Lead Software Developer

  • Planixs
  • Manchester, UK
  • Dec 06, 2021
Full time Information Technology Developer IT Python

Job Description

Lead Software Developer


Who are we?

Planixs is the market-leading, Manchester-based FinTech that develops next-generation analytics and optimisation software designed to address the challenges around ‘Big Data’ in the Financial Services space. Established in 2011, we work with global financial institutions, in providing its award-winning product suite Realiti®, a cloud-based and on premise technology solution that delivers real-time intraday cash, collateral and liquidity management capabilities. Planixs was placed in the much respected Sunday Times Tech Track 100 (highest ranking Fintech business), and prior to that a finalist in the Northern Tech Awards 2018 (being the highest ranking Fintech business). The company was also recently awarded the RegTech of the Year accolade in the US FinTech Awards 2021.

Our Head Office is in the centre of Manchester, where we sometimes meet to kick off projects, for specific work events, or socials, it is of course open during office hours for anyone to use.

We have a growing client base, and are not only continuing to improve our core product, but also adding optional modules to enable functionality such as payment throttling, managing instruments other than cash, big data reporting and predicting payment profiles.


What’s on offer? 

Planixs do everything to support their people and offer an extensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • 25 days holiday
  • Extra day off on your birthday!
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical
  • Cash Plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working
  • City Centre office 

What’s the role? 

As a Lead Software Developer you will work alongside an Agile Delivery Manager providing technical leadership to one or more delivery squads.  You will be part of the community of lead developers, proposing innovative solutions to business and technical problems, helping to refine your own and others designs to ensure good practice is followed, in coding style, security and performance.

You will be willing to challenge accepted ways of working, and propose new ideas for consideration.  You will also be comfortable presenting your ideas to your peers, be that technical solutions, process changes or high level solution ideas.

Working in our tech stack, Python, Postgres, React and LogicBlox you will be expected to be an expert in at least one, and familiar with at least two others.  Prototyping solutions, delivering production code and guiding other developers via pair programming, peer reviews and informal discussions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise into requirements and design definition
  • Guide and Mentor a team of developers to deliver a market leading product
  • Work with the delivery manager to deliver EPICS
  • Prototype and produce production code
  • Troubleshooting development and production problems
  • Provide support for existing software and our clients
  • Ability to adapt and be comfortable working within a dynamic environment
  • Ability to counsel and motivate teams in the pursuit of deadlines
  • Identify issues and risks in delivery, and propose solutions to those


Technical Skills:

Technologies (Primary – at least 3 required):

  • Python
  • Postgres
  • React
  • LogicBlox


Technologies (Secondary):

  • Git
  • ExtJS
  • Flask
  • FastAPI
  • RabbitMQ

Tools and process:

  • Experience in Agile Scrum environments 
  • Jira
  • Docker / Containers
  • GitLab CI
  • AWS 
  • Vagrant/vBox
  • Nginx
  • TestRail 



  • Leading and mentoring a group of software engineers
  • Proposing technical solutions and refining your own and others
  • Proven track record in delivering projects and communicating progress and issues
  • Worked in more than one company within an Agile framework
  • Agile techniques - User Stories, Continuous Integration, BDD/TDD, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Preferred experience of software delivery within financial services


For more information please contact HR Manager, Jenny Stockton-Pugh


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