Development Manager | Scaling FinTech


What’s on offer here friends is a chance to lead a talented development team to help uplift best engineering practices, the product delivery model and work on a product roadmap that would get every developer excited. But not all is perfect, there is a lot to sink your teeth into here to help them through this growth period. But what I can tell you is they have a dedication to not only to use new technology and better engineering practices, but to innovate and challenge the way a dev team can succeed. 

This is why we need you. Introducing, Selfwealth.

Selfwealth is an independent Aussie-owned and operated business, started back in 2012 right from our backyard here in Melbourne. They are an online brokerage service, their product being the very first of its kind to offer a low-cost, flat-fee share and other investment (hello, crypto) trading for customers in both Australia and the US . They’re smaller than bigger-banking alternatives out there, meaning they can (and do) innovate quickly.

You don’t need to be an expert to use SelfWeath — in fact their mission is all about demystifying the world of investment for everyone. They are leading the way in stock market investment for everyday Australians, driving down investment costs and operating one of Australia’s easiest to use mobile apps and web platforms. Selfwealth is building a world where we can all take control of our wealth creation & grow, you good thing! It’s a pretty great mission, huh?

The company was taken to a successful IPO in late 2017 and is listed on the ASX.  

Why join now? 
Selfwealth has been continuing to grow & mature in the background. Last year, thanks to an explosion in interest in the stock market from Australians, through the initial COVID period, the company grew quite substantially. Their first point of call was customer support — scaling the team to keep up with the demand for new accounts, to support the folks wanting to invest in the stock market, many of them for the very first time.

They are now at a new time of scale & looking at the rest of the business: how do they continue to support their 120,000 + active investors on their investment journeys? The focus now has been scaling their tech and product teams, operations and compliance teams, and their marketing teams. 

The role
Essential to their growth plans is the appointment of a Development Manager. You’re a software leader who will lead a team of developers both on and offshore. You thrive working with smart technology, building an engineering culture that celebrates innovation, & building great products with customers at the very heart & center. 

The emphasis will be to develop the team, build out their capabilities to match the roadmap, and make strategic technology decisions in line with future ambitions. You will play a leadership role in uplifting their delivery capability. You are passionate about inspiring a better way of doing things, coaching the team and helping mature the product delivery model. 

This would suit someone who loves cultivating an environment that enables teams to do high quality work; where their ways of working, engineering culture, standards and practices are taken seriously. You will also be responsible for creating a team culture that supports collaboration, alignment and where individual strengths and intrinsic motivations are leveraged for success. 

Aside from managing and leading the development team and development processes, you will work closely with the Solution Architect to drive delivery of projects from ideation to completion. You will have a say in technology strategy, and be the voice of prioritisation with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to manage backlog, story/epic estimations, sprint planning and showcases.

A little bit about you…
You’re an engineer at heart but leading people is what gets you excited. This role is well suited to someone who wants to expand their leadership experience, take ownership of the engineering team, process and delivery and build something pretty awesome for their customers. You have the ability to manage multiple development streams with proven experience building out successful cross-functional squads.

What you will bring to the role

  • You have led development teams delivering software in an Agile fashion, ideally in a product environment 
  • Strong ability to influence and collaborate with people at all levels, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and deriving satisfaction from clarifying unknowns.
  • Experience in supporting high availability production systems
  • Highly proficient in cloud technologies and architectures, especially AWS 
  • Restful web service design
  • Microservices, Docker, and scalable architecture experience

Their tech stack: 

  • .Net Core
  • SQL Server database
  • Front-end development currently transitioning from Bootstrap to React
  • Azure DevOps pipeline
  • RabbitMQ
  • Redis
  • Terraform
  • GraphQL 
  • Data: Snowflake, Hevo

Working at Selfwealth
Self Wealth has grown a lot in the last 18 months, and they’re not stopping — quite the opposite! They are gearing up for special things, and the energy is exciting. 

The team is casual, but serious. Office banter is standard, everyone works for one another, and they all have genuine care for their members and their financial goals. The main goal is to have customers for decades, not days. 
Some of their perks include free ASX trading, social events, poor stock tips from your colleagues (just joking!) and a hybrid WFH and office model. 

They are a culture that proudly enables everyone to work to their strengths and invest in further developing areas that are a work in progress. They are big on continuous feedback, and genuinely encourage thinking outside the box.
While they are not a large organisation (yet!) you will be exposed to all elements of a publicly listed business. You will have the room to grow, develop your skills, and reach your goals. 

Breanna Skeen [email protected] 
Kushla Egan[email protected]

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