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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
31st of March 2023
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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.

  • Lead a team of in-house and external engineers
  • Empower, challenge, and coach team members to grow their impact as individual technical contributors by providing them with context and continuous feedback.
  • Drive ownership and coordinate daily activities, including feature delivery, operational excellence, bug triage and knowledge base content updates.
  • Manage the engineering challenges and risks associated with delivering on a regular, rapid cadence anticipating and recognising bottlenecks in work.
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure we have the capability to deliver our roadmap of development, focusing on quality and outcomes.
  • Define the strategy for future development in collaboration with strategic partners, evolving capability and introducing new capability to support the needs of the business.
  • Use your technical skills to advise and consult on digital solutions, leading to the development, implementation, and improvement of technical services.
  • Work with product owners, senior business stakeholders and scrum masters to create dynamic applications and digital services across Hodge platforms both internal and customer facing.
  • Work with external partners and agencies to assist with projects that may require integration with internal systems or data feeds to be provided or received.
  • Deputise for Head of Engineering Lead when required and contribute to CIO Leadership team activities

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.

  • Experience in Scrum, Agile, Kanban and Waterfall methodologies is mandatory
  • Experience within a leadership role and 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 developers across software teams

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 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
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options








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.