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9fin • London

Engineering Manager

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – No mandatory office days, use office as often as you wish

Core hours 10–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About 9fin

The world's largest asset class, debt, operates with the worst data.

Technology has revolutionized equity markets with electronic trading, quant algos and instantaneous news. However, in debt capital markets, the picture is completely different. It still behaves like it’s in the 1980s; trillions of dollars of trades are placed over the phone, news is slow, and corporate credit information is imperfect and scattered.

Our mission is to change this.

9fin's proprietary technology delivers fast and comprehensive financial, credit, legal & ESG analysis. Our clients are able to make faster, more informed decisions, win more business and most importantly, save time.

Our fast growing list of clients include 9 of the top 10 Investment Banks, leading Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Law Firms.

What you’ll work on

This is an opportunity to join an already highly productive team and take it to the next level. By shaping the ways of working from the outset and bringing in your own experience for us to learn from. It’s a team effort, not only working with the Head of Engineering but people and talent teams to design the organisation, hire and nurture its growth. Our engineering and product design team is made up of dedicated, talented and highly capable individuals. Who all bring positivity, kindness and energy to what they do.

Every day is different, but here’s an example of the kind of things you’ll work on:

  • Leading, Hiring and Growing diverse and talented technical teams with oversight on important aspects such as team size, team composition, team priorities, ways of working, collaboration with each other and externally with clients
  • Help to create and maintain an efficient impactful engineering deliver chain focussing on customer impact balanced carefully with tech debt repayment, documentation and engineering best practices
  • Ensuring cross-functional teams are set up for success in their ability to maintain the high product velocity, innovation and engineer personal growth at 9fin. Work Life balance is very important to us at 9fin, so we aim for consistent and sustainable delivery 
  • Line management, coaching and mentoring of your direct reports through regular 1-1s, goal setting and productive feedback
  • Working with the people team to design and implement hiring strategies that attract top talent and lead initiatives to help promote the 9fin employer brand

Our Backend Stack

  • Python is the dominant backend language used
  • Flask & FastAPI
  • Typing is used within our Python stack to power automated documentation and API definitions
  • Relational Databases (PostgreSQL) at the heart of majority of services
  • We’re AWS for Cloud hosted services
  • Heavy use of AWS lambda Serverless
  • Docker (AWS ECS) for uniform development/deployment from dev to prod

Our Frontend Stack

  • React 18
  • React router
  • Typescript
  • Storybook & Jest testing suites
  • Vite JS

Requirements

This role will be a great fit if you:

  • Have a solid foundation in a core vertical: Full-stack web Development, System Architecture, Cloud Engineering or any combination through past experience or prior to transitioning to management
  • Experience in leading the successful delivery of multiple projects coordinating across multiple teams/functions
  • Experience managing performance of teams and individuals
  • A high personal bar for quality, and the ability to impart those high standards onto others
  • Comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy and technical complexity
  • Enjoy speaking directly with real customers to understand their product needs and to positively showcase your team's work

Benefits

Financial & Insurance

  • Competitive Salary (our salary bands are benchmarked at the top end of the market)
  • Equity options
  • Pension (your minimum contributions are 4% with 9fin matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance & Dental Insurance
  • Paid sick leave with Income Protection for long periods of illness
  • Group Life Assurance 
  • Season Ticket Loan & Cycle to Work schemes

Time off 

  • 25 holiday days per year
  • Local public holidays (with the ability to exchange them for alternative days)
  • Hybrid working model, to allow you the flexibility to decide how, where and when you do your best work
  • Work abroad for up to 3 months a year
  • 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • Enhanced parental leave & flexible working arrangements available

Training & Culture 

  • Professional learning and development budget
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Bi-annual engineering hackathons 
  • Summer and Winter company social events
  • Travel & accommodation budget for social attendance if living far from London

9fin is an equal opportunities employer

Don’t meet every single requirement? At 9fin we are dedicated to building and promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish, reach their full potential and truly belong. We recognise diverse teams allow a more creative and productive environment. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t perfectly align with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be who we’re looking for - for this role, or perhaps another. 

Company benefits

Share options
Open to part-time employees
Health insurance – Vitality (lots of other perks!)
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Work from anywhere scheme – work abroad for 3 months a year
Personal development budgets – £1250 a year to spend on L&D
Dental coverage
Matched pension contribution
Financial coaching – A 1:1 finance consultation with our benefits broker
Dog friendly office
Open to compressed hours
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Mental health days
Compassionate leave
Women’s health leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Season ticket loan
Bank holiday swaps
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Life insurance
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
88%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
75%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
90%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
86%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
67%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
83%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
85%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
87%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at 9fin

Company employees

150+

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

London, New York, Belfast

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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