Recruitment Roundup – 15th December 2021

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Welcome back to FinTech Wales’ most recent Recruitment Roundup, where you can find a selection of the latest job vacancies listed by our FinTech Wales members.

If you’re ready to take the next step professionally or know someone looking to kickstart a career with an industry-leading financial technology company based in Wales, then check out the freshest jobs in Welsh FinTech included in today’s roundup. 

Ship Shape – Front-end Developer (Angular, Typescript)

Company – Ship Shape

Job Title – Front-end Developer 

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Work 4.5 days per week, paid for 5 days

Perks – Yes (Hack day each fortnight & more) 

The role:

Ship Shape’s Developer role will be at the forefront of creating the best user experience for their Search & Recommendation system.

Ship Shape already has an MVP in Production and in use with customers, with positive feedback. 

You will work with your direct team: Senior Full-Stack Developer, UX/UI, and DevOps. And you will interact with API services provided by Ship Shape’s in-house Data Science team.

If you stay with Ship Shape for more than 3 months, Options in the company will be made available.


  • In a startup environment with limited documentation, efficiently produce quality functions and outcomes
  • With the team, create something as accessible as Google, but with underlying journeys and the data screens as complex as Bloomberg or Reuters Eikon.
  • Figma prototype already created – clear UI target

Skills & experience needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related information technology field

Required, 3 years in:

  • Angular + Angular Material + Angular Flex Layout
  • MongoDB
  • Jasmine + Karma
  • Build to AWS (Fargate)
  • Bitbucket + Bitbucket Pipelines
  • Docker

For more information on this role or how to apply, visit Ship Shape’s website here. 

Chetwood Financial Limited – ​​HR Coordinator

Company – Chetwood Financial Limited

Job Title – HR Coordinator

Location –  Wrexham

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Work 4.5 days per week, paid for 5 days

Perks – (flexible working environment, life insurance & more)

Role Purpose:

Chetwood Financial’s People Coordinator will be someone who can fully support all aspects of the employment life-cycle for all employees at Chetwood Financial, helping to create the finest conditions for Chetwood’s people to perform at their best. They will be at the forefront of service delivery, supporting an array of process and policy queries.

Chetwood Financial are not interested in HR qualifications, whether you have a degree, what size organisations you’ve worked for or which sector you’ve got experience in. What Chetwood cares about is that you understand how people tick and how to create innovative solutions that enable them to perform at their best.


  • Administering the full employee life-cycle including hires, promotions, transfers, leavers, maternity and other employment-related documentation in accordance with HR and company guidelines
  • Act as the first point of contact for People processes and policy related queries, escalating more complex queries as required
  • Support ER related activities, including preparation of documentation and correspondence, attending meetings and minute taking where required
  • Own the new hire on-boarding, induction and mandatory training processes
  • Maintaining the HR System, ensuring documentation is uploaded and employee data remains current and accurate and compliant with relevant policies and procedures
  • Liaise with external service providers; maintain contracts and ensure high levels of service
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required

 Skills and Experience Required:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Must possess excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritise and deliver to strict deadlines
  • Ability to remain confidential at all times 
  • Delivering high quality customer service
  • IT literate, with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to show initiative and willingness to propose solutions to issues identified
  • Common sense – always spots opportunities to simplify and improve processes to drive better results
  • Marketing, communication and presentation skills to facilitate projects and initiatives

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Chetwood Financial’s website here. 

Backbase – Freelance Principal Application Security Engineer

Company – Backbase

Job Title – Freelance Principal Application Security Engineer

Location –  Cardiff

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, Full-time

Perks –  Yes 


As a Principal Application Security Engineer you’ll join the team of Security Engineers working to ensure Backbase builds and maintains secure software that is used by millions of users around the globe. You have a hacker mindset and always strive to think like an attacker.

About you:

  • 5+ years of experience in application security;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Cyber Security or equivalent;
  • English language on a professional level, written and spoken;
  • One or more security certifications such as CSSLP, CISSP, OSCP, GWEB;
  • Expert understanding of application security;
  • Deep understanding of frontend, backend and mobile security domains and you master one of them; 
  • Expert understanding of security in the SDLC and SAST/SCA/DAST tools;
  • Expert understanding of pen testing web applications and mobile applications;
  • Drive application security requirements in the product;
  • Define security verification strategy for web applications and mobile apps;
  • Ability to lead Architecture Risk Analysis and threat modelling;
  • Expert understanding of DevOps and Agile product development;
  • Deep understanding of relevant regulations such as GDPR and PCI-DSS;
  • Deep understanding of cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes.

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Backbase’s website here. 

LexisNexis – Consulting System Engineer

Company – LexisNexis

Job Title – Consulting System Engineer

Location – United Kingdom, Ohio 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time

Perks –  Yes


The Consulting Systems Engineer provides assistance and input to management; develops and leads large multifunctional system activities; solves complex technical problems; writes complex structure; and serves as a senior source of expertise. The Consulting Systems Engineer also may provide sizing or budget recommendations to the management team. 

This role also provides prompt recovery and problem escalation for the exceptions, extrapolating and integrating information within defined boundaries, using multiple system management and problem management tools.


  • 5+ years of Systems Engineering experience
  • BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required, advanced degree preferred

Technical skills:

  • Good change management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Exchange and Microsoft 365
  • VMware, Azure, and Windows infrastructure a plus
  • Program installation and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of virtual server environments
  • Knowledge of scripts for automation
  • Advanced understanding of system and problem management tools
  • Knowledge of system recovery procedures
  • Performance improvement
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to mentor junior staff
  • Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and strong delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity
  • Advanced problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making
  • Advanced communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums

For more information on this role or how to apply, visit lexisNexis’s website here. 

Currencycloud – Talent Administrator

Company – Currencycloud

Job Title – Talent Administrator

Location – Cardiff (remote)

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time

Perks –  Yes (individual learning and development budget, a pension or 401K contribution & more)


Currencycloud has grown from our roots in the UK to have a presence in the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA. This position reports to the Director of Talent and is responsible for supporting our Talent team as we look to automate many of Currencycloud’s processes. You’ll also help the People team with their hiring needs.

The details:

  • Helping to automate our offers process, which in turn will speed up our onboarding of new employees
  • Help to set up automation alongside our Onboarding Specialist
  • Utilise admin skills to create a streamlined process to store all of the current and future job descriptions
  • Sorting through job applications and shortlisting relevant candidates to assist our recruiters when needed
  • Initially helping to advertise all roles on Applicant Tracking System (ATS) & Linkedin, making any necessary amendments to job descriptions prior to advertising. 
  • Help people within the business with their ATS needs; develop a full understanding of the product.
  • Helping the team to organise events & meetups including attendance at job fairs
  • Support the People team by conducting Right to Work checks whether virtually or in person (should it be required by the government).
  • Confirm start dates with new starters and issue paperwork accordingly to them
  • Ensure consistency between people and TA data (e.g.: start dates, promotions, internal moves)
  • Supporting the Office Manager with all aspects of managing the Cardiff office
  • Create and maintain tracking document for all recruiters
  • Support the Chief People Officer and Director of People on occasions where your experience is required
  • Create weekly hiring report to be sent to Director of Talent
  • Manage LinkedIn job slots and ensure roles are regularly rotated and slots are equally allocated between the team
  • Looking for ways to improve our processes

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent team working skills, ability to manage own workload
  • Proactive approach
  • Someone that thrives on autonomy
  • Minimum of 3 years of admin experience
  • Used to working in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to see problems and help the team to be more streamlined and productive
  • Fantastic eye for detail
  • Ability to manage workload
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Superb communications skills
  • A thirst for knowledge

For more information on this role or how to apply, visit Currencycloud’s website here. 

Wealthify – ​​Compliance Executive – Second Line

Company – Wealthify

Job Title – Compliance Executive – Second Line

Location – Penarth, Wales.

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, Flexible working hours 37.5 hours a week between 8am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Perks –  Yes (24 days holiday a year – plus bank holidays, annual bonus between 0-20% of your annual salary, Private Medical Insurance  & more)


Wealthify is an ambitious, multi-award-winning online investment company located in Penarth, Wales. 

Working within a small team, you’ll assist the Head of Compliance to ensure Wealthify is, and remains, within the industry’s regulatory framework.

Key duties will be:

  • Second line of defence reviews in line with the Compliance Monitoring Plan
  • Drafting compliance reports for senior managers and risk owners
  • Providing technical compliance advice to the business units
  • Maintaining compliance and risk policies to ensure they are updated and approved as required
  • Monitor and evaluate regulatory, legislative and industry-wide developments (horizon scanning)

Skills Wealthify are  looking for:  

  • Simplicity, communication, teamwork, trust, and confidence.
  • Previous experience working in a compliance related role, preferably within the second line in a financial services regulated business.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at grade C or above

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Wealthify’s website here. 

Sonovate – Product Owner, Data

Company – Sonovate

Job Title – Product Owner, Data

Location –.Cardiff / Remote working

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time

Perks –  Yes (28 days holiday + bank holidays, private medical insurance with Bupa & more)


Sonovate is a lending and technology with a clear vision: To be the premier global financing platform for the ‘Future of Work’

Sonovate is looking for an experienced product owner that has a proven record of bringing data products to market. The successful candidate will have the necessary literacy in analytics & data science to unlock the potential of our data and the commercial experience to position the value of such data to our customers. This role would also be perfect for someone with Data Engineering experience looking to move into a Product role!

Responsibilities of the role:

  • to work with Head of Product to fully understand both business and product strategy in order to set correct priorities
  • to consult with customers and internal stakeholders to develop innovative new data products and to properly understand the optimal delivery channel(s) for such products
  • to prioritise initiatives with solid rationale in order to drive a clear roadmap to product-market-fit
  • to document user stories with acceptance scenarios and prioritise them within the product backlog, then manage backlog change over time; to create and maintain logical data modelling artefacts and documentation
  • to work closely with Technology colleagues to ensure team have full understanding of your analysis and support team in finding effective solutions
  • to be fully available to your assigned Scrum team in support of general Q&A, refinement, planning and other meetings or ceremonies as needed
  • to research: understanding challenges within the competitive landscape and opportunities in the partner landscape; to monitor for applicable developments in data science and data delivery technologies
  • to own and analyse specific non-functional requirements in support of the Sonovate product line (such as how demand will scale, when users expect system to be available, how users expect system to perform, security and legislative requirements)
  • A product mindset, ideally applied in development of commercial B2B products

Attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder management
  • A demonstrable aptitude for delivering value with agility
  • Knowledge of data stewardship and governance (the management and oversight of data assets) and understanding data analysis (the collection, processing and cleansing of data)
  • Proficient in SQL with ability to use BI tools (PowerBI preferred)
  • Solid AI awareness with a clear view as to how such technology could be practically applied to develop and improve data products (for customers and/or internal stakeholders)
  • A good understanding of the contingent workforce supply chain processes and the nature of the data that flows through them
  • The confidence and experience to perform research into emerging technologies and practices
  • A practical application of product discovery techniques (e.g. design sprints, experiments and prototypes, workshops, interviews)
  • A working knowledge of various documentation methods including user stories, UML for conceptual models and Gherkin (BDD / specification-by-example) for acceptance criteria; in particular how to adapt these for high-data-volume acceptance tests

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Sonovate’s website here. 

Hodge bank – Software Engineer

Company – Hodge bank

Job Title – Software Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, flexible working options

Perks –  Yes (Enhanced parental leave, company pension contribution up to 15% & more) 


To support the growth of our digital services, Hodge is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Development team.

The development team is leading the technical delivery of a large scale digital transformation. Working in an Agile environment, Hodge are building cutting edge cloud-based web solutions for real-time financial services delivered through cross platform solutions. As Software Engineer, you will be part of an Agile team involved in the full life-cycle of development for customer facing solutions.

You will be working as part of a Scrum team comprising a product owner, analysts, developers, testers and business SME’s delivering external and internal platforms to support the business and our customers.

Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a computer science or IT-related subject, ideally with a 2:1 or above.
  • Demonstrable experience in a commercial software development role.
  • Commercial experience in relevant Java technologies – Java 11+, SpringBoot, Hibernate.
  • Ideally experience of developing for an AWS-based environment.
  • Ideally knowledge of front-end frameworks such as Javascript, JQuery and React JS/Native.
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment.
  • A good understanding of Java based applications and contemporary architectures, plus AWS or similar cloud environments.
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Delivery, plus exposure to common toolsets such as Jenkins, Git, JIRA, Confluence or similar.
  • A positive can-do attitude and willingness and desire to get things done.

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Hodge’s website here.

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These are just a few of the new opportunities available in Welsh FinTech, so if you’re ready to take the next step professionally or know someone looking to kickstart a career in financial technology, don’t hesitate to contact any of these outstanding companies and apply for an exciting position.

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