Recruitment Roundup – July 7th 2021 – FinTech Careers Edition

  • Blog

  • Career

Welcome to a Tech Careers Edition of the FinTech Wales Recruitment Roundup. In this week’s bite-sized bulletin of the latest job vacancies listed by our FinTech Wales members you’ll find a selection of Graduate, Junior and entry-level roles for those looking to kickstart their careers, as well as more experienced and senior roles for those looking to take the next step professionally. 

If you or someone you know with expertise in Software engineering, Data analysis or a relevant degree are looking for an opportunity to work at an industry-leading financial technology company, then check out the freshest jobs in Welsh FinTech included in today’s roundup.

1. Wealthify – Junior/Graduate Software Engineer

Company – Wealthify 

Job Title – Junior/Graduate Software Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Up to £30,000

Contract – Full Time

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


You’ll be working as a software engineer in a cross-functional squad of designers, product, engineers, and testers, to deliver new products and features. Squads develop and own features end-to-end, so you’ll have the opportunity to work across a wide range of technologies, across web, mobile apps, API, backend, and databases. Wealthify are hosted in Microsoft Azure and take advantage of cloud technologies to ensure their platform is secure, fast, and scales to meet demand.

All team members participate in architecture and design choices, sprint planning and code reviewing; and tech leads are on hand to coach and mentor others. Wealthify write high quality, high performance, scalable code, and release small and often, using Git and Azure DevOps. Developers all contribute to code reviews, knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.

What Wealthify are looking for:

  • Experience as a software developer or relevant degree or training (if graduate)
  • Good analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Microsoft stack (C#, .NET Core, SQL, Azure)
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum or cross functional teams

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

2. Sonovate – Graduate Software Engineer

Company – Sonovate

Job Title – Graduate Software Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time

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


Sonovate are looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Software Engineer to join their highly skilled team! This is a fantastic opportunity to upskill yourself in the latest technologies, while rubbing shoulders with some of the best developers in the industry!

About you

  • Basic level of coding experience
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about development
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Understanding all aspects of the software development life cycle
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Degree in Computer Science or related degree


  • Working within the OSS team
  • Ensuring all elements of OSS platforms are fully supported and available to the business
  • Developing tooling and support
  • Working with Twilio Flex and Camunda

If you think you fit the bill and want to apply or would like more information on this role, then visit Sonovate’s website here 

3. Trust Payments – Multiple Kickstart Opportunities

Company – Trust Payments

Job Title – Multiple

Location – Bangor, London, Harrogate, Bromley

Salary – Competitive

Contract – 6 months, potential for permanent employment at end


Trust Payments are a global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies. Their mission is to help businesses to optimise their sales and customer experience by facilitating speedy and seamless payments. 

The Kickstart Scheme is specifically for young people between 16 and 24 years old, currently out of work and claiming Universal Credit. Trust Payments have upwards of 60 Kickstart roles available across all business functions, including Technology, Sales & Marketing, Operations, and the Support Functions. 

The Kickstart Scheme is something we have personally participated in at FinTech Wales and we highly recommend other young people and organisations alike to participate in the scheme which benefits companies and candidates in equal measure.

Current vacancies include: 

  • Junior Software Developer
  • Junior DevOps Engineer
  • Junior IT Helpdesk Technician
  • Trainee Risk Analyst
  • Trainee Technical Support Officer
  • Trainee Underwriting Officer

Plus many more…

In these roles, there will be the opportunity to:

  • Build a deep product knowledge of Trust Payments offering and the payments industry
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with teams across the group
  • Grow your knowledge and skills, learn how to use business systems and start to specialise in specific functions
  • Learn to adapt and operate in a challenging and fast-paced environment

For a comprehensive list of the Kickstart Opportunities available or to apply, visit Trust Payments’ website here 

4. Yoello – React Software Engineer 

Company – Yoello

Job Title IT Platforms Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Up to £40,000, plus annual bonus, plus equity

Contract – Full Time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes


You’ll design and build Yoello’s user interface with other engineers and designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences. You’ll work closely with the Product and Backend teams to develop new features, whilst keeping Yoello’s product up-to-date using the latest frontend technologies (such as React and ES6) and practice disciplined software engineering – automated testing, code reviews and writing beautiful, readable code.

With a BSc or MSc in Computer Science or equivalent (or related industry experience) you will be highly skilled and have demonstrable experience (2 years) in:

  • React + Redux
  • Typescript
  • CSS Preprocessors (Sass, Less)
  • JavaScript development, understanding of ES6 concepts Developing scalable web applications
  • the DOM, new HTML5 constructs, and CSS3
  • Single Page Web Application development
  • Building accessible mobile web applications
  • Developing features that create fulfilling user experiences

For more information on this role of to apply, visit Yoello’s website here 

5. Wagonex – Digital Marketing Executive

Company – Wagonex 

Job Title – Digital Marketing Executive

Location – Cardiff

Contract – Internship, 6 months 


As the Digital Marketing Executive, you will quickly find yourself at the front and centre of activities to raise the profile of this fast paced, fun and friendly automotive start up. Key responsibilities will be increasing awareness of the Wagonex brand through social media and PR channels, closely working with our Brand & PR manager.

What you’ll do: 

  • You will be able to get involved in both campaign creation and delivery, getting your ideas implemented into campaigns for the organisation. 
  • There is also plenty of opportunity to get involved with creating content, e.g. video, images or copy, depending on your skill set, or to get more involved with data and analytics.
  • There will also be opportunities to learn about and work on developing PPC campaigns via Google ads, through formal Google Training and on the job experience.
  • Wagonex work with a number of Content Management Systems (CMS), e.g. Hubspot and WordPress, to get their content live on the website. With some training provided, you will be instrumental in keeping Wagonex and their partners’ websites up to date.

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

6. Admiral Insurance – BI, Analytics & Data Science Architect

Company – Admiral Insurance

Job Title – BI, Analytics & Data Science Architect

Location – Remote (UK only)

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time

Perks – Yes

Closing Date – 16/07/2021

Role Purpose:

The domain architects operate within the CTO team taking primary responsibility for the development of the current technology landscapes, target architectures and roadmaps which feed into IT Strategy and propel technology delivery with clarity on the future.

The domain architects will take responsibility for setting out the principles, guardrails, patterns and building blocks for use by solutions architects and delivery teams; and assuring via governance and other stakeholder management conformant to strategy and roadmaps, whilst remaining pragmatic.


  • To act as a lead in the development of the strategic data architecture and define system evolution plans
  • To work in tandem with the business to gather and understand the key business strategies that are both in place and emerging, to ensure the target architecture and technical roadmap are effectively aligned to the business’s current and future needs
  • Producing documentation of a high-quality and to a detailed level. Also ensuring all Decision Points, Building Blocks, Design Principles, Design Rationale, Enterprise Roadmaps and all interdependencies are understood, documented and communicated across IT, where appropriate
  • Acting as a point of reference within the team to provide knowledge and technical expertise, alongside the solutions architects
  • Provide consultancy services to internal customers by offering strategic guidance, and ensuring architecture principles and design standards are met.
  • Maintain strong links to our International operations, and other federated technology teams
  • Contribute to the architecture repository using the accepted architecture standard modelling tools and language

If you think this role is for you or you’d like more information, visit Admiral’s Website here 

7. – Software Developer 

Company –

Job Title – Software Developer

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time

Perks – Yes (Discretionary cash bonus, 28 days holiday, plus extra time for good health & more). 


You’ll be working at the forefront of’s core customer-facing websites. The role offers opportunities to bring new products to market and change existing comparison journeys, with an emphasis on discovering the best UX to meet’s customers’ needs through AB testing, data analysis and validated learning. are looking for someone who will collaborate within their wider team to pursue DevOps style Operational Excellence standards and process improvements designed to meet or exceed lead times.


  • Excellent working knowledge of front-end .NET/C# front-end stack, including MVC, APIs and WCF/REST services
  • Strong experience working with modern Javascript
  • Good working knowledge of CSS3 & HTML5
  • Experience of Javascript libraries and frameworks would be beneficial, including (but not limited to) jQuery, React, Knockout and Angular
  • Exposure to Microsoft Azure and experience of VSTS would be beneficial

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

8. Currencycloud – Java Software Engineer

Company – Currencycloud

Job Title – Java Software Engineer

Location – Cardiff – Remote 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time

Perks – Yes


Currencycloud’s Java Software Engineers are responsible for implementing an industry-leading API that has already processed over $50 billion of cross-border transactions for over 5 million end users, and is available to their clients 24/7.

As a Java Software Engineer you’ll play a key role within your team at Currencycloud; taking responsibility for your services and the technology within them, but also in helping develop your team and its relationship with your product owner and the broader business.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Object-oriented programming forms the bulk of Currencycloud’s codebase, currently in Java, versions 11+, and ideally Springboot framework
  • Highly-scalable, highly-available, cloud-native applications are key to Currencycloud’s next phase of growth, are written to 12-factor principles and fit into our microservices architecture
  • Cloud-related tools, services, and distributed system observability to support these applications, such as Docker, Kubernetes, ElasticSearch, log management systems, and Datadog APM, to name but a few 
  • API specifications, conforming to the OpenAPI (Swagger) standard, provide a clean boundary both externally between Currencycloud’s customers and products, and internally between Currencycloud’s microservices
  • SQL, and large SQL databases, provide the persistence layer for Currencycloud’s applications. You’ll be working with (and know the limitations of using) such large datastores
  • Infrastructure automation is primarily owned by the infrastructure team, but you will be a consumer of their work, familiarity with AWS, Terraform and Docker is beneficial
  • Testing approaches, including TDD, BDD and Contract Testing, all form an important part of Currencycloud’s approach to quality assurance; ensuring that the code that they write forms products that are fit for use. Currencycloud currently use a variety of frameworks including JUnit, RSpec and Cucumber
  • Agile development, with teams broadly aligned with the Spotify – Squads & Tribes – model, helps Currencycloud deliver incremental improvements to their products in an iterative manner. Advocating this model, and joining on a journey of continuous improvement, is a key attribute of members of their teams
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines allow Currencycloud to “automate all the things”, providing repeatable builds and consistent deployments
  • GitHub, and the GitHub PR review process, forms a core part of Currencycloud’s 

developer workflow, and peer reviews help share knowledge and improve quality

Click here to apply on Currencycloud’s website, or if this role isn’t quite right for you you can register your interest to be notified of any roles that come along that meet your criteria.

9. Backbase – Principal QA Engineer

Company – Backbase

Job Title – Principal QA Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time

Perks – Yes (Private Health Insurance, high spec equipment & more). 


Backbase are looking for an experienced Principal QA Engineer to strengthen and coach their team. As a QA Engineer, you focus on all aspects of quality, using your DevOps skills to implement repeatable processes with the objective of painless and continuous delivery. Within the QA Chapter, you help drive the roadmap to continually improve Backbase’s quality processes.

In your role as Principal QA Engineer, you are a sounding board for your peers, coaching both Developers and QA Engineers to understand and adopt best practices in test automation. You are a clear communicator and can explain technical topics, issues and questions to various audiences in a clear and concise way.

Main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • “Automating everything is our aim and CI/CD is our game.” As a QA Automation Engineer, you play a key role in improving and innovating Backbase’s QA automation processes to support the delivery of their product, as they work towards Continuous Delivery
  • You support and coach your peers in the QA Chapter, through workshops, documentation, and pair programming;
  • You continually drive innovation, creating a vision for automation across all the products and finding solutions to QA automation challenges that scale well and are sustainable;
  • You are one of the key drivers for the QA innovation backlog and planning, and set objectives for the QA Chapter to Shift-Left and work towards higher quality and independent releases;
  • As Backbase are a scaled Agile product organisation, we want to establish tight feedback loops in every process. For you, that means you need to hone your personal leadership skills continually.

For more information or to apply for this role, visit Backbase’s website here 

10. Principality Building Society – IT Platforms Engineer

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title IT Platforms Engineer

Location – Cardiff 

Salary – £35,000 – £45,000

Contract – Full Time, Permanent 

Perks – Yes


Principality are embarking on an ambitious transformation to overhaul their IT Platform and Infrastructure capability. This is an opportunity to join at the start as Principality build-out a new team who will be responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to support the Change Delivery teams, providing the environments, tools, automation, and processes to facilitate efficient software delivery.

The Platform Engineer is part of the Platform & Engineering team within IT and responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to support the Change Delivery teams, providing the environments, tools, automation and processes to facilitate efficient software delivery.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for the development and delivery of “DevOps” solutions for the Society including continuous delivery, continuous integration and automation techniques. Solutions will include the tools required to manage software delivery utilising both on-premise and cloud based technologies.
  • The role will work on the creation and management of all technical environments, associated data and integrated systems across the delivery lifecycle including development, integration and test using both on-premise and cloud technologies and tools as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the creation and adoption of processes associated with software deployment across the managed environments & subsequent integration and non-functional testing of appropriate systems and services in support of the Delivery Teams.
  • Champion a DevOps culture adopting best practice and evolution of tools, technologies, processes and skills to continue to deliver effective platforms and engineering solutions in support of Delivery.

For more information or to apply for this role, visit Principality Building Society’s website here 

Stay Up To Date

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 as more vacancies become available.

For FinTechs looking to have their latest listing featured in our weekly bulletin, email us at [email protected] for more information.