We're finding the right balance
We're building this together and will keep iterating so that we create a truly inclusive and diverse culture that's defined by actions rather than just words.
We believe face-to-face interaction is crucial for building relationships, which is why we organise a 5-day retreat every 3 months to strengthen team bonds and celebrate our achievements together.
We know remote work can get lonely and recognise the importance of mental health support for our small but fully remote team, so we have partnered with Oliva to offer access to qualified therapists whenever needed.
Juggling parenting and work responsibilities is hard, that's why we offer support to cover childcare costs, ensuring that all employees, can fully participate in retreat weeks and company gatherings without any additional burden.
Our team has decades of experience across multiple industries
The principles that guide our actions
We care about the details
Whatever we’re doing, we pay attention to the little things. Those small details that give something a sense of quality and show that love and care went into making it. This isn’t about perfection though but rather about seeing a Minimal Lovable Product as the bar for something being ready to go out into the world - whether that’s our Alpha product or new feature releases.
We want Keel to be a great place to work, so we take the time to check in on our team mates. We invest time in getting to know each other as people, so that we can be there for each other when times are tough.
We tell stories
We believe one of the best ways to communicate is to tell a story. This might be the story of why we started Keel, the story behind a new feature, or a story about what our customers can achieve through using our product. These narratives give us a shared understanding of where we’ve been and where we’re going.
When we tell stories about the future we imagine a world that hasn’t happened yet and imagine our place in it. It’s through telling these stories, and attempting to bring them to life, that we will be truly innovative.
We succeed as a team
We root for each other and love to see others succeed. Our decisions and behaviours are driven by the pursuit of our collective success. When we find ourselves in front of an obstacle, we aim to stay positive and support each other until we find a way forward.
When we find ourselves in conflict or disagreement, we don’t try to force our opinions on others, but rather listen and seek to understand their point of view. We respect the unique contribution of every team member and treat each other with tolerance and care.
How we support and empower our team
Above-market benchmarked salaries
Share options scheme
Everyone owns a piece Keel
We pay in 5% of your salary
Life insurance cover
Local salary sacrifice schemes
where applicable (e.g. Cycle to work scheme)
Get your own brand new MacBook and £1,000/year home office budget
Use your company card for any work-related expenses, such as travel to and from an off-site, a team lunch or drinks, or your favourite stationery
£1,000/year L&D budget
Fully flexible holidays
with a minimum allowance of 33 days paid per year, and no arbitrary limit
Flexible time off when needed
whether it’s period pains, feeling down, or your child is sick. Whatever the reason, no need to justify or explain
with the option to work 1 day per week in the London-base office space
Maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave
13 weeks at 100% pay and 13 weeks at 50%. Up to 52 weeks leave supported for all new caregivers
20 days emergency childcare a year + additional days during quarterly off-sites through Bubble
Tax-free childcare schemes
(in countries where available)
Option to visit a local co-working space once per week
5 day off-sites every 3 months
Weekly team lunches
Enjoy online or in-person team lunches every week
Here's what to expect
This is an informal call to learn more about you, your motivations for joining the team, and see if we're a good match. Bring your questions - we're here to answer them!
Based on your role, this interview is to assess your skills and look at how your experience will apply at Keel. We'll come with lots of questions and there'll be space for you to ask us more, too.
1 hour + prep
We'll look closer at your product thinking and your ability to work with other technical disciplines.
For some roles, this might be swapped out for a leadership and management interview.
This interview is to get a stronger sense of what you care about and how you like to work. We want to understand your communication and collaboration style, what's most important to you, and the role you play in a team.
Meet the team
This is a chance to meet other members of the team who you'd likely be working with. Let us know if there's someone in particular you'd like to meet and we'll make it happen.
We'll discuss the offer with you. We don't go outside our pre-published salary bands but we'll be open and transparent from the outset so you should already know what to expect.
“It’s rare you find a company that is so focused on building both an exceptional product and culture from so early on."
Kim, Founding Designer