Recruitment Roundup – 24th November

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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 – Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Company – Chetwood Financial

Job Title –  Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Location – Wrexham 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (life insurance, flexible working and more) 

Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new Machine Learning Engineering team working with a cutting-edge Data Science team. The successful candidate will get hands-on experience in a wide range of ML-Ops topics. The ML Engineering team will own the release process of models into Chetwoods production environment.

You will lead the development of Models Platform and automation of Model Monitoring to deliver a best-in-class customer experience by improving areas such as credit risk, customer operations, marketing, collections and recoveries. You will provide platform and infrastructure support for the Data Science team by working with Chetwood Tech teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the model release process across SageMaker and internal production systems.
  • Create and manage the model CI/CD pipeline including model development and production release.
  • Manage and Build the serverless model infrastructure which will include IFRS9 and Pricing Engines.
  • Train and mentor other junior members of staff.
  • Create a production monitoring system for models.
  • Management of the AWS cloud model stack.
  • Automation of Model monitoring.
  • Contributing to the specification, design, build, testing and delivery of data and MI solutions.
  • Consult with the Data Scientist and Tech teams on model and system release.

 Key Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced Python, SQL, Github and R.
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Track record using Flask.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS Fargate.
  • 3+ years experience using Containers.
  • AWS Sagemaker.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to question, shape, analyse, understand and explain to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Passionate about mentoring and developing people, be a great team player.

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

Admiral – Reward Specialist 

Company – Admiral 

Job Title –  Reward Specialist 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (read about Admiral’s employee benefits here)

Description:

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to join Admiral’s new and growing Reward team. Based within People Services (HR), you’ll report into the Reward Manager and work closely with the UK Head of Reward. You’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks and projects, so a great work ethic with a strong desire to succeed is essential. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone that has experience working within a Reward function and would like to join an exciting and fast paced environment in a FTSE 100 business

Accountabilities:

  • Assist the UK Head of Reward and Reward Manager with the delivery of the UK reward strategy, through achievement of milestones and projects
  • Work in collaboration with wider Reward, People Services team and business to ensure alignment and engagement with the UK reward strategy
  • Partner with the UK entities, to support them with Reward initiatives
  • Support in the administration of variable pay schemes
  • Communication with colleagues on reward related elements
  • Creation of business cases to support change programmes
  • Creation of reward policies, processes and frameworks
  • Build relationship with Group Risk and Compliance team to ensure compliance with regulation

Skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of reward (within financial services would be advantageous)
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment is advantageous
  • Strong analytical skills and numeracy skills
  • Ability to research and propose recommendations for change
  • Logical thinker who is able to independently plan to deliver to deadlines
  • Good written communication skills to draft presentations and reports
  • Stakeholder management and partnership skills (empathy, listening, influencing)

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

Wealthify – Power BI Developer

Company – Wealthify

Job Title – Power BI Developer

Location – Cardiff, Tec Marina CF64 1SA

Salary – up to £45,000

Contract – Full-time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes (annual bonus between 0-20% of your annual salary, Private Medical Insurance & more)

Description:

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 is looking for a motivated Power BI Developer to create and manage Business Intelligence and Reporting solutions at Wealthify, primarily using Power BI.

You will have responsibility for designing, developing, and maintaining standard and ad-hoc reports and dashboards, working with stakeholders throughout the organisation to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

The role will require you to source and analyse data from company databases and third-party sources, and work with our Data Science function to improve product development, marketing techniques and business strategies, by delivering new insights and intelligence.

What Wealthify are looking for:

We value simplicity, communication, teamwork, trust, and confidence. These core values are what make us tick and keep us all on the same page – not just with how we work individually, but how we engage with each other and the service we offer.  

  • Experience working in a similar role
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence and Data Modelling Techniques
  • Proven track record of delivering business intelligence solutions
  • Extensive experience in the Microsoft BI Stack:

Azure SQL, including T-SQL queries, views, stored procedures:

  • SSAS / Power BI Data Modelling
  • SSRS / Paginated Reports
  • Power BI (including DAX, Power Query, Dataflows, Premium features)
  • ETL and Data Ingestion (e.g., Microsoft Flow/Power Automate, Azure Data Factory)
  • Effective report and dashboard design and data visualisation skills (e.g., report layout, bookmarks, advanced navigation, filters, branding and experience)
  • Knowledge and experience working with databases, including optimising storage and query performance
  • The ability to assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  • Experience working with data from external sources (e.g., Google Analytics, Facebook etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management
    Proven ability to take initiative and be innovative

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

Currencycloud – Financial Crime Analyst

Company – Currencycloud 

Job Title – Financial Crime Analyst 

Location – Cardiff (Remote)

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent 

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

Description:

Currencycloud are  looking for a talented Senior Compliance Analyst to join our New Business Onboarding team. This role would be an ideal role for a Junior KYC Analyst looking to take the next steps in their career. We are ideally looking for someone who had previously dealt with the onboarding of a variety of regulated clients such as Payment Institutions and other Financial Institutions.

The details:

  • Responsible for onboarding Financial Institutions, Payment Institutions and Corporates in a myriad of industries and jurisdictions
  • Assisting the Team Lead in managing any new opportunities
  • Carrying out know-your-customer (KYC) and Know-your-business (KYB) checks
  • Reviewing and assessing a client’s regulatory cover
  • Performing Risk Assessments on new clients
  • Assessing the effectiveness of each clients AML framework
  • Undertaking onboarding calls to identify potential gaps within the client’s AML procedures
  • Conducting KYC Refreshes on existing New Business clients
  • Evaluating transactional activity of clients
  • Proactively escalating urgent cases to the MLRO/DMLRO for further review
  • Complete Compliance administration (such as keeping client records up to date)
  • Participate in regular reviews of departmental procedures and identify potential areas for improvement
  • Work cross-departmentally to proactively identify and resolve any queries and complaints
  • Keep up to date with current and future regulatory changes that affect the business and use this knowledge to proactively suggest improvements to compliance policies and procedures

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise:

  • Has an understanding of AML regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast thinker and quick learner with the ability to work effectively under pressure, in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent team working skills, capable of managing own workload and has tenacious attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise work by taking the impact and scale of the work into consideration, as well as manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Able to analyse information to formulate questions and recommendations

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

Backbase – Freelance Senior Frontend Engineer

Company – Backbase

Job Title – Freelance Senior Frontend Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes

Description:

At Backbase you’ll join a team of highly skilled Frontend Developers using the latest web and mobile technologies to build engaging and innovative banking experiences.

About you:

  • You have strong Angular (we use Angular 6) and Typescript skills;
  • You have worked with RxJS and understand design patterns
  • Having experience with Node and npm, and the Angular CLI would be an advantage too in building toolchains;
  • You commonly use Gulp, Grunt and/or Webpack in your projects;
  • You know the ins- and outs- of effective CI and CD (e.g builds, pipelines, branching strategy) processes in a modular, decomposed architecture;
  • Having hands-on experience with build systems like Jenkins is a plus;
  • You have experience in working with Docker & Kubernetes and Linux.

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

Yoello – Sales Executive

Company – Yoello

Job Title – Sales Executive 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – 6 month fixed-term contract, 35 hours (possibility of the position to be made permanent at end of contract)

Perks – Yes (Flexible working hours, High quality mentoring from Yoello’s leadership team and advisory board, plus more)

Description:

Yoello’s sales team are hard-working, team players who have a passion for selling our Software as a Solution product into the hospitality market. They are personable and confident about Yoello’s product and company which gives them the drive and determination to sell Yoello’s solution and the inherent benefits of Yoello order and pay.  

Yoello is participating in the UK government’s Kickstart Scheme which is striving to offer temporary placements for individuals aged between 16-24 who are currently receiving Universal Credit. If you are not within this age bracket and/or receiving Universal Credit, please do not apply for this role specifically but refer to our alternative advert regarding permanent roles. 

What Yoello’s Business Support team do:

  • Deal with inbound leads as well as reaching out to new leads to sell our product to the hospitality industry
  • Provide demonstrations of the Yoello offering to prospective new merchants and existing users
  • Make Yoello stand out against other competitors by providing a great customer service experience for our merchants
  • Update our internal systems to provide an accurate and up to date audit trail of merchant’s state of play
  • Work with partner sales teams to generate additional sales and revenues 
  • Support new Yoello merchants with using their Yoello platform and supporting them post-set-up
  • Work with Yoello’s internal teams to feedback merchant feature requests, triage issues, and work on big projects.

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

Coincover –  Risk & Compliance Manager

Company – Coincover

Job Title – Risk & Compliance Manager

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

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

Description:

As Risk & Compliance Manager you’ll be responsible for setting up and running the risk & compliance function and assuring it is aligned with our strategic goals and objectives. This is a new role with the opportunity to make a significant impact! 

An organised self-starter, with great communication skills and experience in setting up departments from scratch and developing processes and procedures, Coincover are looking for a safe pair of hands to raise awareness of customer needs and develop a customer centric culture. You’ll be working in a growing team within a global business with big plans, so you’ll be expected to get stuck in -and be able to make a difference from day one. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Setting up the Risk and Compliance function 
  • Implementing processes and procedures that adhere to FCA regulations  
  • Confirming our risk management approach and implementing the risk programme 
  • Implementing a fraud prevention and detection programme 
  • Ensuring that any compliance and risk systems are embedded and optimised 
  • Implementing departmental KPIs 
  • Recruiting resource as necessary 

The sort of person Coincover need:

  • An experienced Risk & Compliance Manager with a proven track record of managing and implementing risk & compliance strategies in the financial services sector 
  • A solid understanding of risk & compliance fundamentals and how they translate into pragmatic business solutions and approaches 
  • Has the knowledge to ensure the business is adhering to its regulatory obligations  
  • Is commercially aware 
  • KPIs, working to deadlines and targets will be second nature to you 
  • An excellent communicator with strong relationship building skills 
  • Is detail orientated 
  • Has a strong sense of ethics 
  • Someone with a positive can-do attitude 
  • You don’t need to be a cryptocurrency geek but Coincover are looking someone willing to immerse themselves in this exciting and fast-growing sector 
  • Someone with experience in a fast-scaling or high/rapid growth organisation 

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

Hodge – Customer Care Consultant

Company – Hodge

Job Title – Customer Care Consultant

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Temporary, (6 Month FTC)

Perks – Yes (Generous, personalised benefits package, enhanced parental leave & more)

Description: 

Working under the guidance of the Customer Care Team Leader, you will work sensitively with customers and/or their representatives to agree and apply solutions to some of the financial challenges we all face during the lifetime of mortgage. We’ll protect the vulnerable by applying solutions which reflect Hodge’s regulation and values. You will support Hodge’s Mid Term Mortgage Specialists by applying agreed repayment solutions to Hodge mortgage accounts and work with Hodge’s customers to ensure those solutions achieve the best outcomes for both the customer and Hodge.

Hodge are looking for Customer Care Consultants to help their customers and their advisors negotiate critical events during the lifetime of their mortgage by finding the right solutions. You will have excellent attention to detail and communication skills in order to effectively provide outstanding customer service.

What Hodge are looking for:

  • Someone passionate about providing excellent customer service
  • Someone looking to join an exciting fast paced team, who are looking to set new standards for customer experience within Hodge’s sector
  • Someone that can work well with other teams to ensure that Hodge’s high standards of service are met for our customers and brokers
  • A strong communicator who can have clear, honest and sometimes challenging conversations with Hodge’s customers

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

Ship Shape – Junior Data Analyst

Company – Ship Shape

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)

Description: 

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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If any of these roles are of interest to you then don’t hesitate to contact these outstanding companies and apply for an exciting position. These are just a selection of the employment opportunities in Wales’ budding FinTech sector, so be sure to tune into our weekly roundups every Wednesday as more vacancies become available.

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