At Defaqto, we are on a mission to empower everyone to make smarter financial decisions, and we want you to be a part of our exciting journey to become the #1 provider in the UK. We are committed to excellence, not only in our people but also across our diverse portfolio of products:
Expert Ratings for Consumers: We empower consumers by providing expert financial guidance at a glance.
Innovative Financial Planning Software: We develop solutions that simplify complex financial planning for millions.
Mission-Critical Technology: Behind the scenes, our technology is transforming the way product manufacturers optimise financial products for the market.
So, why join Defaqto?
Impactful Work: Every year, we support over 50 million financial decisions with a combined value exceeding £80 billion. Your contributions will directly influence and shape the financial landscape.
Exciting Growth Opportunities: Our recent acquisition by Fintel PLC and ambitious growth plans mean Defaqto is set to double in size over the next 3-4 years, meaning more opportunity for you to grow and develop.
Collaborative Culture: Collaboration is not just encouraged, but celebrated. We believe in a supportive environment where ideas are valued, and skills are recognised.
Due to our continued growth and expansion, we are looking for a passionate and experienced Development Manager to build and lead high-performing pods of developers. You will be responsible for fostering a collaborative and efficient environment where teams can deliver high-quality software at pace and will act as a guide and coach, empowering your teams to excel and contribute to the company's success.
You will have 5 key areas of responsibility as Development manager - team leadership, agile delivery, technical leadership, process management and communication and collaboration.
Leading multiple development pods which consist of testers right through to team and tech leads, you will foster a collaborative and positive team environment, delegate effectively empowering team members to develop their skills and careers. You will also be conducting performance reviews and setting team and individual objectives.
In terms of agile delivery, you will implement and optimise agile development and testing practices, ensure effective sprint planning, backlog refinement, and daily stand-ups etc. Central to this you will foster a culture of continuous improvement and will be tracking and managing project progress, identifying and mitigating risks to ensure timely delivery.
As Development Manager, you will need to stay up-to-date with the latest software development trends and technologies - evaluating and implementing them where efficiency and productivity can be improved.
Working closely with the Test and Team Leads, you will establish a testing process and define and implement clear development and test processes for the pods. Ensuring code quality through code reviews, static analysis and adherence to coding standards, you will also effectively manage the dependencies and integrations between pod to promote seamless collaboration.
Taking a proactive, clear and concise approach to communicating with stakeholders across the organisation to provide updates and identify and address any issues, building strong relationships with other teams and departments will play a key part in your success.
We are looking for somebody with a passion for technology and innovation who ideally has the following:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 5 years' experience in software development, preferably in an agile environment - you will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) and best practices.
Proven experience leading and managing development teams.
Extensive knowledge of software development processes and tools.
Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks effectively, and meet deadlines.
Defaqto is an inclusive employer, committed to fostering a diverse and supportive work environment. We endorse equality and value diversity, thus inviting candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply. Together, we aim to make financial decision-making smarter and more accessible for everyone.
Fintel plc and all the businesses within it adopt a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination on any of the protected grounds in the Equality Act 2010. We strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a variety of backgrounds.
Why work with us?
Happy to talk flexible working
A comprehensive package of insurances bringing peace of mind for you and your loved ones 💕
Life assurance, critical illness, private medical and dental insurance
With up to 10% Defaqto contribution
25 days holiday per year 🏝️
With the option to purchase up to an additional week
Medical Cash Plan
With the ability to flex up or down
Defaqto FitPlan 💪
A contribution to gym or sports club membership fees or fitness equipment
Access to a wide range of wellbeing support including EAP, mindful meditation sessions and on-site massages
A range of ‘flexible’ benefits which can be selected via our benefits platform
Including Cycle to Work 🚲
Supportive financial advice regarding your retirement planning
Regular social, sports and charity events throughout the year
Part of Fintel plc, Defaqto is one of the UK’s most trusted sources of financial product and market intelligence, supporting financial institutions, intermediaries and consumers to make smarter financial decisions.
Permanent | Salary dependent upon experience
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