Oodle Finance is hiring a

Software Engineering Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom

Software Engineering Manager

About Oodle! 

Oodle is making car buying easy. Our customers rely on their cars for work commute, school pick-ups, and once-in-a-lifetime road trips. For many people it is their largest purchase. We are working hard every day to make buying one better.    

We use the latest technology to deliver the absolute best customer and business outcomes: from an industry-leading inclusive lending algorithm to digital-first application journeys and best-in-class customer support teams. 

In just five years we have already helped over 100,000 customers, achieved 4.7* Trustpilot score, have been named one of Finovate’s Top 50 Fintechs in Europe and Sifted’s Top 20 European Fintechs to follow in 2020, and recognized as one of The Best Companies to work for in both 2020 and 2021. 

The car market is one of the UK’s largest retail markets and we are ready to disrupt it.  Backed by some of the world’s most reputable financial institutions, we are now ready for the next stage in our expansion. 


Software Engineering Manager


We are looking for Software Engineering Managers to join our team. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for overseeing a development team as well as leading cross-team initiatives and projects, such as training, quality, scalability or new user experience.

You will have the opportunity to shape a growing tech team and build a collaborative, respectful culture, making the working environment enjoyable for everyone.

The successful candidate will have a track record of creating an identity for a team and of defining how teams work within a larger organisation. They will have mastered the ability to delegate both small and large assignments and ensure that desired outcomes are achieved, even without oversight. The successful candidate will also be a strong proponent of continuous improvement and able to upskill their teams.

This role is based in our Oxford HQ, Manchester or London office and can be worked in a hybrid manner combining in-person collaboration within the office and remote/home working.

We are incredibly inclusive and open to most adaptions to working patterns, please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements. 


Your day-to-day work will include: 


  • Manage, mentor and support your team.
  • Create clarity, communicate team vision, strategy and progress, best practices and facilitate training, establish team culture with emphasis on quality, customer love, and engineering agility, removing barriers and enabling the team to be productive.
  • Consistently assess, reward and manage the growth of the whole team to achieve the most in their careers.
  • Set a culture of craftsmanship within the team and help teams make long-term architectural decisions.
  • Own the engineering process and practices that the team is adhering to and drive continuous improvement in the ways of working.
  • Ensure that technology services which the team is responsible for are meeting their service level objectives, and technical risks are appropriately managed.
  • You take the initiative and find creative ways to get work done.
  • You’re open minded, committed to the success of all your colleagues, and you are a positive person to be around.
  • You put the customer at the heart of your work and strive to create an exceptional customer experience.


About You 

Experience is one thing but potential is far more important so, even if you lack some of the skills listed below, we still really want to hear from you. 


Must have requirements: 

  • Passionate about technology, leadership and delivering software.
  • Proven experience of building/leading engineering teams and people management.
  • Enjoy coaching and mentoring people to realise their full potential.
  • Expertise in Agile software development, continuous delivery, TDD and pair programming.


Nice to have requirements: 

  • Experience within a fast growing technology company.
  • Experience building consumer technology.
  • Scrum Master experience.
  • Cloud experience, particularly AWS.
  • Although not a hands-on engineering role, a strong understanding of up to date frameworks and technologies such as Java, NodeJS and Salesforce.


 What you can expect from Oodle 

 Oodle have a dedicated People experience team that are dedicated to making your time with us as safe, fun and productive as possible. There are no limits to the support you will receive at Oodle, but here are the main benefits and perks you can expect:


  • Performance Bonus (dependent upon Company and personal performance)
  • Pension & Healthcare
  • Life Insurance (4xSalary)
  • 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Paid volunteering day
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay and Shared Parental Leave 
  • Menopause Support (Paid Leave)
  • Tusker Salary Sacrifice EV Leasing Scheme  


Oodle staff love to have a fun time, enjoy each other's company socially and learn new skills. We also value work-life balance, our global environment, and our families. That’s why we run with flexible hours and hybrid working, enjoy paid time off volunteering with our nominated charity and benefit from continuous training and development from our internal L&D Academy.  


Even more perks: 

  • Seasonal social events.   
  • Caboodle (Reward Gateway – Discount Portal)
  • Care First Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Talent Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Drinks fridges, great coffee and breakfast all laid on free! 


Does this all sound like a job you would excel in and a company you would thrive in?  


Then do not delay, apply now! 


If you would like us to provide adaptions or require support for your interviews, please reach out to careers@oodlefinance.com and have a chat in complete confidence.

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