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About the team - Financial Services (FS)

The Financial Services (FS) Tribe is responsible for designing, building, changing and running technology across all our financial products and functions. It supports Account Management, Credit Risk, Fraud, Collections and Recoveries, Customer Payments, Insurance and Retail Credit Products, and will help drive future expansion into new FS products including Personal Loans.

The CAM team is a multidisciplinary team operating in a DevSecOps manner using Scrumban to manage work flow, the main aim of the team is the migration of a large Oracle DB and it's associated stored procedures, APIs and batch schedules into an AWS environment, modernising technology and processes where possible and migrating existing solutions when it makes sense to do so.

Tech Stack: Java, Quarkus (Spring like), Oracle RDS, Terraform, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS API Gateway

About the role

As an Engineering Manager, you will be leading and line managing a team of both Data and QA Engineers across multiple squads. This role is both line management (50%) and hands-on (50%), along with leading the squad you’ll be actively involved in designing, implementing, assuring, and running the products and services that your squad are responsible for. You’ll build, maintain, and drive best practices in software and quality assurance engineering within the squad.

As an Engineering Manager you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of Technology you will lead a team of Software and QA Engineers across a constantly evolving, range of technologies – takes ownership for the personal development and performance of each member in the team, developing both technical skills and behaviours.
  • Leading a culture of opportunities where colleagues are supported to continuously improve their products and themselves
  • Collaborating with other colleagues to ensure all software is built with security, reliability, scalability, and operability
  • Ensuring we have the right Squad structures, with the right skills to successfully deliver and run our technology products including overall recruitment plans and needs for Engineering
  • Handling technical debt, working with architects and product management to balance work within the squads to ensure risks are managed around aging code and platforms
  • Promoting the sharing of knowledge and standard methodologies both internally and externally across Engineering


What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrable experience of providing clear direction, coaching, mentoring and development support.
  • Experienced in managing any individual performance issues.
  • You are an engineer at heart and enjoy the challenge of building software solutions that deliver value to the business, being commercially and risk aware
  • You are known for your thought leadership and critical thinking in the technical space, while being able to apply business context
  • Your priorities are managing and leading engineering in building new high quality systems, improving stability, security and performance
  • You approach all work with the desire to do the best you and your team can, collaborating with all your colleagues, leading from the front, being an exemplar for how we work effectively as a team
  • You have experience of the following technology skills or knowledge: Java &, Amazon AWS
  • You are keen to learn new technologies and languages, owning the squad to continuously improve. You are effectively engaged in the wider technology community and consistently seeking to expand your knowledge
  • You are experienced in operating in an Agile environment (SCRUM & Kanban) and are constantly looking to automate in areas such as CI/CD and quality assurance
  • Experience working with the following technologies would be a bonus: Spring, Quarkus, OracleDB, Terraform, React & AWS specifics: Step Functions, Lambdas & API Gateway


Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £6500 Flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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