Nine Twenty Technology Blog | Cashfac Solutions grow their Livingston-based team

Cashfac Solutions grow their Livingston-based team

 10th Sep 2019

Our client Cashfac Solutions is a global leader in bank-to-corporate cash management solutions for financial institutions, businesses and public sector organisations. The Livingston-based business is currently growing their team, so we spoke to Head of Delivery Leigh Dastey to find out more.

 

Cashfac Solutions

 

 

Hi Leigh! Can you tell us a little about your background, and how you came to work for Cashfac Solutions?

 

My background is largely software development. Before Cashfac I led global teams in DevOps, Data Centres for R&D, Proof of Concepts and R&D. I’ve had the good fortune to work with some amazing people around the world from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv and Sydney and everywhere in between! I consider myself language agnostic and instead more engaged in the discipline of software development as save for some differences the discipline of software development applies. I left my previous employment and after a short courtship with a few opportunities found Cashfac whose product vision, extent of opportunity and global expansion really appealed to me. Cashfac offered the opportunity to remain involved across the entire lifecycle of the product with CICD, QA and Support in the mix. In addition, Product development differs from standard application development and being able to work on a market offering as opposed to bespoke applications is a richer challenge with greater reward when done well. I was also keen to get more involved in other technologies having spent much of my career in the Java arena and also to get more hands on with the cloud.

 

 

 

Leigh Dastey - Cashfac Solutions

 

 

 

What does your role in the business entail?

 

My role involves leading the client facing teams in the development of our product and all that entails.

 

 

 

What are the benefits of working for a business like Cashfac?

 

The opportunities are endless. If you have a desire to get involved in something there is nothing that prevents you. Unlike larger organisations which have very segmented teams, groups and initiatives Cashfac are of the right size they have sufficient maturity but also sufficient scope to really shape the landscape of your own and your colleagues without hindrance. We are very sociable with fun daily quizzes and challenges, it can even get quite competitive! We organise events together and we are very supportive of helping each other achieve successful outcomes. I deliberately didn’t mention the private healthcare, pension and excellent bonus scheme because those aren’t why we come back to work each morning anyway!

 

 

 

What's your favourite thing about your job?

 

Working with a fantastic global team and being able to get involved and get things done! I enjoy feeling productive and engaged with my work as well as connected to the people with whom I work.

 

 

 

You have a few requirements at the moment in your team, can you tell us a little more about this?

 

We are looking for like-minded folk who are passionate about software! If solving problems and developing high quality software is something you want to do, we would love to hear from you. Do you want to grow within an agile environment, engage with continuous integration and get involved in designing global solutions for our shared clients then we are the place for you!

 

 

 

What does the future look like for Cashfac?

 

Exciting! We are starting an initiative to transform the product over the coming years to leverage the best of the cloud and really capitalise globally on our products amazing vision. The work will be at the forefront of technology. Cashfac is also expanding its products into the small to medium enterprise market with the introduction of our mobile offering, called Slide. This modern application allow small to medium business (or even personal users!) to manage payments, receipts and cashflow forecasting in an innovative and convenient manner. In future there will be synergies between the product lines which is exciting. It’s going to be an exciting time to be part of our company and extremely engaging. For those who are passionate about technology and want to get breadth and depth in the stack, get in touch!

 

 

 

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

 

I love spending time with my family, CrossFit, technology (I have many personal projects I work on at home to both stay fresh and solve my own problems such as when I accidentally formatted all of my media files. I had to get up close and personal with forensic software along with learning the Python language to help with the recovery!), hillwalking, ice climbing, canoeing, scuba diving and basically just any experience on offer in the world. Any opportunity I get to take part in an extreme sport, I’m there!

 

Would you like to work for Cashfac? Find out more about their Senior Software Engineer role and apply now here 

 

 

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