Engineering Manager (Back-End)

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering

Description

What are we about?

LendInvest is a fast-growing and FinTech business that’s shaping the future of property finance. Since launching in 2008 (as Montello, we rebranded in 2013), our investors have invested in over £1 billion of loans to buy, build or renovate almost 4,000 properties around the UK. We’ve built a highly scalable business model and have secured £39 million equity investment to date from the likes of Atomico, the European venture capital fund led by Skype founder, Niklas Zennström.

LendInvest is the world’s largest online marketplace for property lending and investing, as well as one of the UK’s most exciting FinTech companies. In the last few months we’ve been named in the Sunday Times’ Disrupt 10, a list of the ten most disruptive businesses in the UK, and we debuted at #37 in the 2017 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

Check out our awesome engineering careers page to find out what it's really like at LendInvest: https://www.lendinvest.com/careers/meet-the-teams/...


What’s the team like?

We are using technology and innovation to make the process of owning and investing in property simple and straightforward. To date - we have loaned £1 billion, but we have set the bar much higher.

We hire people who are passionate about solving real-world problems in an exciting, dynamic, collaborative and fun environment.

Our engineering teams, split into cross functional teams that look after the investor, loan engine and borrower platforms, providing the technology and innovation that allows us to grow and evolve as a business. Without them, we could not achieve the goals we set as a company. From building a brand new microservices architecture to introducing 3rd party services to enable efficiencies or expansion, the challenges are never ending.

We rely heavily on React and Redux consuming RESTful APIs built using PHP7, Symfony3, Node.JS and MySQL. We use AWS, Docker and Kubernetes for infrastructure.


What’s the role like?

We are looking to double (again) the engineering team. We are therefore looking to grow our Engineering leadership team with an experienced and charismatic development manager who will lead multiple cross-functional teams consisting of c15-20 developers. The majority of the team is based in our London HQ, with a smaller near-shore team. You will partner with our existing experienced development manager/architect and report directly to the VP of Engineering.

You will have retained enough technical nous to gain the respect of the team but this is predominantly a hands-off role. You will be experienced in building dynamic teams who are at the forefront of our technology. You will also have significant experience in recruiting talent at all levels. Your role in recruitment, retention and the development of the team is core.

You will have proven experience in developing team members, training, coaching and mentoring them to achieve the most that they can for themselves and Lendinvest. You will partner with the rest of the Engineering leadership team to ensure that the overall team are keeping ahead of changes in technology and ensuring that their skills are continually developed and growing.


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