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OpenRent | London, UK (Brixton) | https://www.openrent.co.uk | Full-Time | ONSITE

OpenRent is the way people rent property online - a force for good in an industry tarnished by rip-off agencies. Enabled by an unrelenting focus on technology, we now let more properties than any high-street agency in the UK. In the last 12m we let over £9.5bn worth of property, without charging any admin fees to tenants.

We're hiring dev #1 and #2, looking for generalists, thought-leaders, and those with a passion for solving real-world problems.

You'll be working in a close-knit team, directly with the founding team, and have full autonomy to work on, and how best, to solve the biggest problems in the industry. We find problems, improve customer experiences, and commit code every day.

- Lead Software Engineer | C# | £30k - £55k | up to 0.5% | https://angel.co/openrent/jobs/143003-lead-software-engineer

- Front-End Developer | £30k - £55k | up to 0.5% | https://angel.co/openrent/jobs/143011-front-end-developer

- Jobs Page: https://angel.co/openrent/jobs

Press Coverage:

- https://angel.co/openrent/activity

Contact via AngelList or email in profile.

Look forward to meeting you!




Excited to see a platform that doesn't charge fees to tenants. The rental industry in the UK, and especially London, is ripe for disruption. No fees is a good first step. Another example, one search criteria that many renters will not compromise on is shared housing, yet many (all?) platforms do not offer this search filter.

Gotta admit the salary range for the lead engineer position is worrying. You won't find anyone worth their salt for such an important role in an early stage company starting at £30k.


+1, £30k is an <12 week contract in London and you'd get to keep more of it as a contractor too


> You won't find anyone worth their salt for such an important role in an early stage company starting at £30k.

Probably not at £55k either.


Let alone "thought leaders", like the ad says they're expecting to recruit at that range.


Thanks - we've done some incredible work to get where we are, but plenty of challenges ahead, and lots more to be achieved.

The salary range is fairly broad, and if anyone with lots of experience comes forward we'll happily negotiate. We want incentived, smart engineers, and hopefully we're approachable enough that there shouldn't be a barrier in terms of salary / benefits. Of course, in London, we might not be able to compete with the hedge funds / banks, but I think we offer something very different.

If you want to have a massive impact, and be rewarded for success, we're hopefully a great place to be. Hopefully our remuneration package is comparable / better than other similar roles - and if not, we'll certainly look to change that.

Hiring isn't easy, and like with anything, we'll keep learning and developing as we go!

If you're motivated and like the sound of what we're doing, don't hesitate to reach out.


Bear in mind the kind of people you want to hire for a lead engineer role are unlikely to apply in the first place, on the off-chance that you'll make them an offer significantly above the advertised range.

Anyway, best of luck - anything to improve the rental situation in London is very welcome!


LOL. Lead developer @55k? Are you sure you aren't posting from Barcelona? How are you going to even attract anyone with seniority at those rates?


I agree that most of the "Lead Developer" roles are in 60-75 bracket. Up to 0.5% equity (as opposed to share options) might be a deal-breaker...

Another aspect is a "do good" mission and willingness to kick-ass.




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