Engineering Manager Banking Integrations Team

FreeAgent


FreeAgent is:



  • One of the UK's most popular small business finance apps with over 90,000 customers. We help small businesses sort out the mess and the stress of managing their business finances

  • Loved and adored by customers. We have an NPS of 70 (which is considered "exceptional")

  • Rated on Trustpilot. See what customers say


This is your chance to come and shape the future of small business banking and accounting!


Make a difference


It's an exciting time in the accounting and banking space. We're seeing a revolution in the FinTech industry, and new government initiatives such as Making Tax Digital and Open Banking are opening up new features and products for customers.


The technology in this space is changing rapidly and at FreeAgent we're working on the cutting edge. We're focused on providing the best possible user experience for our growing customer base.


Creating the best place to work ‍


We want people to be productive, to have career opportunities, to be focused on meaningful work and to have an excellent work/life balance. We like to think we work smarter, not harder, which is why we stick to a 35-hour working week and still Get Things Done.


We have built a powerful CI/CD platform which can run 40,000 automated tests in five minutes which allows us to remain productive at scale, and allows all engineers, regardless of level, to deploy code to production multiple times a day.


We value a diverse team, and we believe the variety of experiences and backgrounds in our team make us stronger. We believe in a learning culture and encourage self-development. We have regular 'wiggle weeks' and we hold our legendary 'Hack Days' twice a year. Engineers write about what they do, and what they learn, on our popular engineering blog.


We have an amazing office in central Edinburgh (one of the great cities of the world), and our work environment is light and bright with inspiring spaces and quiet places. If you're based in the office you'll enjoy catered lunches every Friday, weekly yoga and many other perks and treats. Watch this video to find out more about life in Engineering!


The Role


The Banking Integrations Team is part of our Product Engineering group. Our team mission is "To bring together business accounting and banking as one integrated experience". We will achieve this by building upon our APIs, taking advantage of commercial and strategic opportunities and driving growth through our banking channels. We're looking for a manager with a strong technical background and ideally experience working with third party integrations or developing and maintaining great APIs, has good understanding of OAuth and associated protocols and can distill and impart technical information in non technical discussions.


Your typical week will involve:



  • Coordinating work, and facilitating technical team discussions to help make decisions

  • Working closely with the Product Manager to shape the teams roadmap

  • Liaising with partner organisations to understand their needs and help translate them into actionable Engineering stories for your team

  • Working with your team and the wider business on prioritisation, unblocking bottlenecks

  • 1-1s with all your direct reports. We believe regular contact with your team members is essential, as is giving and receiving feedback

  • Coaching, mentoring and developing engineers to help them craft the perfect career path at FreeAgent

  • Hiring responsibilities, conducting interviews, reviewing applications and helping to optimise our hiring journey

  • Celebrating your team's achievements!


Technologies we use: Ruby, Rails, RSpec, Javascript, MySQL, AWS, Terraform, Jenkins, ECS, Docker, Linux


Apps we use: GitHub, Trello, G Suite, Notion, Miro, Humio


You


We look for:



  • Previous experience of people management

  • A comprehensive understanding of lean and agile development methodologies

  • A strong command of one or more web programming languages (we primarily write Ruby and JavaScript)

  • Stellar communication and organisation skills

  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment while embracing accountability

  • A learning mindset, always open to improve yourself and learn from others

  • Knowledge and experience of developing and maintaining web applications

  • Experience of running continuous integration and deployment systems

  • Pragmatism; being committed to getting things done while understanding tradeoffs

  • A high level of self-motivation and self-awareness

  • A commitment to ongoing self-development, improving both technical and soft skills. If you have the commitment, we can provide opportunities for you.

  • Strong communication skills. Being able to write well and articulate your thoughts are great skills to have in any business.


Benefits


Annual salary £52,000 - £80,000 depending on experience, plus competitive benefits package. We provide a comprehensive package of employee benefits, which have been carefully selected to protect you, to promote healthy lifestyles, and to give you peace of mind. You can read more about these on our website.


Applying for the role


Our application process is simple; just upload your CV and answer a few questions about why you are interested in this opportunity.


Our selection process involves a phone interview, a practical exercise and a visit to our beautiful Edinburgh office so you can meet the team. We work hard to make the process as straightforward, transparent and enjoyable as possible.


We really care about building an inclusive and diverse team, and we welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds and perspectives. We want to make sure that the people who build FreeAgent are reflecting our diverse customer base and bringing with them a range of ideas and experiences. What unites us is an openness to suggestions, and a drive to solve problems in the best way possible.


Don’t forget to tell us about why you think FreeAgent is the right place for you to make a difference!