Posted: August 24, 2023 By James Bail

Life at Liberis with James Bail

James Bail shares what Life at Liberis is like in his role as a Staff Engineer.

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What’s your name and what do you do at Liberis?

My name is James Bail and I’m a Staff Engineer at Liberis.

What makes you proud to work here?

The product is great, plugging the huge gap in SME finance with a versatile and ethical funding option is a no-brainer – and the tech we get to use to provide that revenue is super interesting.

What are your stand-out memories of working at Liberis so far?

  • The many developers I’ve worked with over the last 6 years, all fantastic and massively insightful – I wouldn’t be where I am today without their guidance.
  • At our Summer party 2021 where I watched one of my mates try to sing screamo karaoke with the CEO, it wasn’t a screamo song.
  • Lockdown and the huge effect it had on the business and my colleagues. We used the time amazingly to deliver Project Z and our partner platform. We came out the other side a much stronger group both culturally and technically.

Since working here, what ways have you developed – personally and/or professionally?

I joined Liberis straight out of university back in 2017. I have developed almost entirely here from many different flavours of developers, product managers and my own bosses. There is so much to learn, the business is fast-paced and throws you straight in the deep end – there’s no better way to hone your craft. Liberis will expose you to both the technical and the non-technical aspects of software delivery, which gives your job a great balance.

What makes Liberis different from anywhere else you’ve worked?

They give you the reins if you want to hold them and not hand-hold you, unless of course you need support.

What do you look forward to most in Liberis’ future?

When we’re the market leader of SME financing and our API features are at the pinnacle of world-class software.

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