Recruitment Roundup – 21st July 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.

Wagonex Customer Services Associate (Kickstart)

Company – Wagonex

Job Title – Customer Services Associate

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Internship, 6 months via government’s Kickstart Scheme

Perks – Yes (flexible working arrangement)


You will support the operations team with inbound car requests direct to the platform, ensuring a seamless customer experience. This will require handling emails, phone calls and direct messages with our customers.

The role will require you building great relationships, and developing a deep understanding of our customers by maintaining constant engagement with them.

What you’ll do:

  • Ideally candidates will be proactive in identifying new product features and functionalities, using customer feedback to ensure an enhanced customer experience. 
  • You will get the opportunity to work closely with our product team to improve user experience.
  • There will be an opportunity to manage customer surveys and you will be seen as a customer champion throughout this close knit organisation.
  • Working in a start up means you will work closely with colleagues from across the organisation, from customer to product and tech and have plenty of opportunity to learn and develop throughout the six months.

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Wagonex’s LinkedIn, here.

Monva – Marketing Manager 

Company – Monva 

Job Title – Marketing Manager 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive salary up to £50,000

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes (25 Days annual holiday, additional days holiday on your birthday, flexible working options such as work from home, flexi-time etc.)


Monva are looking for a Customer focused, creative and commercially driven Marketing Manager to join our team. Monva are looking for a multi-skilled person who can thrive in a ‘T’ shaped role. Monva is a fast growing business that needs an energetic and enthusiastic team member to blow up their marketing activity. Attitude is everything.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Monva as they hit an important growth phase, the chance to grow as the company grows is real and available for the right candidate

You will be responsible for the management of Monva’s marketing activities:

  • Working with Monva’s digital agency on the creation, development, and execution of our PPC, SEO, Paid Social, Organic Social and Email activities
  • Coordination of Monva’s weekly marketing plans, working on planned and ad-hoc campaigns to take advantage of commercial opportunities.
  • Developing creative ideas and testing new marketing channels for Monva as they grow our customer base (Radio, TV, Outdoor etc).
  • You will be technically minded, with an understanding and ideally working knowledge of Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, GA4, Google Ads, Google Data Studio, Bing Ads, Hotjar (or similar) etc, and be able to quickly pick up using our customer data platform and email technologies.
  • Working with the CEO on brand development and positioning
  • Managing the content of Monva’s websites including their corporate/investor website
  • Working as part of Monva’s product labs team, having an understanding of user experience and interaction design, conversion rate optimisation, and conversion flow from ecommerce, lead generation and comparison environments.

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrable marketing experience, particularly in an online environment, ideally within financial services or price comparison
  • Development of brand messaging, campaign theming, and execution through multichannel activities
  • Experience of managing third parties, particularly creative and digital agencies and freelancers
  • Knowledge of email creation using WYSIWG editors
  • Hands on experience of email marketing and marketing automation with known platforms (Mailchimp, Salesforce, PipeDrive, Intilery etc)
  • Understanding of PPC advertising
  • Understanding of Web analytics
  • Understanding of Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Marketing competitor analysis and performance benchmarking
  • Confident communicator – you have the ability to influence and work with multiple stakeholders and collaborate with everyone in the business
  • High Internet affinity and state of the art knowledge about new developments in online marketing, social media, e-commerce & web technologies
  • High analytical competence and joy in handling large amounts of data
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-starter, enthusiastic, aware of the rigours and demands of a growing start-up
  • Knowledge of marketing copywriting and content production
  • Awareness of marketing in an FCA regulated environment

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

Comparison Creator – IT Development Manager

Company – Comparison Creator

Job Title – IT Development Manager 

Location – Cwmbran

Salary – Competitive salary, plus good benefits

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes


Comparison Creator is looking for a motivated and technically skilled IT Development Manager to join their team. Comparison Creator is a vibrant, energetic company with a passion for high quality web design, delivering software for new and exciting projects with large national brands – their partners include the biggest price comparison websites and some of the most recognisable insurers in the UK. Comparison Creator offers a relaxed, collaborative and flexible working environment and a strong sense of team spirit.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • the planning, execution and success of complex technical projects, measured by the delivery of robust software, on time and to budget. 
  • You’ll also manage the  Development Team, setting high expectations, providing regular feedback and actively encouraging them to upgrade and develop their skill sets.
  • You’ll work closely with senior stakeholders, so you’ll need to have strong communication and collaboration skills, with a proven track record of managing stakeholder relationships effectively.
  • In addition, you’ll need the technical knowledge and experience to contribute to technical leadership within Comparison Creator and also build credibility with your team.

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

Yoello – Quality Assurance Lead 

Company – Yoello

Job Title – Quality Assurance Lead 

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Up to £40,000 depending on experience

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes (annual bonus, plus equity & more)


You’ll be responsible for the QA approach at Yoello supporting their full suite of products and propositions. You’ll define Yoello’s test strategies, test plans and other test documentation, working collaboratively with other teams across their business.

You will build, lead and develop our QA capability focussing on leadership, coordination and management oversight. As with all leadership roles at Yoello you’ll need to be hands-on when needed, demonstrating through your actions how to get things done.


  • Work with Yoello’s teams across product, delivery and tech to create and implement appropriate testing strategies.
  • Develop an end-to-end view on testing providing a holistic and comprehensive QA capability.
  • Assess and implement appropriate tools, methodologies and training where appropriate to ensure test strategies are embedded across Yoello’s business.
  • Promote the development of QA standards, tools and techniques (including test preparation)
  • Advocate automated testing tools techniques including to support regression testing across all product platforms
  • Work closely with product and engineering to ensure there is a joined-up view across requirements through to implementation and testing / assurance.
  • Work collaboratively and report to the Director of Operations in relation to the planning and execution of QA work and the coordination of releases, providing final QA approval prior to live release.  
  • Embed a culture of agile working, continuous improvement and problem solving encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership and accountability
  • Involve QA in all sprint ceremonies ensuring they actively contribute to planning, delivery and continuous improvement

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Yoello’s website here. If this role isn’t for you, explore more exciting opportunities on Yoello’s careers page.  

Sonovate – Quality Assurance Analyst 

Company – Sonovate 

Job Title – Quality Assurance Lead 

Location – Cardiff

Contract – Part-time role. 18 hours a week, including Tuesday & Wednesday full day (7.5hrs) and 4hrs on a Monday. This is a permanent position

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


Sonovate is looking for a fantastic individual to conduct, monitor, record, and report on all aspects of Sonovate’s operational performance. To support process improvements, identify any trends in knowledge gaps and training needs and identify corrective and preventative actions.

The ideal candidate will have great problem solving and analytical skills, with the ability to multitask using a range of tools and applications. You will use your initiative to assist the Operational Support Manager, undertake duties necessary for the ongoing maintenance of Quality within the Operations department. You will understand our high-risk processes end-to-end and provide full end-to-end analysis on the quality and efficiency of Operational processes.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Record, analyse and report outcomes of all Quality checks carried out.
  • Confidentiality will be key, as you will be dealing with quality on an individual and team basis.
  • Be a key role in reenergising the Quality strategy within Operations, opening our Quality reach to areas such as phone calls, emails, adjustments, advances, funding only evidence.
  • Working closely with Risk and Operations leadership to build a risk-based approach to Quality across the different segments of Operations (RM, CS, CC, OSA).
  • Work directly with OS Manager to raise any trends in errors, ensure any relevant knowledge gaps are identified and training needs established and raised to OS Manager.
  • Continuously build knowledge of Operations processes end to end and impacts to other workstreams.
  • Ability to present findings to OS manager and other members within Ops leadership.
  • Assist creation and implementation of first-time resolution metric into Quality checking.
  • Foster a continuous drive toward improving the departments processes, generate and present improvements to the OS manager.
  • Full investigation of errors found, root cause analysis completed, identify corrective and preventative actions.
  • Assist in the completion of internal quality audits to ensure compliance with the company’s quality policy and procedures, as well as any corrective actions.

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Sonovate’s website, here. Or more more roles with Sonovate based in Wales you can visit their careers page, here. 

Admiral – Chapter Lead Software Engineer (Digital)

Company – Admiral

Job Title – Chapter Lead Software Engineer (Digital)

Location – Cardiff

Salary – No set salary, dependant upon candidate’s experience

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes (Read about some of Admiral’s key benefits, here)


Admiral is looking for a Chapter Lead for Software Engineering in Digital. The main responsibilities of a Chapter Lead are to build up the capabilities of the technical people in the Tribe, equipping them with the skills, tools, and standard approaches to deliver functional excellence, and ensuring that they are focused on delivering value to the business. 

At the same time, we would expect the Chapter Lead to perform as a Software Engineer within their specific functional discipline within their designated Squad. The Chapter Lead takes responsibility for the line management of the technical people within the tribes.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Recruitment, development and retention of technical resources including career pathway development for all technical Squad members.  
  • Define and set compensation, benefits, and promotions for all members of the relevant Chapter.
  • Provide and apply effective performance management processes and mechanisms supporting Squad leaders and Product Owners in increasing squad performance.  
  • Provide line management duties for all Squad technical members within the relevant Chapter with the view of focusing on coaching and mentoring techniques that align to both agile principles and Admiral values.
  • Support both personal and technical skills development for all Squad level technical members enabling greater Squad operational performance.
  • Provide effective career development for all Squad-level technical members of the relevant Chapter.
  • Enable Squads to meet their expected outcomes by supporting them in problem identification, root cause analysis, and decision-making.
  • Provide an inclusive environment where Chapter members have the freedom and safety to innovate, experiment, and learn from failure.
  • Identify, teach, or sponsor the required software and hardware engineering skills needed to support the development of high-quality code, components, systems, and solutions
  • Owner and role model for applying the following values: productivity, quality, transparency, and openness over internal politics into the Chapters ways of working and production of outcomes.  
  • Provide open and effective communication channels leading to greater knowledge transfer within the Chapter. 
  • Ensure engineering, design and testing standards and practices comply with Admiral IT governance and architectural standards while performing in a heavily regulated environment.
  • Serve as a senior coach and advisor to Agile Squads. Remaining close enough to the Squads to add value and to be a competent manager, while staying far enough away to let them problem-solve on their own
  • Support Squad Leads and Product Owners in knowledge transition between both Squads and the wider Organisation by applying clear and concise communication channels

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Admiral’s website, here. Admiral has a range of other job vacancies in Cardiff which you can explore here. 

Trust Payments – Software Development Manager

Company – Trust Payments

Job Title – Software Development Engineer 

Location – Bangor, London, Bromley, Harrogate, Atlanta and Malta

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes (Flexible home-working, Family friendly enhanced benefits/policies & more)

Main purpose of the job:

  •  As a software development manager, you will be at the heart of driving their software development and innovation programmes
  •  You will be leading a team of high performing developers as well as producing world class code yourself
  •  The team and business is growing rapidly and this is a great opportunity to join a well-established business who value their staff

Duties and responsibilities: 

  •   Strong experience of managing a team of software developers
  •   Strong background in Python development
  •   Good knowledge of the latest technology trends & developments
  •   Good knowledge of Agile (ideally implementing or driving its adoption)
  •   Strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  •   Full software development lifecycle ownership
  •   Knowledge of Agile/Scrum processes
  •   Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  •   Manage the team of 10-15 people
  •   Drive architecture
  •   Review code
  •   Growth and security of the business in line with the operating plan

For more information on this role, visit Trust Payments’ website, here. Explore other careers with Trust Payments, here. 

Backbase – UX Designer 

Company – Backbase

Job Title – UX Designer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full time

Perks – Yes (Private Health Insurance, Cyclescheme & more)


Backbase’s Cardiff office is expanding so it’s a great time to join the team. You’ll have a chance to influence the User Experience during a critical phase in the product life cycle while building skills and expertise working directly with the Senior Designers and UX Director.

Backbase has a great, creative culture in the Design team with over 20 UI/UX Designers and Researchers working across their organisation. Backbase is looking for someone who will be a great addition to this team, bringing creativity, passion and experience.

About you:

  • You have 2-5 years of experience in digital/interactive design roles, including design experience in high-complexity software;
  • You have a Bachelor or Masters-level degree in one of the following; Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Digital Product Design, Human Factors;
  • You have experience working through multiple product build and release cycles;
  • You have experience creating elegant solutions to complex user experience problems;
  • You have strong visual design skills evidenced by examples of where you’ve created pixel-perfect products (add a link to your online portfolio on your resume);
  • You have experience in creating interactive prototypes and also knowledge of design and prototyping tools e.g Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, ProtoPie, Principle, InVision Studio;
  • You have experience creating navigation and page layout/templates, functional design, iconography, look and feel and style guides; you have strong typographic layout skills;
  • You have experience in creating wireframes, user flows through to asset generation;
  • You are used to liaising with developers and QA testers to ensure designs are built and delivered to design specifications;
  • You have solid communication skills and team-working capability;
  • You are used to providing development teams with support and guidance to help follow our design standards and our UX best practices;
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset, you are proactive and happy to take initiative; you are also self-motivated with an ability to hit deadlines and work independently; you have an eye for detail.

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Backbase’s website, here – OR, click here to explore similar roles at Backbase. 

Coincover – PR & Comms Executive 

Company – Coincover

Job Title – PR & Comms Executive 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full time (will consider part-time and fully remote working)

Perks – Yes (flexible and remote working, bonus scheme & more)


Coincover is looking for a PR & Community Executive to develop their PR & Comms plan and goals in key regions across their three key segments. You’ll be responsible for leading the effort to build strong relationships with media contacts in the trade and crypto-talking consumer media to drive coverage and brand awareness. 

This will be a dynamic, yet challenging role with an all-new team on a rocket-fuelled growth journey which will suit someone who is focused, embraces change and wants to make a big difference in creating something completely new.  

What you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll lead the job of developing our PR & Comms plan and goals in key regions across Coincover’s three key segments (B2B, B2B2C and Consumer)  
  • Coincover will want you to play a vital role in bringing the outside word inside to help them  stay ahead of this fast-changing space and ensure they achieve their goal of setting the safety standard in crypto.  
  • Managing and executing the full range of activities – from planning, messaging, content writing, sell-in and analytics 
  • Leading the effort to build strong relationships with media contacts in the trade and crypto-talking consumer media to drive coverage and brand awareness (and ultimately inbound requests)  
  • Raising the profile of Coincover’s founders and ensuring Coincover are getting inbound speaker and spokesperson opportunities to support the above in both trade and consumer media 
  • Managing external partners to ensure they deliver what Coincover needs when they need it. The nature of those suppliers will largely be determined by the gaps in the skills of who we hire 
  • Playing a lead role in driving Coincover’s content strategy by helping us understand the key topics being discussed and enabling Coincover to quickly respond to them 

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Coincover’s website, here. If you’re interested in exploring more career opportunities from Coincover, you can do so here

Wealthify – Head of Business Development 

Company – Wealthify

Job Title – Head of Business Development

Location – Penarth

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full time (will consider part-time and fully remote working)

Perks – Yes


“Wealthify is an ambitious, multi-award-winning online investment company located in Penarth, Wales. We’re here to inspire anyone to build their future wealth, and we do this by making investing easy, affordable, and accessible.” 

Wealthify has developed fantastic relationships with different banks, fintechs, retail brands and financial media that support our ambition to inspire anyone to build their future wealth, and they wish to develop more. As a result, Wealthify is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to build new relationships and grow our existing ones.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Generating new business leads and building a sales pipeline
  • Service existing partnerships, building and maintain relationships 
  • Deal with new inbound partnerships enquiries 
  • Help execute the overall business development strategy to focus on the most effective areas.  
  • Develop sales material to support pitches 
  • Negotiate deals and commercial terms 
  • Report to Senior Management on opportunities and progress 

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Wealthify’s website, here. Click here to explore Wealthify’s other job openings. 

Delio – Associate 

Company – Delio 

Job Title – Associate

Location – Cardiff

Contract – 6-month fixed-term contract via the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme

Perks – Yes


Delio is transforming private markets. Through their technology and expertise, Delio helps the world’s most respected financial institutions to deliver private market transactions to their clients.

As part of this role you’ll get the opportunity to lead and support a number of Delio’s initiatives; involving interaction with clients and colleagues. The intention is for you to periodically rotate between several departments and activities to provide a fulsome view of the operations of the company; for example:

Commercial: Support prospect acquisition and client management, including undertaking operational tasks as part of client engagement (both technology and structuring services related).

Marketing: Promote Delio and share our message and offering to external audiences.

About you:

  • You’re proactive with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach, ready to take the initiative and progress. 
  • You’ve managed projects in the past – either during University or as part of previous work experience.
  • You thrive on finding solutions in a fast-paced working environment. 
  • You’re keen to learn more about fintech and its impact on the future of finance. 
  • You want to start a career in financial services, ready to expand your knowledge in areas like sales and marketing, and the business processes that shape a commercial firm. 
  • You’re driven, with an entrepreneurial mindset. 
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills – with an eye for detail and the skills needed to produce material off the back of this (using a range of essential software packages).

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous exposure to financial services, particularly wealth management.
  • Previous exposure to the lifecycle of commercial projects.
  • An understanding of the nuances and processes involved in building technology platforms.

If this role sounds suited to you or you’d like more information, visit Delio’s website, here

Ship Shape – Software Engineer in Data

Company – Ship Shape 

Job Title – Software Engineer in Data

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – £40,000 – £45,000 per year plus 3% pension

Contract – Permanent role, immediate start

Perks – Yes (4.5 day weeks, 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus more) 


Ship Shape is looking for a developer to work with their systems architect to build tools  that their researchers and automated services use to construct their knowledge base. Leveraging their existing dataset with NLP techniques, Ship Shape are building a targeted web crawler to strengthen their core product.

Ultimately Ship Shape need someone who understands how an engineering team works (e.g. development, Pull requests, good practice). You need to be able to write production code with minimal pick-up time for the next developer. 

Ship Shape’s Data Services technology stack is microservices-based and hosted on AWS. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Primary: Development of event-driven python microservices. Data transformation and integration development. 
  • Secondary: NLP and machine learning development. 

Must have the below, but not necessarily experience professionally i.e. can be areas of interest to you that you’ve not had the chance to use at work:

  • NLP. You need to have used libraries like Spacy, SBERT, Transformers(or similar) and Gensim and be able to fluently talk about NLP. Post grad qualifications in this area are desirable. 
  • Machine learning in general. Pytorch, Scikit-learn, etc. 
  • Data-wrangling. 
  • AWS Sage Maker

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

Ship Shape – Junior Data Analyst

Job Title – Junior Data Analyst 

Location – Cardiff (WFH the norm)

Wage – £10 p/h

Contract –Paid Internship that could lead to a full-time role (immediate start)

Perks – Yes (Access to courses and training & more)


Ship Shape is offering professionals a great start to their career in start-ups and financial services.

This role includes training, exposure to the Fintech industry and can form the foundations of a career in Data Science and AI (no prior experience required).

The Role will include: 

  • Sourcing seed data to power Ship Shape’s database.
  • Finding and vetting new Venture Capital firms.
  • Identifying and qualifying new data sources.
  • Researching portfolio companies.
  • Manual Quality Assurance (QA) of the data capture system output.
  • Work alongside the Data Science (DS) team to develop and test.
  • Maintain documentation of QA.
  • Manual capture of data
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Continual testing of our tools to ensure issues are found and logged with relevant detail.
  • Formal documentation of bugs and issues. When necessary, briefing the team on your findings.
  • Curating the Database.
  • Understanding the data and the reason(s) behind it appearing in searches.
  • Identifying and documenting gaps in the database to allow additional data capture to occur. 
  • Taking part in special projects.
  • Test dataset creation and modification of test data.
  • Attend meetings to discuss data requirements for special projects.

Specifics of skills needed to be evidenced:

  • Analytical skills: running large data sets.
  • Time management skills: coordinating one’s own activities to stay on schedule.
  • Documentation skills: writing procedures and reports that can be used by members of the team.
  • Self-starter/motivator: ability to work out what tasks need to be done, and stay on course to hit a deadline.
  • Excel/ Google Sheets: proficient at manipulating data and building checks and tests.

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

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