Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets. Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.
For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.
The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!
This is a key senior role within Hodge leading the software development team and is central to the growth of the company. Its purpose is to provide leadership and management to support the team with some hands on technical leadership to ensure that product development is undertaken using the right principles, standards and outcomes. The role will be key stakeholder in the Build the Bank digital transformation programme which is a major pillar in the delivery of the overall Hodge strategy.
The role will report into the Head of Engineering and will lead the Software development teams.
Key responsibilities will include:
You will managing a highly talented in house Hodge team and external development teams, who are working on complex Agile projects, using Scrum and Kanban principles.
What we need from you:
In order to support and lead highly technical teams, the role will require a very strong technical background with the ability to influence and understand software development at every stage to provide the right level of guidance and to talk the same language as the development team. It’s highly desirable for the right applicant to be conversant in modern frameworks, tools, methodologies and best practices and has an established track record. The tech stack consists of Java(17), ReactJS, ReactNative, Typescript, NodeJS framework, python, Github and Terraform.
In return we offer:
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.