Recruitment Roundup – 3rd November 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.

LexisNexis – Senior Software Engineer

Company – LexisNexis 

Job Title – Senior Software Engineer

Location – Home-based (UK)

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time 

Perks – Yes 

Description:

LexisNexis is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with excellent C# ASP.NET & Angular skills as well as Azure experience to join Enterprise Solutions (www.lexisnexis-es.co.uk), the software business in LexisNexis. You will work with the Lexis® Omni legal technology platform, built on Microsoft Azure, which includes Lexis ® Everyfile and Lexis® Visualfiles™, the market leading case management and business process automation software solution.

Your technical abilities will heavily influence LexisNexis’s next generation products, applications & APIs as they continue to exploit Azure services. You will also be expected to continually refine LexisNexis’s Agile  methodology, supporting deployment pipelines and engaging with their testing strategy to ensure the delivery of stable and performant solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day to day support to the Architect, devising and recommending designs that meet the Product Management team’s requirements.
  • Working closely with the Product Owner and Product Management team to understand requirements.
  • Support the Architect with translation of product requirements into either technical discovery or designs for the development team.
  • Provide SME support to the Development and QA teams with any issues / challenges.
  • Perform code peer review and provide constructive feedback to the Development teams.
  • Development of solutions that align to the architectural approaches.
  • Pro-actively review processes and procedures and provide recommendations on improvements.
  • Support environment / development pipeline activities.
  • Attend and input into daily Scrum meetings.
  • Support the Sprint review activities.

LexisNexis would love you to have:

  • Proven commercial experience using C#/ASP.Net Core/Web API/MVC
  • Proven commercial experience using Angular (v7+) /RXJS /NGRX /TypeScript /Jasmine /HTML5/SCSS
  • Excellent UI/UX experience
  • Proven commercial experience of developing a wide range of Azure resources & services using one of C# SDKs/MS Graph
  • Proven commercial experience of Moq/xUnit/MSTest
  • Proven commercial experience of Visual Studio/VSCode/Git
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment, CI/CD processes
  • Experience of proactively and continually reviewing and implementing improvements to processes to optimise output

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

Principality Building Society – Modelling & Reporting Analyst

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title – Modelling & Reporting Analyst

Location – Principality Head Office, Cardiff

Salary – £25,000 to £32,000

Contract – Permanent, 35 Hours Fully Flexible

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

Closing Date: 14 November 2021

Description:

The Modelling & Reporting Analyst will support the Senior Analysts in the development, monitoring and continuous improvement of planning analytics across PBS, including both financial and operational planning as well as product pricing.The successful candidate will undertake work streams including measuring model performance, back-testing of models and assessing validity of key assumptions.

The role is pivotal in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the non-IRB model suite whilst also ensuring models remain within risk appetite, and key decision making models are robust, including portfolio elements of financial planning and product pricing for all interest bearing assets and liabilities.

A highly technical role, the holder will need experience with complex models and a high level of Excel skills. Knowledge of data warehouse analysis and data extraction are required. Knowledge of SAS is desirable.

Competencies:

  • Able to effectively communicate and Influence
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Highly numerate
  • Statistical and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for continuous improvement
  • Resilient and able to deal with ambiguous situations

Education:

Degree in Mathematics, statistics or similar – or demonstration of a high numerical and statistical standard.

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

Acquis Insurance – Compliance Officer 

Company – Acquis Insurance

Job Title – Compliance Officer 

Location – Newport, South Wales and Home Based

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (Enhanced family leave, medical & life insurance & more)

Description: 

Acquis has a substantial client base, spread across fifteen European countries. Joining the Acquis team as a Compliance Officer, you will assist with regulatory compliance from an insurance intermediary perspective, in our existing territories as well as in new territories that we enter. 

This role will be varied, but the aim is to ensure that Acquis is conducting their regulated business correctly in all jurisdictions across Europe and keeping up to date with new and emerging compliance and regulatory issues.

If you have experience in insurance regulatory compliance required (preferably insurance intermediation) and knowledge of relevant European regulations, in particular IDD, then Acquis wants to hear from you.

Some of the main duties will include:

  • building and maintaining relationships with our external compliance specialists,
  •  ensuring that we have properly documented regulatory and compliance issues/queries/updates, 
  • reporting on regulatory compliance to our group board of directors.

These are exciting times for Acquis. If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive that matches their ambitions, simply click here to complete their application form today.

Admiral Pioneer – Salesforce CRM Marketing Campaign Builder/Administrator

Company – Admiral Pioneer

Job Title – Salesforce CRM Marketing Campaign Builder/Administrator

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (You can view some of Admiral’s key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.)

Description:

Admiral Pioneer is looking for an ambitious and self-starting Salesforce CRM marketer to help our Small Business team Toolbox. This is their first CRM hire for the team, and it’s a great one. You’ll be taking on accountability for our fresh SFMC system, and responsible for working with Admiral’s different business units to understand, document and deploy their needs. From set up, to campaign implementation and reporting, you’ll be the point person for all things CRM.

Admiral is building a community of growth and marketing team members across all of the Admiral Pioneer businesses as well as a central Studio team which means you’ll get to work with, and have your work supported by, a wide range of talented colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • The ‘go-to’ for Salesforce Marketing Cloud for the businesses’ CRM needs. You’ll build dynamic personalised email campaigns using Salesforce Email Studio and Content Builder.
  • Develop targeting and segmentation for personalised campaigns which allows Admiral to build excellent contact journeys.
  • Working with Admiral’s marketing, service design, and product teams to design the best possible customer journeys and experiences for their customers.

The successful candidate will ideally have: 

  • Experience working with Salesforce Marketing Cloud – including Email Studio, Journey Builder, and Mobile Studio.
  • Experience building new paths and content, establishing a new CRM system from a blank sheet.
  • Knowledge of HTML, AMPscript, and perhaps even SQL.
  • Understanding of test-and-learn, and know about A-B testing.
  • Experience with Data. You’ll be doing a lot of analysis and data crunching to work out the effectiveness and direction of Admiral’s work, so you’ll need a head for numbers.
  • A creative mind with the ability to come up with new ideas and approaches to Admiral’s business problems.
  • Experience working at pace. Admiral is building multiple businesses rapidly, so you’ll need to be comfortable working with some ambiguity as they move fast and iterate. 

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

Coincover – Data Scientist 

Company – Coincover

Job Title – Data Scientist

Location – Remote

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

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

Description:

As a data scientist at Coincover you’ll be responsible for data organisation, manipulation and transformation. By acquiring a deep knowledge and understanding of Coincover’s  data you will develop their product offers by improving the predictability and reliability of their risk models.

You’ll be driven by discovering the unknown in large datasets using advanced techniques like machine learning or predictive modelling processes on an exponentially growing data set. Working within the product group, you’ll be part of a cross functional team working to improve and advance our products as well as providing insights to the wider business.

As Data Scientist you’ll be mostly:

  • Carry out tests to detect parallels and causality on large and complex data sets.
  • Warehouse the data from its current form into usable structures.
  • Develop, test and maintain mathematical models and predictive models on large data sets
  • Understand business workings and processes so to determine the best manner in which data can be used to provide insights.
  • Produce actionable metrics from automating data collection, assimilation, aggregation and visualisation from multiple data sources including big data.
  • Presenting findings in an easy-to-understand way to inform data-driven decisions
  • Analyse data from internal and external systems to develop improved business value and enhanced predictive ability.

What sort of person Coincover  needs: 

  • A relevant degree in either mathematics, statistics, computer science (or equivalent quantitative area) and/or a business, media, communications with mathematical background.
  • SME in Machine Learning methods
  • Proven involvement in using advanced analytics and machine learning to solve large intricate problems
  • Experience of analytics tools – (Python/R/SAS/SPSS/STATA)
  • Technical capability in machine learning libraries (SciKit Learn/TensorFlow/XGBoost)
  • Proven capability to drive swift insights from available data to drive business forward
  • In the first three months you’ll be: 
  • Add two or three main things that can form objectives for the first 100 days/3 months that can link through to probation
  • Building data visualization tools, dashboards, and reports to help drive data driven decisions
  • Achieved a deep understanding of current data sets
  • Defined an approach to deliver predictive models for Coincover’s monitoring and risk services

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

Confused.com – Content Designer

Company – Confused.com

Job Title – Content Designer

Location – Cardiff, Wales 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (Discretionary cash bonus, 28 days holiday & more)

Description:

Reporting into the UX manager, this role is for someone who enjoys using research and data to communicate effectively to users, at the right time and in the right way.

The position involves being part of a dynamic UX & Design team, working closely with other content designers, UX researchers, designers, content and marketing teams and product owners. You’ll collaborate, keep stakeholders involved and champion content design, while maintaining a consistent brand tone of voice throughout.

This role is about using language and hierarchy to help users understand complicated processes and concepts. You’ll understand how to create accessible, user-centred content for marketing channels and product journeys, building a connected experience.

As a Confused.com content designer, you should:

  • Have a passion for content design and its role in UX
  • Be happy working in a close-knit design & UX team, using agile methodology, and you have an agile mindset
  • Care about accessible content and have experience in writing for a range of audience types
  • Be good at managing relationships across a broad team that includes senior members from just about every department in our business
  • Be able to think on your feet – a fast-paced, constantly changing environment won’t phase you
  • Understand user research and testing methods and how they impact content design decisions
  • Enjoy creating consistent end-to-end messaging to ensure a fluid UX
  • Be able to work with designers to create engaging, structured content that works with the UI
  • Enjoy a challenge – and can create solutions that meet both user needs and business objectives, that also look appealing
  • Be great at sharing, communicating and being transparent with your rationale behind content design decisions
  • Champion content design thinking and encourage others to adopt content design principles

Requirements:

  • Ability to write human-centred content including micro-copy
  • Experience of writing for product journeys or digital forms
  • Experience of writing for marketing channels such as website landing pages (SEO / PPC)
  • Knowledge of writing impartial / non-leading survey questions
  • Capable of using data and user research to understand and identify user needs when creating or editing content
  • Experience of simplifying complex content
  • Ability to look at the bigger picture and overall UX of content, considering all touch points in a journey
  • Experience of working with designers, product owners and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and stick to deadlines
  • Experience of leading content design in projects, championing its equal importance to other design elements
  • Ability to write long copy and proofread
  • Good attention to detail across multiple channels
  • Knowledge of content models and their uses in content design
  • Ability to think creatively and conceptually
  • Experience of Adobe XD or Figma is a bonus but not essential

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

Yoello – Marketing Executive

Company – Yoello

Job Title – Marketing Executive

Location – Cardiff

Contract – 6 months initially via Government’s Kickstart Scheme 

Perks – Yes (opportunity to gain experience with a fast-paced and high growth start-up)

Description:

This role is to support the Yoello marketing team as they are starting to build out international awareness of the brand in 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to get some very hands-on experience with a young and hard working team with an opportunity to work on projects that have high impact for the business and are seen by a very large audience (great for the CV!).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Copywriting – blogs, articles, guides
  • Social media – creating content and managing channels such as Twitter, Instagram,Facebook and LinkedIn
  • PR – speaking with journalists, finding opportunities for stories or interviews
  • Research – finding opportunities for Yoello such as sponsorships, award entries,keynote/speaking slots on webinars or at events as well as general research into relevantindustry stats and trends and competitor activity
  • Direct marketing – reach out to businesses with our great hospitality support guides orinformation around our products
  • Graphic design – support with ad hoc design and building upon Yoello’s bank of design collateral

Soft Skills & Work Experience required:

  • Ideally experience in Marketing or an interest in marketing
  • Team work, organisational skills and personable
  • Creative thinking

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Yoello’s website, here. Click here to explore more openings with Yoello. 

Hodge – Operations Team Leader

Company – Hodge

Job Title – Operations Team Leader

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes (Extensive learning and development programme, Company pension contribution up to 15% & more)

Description:

The successful candidate will need to be passionate about leading people and allowing them to grow and flourish in their roles, supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will also need to be able to influence colleagues within operations and across the business to ensure that we are set up to delight our customers and brokers by making their lives easy when they speak to us. Where we’re not easy to do business with, we would expect you to challenge our existing processes and develop solutions to put this right.

What would an average week look like for an Operations Team Leader?

  • Hodge would expect you to spend the majority of your time coaching, developing and performance managing your team to deliver an effortless experience for our customers. 
  • spend around a day a week reviewing the processes and procedures in place at Hodge and continuously improving them where they create effort for Hodge’s customers
  • spend time each week developing yourself as a leader. That could be seeking out best practice, putting yourself outside of your comfort zone in project work, or exploring what great leadership looks like through observing colleagues.

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

Backbase – UX Researcher 

Company – Backbase

Job Title – UX Researcher 

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes

Description:

Despite being a highly complex product, Backbase’s mission is quite simple. Backbase wants to empower Bank and Credit Union employees to solve more than 80% of customer problems on the first contact.

About you:

  • You have 2-5 years of experience in UX research roles;
  • You are proactive, constantly looking for opportunities to conduct research;
  • You have a natural curiosity about people’s behaviour and motivations;
  • You have practical experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • You are a confident facilitator, and you can adapt when sessions don’t go to plan;
  • You are opportunistic; you know when to deviate from the script to uncover untapped knowledge;
  • You work well with others and can collaborate effectively;
  • You can analyse a research project and draw unbiased conclusions;
  • You can visualise and articulate the results to team members, stakeholders and customers.

Responsibilities:

  • You will own end-to-end research projects, from planning to facilitating and analysis;
  • You will promote user research benefits to team members, stakeholders and customers;
  •  You will work with the Research Team on improving processes, tools and methodology;
  • You will work with the Product Team to plan, review progress and make recommendations to business stakeholders;
  • You will be willing to travel to conduct research projects (when safe to do so).

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

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