Lead Software Engineering Manager - Fintech (Member Growth & Engagement)
Lead Software Engineering Manager - Fintech (Member Growth & Engagement) Global success requires a like-minded community of people working together. Our team of energetic, savvy and passionate Finders is committed to guiding our audience through complex decisions. Every day, we help people save money, get better rewards and learn something new. Finder is equally committed to helping our team grow, thrive and remain inspired to learn. We have expanded around the globe and our crew of 400+ is now operating in offices across London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, Manila and Wroclaw. Finder continues to forge a global presence with a vision to become the world’s go-to destination for comparing – helping people to find better. Achieving our mission of changing the way the world makes decisions requires a diverse mix of creative, passionate and innovative people. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and continually striving to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all of our people feel a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work. Role Overview: Working closely with the UK CEO, Chief Product & Technology Officer and Finder Engineering leadership teams, you are the people-leader responsible for the flawless execution and delivery of new technology, components, capabilities and products built by your team to grow Finder’s FinTech Strategy. You will be responsible for the productivity, professional development, wellbeing and fulfilment of the colleagues in your team. You are a living embodiment of finder’s values and an exemplar of servant leadership capable of utilising several styles of leadership (e.g. pace-setting, collaboration, consensus-driven, directive, coaching, inspiring and mentoring). You drive bias for action in your team, showing that their work spearheads the growth of the commercial interests of the company. You will work closely with other Engineering Leads, Principal Engineers, People & Culture staff, Product Managers and the CPTO in order to achieve this. You excel at the delivery of an engineering-lead, commercially focussed outcome from inception through to delivery including deployment and successful operation in a production environment. You are an inspiration and mentor, actively working to enable those who seek to live and work across the technology stack - top to bottom, from the user interface through the messaging, service and data tiers as well as monitoring, working with and tuning the deployment in production if required. The expectations for the success of this role are very high, and the influence of an engineering lead must be felt deeply within your team, as well as across finder Engineering and finder global. You are responsible for the development of your team and a large measure of your success will be in how your staff feel about you as their leader, and the output of your team rather than you individually. This responsibility will also come with great rewards, experience, coaching, mentoring and support to achieve success. As an Engineering Lead, you will empower your staff and work with all teams to champion the delivery of a quality that is high. You are extremely collaborative, a joy to work with, an accomplished mentor and coach, with a positive outlook and strong communication skills. In your role, it is essential that you have an understanding of the broader context of software engineering and product development strategy at finder, including the intersection of technical, business and customer-facing factors that carve the way to your work being successful. You drive alignment to finder's core values of 'empowering people' to take action, a 'go live' bias towards action, 'be straight-up' approach to open communication and 'master your craft' which is all about continuous curiosity and learning. Main Responsibilities: The following is a list of the type of work you will perform: People leadership and performance management of the staff in the team Regular reviews, coaching, mentoring to develop the staff in the team Position/Job/Role description clarification, candidate selection, interviewing and hiring Ensuring team delivery and results focus while embodying finder engineering principles and execution Working with Engineering Leaders to drive strategic goals to improve technical direction. Embody, demonstrate and reinforce our company values. Quality and timely delivery of deliverables along with coordination with other teams. Identifying and championing and improving processes and workflows at finder Championing software engineering principles to deliver a better experience for our users and an engaging technology-led engineering environment. Problem-solving skills and the ability to create solutions Ability to manage risk, escalate where appropriate and to deliver options and improvements to other people leaders at finder. Essential Requirements of the Role: Demonstrable leadership with a cross-disciplinary delivery team including Software Engineers, Product Managers and Designers Experience with teams, team members and stakeholders working in different timezones. 10+ years experience in software engineering (or equivalent) 2+ years leadership (or equivalent) Software and Systems Architecture and solution design. Thought and/or people leadership. Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery practices. Great communication Nice to have Demonstrable security, regulation, compliance and auditing expertise. DevOps and networking experience, including monitoring, alerting and support. Experience with message queues, event processing and event sourcing Effective branching and merging techniques such as GitFlow and Trunk-Based Development High performance, low latency computing Financial Regulation in Australia, the USA and/or Europe. Security concepts and certification experience including SOC-2, PCI or ISO27001 An understanding of financial services comparison. An understanding of personal finance managers (PFM). An understanding of credit reports and credit scores. An understanding of open banking and open finance. An understanding of financial services compliance and regulation requirements. Finder has a passionate start-up culture and working environment (think experiments and great coffee). The remuneration packages that we offer are competitive and we have a culture of recognition and reward for results. Lunches are free. Breakfasts, snacks, fruit and coffee are provided also. The team works closely together and regular social events are organised from drinks on Fridays to other regular social functions (VR, go-karting, crazy golf, darts, dinners, axe-throwing). You will have a high-end high-spec workstation including Aeron Chair, new Macbook Pro and 27in 4k monitor. The office address; 20 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RS Application process: If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you've been looking for, select the 'Apply Now' button below to submit your cover letter and resume. Use your cover letter to introduce us to you; we want to know who you are, what you've worked on and why you think you'd be a great addition to the .au team. Finder is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status. Please note - this role is currently work from home but will transition to an in-office, London Bridge based role.
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