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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
14th of March 2023
£55,000 to £65,000
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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. The company is unique in that it is 79% owned by the Hodge Foundation, a charity established in 1962 that awards grants to registered charities and is funded by the profits from Hodge. This drives success among employees.

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.


  1. Lead software development activity on single delivery team.
  2. Manage development and test resources on single delivery team.
  3. Demonstrate a deep understanding of relevant languages and frameworks
  4. Work with software and delivery teams to define and implement architectural vision for single project.
  5. Undertake detailed design work for individual services in line with architectural vision
  6. Understand and maintain all relevant architectural documentation on project work undertaken.
  7. Ensure architectural work includes appropriate quality controls mechanisms (e.g. reliability patterns and health-checks).
  8. Line Management responsibility for Software Engineers and Graduate Software Engineers.
  9. Pro-actively improve team performance through formalised knowledge sharing.
  10. Advise and coach other team members to aid their technical and team development.

What we offer you:

  • £55,000 to £65,000
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options

What we require:

  • 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

Interview Process: The interview process typically consists of several steps, starting with an initial call, followed by an in-person interview at the office.

Hodge is 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.

We are also committed to protecting the privacy of our applicants and processing personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions, please contact our recruitment team.

Apply today to become part of Hodge’s mission to make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.