Life at Eternic

Eternic
Eternic
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5 min readApr 14, 2020

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To build a great fintech, it takes more than just a great product. It takes talented and diverse individuals who aren’t afraid to think big and draw outside the lines. We have big ambitions for our startup and want to continue growing our fintech team with smart and innovative people. To do that we make sure to focus on building a great company culture as well — one that is supportive, inspiring and a great place to work and grow.

Where You’ll Find Us

We’re headquartered way-up-north in beautiful Oslo, Norway. As one of the latest startups to join the Fintech Innovation ecosystem, we share our modern offices with Fintech Innovation and Neonomics, both leaders in the Nordic fintech space. We love working side-by-side with these successful startups and the synergy that comes from sharing our knowledge, experience, and resources.

Did you know that Oslo is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world? That’s just one of the reasons why we’re happy to call it home. It’s also a hub for innovation, where the tech sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in Norway. The fintech industry is transforming the Nordics, making it one of the most digitally advanced financial industries in the world. One of the benefits of working here is that you get to work with cutting edge new technologies that are actively reshaping the financial industry in Nordics and around the world.

What Makes Us Who We Are

True to our Scandinavian roots, we believe that every member of our team has something to offer and a voice in what we’re building. It takes diverse points of view from people with diverse backgrounds to build comprehensive solutions as well as a good team. Across our office, we represent 18 different nationalities and pride ourselves on being an international team with a global outlook that is strengthened by our diversity.

While the tech and finance industry tends to have lower numbers of women, we are proud that our team and ecosystem are over 40% women. Equality and diversity are important to us and we work hard to create a supportive environment based on mutual respect and inclusiveness, where we can learn, grow, and thrive. It’s part of our core values, and we support it in every way we can 🏳️‍🌈.

Learn more, read about how we’re celebrating Women’s History Month.

What We Do

We make sh*t that works. We’re building a global payments and settlement platform that uses blockchain technology to facilitate fast, secure, and inexpensive currency exchange between banks and financial institutions. We love technology and the challenge of using it to solve difficult and complex problems. Anyone that has transferred funds overseas knows that this process can be frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. What you may not know is that it is equally so for financial institutions. If we can solve it for them, we can solve it for all of us.

How We Stay Balanced

Work-life balance is a core value at Eternic that’s shared across the Fintech Innovation ecosystem. We strongly believe that having happy and healthy employees reflects positively in their work! Here are just a few of the ways we work together to support and encourage each other to stay balanced:

We keep active with daily planking sessions and weekly yoga classes and adjustable desks. Need to take a stretch? Grab yourself a yoga mat or ball and go for it! Best of all it’s totally voluntary — no one is going to make you drop-and-do-twenty unless you want you. But let us warn you, the canteen here is awesome, so you might want to.

We stay flexible by allowing each other to tailor our work hours to suit our working styles. As a diverse team, we all work differently. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, PC or Mac user, like a sitting desk or standing one, we do our absolute best to tailor things to your needs.

We eat well (or at least try to) which is made easier by our building’s excellent canteen. Coffee is pretty important here as well, so we get our fresh roasted coffee from Oslo’s My Ugly Baby. We also keep a solid selection of tea and healthy snacks on hand, including fresh fruit, so getting your five-a-day won’t be a problem! And we wouldn’t be a Scandinavian office if we didn’t break for cake, be it for a birthday or fika (Scandinavian coffee break). It’s a great way to connect with our colleagues and take a break during the day. Thank goodness for daily planks — we did say it’s about “balance”!

We stay social, when we’re not hard at work, taking advantage of our central location for fun outings and regular social activities our ecosystem has to offer like Friday beers and “family” dinners. Some of our recent social activities include bowling, game nights, movie nights, and sledding. We’ve even headed to the mountains to share in some Norwegian hytte (cabin) and ski culture.

Read more about our winter kick-off in the Norwegian mountains.

We promote learning, just like TEDtalks, we offer our own variation known as TechTalks and FinTalks. Whether it’s functional programming or sharing what secrets to success (or mistakes) we’ve learned from other startups, we’re committed to helping each learn with regular TechTalks. We also want to learn about each other and that’s where FinTalks are a fun way to share what we’re into — be it pizza, video creation, architecture, and more! Our Friday talks are a great way to share our passions and knowledge with our colleagues.

We’re Growing Fast — Join Us!

Although we’re growing fast, we make an effort to feel like a family and keep our company culture koselig (cozy and convivial). If you are motivated by our mission and you want to design and build innovative solutions that work, contact us and join the team!

Learn more about Eternic and available positions here: https://www.eternic.io/

We look forward to hearing from you!

– Team Eternic

Eternic is a new global payments and settlement platform that uses blockchain technology to enable real-time cross-border transactions between banks. To learn more visit www.eternic.io.

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Eternic is a dynamic team of fintech professionals building a new cross-border payments platform using blockchain technology: https://www.eternic.io/