Posted 24 Mar 2022, 2:03 am

Development Manager Tech Lead at Connect Financial

Connect Financial is looking for a collaborative Development Manager with experience as a developer and as a team leader to support the launch and growth of a new product in the crypto/DeFi space. 

You will manage the planning and delivery for a squad of remote software engineers, as well as being an active code contributor as the need arises. You will also play a critical role in establishing best practices for software development and aligning the technical delivery plan with the overall goals of the business.

Your success in this role will be based on your ability to drive the team towards shipping functional code to the plan, minimizing technical debt by ensuring the integrity of the code quality and the implementation of modern best practices.

This is a full time remote position, open to any geographical location.

The successful candidate will have:

Qualifications & experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a senior engineer / full stack developer

  • 2+ years experience as a development manager or squad leader.

  • Skilled in software development across back and front-end technologies with an emphasis on:

    • Typescript

    • Javascript

  • Strong knowledge agile development methodologies

  • Proven experience in architecting stacks to solve technical problems - and to be able to clearly articulate why they were chosen in non-technical language.

  • Experience contributing to business requirements and technical documentation.

  • Experience managing and working with remote teams


While not essential, it would be great if you can show:

  • A background in enterprise software, preferably in financial services.

  • Some familiarity with a combination of React, Terraform, Linkerd and/or Kubernetes

  • An interest in crypto, blockchain and the future of finance

  • Your contribution to the development community through open source projects, forum moderation or an active StackOverflow profile.


As the Development Manager, you will:

Manage a diverse team and be an advocate for best practices

You will manage the overall delivery plan for a team of front end and back end developers. You don’t need to be a subject matter expert in every development discipline, but you will have experience as a people manager and you know how to get the best out of your team.

You will:

  • Lead, manage and mentor developers within your organization.

  • Manage performance, set performance KPI’s and coach your team.

  • Help with recruitment, onboarding and training of new staff


Manage the technical delivery of the product

You will be responsible for assisting developers in breaking user stories into development tasks, ensuring seamless communication throughout the organization and working closely with technical and non technical stakeholders to meet business goals. 

You will:

  • Set the technical direction of the product.

  • Review PRs and manage software releases. 

  • Help the Product Owner break down epics into user stories.

  • Be responsible for the technical planning of development sprints, working closely with your development team, scrum master, product owner and leadership.

  • Breaking down each task into clear deliverables and ensuring technical specifications and the definition of done is well understood.

  • Actively contribute to the development and refinement of the product/software backlog.

  • Identify obstacles and work with the team and the wider business and overcome them.

  • Coach the team through solving complex problems.


Write elegant code to support delivery

While your primary role will be as a people manager, you will have multiple years of experience as a senior full-stack developer with technical fluency in a range of technologies. You will actively contribute to shipping code as required, as well as mitigating technical debt by overseeing the overall quality of the code base.

Our technology stack includes:

  • Microservices architecture with Node.JS/TypeScript

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Redis

  • GraphQL

  • Hasura

  • React.js/React Native (mobile)

  • Message Queue systems (KubeMQ/ZeroMQ)

  • PostgreSQL

  • Terraform

  • Linkerd

  • Kubernetes

About Connect Financial

Connect Financial is retail fintech solution that bridges TradFi, DeFi and Crypto under one platform. Our flagship product is the world’s first true Visa crypto credit card.

Connect may be a fresh name, but our team has been working in financial technology and international banking for decades. We’re well funded, have a passionate user base and already have strong commercial partnerships with established tokens and DeFi investment platforms. 

We are eager to talk with people from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences as we build an inclusive and diverse team.

If you want to join a fast paced team in one of the most innovative spaces in the market, we want you to be part of our success story. 



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