Working at WonderBill

We caught up with our Lead Engineer David Hartley to find out what a typical day for an Engineer is like at WonderBill.

How long have you been working at WonderBill?

I’ve been at WonderBill for over a year and a half now, first joining in April 2020. I interviewed pre-Covid but started after everyone was working remotely. It’s been great to gradually meet some of the team in person and I’m looking forward to being able to do more in the future.

Talk us through a typical day for you at the moment – what are you working on?

In the morning I’ll be involved in a short stand-up where we discuss the team’s progress and raise any blockers that might be slowing us down.

I like to work on removing the blockers impacting the team; this might take the format of discussions on technical approaches, reviewing code, or something else.

I have 1:1 calls with my team to provide feedback, give updates, resolve issues and discuss progression.

Outside of the above, I’ll work on completing user stories we have in the current sprint or preparing user stories for the next sprint.

Tell us about your team?

I’m currently working in our bills and providers team. We focus on delivering value to our customers through insights and suggestions that we calculate from their bills. Our aim is to help them save money, upgrade an existing service or even reduce their usages.

We work as a vertical team so we have people in different roles embedded together. This includes a Product Manager, Software Engineers, Product Designers, Marketeers, Product Analysts and more. This is helping us to reduce knowledge silos and to have a common understanding of what done means in the stories we complete.

What have you learned since joining WonderBill?

Working at WonderBill has presented me with a great opportunity to get my hands dirty with the full product development lifecycle. Everything from user research and UX design to business intelligence and strategy.

What’s the best thing about working for WonderBill?

I enjoy building our own product, getting it out into the world and seeing what people think of it. Feeling proud of what you build is something that I think is important.

I’ve had the ability to work with lots of technology that I previously didn’t get an opportunity to use before. Even if we don’t end up using it in production, we have the ability to propose new solutions and create prototypes to review if we want to proceed which is great for learning and experimenting.

To find out more about working at WonderBill, take a look at our Careers page.

Our Mission

“We see saving time and money on your bills as an opportunity to do more of the things that you love. Life’s about more than bills and we want to help you take your time back.”

Shane Clifford