Software Engineering Manager
London, UK
4d ago

At Freetrade, we believe investing should be open to everyone. It’s one of the best ways to grow your savings, but for a lot of people, investing seems complicated, expensive and out of reach.

We want to change all that, which is why we're on a mission to get everyone investing!

We're a technology company that brings simple, free stock investing to all. We’ve built a beautiful investing app to trade in real shares, with zero commissions in a fluid, mobile-first experience.

We’re not building an app for day-trading. We will never offer things like leveraged derivatives which are proven to lose the majority of customers their money.

We’re building an app that can offer the means to achieve better, long-term financial outcomes and maybe even help chip away at one of the biggest issues of this generation; financial inequality.

As the first challenger stockbroker to disrupt the £1.2 trillion UK retail investment market, we're poised to expand into Europe in 2021, with a Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Series A funding round was led by Draper Esprit and complimented by our summer 2020 crowdfunding round in which we raised £7m.

This brings our total funding to £24m so far and we’re just getting started. We have also successfully launched various new revenue streams over the past few months, including our premium Plus’ membership and SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions).

We are on track to double in size from 120 people to 200+ by the end of the year. Our customer numbers are 450,000 and counting, and we are receiving upwards of 4,000 new customer sign ups per day as of January 2021.

Our technology teams, across software engineering and product, are the beating heart of our mission. The teams work in collaborative verticals to build our platform.

This means customers can put their savings to work in the global markets via a product and user experience they can trust, which currently enables 50,000 - 100,000 trades per day.

We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to lead, grow and mature one of our engineering verticals, improving delivery as we continue to scale at pace!

You will :

  • Own the engineering decisions and lead a high quality engineering team within a wider business area.
  • Convert group level objectives into efficient team deliverables.
  • Own the design and development of business critical features.
  • Drive the performance and delivery capability of your team.
  • Work with PMs to ensure the team can work efficiently and deliver value quickly.
  • Write well-tested software that has few regressions.
  • Develop a deep understanding of multiple parts of our stack as well as the processes and technologies relevant to our consumer tech space.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on your team members' technical & leadership performance.
  • Provide structured performance reviews to identify high and low performers.
  • Significantly contribute to our expansion plans, including our headcount growth efforts. You will look to raise the hiring bar for not only your team but the overall organisation.
  • Help raise the bar further by contributing to best practices, automation and documentation.
  • Support operational excellence and make measurable improvements to our support processes.
  • Be comfortable in a work culture that prioritises speed, care, and effectiveness and you’ll have the freedom to pursue your own ideas and solutions.
  • About you :

  • We hire in a language-agnostic way, so whatever your skill set we're happy to hear from you - check out our current stack here.
  • You’re a proven leader who cares about your team, is keen to share your knowledge and is open to giving (and receiving) continuous feedback.
  • You will be a manager of Junior Engineers through to Principal Engineers.

  • You’re a strong communicator and thrive working cross-functionally with disciplines from operations to design and growth to finance.
  • You write clean, performant, tested and maintainable code.
  • You’re product-minded and understand the trade-offs between quality and delivering fast.
  • You love to learn new skills and want to develop your existing ones to maximise your potential.
  • You care about impact, love a challenge, and take ownership of your work.
  • About our environment :

    Using GCP's serverless offerings like Firestore, Cloud Composer & Stackdriver, we're able to quickly build a reliable and performant platform.

    We use Swift and Kotlin to write performant and reliable native applications leading to a frictionless investment experience.

    We're language-agnostic, as we're focused on finding amazing software engineers who want to build something exciting with us.

    Logistics :

    The application process consists of an introductory call with one of the Talent team, followed by separate technical and Culture and Values interviews carried out remotely.

    The final stages consists of both a coding project, a system design session and a behavioural fit interview, also carried out over video conference due to the current climate.

    You can read about our engineering interview process here .

    We offer a competitive salary plus stock options and lots of other benefits .

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability - we want to hear from you.

    We're very open about what we're working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog.

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