We believe no single person or group has all the best ideas. The best ideas come from everyone and everywhere.
However, in most companies, change and new ideas come from a selected few and approved by even fewer. The reason is companies want to efficiently manage resources and centralize, the unintended side effect of this is it reduces the ability for people within the firm to innovate.
We want to remove the friction in firms that would enable everyone in the organization to try new value-adding initiatives safely and quickly. This moves companies away from "one and done" project work and transforms the firm into a state where it naturally iterates to address opportunities as it sees them.
It has never been easy to leverage the newest technology, share, and be creative. If work felt like play because people had the power to express their unique perspective, wouldn't companies, people, and their clients be much better?
In many companies, teams are building small yet critical processes on end-user tools such as excel that snowball into something much larger. They are not flexible, cannot scale, and extremely limited in functionality. Why are they used? Easy to get started and lack of alternatives.
We understand this is not a sexy problem(compared to drone-based pizza delivery). Still, nonetheless, making it easier to experiment and collaborate will have widespread positive benefits for all the frustrated innovators within firms today.
We are a bunch of young and driven entrepreneurs who have a passion for opening the world of technology to everyone. We believe that technology should be accessible to everyone so they can simply get what they want done or use it to express all the cool ideas they have.
We both focused on building a solution that would solve our own problems that we have faced throughout our careers.
We are luckly to have worked in some of the largest firms with some of the smartest people which exposed us to many different ideas and challenges.
THE 15 ROCK TEAM
Define product vision for 15Rock API platform and communicate that product vision to internal and external stakeholders
Identify API market opportunities and build business case for new features, products, and revenue streams
Spearhead API standardization efforts across the 15Rock clients divisions
Understand 15Rock strategic developer platform advantages and deliver products that are the best in the financial and technology industries
Understand financial markets, customer needs, and competitive environment in depth
Interact with clients to understand their needs and identify new opportunities
Prioritize potential initiatives by understanding alignment with business strategy and value generated for current and future users
Launch API products in coordination with senior stakeholders, engineers, designers, marketing, sales, legal, compliance, operations, and support
Identify, collect, and analyze metrics to measure product success
We are a Python first AI firm. As such, we are looking for strong python programmers with experience or interest in AI, Big data, and cloud technologies.