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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
5th of May 2024
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Do you want to be part of a force for good, helping to make life better for customers & society in the moments that matter? At Hodge, we put people at the heart of our business and that means our customers, colleagues and communities. Hodge is a Welsh financial service provider that focus on commercial lending, and specialist residential mortgage markets.

Under the overall management of the Software and Architecture Lead or Lead Software Engineer, lead the software development activity on a single delivery team and ensure it aligns with the architectural vision for Hodge. Engage with internal and external stakeholders to drive continual improvement of software delivery and development practices.

Essential Experience:

  • Previous experience in commercial software development environment
  • Experience developing web services in a service-based architecture using Java (v8+)
  • Knowledge and experience using relational databases, Hibernate and Spring or similar frameworks.
  • Knowledge of best practice and supporting tools throughout the Software Development lifecycle.
  • Experience of leading a software development team


  • Work with software and delivery teams to define and implement architectural vision for single
  • Undertake detailed design work for individual services in line with architectural vision
  • Understand and maintain all relevant architectural documentation on project work
  • Ensure architectural work includes appropriate quality controls mechanisms (e.g. reliability patterns and health-checks).
  • Understand core architectural patterns and frameworks used by
  • Engage with external suppliers to ensure system interfaces align with agreed principles and understand key business processes that software supports


  • Lead software development activity on single delivery
  • Manage development and test resources on single delivery
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of relevant languages and work with delivery teams to ensure NFRs are defined, agreed and work with delivery teams to ensure a standardised approach to development work to enhance existing and creation of new software systems and ensure appropriate quality measures (e.g. unit test coverage) are adhered to and Ensure appropriate documentation is maintained to support current and future development
  • Work with Test team to ensure agreed testing requirements are
  • Review work and code of other team

Continuous Improvement:

  • Line Management responsibility for Software Engineers and Graduate Software
  • Pro-actively improve team performance through formalised knowledge
  • Advise and coach other team members to aid their technical and team
  • Pro-actively investigate technology landscape and best practise to identify
  • Work with scrum masters to implement and refine Agile

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.

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