Engineering Manager - Innovation at Liberis (Remote)

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Reporting to: Head Of Innovation & Architecture 

Location: UK remote

Liberis is transforming business finance. We use the latest technology to make it simple and flexible for small businesses to secure funding. Since our inception we have helped more than 15,000 small businesses access over £390 million in funding. We believe that small businesses are the economic lifeblood of local communities, yet they continue to be underserved by traditional banks and financial services organisations. We are committed to supporting them by:

  • Offering simple, fair finance to small businesses to help them thrive
  • Providing easy access to flexible funding through our innovative technology platform
  • Empowering our partners with finance solutions to increase the lifetime value of their small business customers.

We are in a very exciting period of growth, both within the UK and internationally, with teams based in London, Nottingham, USA and Scandinavia. As we continue to grow we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join us to reshape business finance and continue to support our partners and customers in the underserved SME market.

We are proud to have been included in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 as one of the 100 fastest growing FinTechs in the UK for two years running.

Liberis was born with a strong purpose and it’s at the heart of who we are today. 

Behind our technology is a really strong and united team, dedicated to helping our partners have the positive impact on businesses that we all want to see. 

Most of us are driven by the idea of helping businesses grow and achieve their ambitions.
Some of us just love creating technology that solves a problem. Either way, we believe in what we do, and we enjoy doing it. We’re particularly proud to have been formally recognised by Great Place To Work as one of the UK’s Best (Medium) Workplaces, as well as the 3rd Best (Medium) Workplace For Women and a centre of Excellence For Wellbeing. 


The team behind the technology

Technology is at the heart of Liberis’ growth and as part of the Innovation Team you will have a big part to play in achieving our mission: To give every business access to funding. In doing so we strive to be the best in class, not only in how we achieve our mission technologically, but also in providing our customers and partners an optimal user journey and integration experience.
We are serious about Scrum, continuous deployment and continuous integration. Insights gained for real customer experiences help us continuously improve their online experience and optimize our partner integrations.
We are an agile team that has proven to be fully equipped to deal with the recent major shift in working structure and environment, meaning we can support remote or part-remote working and trust our colleagues to take ownership for their role. Therefore we encourage flexibility and finding a working structure that fits for both you and the team.

Who are you?

You are an energetic and positive people leader who understands that working as part of an empowered team is the best way to deliver at velocity. You understand that innovation is about learning and you aren’t afraid to fail fast and often whilst searching for the next game-changing idea. You are equally at home working with stakeholders, developing proofs of concepts or coaching the team to solve challenges in new and interesting ways. Leading by example comes naturally, motivating your team to keep up with your pace and solution-oriented approach.

We think you'll need?

  • Experience leading a development team on successful roadmap deliveries
  • Ability to work closely with stakeholders and other teams around the business to drive out underlying requirements and desires
  • Experience developing prototypes and instrumented MVPs to enable validated learning.
  • A strong understanding of modern, commercial software design patterns and practices
  • An awareness of cutting edge and emerging technologies and a desire to keep up to date with trends
  • Excellent communicator & fluent in English
  • Working experience with TypeScript, AngularJS/React, Node.js, C#, Azure
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies (XP, Scrum and Kanban)
  • Understanding of event-driven architectures using messaging systems such as RabbitMQ
  • Experience building cloud-native solutions, ideally on Microsoft Azure cloud.


What will you be doing here?

  • Leading and motivating a team of innovative developers responsible for building prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs) to enable learning and testing hypotheses which will contribute to Liberis’ strategic business and technology roadmaps.
  • Hands on development as the need arises.
  • Contribute to architectural governance to ensure efficiency, scalability and security
  • Act as mentor and guide to the engineers in your team, setting an example not only in work ethic but a desire to create the next generation of business and technology capabilities for Liberis.
  • Working closely with the Heads of Architecture and Engineering as well as peers to continuously improve the delivery pipeline
  • Recruitment in your team and supporting recruitment in other engineering team


What we can offer you?

Health

  • Company wellbeing programme – running club, nutritionist sessions, free fruit and
    healthy snacks, mental health framework
  • Health insurance
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Flu jabs

Wealth

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Performance related bonus
  • Financial wellbeing initiatives
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for Cycle to Work and Technology purchases
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Charitable giving

Lifestyle

  • Generous holiday entitlement including an extra 3 days holiday to cover the
    Christmas period
  • Flexible working
  • Team away days
  • Regular company socials

What happens next?

Think this sounds like the right next move for you? If you’re not completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, get in touch! Humility is a wonderful thing and we are interested in hearing about what you can add to Liberis. You can reach us at [email protected] - we look forward to chatting with you!

More Information on Liberis
Liberis operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Denver, CO. Liberis was founded in 2007. It has 216 total employees. To see all 1 open jobs at Liberis, click here.
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