Delivery Lead (Software Engineer)

Recruiter
FundApps
Location
Spitalfields and Banglatown
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FundApps is a startup that helps investment managers stay in sync with worldwide regulations. Our competition is stuck in the dark ages with slow, clunky, complicated user interfaces and installed software. We're shaking up the industry - providing a beautiful & intuitive web-based service which takes away our customer's pains and lets them get on with what they do best.

Rapptr, our main product, isn't some shiny but vacant consumer app. There's real complexity both in terms of volumes of data that we deal with, and how we visualise the results of hundreds of rules running across thousands of portfolios - in a way that's simple, understandable and easy to manage.

We're a small team of smart, friendly people who collaborate closely and take pride in delivering amazing software and providing extraordinary customer support. You’ll help shape what we work on and how we do it. You won’t be micro-managed or stuck in a rut. We work hard on challenging problems and have a good time doing it. We believe focusing on automation, testing and code quality enables us to move faster than our competitors whilst delivering better software.

What will I be leading the team on?

Focusing on the daily routines and working practices you will be responsible for leading the team in the sustainable delivery of high quality software. You will be passionate about shipping regularly and understand the importance of maintaining quality as systems evolve. With the support of the Engineering Manager and CTO, you will help the team prioritise work, slice stories and minimise technical risk as you build new features.

More broadly, with happy customers on long term contracts we are investing in our platform to prepare for the next phase of our journey. You will be a key contributor to it’s evolution to support ambitious plans to grow market share and launch new products.

*Principal Duties and Responsibilities*
* Ensure the team works in a sustainable manner and maintains high flow
* Collaborating with Product and Client Services team to prioritise the team’s work
* Helping the team identify key tasks, risks and opportunities in user stories
* To facilitate where needed to ensure the team’s continued growth and success
* Assist in identifying opportunities to for personal growth within the team
* Contribute to evolution of FundApps architecture
* Finding the appropriate balance between making and managing: we expect this to be a leadership role first and foremost but you will be coding for a significant proportion of your week

*What we are looking for*
* Experience of collaborating beyond the boundaries of the engineering team to deliver complex software projects
* Knowledge of creating sustainable working practices using effective planning, analysis and measurement
* Confidence to balance the needs of the team, quality and customers when making tough decisions
* A mentor that can help less experienced colleagues learn the skills they need to flourish
* A growth mindset!
* A hands-on coder that recognises success comes from the team achieving together
* A fast learner who understands our Microsoft stack and is comfortable picking up new technologies, be it React, Docker, AWS or Golang and serverless

*Life at FundApps*

* £1,000 learning budget each year and unlimited professional development leave
* Peer micro-bonuses through Bonusly
* Flexible working - 90% of our team do it regularly
* 25 days holiday leave + an extra day next year if you use it all
* Birthday off
* 4 days volunteer leave + 2 company volunteer days
* 12 weeks leave for all new parents regardless of gender, location or family structure
* Unlimited sick and compassionate leave
* Monthly team outings, including crazy golf, karaoke and escape rooms
* Peer-led ‘Brown-bag lunch’ learning sessions
* Matched pension contribution up to 5%
* Half price gym membership + team sports all week
* Cycle to work, tech scheme and childcare vouchers

We are proud of diversity of all FundAppers - it makes us strong. You will find flexibility around religious observances, our national flags all around the office, a monthly ‘Laydeez who lunch’ and a Pride celebration with some epic Cher and RuPaul playlists! If you’re looking for a workplace where you can just be yourself, you’re in the right place.

*Your privacy*
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