Head of Software Engineering
Small World FS
Spain, Madrid
hace 2 días


Small World Financial Services isa provider of payment services with a clear vision to be our customer’s favouritechoice for their global payment needs, with facility to send and receive moneyin 100+ countries worldwide.

On a mission to double in size withinfive years (and with accelerated growth this year), we are one of the few employersof choice’ able to offer stability and career progression in a truly global,multicultural team!

Role Description

We have an exciting new opening fora Head of Software Engineering , who will be accountable for all softwareengineering activities undertaken on behalf of the global business.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer,this key role will define the overall vision for software in terms ofarchitecture, standards and practice, and innovation.

You’ll work with mixed teams ofpermanent and outsourced staff, across multiple locations to shape the engineeringculture, standards, and engineering practices that deliver the best outcomesfor the business.

A key member of the TechnologyLeadership team, the Head of Software Engineering will be a the day-to-dayleader for engineering teams working across all domains of Small World’stechnology environment, including the core transactional system, the web andmobile apps, the reporting architecture, Cyber Security, and the third-partyintegration infrastructure.

Leadership spans all elements ofthe software lifecycle and the Head will drive excellence across in-lifeoperations and defect management as well as the strategic change portfolio.

This individual will develop a close workingrelationship with Small World’s selected outsourcing partners, taking a leadrole in establishing new partnerships where required, along with leadership ofthe internal function.

What are we looking for?

  • Deep experience (10 yrs +) in softwareengineering and a track record of successful delivery
  • A track record leading technology teams acrossfront-end, back-end, and middleware / middle tier engineering
  • Technically adapt and competent in Java development
  • Experience of driving modern software deliverypractices (such as DevOps)
  • Experience with modern software architecture(s),preferably including cloud-hosted microservices
  • Experience in working with outsourcedengineering teams
  • Strong working knowledge of current technologiesand practices
  • Hold a natural drive for transformation and improvement
  • Working knowledge of Cyber Security practices
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