Mission: Our vision is to help people make better informed financial decisions
Working for Defaqto is all about helping to make that vision reality, through the ways in which we collect and analyse financial data and create a range of products and services to deliver this ...
I have been working at Defaqto full-time (More than 5 years)
A fast moving company which is becoming more and more well known.
Training about financial products and investments from internal experts.
Working with quite a modern development stack including AngularJS, WebAPI and EntityFramework with an openness to adopting new technologies.
Everyone in the development team is highly skilled so there is always something you can learn from your peers.
Great team and company wide culture.
As it is a small development team and everyone is very skilled there isn't an opportunity to be promoted. That said if you show enough enthusiasm you will be given leadership roles for individual projects or the freedom to try out your ideas.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Defaqto.
A full half day interview, with an hour interview and then an hour and a half technical test to produce a simple website and then talk through the development with 2 other developers. Then a written test for basic knowledge of asp.net.
The most important thing about interviewing is to be honest, most of the time Defaqto is looking for a good fit into the team and may not necessarily be looking for the top skills, as these can all be taught.
It's that time of year when we look forward to celebrating the launch of Defaqto's new Ratings year with our licensees and key clients. On 8 February at the stunning Natural History Museum, 300 clients and Defaqto hosts will be wined, dined and hopefully dance the night away under "Hope" the new exhibit at the Museum. Our "Night of the Diamonds and Stars" will be a great evening, forming part of the engagement and retention of our Ratings clients.
Meanwhile, back in the office, we'll be having our own NODAS celebration to recognise all the hard work that goes into producing and launching our Ratings each year and supporting our clients to make the most of them - all with the aim of helping people making better informed financial decisions.
Having received significant financial backing from one of the leading Private Equity houses in the UK, Defaqto is investing heavily in people and technologies. We're going through a significant increase in user numbers and are expanding the solutions we provide to them, making us one of the most innovative technology providers in the UK financial adviser space.
At Defaqto, we build modern, responsive websites using Angular, MVC, web API, web services, C# and SQL – aiming to use the latest versions of the Microsoft development stack. We also use agile development methodologies and engineering practices such as SCRUM/XP.
Over 5,500 financial advisers use Defaqto Engage to help them deliver client-centric, compliant financial advice. Engage has been developed significantly since its launch in 2012 and much more is planned for the next few years, so we’re looking to add the following roles to our current teams:
- Business Analyst
- Development Team Leader
- Software Developer x 3 (C# / .NET)
- UI Developer
- Test Team Leader
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