This is part of a regular series where we catch up with our engineers to discover more about what life is like in the Engineering team here at Funding Circle!

Name: Lin Han

What is your role & team?

I’m a data engineer in the data team. We’re building a self-serve data platform to provide reliable and easily accessible data across the company. To do this, we build tools to automate data pipelines so that we can build data systems at scale.

How long have you been with Funding Circle?

Almost 2 years.

Why did you choose Funding Circle for…


Posted by Alexandra Staniland

Monday 23rd March 2020, our whole way of life changed here in the UK. Lockdown officially began. Which meant everyone that could, started working from home. We went from jumping on the train or riding a bicycle into the office every morning to adjusting to our makeshift home offices.

It became the most surreal experience very quickly with the weeks flying by, I’ve actually lost count of how many weeks it has now been. We quickly adapted to our “new normal” across the business but especially in engineering. …


Posted by Mircea Gheorghiu

Bit of history first

In early 2019, we embarked on our biggest engineering programme we’d had in the last 2 years: re-platforming our originations systems. These systems are responsible for our entire loan application process that our borrowers go through. It orchestrates the whole flow: Eligibility Checks, Credit Risk Assessments, pulling Bureau Data from 3rd Parties and ultimately runs our Statistical Risk Models (which predict the likelihood of default and therefore how to price loans).

Needless to say, this was (and still is) BIG! We had to divert a significant part of our tech and product team to tackle this…


Posted by Jobright Peter

Funding Circle’s approach to developing global features for multiple similar but non-identical Salesforce orgs.

Salesforce Org Landscape

At Funding Circle, we use three country-specific Salesforce orgs :

  • UK Salesforce org — greenfield implementation
  • US Salesforce org — inherited via the acquisition of Endurance Lending Network
  • Continental European (CE) Salesforce org — inherited via the acquisition of Zencap

All three orgs use very similar data models to support similar business processes but they are not identical because they were built in parallel by three different companies.

Each org has a different set of integrations with country-specific backend applications and third…


This is part of a regular series where we catch up with our engineers to discover more about what life is like in the Engineering team here at Funding Circle!

Tell us about yourself! What is your name and role here at Funding Circle?

My name is Massimo and I work as a Software Engineer in the mobile team focusing on iOS. I’ve got around five years experience with mobile development and started while I was finishing University.

How long have you been with Funding Circle?

I’ve currently been at Funding Circle since September 2019 but I was actually here for 6 months back in 2017. We have come a long way since I first joined and currently, we have ten engineers between Android and iOS!

Why did you choose…


This one is a double whammy of both the last two JS Monthly meetups we hosted here at Funding Circle!

Tuesday 29th October — #69

Like the previous month, we had 3 speakers present different topics for October but before they kicked off, we had one of our engineering managers Mircea give us the introduction to Funding Circle!

“At Funding Circle we’re a lending platform for small businesses and we are continuing to make a big impact across the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands by helping contribute 6.5 billion GDP and 115,000 jobs. One of the biggest projects we…


This is part of a regular series where we catch up with our engineers to discover more about what life is like in the Engineering team here at Funding Circle!

Name: Catalina Tudor

What is your role & team?

I am a software engineer working alongside the Growth Engineering team (Silverhawks) here at Funding Circle. Our team is looking into improving the borrower experience through identifying different pain points on the user journey and focussing on making their interaction with the website as straightforward as possible.

How long have you been with Funding Circle?

I’ve been with Funding Circle for almost 3 years now. It’s been an interesting journey so far and it definitely feels much shorter.

Why did you choose Funding Circle for your next role?

I think it…


Posted by Callum Okuefuna

This post will look at how we added velocity to our legacy databases and also assumes prior working knowledge of Kafka and event messaging.

Motivation And Next Steps

As part of our transformation to having a global platform we are breaking down responsibilities of some of our core apps. In doing this we are moving a percentage of our loans managed to the newer platform dual running alongside the rest of our loans on the older platform.

The newer platform has a much lower latency as it is event driven and feeds directly into our cloud…


This is part of a regular series where we catch up with our managers to discover more about what life is like in the Engineering team here at Funding Circle!

Name: Jamie Smith Webb

What is your role & team? I’m an Engineering Director and I look after our Originations Platform teams. Practically, that means the teams working on the new emerging Global Platform (GPO) and the existing local platforms.

What does your role involve as an engineering manager?

Being an Engineering Manager means doing a myriad of things! Predominantly I’d say it means “growing and guiding our engineers and teams so we can create genuine value for Funding Circle”. Under that description is just so many priorities which means every day, week, month and year can be totally different…


At Funding Circle, we were proud to host the 67th JS Monthly here at our offices last week! It was a great turnout and we wanted to give an insight of what went down..

This was the first time we had hosted JS Monthly here at Funding Circle and the perfect time to do so right after the summer holidays, so the turnout was great.

We had talks from 3 presenters where they all spoke about something very different, from their personal experiences to ones within a team. …

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