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Innovation Full-Stack Developer

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Software Engineering
  • Manchester
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  • Essential:
  • Full-stack Development: Proficiency in full-stack development, with expertise in Python or Java backend and JavaScript/TypeScript frontend, or full-stack JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Prototype Engineering: Strong experience in developing early-stage prototypes and advancing them through alpha and beta testing phases
  • Strategic Planning: Ability to contribute to strategic planning with a focus on leveraging technology for business innovation and growth
  • Project Leadership: Demonstrated leadership in managing cross-functional projects, particularly in R&D and innovation-focused initiatives
  • Collaborative Skills: Proven ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams to integrate technology solutions
  • Change Management: Experience in managing the transition of R&D projects into production, working with change and delivery teams to align with business processes
  • Project Lifecycle Management: Familiarity with managing the full lifecycle of software development projects, including design, prototyping, testing, and deployment
  • Ethical Technology: Commitment to ethical technology practices and experience in advocating for responsible innovation
  • Desirable:
  • Emerging Technologies: Familiarity with emerging technologies, especially in the context of financial services
  • Industry Knowledge: Understanding of the fintech industry, including trends, challenges, and regulatory environment
  • Communication and Influence: Strong communication skills and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels within the organisation
  • Iterative Development: Experience with iterative development practices and a mindset geared towards iterative development and continuous improvement


  • Prototype Development: Craft prototypes to experiment with new ideas and assess their potential impact for stakeholders and customers, driving the exploration of innovative concepts
  • Alpha and Beta Prototyping: Advance prototypes to alpha and beta stages, where required, to refine functionality and gather user feedback for further iterations
  • Technology Integration: Collaborate with various teams to seamlessly integrate innovative technologies that enhance business processes and customer interactions, ensuring that solutions are scalable and sustainable
  • Innovation and R&D Leadership: Cultivate a culture of inclusive innovation by inviting team members from different departments in 'ii/x lab' projects. Lead innovation, R&D, and ii/x labs experiments from conception to completion, ensuring alignment with innovation goals and actionable outcomes
  • Strategic Planning and Alignment: Actively contribute to strategic planning sessions, providing technological insights to shape the company's future direction. Ensure all innovation activities align with interactive investor's strategic objectives to drive company growth within the fintech sector
  • Cross-vertical Collaboration: Engage with all Data and Innovation team verticals, promoting a holistic and diverse approach to innovation, ensuring that projects benefit from a wide range of expertise and perspectives
  • Transition and Change Management: Oversee the progression of innovation projects from R&D to production, collaborating with Change and Delivery teams to future-proof outcomes and prepare them for established delivery processes
  • Ethical Technology Advocacy: Champion ethical standards in all innovation projects, advocating for responsible technological development and establishing guidelines for best practices

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We are interactive investor, the UK’s number one flat-fee investment platform. For a simple, monthly fee, we provide a secure home for your pensions, ISAs and investments. This comes with an industry-leading selection of investments and a team generating up-to-date expert insight. interactive investor has been helping customers for over 25 years. We have assets under administration approaching £55 billion and more than 400,000 customers. We are based in Manchester and, with offices in Leeds and London, employ more than 500 people. ii is an @abrdn business. Read more: https://www.ii.co.uk/about-us/our-ownership Important information: Please remember the price and value of investments and their income fluctuates and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. If in any doubt, please consult a financial adviser. Our services are provided to you by Interactive Investor Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Registered in England with Company Registration number 02101863.