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Position: Development Director

DTC is looking for a hands-on Development Director to take control of the development of their platform and provide key strategic and operational input into technology planning and delivery.

About Donate The Change

DTC is a two year old fintech business on a mission to use technology to drive positive change in society. We help people to support good causes and plan for their financial future using our innovative micro-payments service. We combine the control and flexibility of user defined rules, with a powerful customer benefits proposition that makes it easy for people to fund causes important to them, on a ‘little and often’ basis.

Our Beta service launched in November 2017, with a full scale deployment planned for October 2018.

We’re a small but dedicated and hardworking team with a wide range of relevant experience and strong track record in a number of well known organisations. Our founders are serial entrepreneurs with a number of successful exits from previous tech startups. We’re based in Reading.

Roles and Responsibilities:

You will be in charge of the technical aspects of the product, your responsibilities will include;

  • managing and expanding the current development team
  • building and maintaining the current code base
  • planning the technical roadmap for the product and supporting innovation

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to have an understanding of the start-up way of working. This is a senior position within the company however you will be expected to be involved within the Software Development Life Cycle and write code as required. In order to succeed you will need to have the following attributes;

  • hands on experience developing with: React, Node and general Javascript experience, Spring Framework, AWS, MySQL/SQL, Tomcat, ActiveMQ, Drools and Cassandra
  • senior leadership experience
  • startup knowledge

What you’ll get in return

A chance to help build a fantastic product and successful business – but more than that, you’ll have a hand in making a real difference to people’s lives, helping causes of all kinds and building a better society. We’re not just driven by doing good for society, we driven to produce the best technology, product and service possible for that mission. So in return for your commitment, we’re paying a competitive salary and offering share options and a promise that, whilst it may not always be easy, it will certainly be fun and fulfilling!


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