The FinTech Wales Recruitment Roundup – June 9th 2021 – Featuring Confused.com, Currencycloud, Delio, & More

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Welcome to the FinTech Wales Recruitment Roundup, the bite-sized bulletin of the latest jobs added to our FinTech Wales member’s career pages.

If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to work at an industry-leading financial technology company based in Wales, then check out the freshest jobs in Welsh FinTech in today’s roundup.

Confused.com – Head of Product

Company – Confused.com

Job Title – Head of Product

Location – United Kingdom

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “The Head of Product role is responsible for building and optimising shared products, platforms and frameworks on which our comparison services are built. The role will help increase our speed of change as a business and improve the strength and flexibility of our products and propositions, enabling the business to achieve its strategic goals”

Responsibilities

  • Create a shared products strategy to sit alongside the Technical, Data and Design strategies and to support the product line strategies created by the PALOs
  • Design and create our shared product platforms, working closely with colleagues in Design and UX, Engineering, Data, Delivery, Planning and more
  • Facilitate key prioritisation calls across product/platform streams
  • Develop our Product Staff via a dotted reporting line as their ‘Department Head’
  • Ensure our platforms enable the company-level strategic plan to be achieved and ensure winning tests are rolled out across product lines
  • Lead and manage multi-skilled ‘virtual teams’ to deliver positive changes for our customers
  • Manage external product data/service suppliers powering our products
  • Communicate the product platform vision, strategy, plan, progress status, operational status, challenges, risks and mitigants across multiple teams, including CMMs (Coffee Morning Managers).
  • Lead by example – recognising your position of influence and exhibiting the communication, attitude & behaviours that we want others to follow
  • Collaboration, prioritisation, decision making, problem solving!

Wealthify - Mid-level Software Engineer

Company – Wealthify

Job Title – Mid-level Software Engineer

Location – Penarth

Salary – Competitive salary up to £40,000

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – ” 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. We’re hosted in Microsoft Azure and take advantage of cloud technologies to ensure our 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. We 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.”

Attributes
  • Experience as a software developer with web or app experience, or both
  • Good analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Advocate of code quality, clean code, and best practice
  • Microsoft stack (C#, .NET Core, SQL, Azure)
  • Experience of test-driven development (unit testing, mocking, integration testing)
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum or cross functional teams
  • Understanding of DevOps practices (CI & CD)
  • Familiarity of Cloud environments (e.g., Azure)
  • Mentoring/coaching/team working

Apply on the Wealthify website here

Admiral – Information Security Product Owner

Company – Admiral

Job Title – Information Security Product Owner

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes, Remote Working

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “Admiral continue to invest in improving security and have an exciting roadmap to deliver in 2021/22. We have recently moved to Scaled Agile change delivery and are looking for 2 experienced Product Owners to help our highly successful and motivated Scaled Agile Delivery team to achieve ongoing success while maturing our Scaled Agile delivery practices.”

Responsibilities

  • Supports delivery of committed key results assigned to the Squad as defined in the Tribe OKR.
  • Prioritisation of the Squad backlog under guidance of the Business Owner/delegate Business Owner and the Product Lead.
  • Managing the sprint iterations i.e creating/completing sprints.
  • Dependency management in collaboration with other Product Owners.
  • Developing ‘Definition of Done’ and Acceptance Criteria.
  • Engaging with the Squad team, constructively challenges and provides continuous feedback to ensure the Squad outputs meets the acceptance criteria.
  • Supports Squad Lead in Squad level ceremonies.
  • Supports Product Lead and Squad Leads in managing scope and delivery related risks, issues and mitigations.
  • Supports Product Lead to prepare for key events like Quarterly Business Review, Monthly Tribe Planning, Dependency and Portfolio Sync.
  • Supports Product Lead to prepare for annual budget cycle.
  • Supports development of delivery practices and standards for the InfoSec Tribe.
  • Portrays the following values in everything they do: productivity, quality, transparency, and openness.
  • Participates in relevant Tribe events.

Apply on the Admiral website here

Principality Building Society – Data Governance Consultant (12 Month FTC)

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title – Data Governance Consultant (12 Month FTC)

Location – Anywhere (Remote)

Salary – £30,906 upto £38,200

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – 35 Hours a week, (12 Month FTC)

Perks – Yes

Description – “We’re looking for experienced and ambitious Data professionals to help establish and deliver Data Governance services to business stakeholders and projects, ensuring that Principality’s Data is owned, understood, and cared for in line with the value it delivers for the Society.”

Responsibilities

  • Help to establish and run key data governance services – Data Definition & Governance, Data Quality Management, Data Lineage, Data Ownership
  • Support the development and promotion of Data Governance policies and supporting framework
  • Work with key Stakeholders (Data Owners, Change & IT ) to define and document critical data
  • Manage and exploit Metadata to improve understanding of the Society’s data landscape, promoting its use to drive efficiency and agility within the organisation
  • Provide advice to Data Owners and projects impacting on Principality’s data estate, guiding outcomes for the enterprise, and aligned to data regulations, policies, and standards
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for Data Governance, Reference Data Management, and Data Quality platforms
  • Produce Data Governance metrics and derive associated Insight
  • Work with Business Analysts to ensure delivery of minimum data requirements during transformation projects and to support data mapping activities
  • Work collaboratively with other teams and stakeholders (Data Architecture, Data Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management) to advance effective use of Data and Analytics at Principality

Apply on the Principality Building Society website here

Confused.com – Senior Software Developer

Company – Confused.com

Job Title – Senior Software Developer

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Technology Team at Confused.com! If you are a Software Developer who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding environment, you might be just what we are looking for. We need a team player who is also self-sufficient and has the ability to deliver top-quality code. You will be continuously demonstrating and developing your knowledge and skills on the job.”

Responsibilities

You’ll be working at the forefront of our 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 our customers’ needs through AB testing, data analysis and validated learning.

Being highly skilled, diligent and able to multi-task are essential skills for this fast-paced role.

The ability to mentor junior team members in their technical skills and assist with their career development.

We’re looking for someone who will collaborate within wider team to pursue DevOps style Operational Excellence standards and process improvements designed to meet or exceed lead times.

Currencycloud – Compliance Operations (Placement)

Company – Currencycloud

Job Title – Compliance Operations Placement

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time, Fixed Term

Perks – Yes

Description – This placement will coach and develop your understanding of the financial services legal and regulatory framework, the role that the regulators play as well as the implications of non-compliance for an organisation.

In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to get valuable insight into business operations of a financial institution and to gain an understanding of our culture, how we work as a Compliance department and getting exposure to our Transaction Monitoring and End-Client Onboarding teams.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting a review of clients’ applications at the point of onboarding
  • Carrying out enhanced customer due diligence (ECDD) and know-your-customer (KYC) on new clients
  • Monitoring of existing applications to ensure that documentation is up to date
  • Supporting data-protection compliance
  • Completing compliance administration (record training, keeping client records up-to-date) as required
  • Working cross-departmentally to proactively identify and resolve operational compliance queries

Backbase – Senior Backend Engineer

Company – Backbase

Job Title – Senior Backend Engineer

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “You are much more than a developer at Backbase: you are a pioneer, a mentor, an expert, and a guardian. Being one of our Senior Java Developers we expect you to create your own vision and initiate improvements.

Every day you contribute to developing and maintaining the cutting-edge Backbase platform. You are the owner of the components you’ll be working on, dedicating yourself to making the product faster, more stable and more adaptable. You will try new technologies such as fingerprint authentication and retina scan recognition.

”

Requirements

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Backend Developer,
  • Your background speaks for itself; you have solid experience working in enterprise projects;
  • We need your experience within a product organization as this is our core;
  • We are a global company and fluency in English will help you succeed;
  • We are looking forward to learning about your additional skills, for example Java 8, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest APIs, Microservices, design patterns and TDD.

Apply on the Backbase website here

Acquis Insurance – Application Developer

Company – Acquis Insurance

Job Title – Application Developer

Location – Newport

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “Joining the IT team as an Application Developer, you will be responsible for maintaining our public-facing web applications, APIs and implementing new features. Additionally, you will provide ongoing development of other in-house applications. This will include developing, testing and deploying new features, identifying and fixing bugs, and producing supporting documentation. ”

Skills Required

“Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency of a variety of technologies such as C#, VB .Net, ASP.Net Core, ASP.Net Core Identity, Entity Framework Core, Web API, MVC, Bootstrap, HTML5 and Transact-SQL.

We are interested in speaking with candidates who have strong knowledge of the development life cycle and who have the drive to work collaboratively to meet our ambitious growth plans. Knowledge of the finance and insurance industry is desirable although not essential. This is a key role within our team and demands a technically astute person but with excellent customer facing skills.”

Apply on the Acquis website here

Sonovate – Operational Support Administrator (FTC)

Company – Sonovate

Job Title – Operational Support Administrator (FTC)

Location – Cardiff

Salary –  Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, FTC (6 Months)

Perks – Yes

Description – To support Sonovate’s success story and reputation for exceptional service by managing high volumes of data and communications within our Operational Support team.

You will be responsible for effective and timely management of a range of administrative tasks, managing a high volume of e-mail communications and remittances to ensure the Operational Support team have all data required to carry out their roles.

Responsibilities

You will be a champion of managing high volumes of e-mails, with close attention to detail to review and process effectively. You will be an organised individual with great communication skills, managing your own time to deliver your tasks while support your overall team delivery and success.

· Processing high volumes of remittances

· Provide guidance on any queries within your team.

· Manage an e-mail inbox with high volumes of e-mails.

Trust Payments – Technical Support Officer

Company – Trust Payments

Job Title – Technical Support Officer

Location – Bangor

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Yes

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “The Technical Support Officer will be part of the Technical Support team and will provide first and second line support to our customers, practising excellent customer service at all times, via phone and in writing.”

Responsibilities

•   Responding to support cases in the Zendesk tool and phone calls as required
•   Assisting Trust Payment’s customers during the integration of their website to our payment functionality
•   Manage customers’ accounts
•   Record details of inquiries, comments and details of action taken via the Zendesk tool
•   Updating Jira with bug reports and feature requests
•   Tracking Jira tickets escalated to development and updating them where necessary
•   Liaising with Acquirers when the Development team require information or when new products or requirements are launched
•   Contribute to team meetings as required (on-going issues, team huddles etc.)
•   Keep the Technical Support Senior and Lead updated on support issues, and request assistance where needed
•   Contribute to the 24/7 support model on a rotational basis with the team

Experience and Qualifications:

•   1+ years in a similar technical support orientated support role
•   Strong technical skills in the Financial Services sector (Gateway / POS / shopping carts / integration)
•   Experience of working in an ITIL environment
•   Experience of using Zendesk or similar ITSM tool
•   Excellent typing skills and IT Skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Salesforce, DMS, Data handling and Record keeping
•   Problem analysis and resolution
•   Able to articulate technical explanations in a non-technical way
•   Experience of working for a Payments or Fintech company

Apply on the Trust Payments website here

Coincover – Product Marketing Manager

Company – Coincover

Job Title – Product Marketing Manager

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Available

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “As Product Marketing Manager you’ll be responsible for key aspects of go-to-market and customer journey for your productsAs part of the product team working with the Chief Product Officer you will help shape the voice of the product from determining positioning, naming, competitive analysis, feature prioritization, to external communications. You’ll help shape the voice of the product and help deliver it to the market. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop insights-led propositions, strategies and piloting go-to-market initiatives to accelerate acquisitions.
  • Interpret market, competition, and user requirements in depth in order to translate the benefits into simple and intuitive propositions that demonstrate customer value. 
  • Owning messaging and positioning for your audience
  • Telling a consistent benefit –driven story and Coincover narrative 
  • Differentiating your products and bringing them to life, clearly and consistently across channels and regions
  • Shape the product messaging and go-to-market strategy for the Coincover suite of Protection products. 
  • Track and analyse the performance of our products and incorporate key learnings into your product marketing optimisation strategies. 
  • Launch new products and features, testing their performance, and iterate around messaging and positioning quickly. 
  • Build the customer lifecycle program using data to identify customer journeys, gaps, and opportunitiesincluding goals, strategies, identify data/insights gaps, and build forecasts to drive measurable incremental growth and/or product engagement to improve customer experiences.
  • Develop strategies that move customers through lifecycle phases across multiple channels.
  • Manage relationship with Marketing and Product stakeholders, including goals and priorities alignment, content strategies alignment, new opportunities identification, target audience segmentation, and key performance indicators.

Apply on the Coincover website here

Delio – Business Development Representative

Company – Delio

Job Title – Business Development Representative

Location – Cardiff

Salary – £18,000 to £20,000

Contract – Full Time, 6 Month Contract

Perks – Yes

Description – “We are hiring two business development representatives to join our existing Cardiff-based marketing team. This role will be home-based while Covid restrictions remain in place, with flexible home/office working arrangements to be agreed when regulations allow. 

Important Requirements

This is an entry-level role that will utilise the UK Government’s Kickstarter scheme. Therefore, you will need to be aged between 16-24 and meet the other qualifying criteria in order to be considered for the role. Please see the website of our recruitment partner, Acorn, for further information.

Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with the marketing team to engage with prospective Delio clients that have been pre-qualified through a range of outreach activities, including email campaigns, thought leadership and webinars.
  • Utilise a variety of channels including social media, email and direct calling to build relationships with decision makers and influencers at international target organisations while raising awareness of Delio’s services.
  • Book sales appointments (both in-person and virtual) for Delio’s sales team in line with agreed qualification criteria.
  • Develop your own international network of prospective contacts and organisations in agreed territories, utilising marketing resources to support your efforts.
  • Work alongside the marketing team to take a proactive role in developing multi-channel outreach campaigns that will help us reach our lead generation targets.

Apply on the Delio website here

Monva – Commercial Manager

Company – Monva

Job Title – Commercial Manager

Location – Wrexham

Salary – Competitive

Flexible Working – Available

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – ” The Commercial Manager will drive forward our commercial partnerships and relationships. This role is a crucial hire for us and will play a pivotal part in making sure we drive revenue and maximise commercial opportunities.

As Commercial Manager you will have responsibility for Monva’s commercial relationships with product providers (credit cards, loans, energy) and identifying opportunities to extend our distribution through partnership, ensuring the development of both existing and new relationships in order to maximise revenue growth, improve profitability and enhance our reputation in the market.”

Responsibilities

  • Create appointments, meet with product provider partners (banks, credit card companies, media agencies, affiliate partners, loan businesses), promote Monva as a valued distribution channel, and build long term relationships
  • Focus on day-to-day performance delivering positive trading activity through commercial partnerships. You will have a keen eye on market dynamics and new product launches to identify commercial opportunities and have tenacity to win budget share of these products
  • Ensure that Monva has the best possible coverage of available products to present to customers in each of the categories Monva serves
  • Demonstrate excellent business development and relationship building skills
  • Manage and report on Monva’s commercial pipeline using CRM software, creating regular partner performance reports for both internal and external consumption.
  • Work closely with the board to deliver the commercial plan
  • Handle commercial negotiations with partners
  • Understand market trading conditions and industry developments and communicate to board
  • Identify development opportunities with existing partners and emerging market entrants.
  • Close collaboration with Product, Technology, Marketing, and Operations, amongst other departments
  • Identify and recommend optimisation of our channels, influencing within a product labs environment to influence commercial change
  • Operate within the values and mannerisms of the company

Apply on the Monva website here

ActiveQuote – Marketing Manager

Company – ActiveQuote

Job Title – Marketing Manager

Location – Cardiff

Salary – Competitive

Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Perks – Yes

Description – “We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join our team in Cardiff Bay. ActiveQuote provides Life, Health and Income Protection insurance advice to customers via a wide range of insurers, including Aviva, AXA, Bupa, Vitality, AIG, L&G to name but a few.”

Responsibilities

  • Establish, develop, implement and manage the vision and strategy for the marketing function to support the overall objectives
  • Production of the marketing content and communications strategies that align with the marketing goals and objectives
  • Leading the Company’s online presence via the website and social media
  • Own and develop email as a key marketing channel for both new and existing customers
  • Provide reporting and analysis on ROI
  • Development and execution of sales lead generation campaigns and existing customer cross sell opportunites
  • Identifying new routes to market by collaborating with wider business teams to ensure we are optimising our digital presence for optimal product marketing.
  • To constantly display and encourage ActiveQuote company values of Integrity, unity, innovation and passion

Apply on the ActiveQuote 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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