Recruitment Roundup – 23rd March 2022 

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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. 

Chetwood Financial – Graduate Python Developer

Company – Chetwood Financial

Job Title – Graduate Python Developer

Location – Wrexham 

Contract – Graduate Scheme 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (pension, private medical insurance including dental and optical & more)


Chetwood are seeking a Graduate Python Developer to join them on a 2-year placement to join their technology function as they embark on an ambitious programme to build class leading development systems and services as part of a wider banking capability pursuit.

Operating within a Cloud Native, AWS environment, Chetwood aims to create business advantage over other banking peers by providing an agile, scalable and highly parameterized platform that delivers its financial propositions and capabilities to third parties.

Joining Chetwood’s graduate scheme, you will gain the depth, knowledge and exposure of working within a serverless environment, producing high quality code, building new features and improving backend systems. 

Areas of responsibility:

  • Help to build and support new features, building high quality code in Python
  • Support the improvement of existing functionalities, reducing technical debt through lessons learned
  • Collaborating with Chetwood’s internal test team to support the development life cycle
  • Share knowledge of data, benefiting future build across DevOps and Data Ops spaces.

What you offer:

  • Graduated with at least a 2:1 in a relevant subject
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to learn
  • An analytical mindset with the desire to build and develop
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, bringing a creative flair
  • The ability to be flexibility to the needs of the business
  • Able to work within a fast paced, reactive environment
  • An interest in the financial services industry and the competitiveness of the market

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

ActiveQuote – SQL Server Database Administrator

Company – ActiveQuote

Job Title – SQL Server Database Administrator

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Bupa Health Insurance – full cover, Income Protection & more)

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Day to Day administration ensuring that the database platforms are fully supported at all times
  • Conduct database performance, capacity and security management
  • Maintaining a high level of availability of services, and minimising the risk of exposure to system downtime, through continual monitoring of key systems 
  • Defining and improving database coding standards 
  • Maintaining ER diagrams describing the application data model 
  • Improving monitoring of production databases to include metrics such as CPU, memory usage and IOPS 
  • Provide dashboards to management to illustrate monitored metrics
  • Analysing systems proactively to identify problems and trends, proposing technical solutions, and recommending changes to optimise system performance and usability
  • Act in an advisory and consultancy capacity for the Dev team  
  • Identify obsolescent technologies and formulate upgrade plan
  • Ensure database structure, quality, standards and best practices are met
  • Conducting incident management, including post-incident reviews
  • Work closely with the development and project management teams to design and deliver key projects
  • Follow emerging technologies 

Skills & Education 


  • Expert level experience in database tools such as Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and MySQL
  • Extensive experience in database development and support 
  • Strong proficiency in MySQL or SQL Server database management 
  • Excellent Transact-SQL skills
  • Practical experience in query performance tuning including indexing and statistics
  • Significant knowledge of High Availability and SQL replication
  • In-Depth understanding and practical experience of Always on Availability Groups
  • Database monitoring tools and techniques
  • Experience administering SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Experienced in Disaster Recovery techniques and solutions (Backup and Recovery)
  • Excellent communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators 


  • Insight of SQL Integration Services and Analysis Services
  • Experience of Microsoft PowerBI
  • Experience of tools such as MySQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience of Database Design, Development & Data Architecture
  • Experience with Microsoft SSIS and SSRS
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies (Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience working within ITIL framework (Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Control)
  • Exposure working within a DevOps environment

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

Sonovate – Senior UI Engineer

Company – Sonovate

Job Title – Senior UI Engineer

Location – Cardiff or London / Remote working

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – £60,000 – £75,000

Perks – Yes (read about the benefits of joining Sonovate here)


Sonovate are looking for a Senior UI Engineer with 5+ years’ experience to join their highly skilled team.

The right candidate will be able to make decisions on technologies, architecture and infrastructure, while delivering exciting features as part of a cross functional team.

Sonovate’s UI engineers pride themselves on being UX focused, using progressive technologies and working with an evolving design system

Skills you’ll need:

  • Strong knowledge of UI development concepts, best practices and optimisations
  • Appreciation of visual design and its importance in UI/UX
  • Proven experience with React, scalable CSS-in-JS and semantic DOM structure
  • Ability to test your code thoroughly (e.g. Jest, Cypress, Playwright, Puppeteer)
  • Knowledge of automated build/deployment flows (e.g. SWC, Webpack, Rollup, CI/CD)
  • A ‘lifelong learner’ attitude with a hunger for new skills, experience and knowledge
  • Lateral thinking ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions

Sonovate uses the best tech:

  • React / Next.js / Styled Components
  • Typescript / Node.js / GraphQL / Apollo
  • Jest / Testing Library / Playwright
  • Git, Azure DevOps
  • Terraform, Azure Portal
  • Scrum / Kanban

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

Trust Payments – HR / Office Manager

Company – Trust Payments

Job Title – HR / Office Manager

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Family friendly enhanced benefits/policies, pension, healthcare, life assurance & more)

Main purpose of the job:

  • Manage all aspects of the Bournemouth Office from a physical perspective, ensuring full support to all teams. Initially, to create and develop an exciting and motivational office culture within our new office. The role will evolve over time and provide a fantastic opportunity for the right person to run our new office efficiently.
  • Assisting with Recruitment & Onboarding of new employees – working with Managers and HR operations to coordinate onboarding programmes.
  • Employee Benefits Wellbeing & Pensions – work with HR Operations Team Leader, Magdalena Kardasz on gathering staff details
  •  Support EXCO, HR and wider teams
  • Organise social & charitable events
  • To support GOEM and all other Office Managers in all locations when required

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Manage the physical office space supporting the Bournemouth team with all office related issues
  • Main contact with the Landlord in relation to all property related matters
  • Ensuring we have the right storage and facilities in our office
  • Liaise with IT regarding equipment, and any ongoing IT issues etc.
  • Be responsible for the Health and Safety aspects of the office – fire safety, first aid, workstation assessments etc.
  • Liaise with fellow Office Managers in Malta, Bangor, Bromley, Royal Exchange
  • Organise corporate travel bookings for key people in the business and book travel where necessary using external agent
  • Office supplies – Order office supplies/printing/business cards/signage
  • Liaise with Property Agent regarding office maintenance when required
  • Office/Meeting arrangements – Meeting & greeting guests, booking meeting rooms / Managing internal boardroom calendar, Organising internal & external events.  
  • Organise lunches when required

HR Responsibilities: 

  • General support to HR Operations and staff in Bournemouth office
  • Interviewing – If required by HR, to be the face of HR in the office, meeting and greeting new starters and dealing with general queries
  • Liaise with IT in Bangor, re staff laptops and phones if required
  • HEALTH & WELLBEING – promoting regular exercise classes in the office
  • Expenses – check expenses against company policy, flagging any areas of concern. Completing expenses monthly for Pre Paid Card

General duties: 

  • Providing support to other directors / executive team members in the case of absence
  • Additional Ad Hoc duties when required

For more information on this role or to apply visit Trust Payments’ website. 

Principality Building Society – BI Technical Lead

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title – BI Technical Lead

Location – Anywhere (remote)

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – £39,000 up to £65,000 

Perks – Yes (You can read about Principality’s employee benefits here)


Principality is a mutual building society, owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 Members

Hybrid working with visits to our head office in Cardiff, the purpose of this role is to undertake development work which may include business projects, product maintenance and Continuous Improvement or Support. Work must be delivered on time, to high quality and within budget. The job holder will be measured on the vital part they play in the delivery against objectives.

What you’ll do:

  • Accountable for the approach and standards for the development of solutions.
  • Work closely with the Architecture and Design to teams to ensure that Architectural standards, practices and blue prints are adopted by the delivery teams
  • To provide development support and to liaise with both colleagues and third parties to deliver on Society objectives to timescales and/or Service Level Agreements (SLA) agreements.
  • To ensure high quality of software, ensuring the team adhere to required standards. Ensure that code and peer reviews are undertaken.
  • To act as the escalation point for technical issues and act to resolve issues which are flagged, in order that few and only critical issues are escalated to line management.
  • To act as a source of technical expertise for the team where challenges arise and to take decisions to ensure teams achieve their business critical objectives.
  • Provide coaching/mentoring to colleagues.
  • Quality review unit tests to ensure usefulness of tests.
  • Ensure best practices are employed by the team with a view to continuous improvement.
  • Playing a key role in influencing and championing to ensure decisions are made a timely manner.
  • Play an active role in grouping product backlog items as part of the delivery planning.
  • Actively seeking out opportunities to improve our systems or how we use technical solutions to improve organisational performance, e.g. language, tool, processes.
  • Build relationships with and role model effective working across teams/functions
  • Facilitate the creation of standards and policies for the development and management of applications within the Group.
  • Work with development teams to ensure standards are maintained and kept relevant.
  • Govern the adherence to agreed standards and act as the authority to approve exceptions.
  • Undertake application and development consultancy for both the business and IT.
  • Work with developers to agree and promote best practice.
  • Create technical designs and proof of concept solutions to support the ongoing requirements of the business.
  • Evaluate and recommend products and/or services from external software and solution providers.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Modelling and building multi-dimensional Data Warehouse solutions using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Kimball Data Warehousing methodology
  • ETL development using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • OLAP cube design and development using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Writing complex Transact SQL queries, SQL stored procedures and query optimisation
  • Working with source control platforms preferably Team Foundation Server


  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • SQL OLTP relational database design and implementation
  • MDX
  • EXCEL 2016
  • Powershell
  • C# .Net
  • Previous experience working in an agile environment
  • Previous Financial Services experience

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

Hodge – Financial Controls Manager

Company – Hodge 

Job Title – Financial Controls Manager

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

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


Hodge’s ambition is to become a truly customer-centric organisation and as part of a major support function within the business – they are looking for an ambitious, technically strong, self-starter who will report into and work closely with the Financial Controller. Hodge’s new Financial Controls Manager will have an integral role in shaping the Group’s processes, policies and reporting of controls as the business grows to hit its strategic objectives.

Your key responsibilities as Financial Controls Manager will include:

  • Leading the development and on-going monitoring of the Group’s financial control framework.
  • Leading the implementation of a UK SOX-style controls environment.
  • Taking ownership of Finance’s RCSA (Risk and Control Self-Assessment) framework.
  • Maintaining up-to-date documentation of end-to-end processes, identifying key controls within each process.
  • Designing, documenting and implementing internal controls.
  • Designing and performing testing to regularly monitor the design and operating effectiveness of internal financial controls.
  • Evaluating any deficiencies reported in the design and operating effectiveness of financial controls and monitor remediation plans.
  • Providing guidance and advice to control owners for remediation of internal financial controls where necessary.
  • Providing support, advice and education to the business on the impact of new regulatory requirements.
  • Preparing control assessment findings and recommendations for Executive and Board Committees.
  • Working closely with internal and external audit teams.
  • Working with Finance and Operations teams to ensure that any business change activities are embedded into the control framework.
  • Any other reasonable tasks as requested by the CFO.

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

Delio – Enterprise Client Director

Company – Delio

Job Title – Enterprise Client Director

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Flexible working policy, private medical cover & more)


D​​elio 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. 

Delio are looking for outstanding individuals to join their commercial team and focus on their most important enterprise relationships. Delio’s enterprise relationships are at the heart of our growth and this role is all about building relationships and understanding needs. Working closely with lots of complex stakeholders within a bank and within Delio, you will use your relationship building skills to ensure successful outcomes. 

Key responsibilities:

  • The client director role works closely with a number of large financial institutions (private banks, investments banks, wealth managers, asset managers) to: 
  • Navigate the organisation and understand potential commercial opportunities for Delio’s award-winning private markets technology
  • Understand the needs of the client and work with colleagues to understand how we can best meet their needs; 
  • Position solutions in a highly commercial (demonstrating tailored ROI) and executable (building client-specific buying roadmaps) manner  
  • Negotiate complex deals with multiple stakeholders
  • Work with client solutions and delivery teams to ensure the client is happy with implementations 
  • Ensure strong client outcomes to retain and grow the relationship
  • Identify cross-sell and upsell opportunities within the organisation 


Essential requirements:

  • An entrepreneurial-minded individual who wants to be part of the successful scaling of a high growth fintech company and the desire, ambition and proactivity to drive this growth
  • Experience in managing enterprise SaaS relationships and closing/retaining business with six and/or seven-figure ARRs. 
  • Focused on client success and ensuring that you understand clients, position solutions accordingly and have the integrity to see it through that these needs are met 
  • A demonstrable track record of achieving individual commercial targets in a b2b environment as a Sales Director/Account Executive/Account Manager 
  • Thrive on hitting and exceeding targets 
  • A professional individual who is well-presented, an effective communicator (internally and externally) and can co-ordinate multiple stakeholders to drive successful outcomes 
  • Sociable team player who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, colleagues and partners
  • Passionate about the role technology can play in helping businesses achieve their objectives
  • Genuine interest in financial services and financial technology trends
  • Willing to travel internationally to meet clients when required

Desirable requirements:

  • A major foreign language (eg. French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin)
  • Experience in a venture-capital-backed company 
  • Private equity, investment banking or wealth management experience (in house, a consultancy or as a service provider to those industries)
  • Strong understanding of the private market software landscape

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

Sero – Product Owner

Company – Sero

Job Title – Product Owner

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes 


Sero are looking for 3 Product Owners to join their team and help them shape the delivery of apps and supporting software products for their growing customer base.

Join Sero’s team and be responsible for delivering a product vision that is leading the way towards carbon zero housing. Sero are looking for passionate product people with the technical and business acumen to own the successful delivery of user, buyer and technology outcomes. This is about so much more than grooming backlogs and delivering user stories.

You will be responsible for the end to end development and delivery of apps and software that enable Sero to deliver zero carbon homes at scale.  

Sero are currently looking for 3 Product Owners to be:

  • Leading our survey capture app, which harvests building attributes and condition data for Sero zero carbon pathways tool
  • Driving delivery of the Building Passport app, a digital toolkit for planning and delivering new zero homes
  • Shaping Sero’s home control systems and the energy optimisation technology that ensures our residents get a comfortable and affordable net zero carbon living experience

Your responsibilities will include; 

  • Partner with the Product Manager to translate the product roadmap into a viable delivery plan
  • Understand market needs and clearly document objectives and user stories
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to prioritise the right user stories at the right time
  • Ensure traceability is maintained between epics and user stories, roadmaps and delivery plans
  • Undertake UX research to ensure that we’re building coherent user journeys
  • Ensure that user interaction with every released feature is measurable to agreed outcomes
  • Engage with IT technology suppliers on new or existing solutions
  • Assume responsibility for release approval including QA
  • Develop and provide cost estimates and timelines.

Sero would like you to have some of the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a UK Product Owner
  • Experience of shaping delivery plans, driving strong sprint velocity across multiple teams, undertaking UX research, user story prioritisation, and delivery of whole end to end apps and software
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of supplier relationship management
  • Sero don’t mind if you’re an academic hot shot or got your intellect from the school of life. They’re simply after savvy product people with the ability to deliver successful products that solve real world problems
  • SCPO certification or equivalent would be a bonus.

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

LexisNexis – Tax Apprenticeship Skills Head Coach

Company – LexisNexis

Job Title – Tax Apprenticeship Skills Head Coach

Location – Remote based role or hybrid working (2 days in London, Farringdon)

Contract – Permanent, Full-Time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes 


This role offers a great opportunity to be part of a small team and contribute to the development of a tax specific coaching programme that genuinely helps us to develop the tax professionals of tomorrow by equipping them with the skills that they need to successfully deliver the tax knowledge they learn to meet the needs of clients.  

Duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Building and developing a tax qualified and experienced coaching team to service our rapidly-expanding tax apprenticeship business.
  • Leading the team of coaches on a day to day basis, training them to the required level and performing regular observations.
  • Continual development of skills and behaviour programme
  • Continual development of pastoral care and coaching programme ensuring we meet Ofsted Education Inspection Framework requirements
  • Meeting apprentices and their line managers on a regular basis to review their progress on the apprenticeship programme and agreeing targets and actions to ensure apprentices remain on track to achieving a timely completion.
  • Provision of coaching and guidance on how to identify further opportunities for development of the skills and behaviours required by the apprenticeship and working with apprentices and employers to document evidence of progress in an efficient and effective manner
  • Supporting induction and skills development of apprentices by delivering presentations and running skills Workshops
  • Monitoring Off-The-Job hours, reviewing Apprentice tax related activities and training logs and provide feedback
  • Support the Apprentice in the preparation of the Portfolio or Project Report to include reviews and the provision of feedback
  • Chair Gateway reviews and discussions with Employer
  • Provide career progression support to apprentices
  • Supporting the reporting of progress and associated data collection requirements.
  • Supporting the ongoing administration of the apprenticeship programme for your learners, including course bookings and exam results.
  • Working with the Quality and Compliance Manager to implement new processes and approaches to supporting apprentices to enhance the quality of on-programme support.
  • Supporting additional work as required by management from time to time.

Qualifications and skills:


  • CTA qualified or equivalent
  • Experience in working in practice in tax 
  • Experience of running a team in a large organisation
  • Ability to inspire, influence and motivate, with an enthusiasm for learning
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident and professional, as you will be representing our brand to our clients and apprentices
  •  Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Computer literate

For more information on this role or to apply visit LexisNexis’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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