but they have recently started expanding the team in Austin, TX as well!
They are well funded and constantly looking to grow the business and scale the organisation - check out their open roles here!
What makes Caribou a great place to work?
Caribou employs a wide stack of languages and provides a lot of opportunities for engineers to develop new skills and constantly push their progression. They use a mixture of Typescript, Ruby, Python, ReactJS and they adhere to functional programming principles so if you’re interested in languages like Scala, Clojure, Haskell or similar languages you will do well there.
The Interviewing Process
Caribou utilise a collaborative interview process which has been carefully crafted to ensure that even if you are not successful with your application, you will enjoy the process and hopefully learn new things! This involves deep discussions with the engineering leaders in the organisation and a real-time collaborative slack project.
At Caribou you’ll join a diverse team of amazing people with a big variety of personal and professional experiences.
They are a company massively driven by creating an amazing working environment for their engineers. They have a culture pod made up of people across the business (techies and non-techies) that regularly discuss how to improve the environment for their employees and focusing on things like transparency, diversity and inclusion. This includes regular surveys on employee engagement, arranging company team-building events (Covid permitting) and getting to influence key decisions within the company to make sure it aligns with the employees’ welfare.
Working at Caribou guarantees an environment where you will learn new things and develop new skills, an opportunity to work in a fast-growing tech startup where autonomy and innovation are at the core of the business. They have a very modern attitude towards development and think very deeply about creating an environment that isn’t just educational but most importantly FUN!
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