Recruitment Roundup – 8th September 2021 

Blog, Career

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.

Confused.com – Senior Relationship Executive 

Company – Confused.com

Job Title –  Senior Relationship Executive 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (Discretionary cash bonus based on personal and business performance, 28 days holiday & more)

Description: 

As a Senior Relationship Executive, you’ll be part of a team representing Confused.com within the insurance industry. You will work with and support the relationship managers with a portfolio of motor or home insurance partners – including key industry names such as Aviva, Churchill, More Than, Admiral, Swinton, LV, Tesco and Axa.

The role requires a confident, dynamic individual who works off their own initiative, but can also work as part of a team. The price comparison market is fast moving, so you’ll need to be open to finding new ways of doing things, as well as having an eye for detail. You’ll be required to manage the day-to-day performance of Confused.com’s panel partners. And you’ll work with the relationship managers to add value to Confused.com, by securing a good customer experience – resulting in sales for both us and our panel partners. Plus, you’ll be helping to optimise the income Confused.com receives from its panel partners.

Key responsibilities:

  • Own, monitor and improve performance of our motor/home partners, including understanding their competitiveness, customer experience and target market.
  • Analyse and communicate partner performance data, providing commentary and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the car insurance team in facilitating and co-ordinating technical change and development.
  • Prioritise and respond to day-to-day queries from all partners.
  • Ability to challenge panel partners’ performance to grow and protect revenue, as well as improving the customer experience.
  • Support the relationship managers in contractual and commercial negotiations.
  • Maintain a broad understanding of Confused.com, their competitors and partner activity.
  • Ensure the timely receipt of month-to-date and end-of-month performance and sales information from partners.
  • Provide administrative support to the relationship managers in tasks such as preparing meeting packs, maintaining partner records, action logs, preparing MI, meeting minutes, scheduling calls/meetings and any technical and/or regulatory changes.
  • Maximise existing revenue streams through negotiating commercial terms including acquisition costs, acceptable conversion metrics and special offers/exclusive arrangements.
  • Identify new business opportunities through panel growth and optimisation.
  • Maintain contractual terms and ensure insurers comply with general good practice and industry regulations.
  • Support the revenue and assurance team in ensuring timely submission of sales information, payment and audits.

Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • A balance of being able to work as part of a team, and on one’s own initiative
  • Confident, personable and professional, with a positive attitude
  • Organised and able to work to internal and external deadlines
  • The ability to interpret and present data
  • Flexible and an adaptive approach
  • The ability to maintain and develop relationships
  • Passionate and driven with commercial acumen

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

Sonovate – Application Support Lead 

Company – Sonovate

Job Title –  Application Support Lead

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

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

Requirements:

Sonovate needs an experienced, hands on, Application Support Lead to take them to the next level. You’ll work as a leading player in Sonovate’s Service Ops team, as the first port of call for their production software, bringing your skills and experience to bear. From problem solving in the here and now to planning for the future, you have the genuine opportunity to release your full potential

As Application Support Lead, you’ll:

  • Build and lead a team of Support Engineers, promoting best practices, processes and standards, providing technical leadership where necessary.
  • Speak authoritatively on any application support issue through your deep understanding of current and future software capabilities, Sonovate’s customers, internal processes, and stakeholders.
  • Provide visible leadership of production software incidents, maintain good lines of communication with all your stakeholders from Ops through to Leadership Team, managing issues through to conclusion, ensuring lessons are understood and applied.
  • Monitor, improve and maintain consistently high service levels across the software portfolio, driving the most proactive approach possible, encouraging and facilitating cross-team and cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Take a lead in establishing a vision of how App Support will change to meet the challenges of the next generation funding platform and the retirement of Sonovate’s existing technology.
  • Prior experience in a similar role.
  • The ability to lead and inspire your team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to interact and influence at all levels in the organization, able to discuss technical issues with non-technical colleagues.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, good understanding of root cause analysis tooling, and a strong desire to understand the details.
  • Good understanding of application monitoring and alerting technologies, preferably for the Azure cloud, appreciation of single pane of glass dashboards, anomaly detection, and generally the role of App Support in a modern, agile software engineer team.
  • To be a “lifelong learner”, demonstrates a passion for gaining new skills, experience and knowledge.
  • To be a lateral thinker who displays an ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.
  • Cool under pressure.

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

Principality Building Society – Agile Delivery Manager 

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title –  Agile Delivery Manager 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – £39,000 up to £50,000

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes

Description:

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

The Agile Delivery Manager will be responsible for ensuring safe delivery of prioritised work from the Value Stream including business led change, platform changes and upgrades, optimisation and production fixes. The role demands strong leadership and management of varied and complex change.  The role will be responsible for end to end delivery of change from breaking down work and maximising value to non-functional testing, deployment and warranty.

Key criteria includes:

  • Be able to work collaboratively with scrum masters, project managers, programme managers and product owners effectively to delivery outcomes
  • Responsible for the leadership, direction and delivery of a multiple scrum teams aligned to a value stream.
  • Provide thought leadership on agile ways of working and be able to coach teams and the organization in agile practices to ensure continued effectiveness and efficiency of change delivery.
  • Reporting of progress, issues and risks relating to delivery is a key part of the role, as is ensuring the right metrics are being used to be transparent about delivery health, forecasting and post deployment status.
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriate governance models are adhered to.

Technical Skills:

  • Good understanding of automation tool and strategies for software development
  • Good understanding of n-tier architecture, systems integration technologies/patterns.

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

Backbase – Principal Application Security Engineer 

Company – Backbase 

Job Title –  Principal Application Security Engineer 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes 

Description: 

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

Your core responsibility is to ensure the delivery of secure software. You are the go-to person for security, internally as well as for our clients. Leveraging your technical expertise and leadership, you drive the secure SDLC with its tools and processes. You ensure application security requirements are part of product development. You have expert understanding of application security and application security vulnerabilities and provide guidance to other team members. You provide architecture design reviews as well as source code reviews.You are responsible for Architectural Risk Analysis of the core products and lead the threat modeling activities. You provide training to developers and QA engineers on application security.

Requirements:

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

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

Hodge – Business Operations Continuous Improvement Coach 

Company – Hodge 

Job Title –  Business Operations Continuous Improvement Coach

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (annual bonus, generous pension scheme & more) 

Description: 

Hodge is recruiting a Continuous Improvement Coach for Business Operations specifically to support the team dealing with non customer facing processes across the Operations Division. This role will play a key role in making sure that Hodge’s processes are simple and low effort for customers and for their colleagues.

The successful candidate will spend half their time conducting a Business Operations Administration role and the other half being available to their Team Leader and colleagues to provide in the moment coaching and development. You will therefore need to be a role model for your colleagues, showing them what good looks like within their roles.

You should apply for this role if: 

  • You are passionate about continuously improving the way Hodge serves our customers and making their lives easy
  • You enjoy problem solving and are confident enough to challenge the barriers that create effort for our customers 
  • You are a role model to your colleagues and seen as someone who represents the Hodge values every day
  • You enjoy coaching and supporting your colleagues to better serve customers, whether that be in a service or support role

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

Active Quote – Back End Developer 

Company – Active Quote 

Job Title –  Back End Developer 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

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

Description: 

Active Quote is looking for a Back-End Software Developer with the skills, passion to help create innovative websites and applications to meet the company’s needs. If you are looking to further enhance your career, have passion for developing applications and improving existing ones, Active Quote would like to meet you.

You will work with the development team, using industry best practice and standards to develop new websites and applications and improving existing ones using the .NET Framework and technologies including ASP.Net, ASP.Net Core, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. You will have a mixture of both back end and front-end web development experience as well as developing in an Agile/Scrum environment.

You will undertake a hands-on development role whilst mentoring less experienced members of the team, assisting with technical discussions and providing technical assistance.

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop through the entire development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Developing and evolving the business’s sites and applications using the latest software development infrastructure and methods
  • Maintain existing legacy applications
  • Work collaborative with developers, data scientists and other key business areas
  • Developing to coding quality, standards and best practice
  • Diagnose and fix bugs – Take accountability of issues/incidents and lead through to resolution
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Self-development in line with emerging technologies
  • Produce clear and concise documentation when required
  • To constantly display and encourage ActiveQuote company values of INTEGRITY, UNITY, INNOVATION and PASSION

 Skills & Education:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Developer
  • Experience building web-based applications
  • Experience with .Net Framework including .NET Core, ASP, C# and MVC
  • Experience in Web services, Web forms, API’s and SQL database
  • Working knowledge of CMS framework
  • Experience with front-end languages (e.g. Angular, HTML, JavaScript and CSS)
  • Experience of responsive web design and testing framework
  • Familiarity in Agile development, Cloud technologies and CI/CD practices
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Passionate and hard working
  • Engaging and works well with others
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field qualifications

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

LexisNexis – Business Development Manager, Public Sector

Company – Active Quote 

Job Title –  Business Development Manager, Public sector 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (uncapped commission structure, wellbeing events & more) 

Description: 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Business Development team within the Go to Market function at LexisNexis. This successful team are proven high performers who work collaboratively to support one another to achieve their targets.

LexisNexis’ Business Development Managers proactively engage with potential clients to understand their specific business challenges, needs and requirements. Identifying and then educating on how 

LexisNexis is uniquely positioned to support them in accessing legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics. You will help lawyers win cases, manage their work more efficiently, serve their clients better and grow their practices. You will assist businesses in better understanding their markets, monitoring their brands and competition, and in mitigating business risk. In this role you will engage with public sector organisations, barristers and chambers and academic institutions within your national remit.

You should apply if:

  • You can demonstrate solid experience of solution-based consultative selling within a B2B environment in the public sector preferably within SAAS
  • You have demonstratable ability of metrics-based selling across multiple stakeholders including senior executives and users
  • You will have the ability to manage full engagement from prospect to close, converse with your customers to gain insight and understand needs and challenges.
  • You are highly motivated and resilient with a proven track record of large revenue responsibility for new business development
  • You are a strong negotiator who have proven success negotiating deals with senior stakeholders
  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication with superior business acumen and the ability to construct proposals
  • You will have experience using various channels to go to market including social selling (i.e. LinkedIn)
  • You will have the ability to accurately forecast and manage your pipeline to create a sales strategy in order to exceed revenue targets
  • You have experience using sales methodology including Challenger, Spin, and Miller Heiman

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

Admiral Pioneer – Service Designer 

Company – Admiral Pioneer

Job Title –  Service Designer 

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes (view some of Admiral’s key employee benefits here)

Description:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Service Designer to work on end-to-end service design projects, from early phase proposition development to launching innovative businesses. Admiral is looking for a creative and proactive team member who is passionate about developing new products and services across a broad range of areas; health, small businesses and emerging freelance sectors that may include products and services in the insurance, financial management and mobility sectors.

You are a Service Designer who is confident working in a fast-paced environment and within multi-disciplinary teams. You should be a quick and curious learner who is able to build capabilities around service design and human-centred design mind-set.

Essential requirements:

  • Deep expertise in ethnographic and immersive customer research 
  • At least 3 years experience in delivering end-to-end service design projects
  • Strong track record of collaborating with product owners, technical teams and data scientists 
  • Expertise of human-centred design processes and curiosity to adopt new approaches to product and service development
  • Knowledgeable about wide range of service design tools and methodologies 
  • Adept at guiding teams of colleagues, partners, and start-ups towards a uniting vision 
  • A passion for building impactful solutions and able to balance value and cost 
  • Have an understanding of the back-end system of a service – the processes, regulations, tools, technology and design system 
  • Experience running and managing field experiments from clarifying the hypothesis to set up and measuring results
  • Capable of prioritising tasks when working on various projects, making intelligent and intuitive decisions when needed 
  • Ability to move from insights into prototypes and experiments through preferred digital tools such as Figma, Adobe XD etc.

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

Currencycloud – Compliance Team Leader (TSS)

Company – Currencycloud

Job Title –  Compliance Team Leader (TSS)

Location – Cardiff (remote)

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Perks – Yes

Description:

The role of the Transaction Screening Team Lead will be to own the day-to-day running of the Transaction Screening team. Currencycloud is looking for someone who is self-driven, highly analytical, a natural leader able to motivate and inspire team members to excel. 

The Transaction screening Team Lead will report into the Transaction Monitoring Manager.

The details:

  • Manage the day to day running of the Transaction Screening functions–notably, reviewing real time transaction alerts, requests from our banking partners and B.V alerts
  • Be the initial person of contact for any real-time payment and transaction screening related queries
  • Coach and actively develop the Transaction Screening Analyst team
  • Be the escalation point for complex transaction screening-related queries from the team
  • Be responsible to achieve SLA’s while continuously reviewing and adjusting where required
  • Proactively identify trends and potential issues in services and resolve before any disruption occurs
  • Work closely with the Transaction Monitoring Manager, Post Transaction Team Lead, Investigations Manager, and Product Owner to identify and implement improvements to the process as well as systems used
  • Perform a capacity tracker monthly to ensure that the team is not over stretched and if needed reach out for further resources/come up with a solution to reduce workload
  • Take ownership of the weekly MI, understanding the data and reasoning behind changes
  • Ensure that the watchlist review is done on a quarterly basis adding any new sanctioned banks and crypto exchanges to Currencycloud’s internal WL
  • Take control of the quarterly QA – reviewing the findings and put an enhancement plan in place to improve any findings found
  • Be a champion of CC culture and values
  • Line manager of both senior and junior members
  • Recognize team vulnerabilities and act on this – be a support to your analysts in time of hardship – be human
  • Be the one who inspires and motivates the team 
  • Conduct monthly QA and provide feedback
  • Conduct 121s and quarterly appraisals
  • Escalate staff performance issues to management
  • Execute performance management program when required
  • Holiday approvals and sick day record keeping

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise:

  • Self-driven, highly analytical 
  • A natural leader able to motivate and inspire team members to excel 
  • Have exceptional organisational skills and pay attention to detail
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence others
  • Ability to prioritise work by taking the impact and scale of the work into consideration, as well as manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to get your hands dirty

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

Wealthify – Automation Tester

Company – Wealthify

Job Title – Automation Tester

Location – Penarth

Salary – Competitive salary up to £45,000

Flexible Working – Yes, remote working

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description:

You’ll be working as a software tester in a cross-functional squad of designers, product, and engineers, to deliver both manual and automated tests to ensure quality and performance standards are maintained. Wealthify release frequently through continuous delivery, so automated tests are essential. You will be free to implement new tools and processes, and help to establish and develop a robust, modern test framework.

Attributes:

  • Experience as a software tester with a solid understanding of test automation
  • Good analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Advocate of code quality, clean code, and best practice
  • Familiarity with automation testing tools (including UI automation, API testing, Mocking, Performance testing etc.)
  • Experience using test management tools (tracking, reporting)
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum or cross functional teams
  • Ability to review and interpret code (JavaScript, .NET C#)
  • Understanding of DevOps practices (CI & CD)
  • Familiarity of Cloud environments (e.g., Azure)

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

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