Episode 12 - Payment ServicesStarling Developer Podcast add
Using our APIs we built Payment Services to allow our clients to benefit from fast and convenient payments. In this episode we look at how we are providing the Payment Services to consumers more widely.
We look at how sole traders, companies, and even government departments can benefit from the same systems we have built for our current account.
With Starling COO Julian Sawyer, Head of APIs Sam Everington, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Episode 11 - Does AI & Machine Learning have a place in banking?Starling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss big data, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
How could these new technologies be used in a banking environment? How could they be used not just to benefit the bank, but also to help customers manage their finances? Are these technologies science fiction, or just around the corner?
With Starling CTO Greg Hawkins, Product Director Ben Chisell, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Episode 10 - Changing Architecture in a Live SystemStarling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss the how you can have the confidence to change code that is live and in use, even when operating something as sensitive as a bank.
How can engineers be empowered to make necessary changes to the code? How can you be sure that failures won’t occur? And is testing important? (spoilers: yes)
With Starling Director of Technology Steve Newson, Head of Testing Daniel Webb, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Episode 9 - Building a Company CultureStarling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss company culture. When you’re running a startup bank do you adopt the culture of a bank or the culture of a startup?
Can you do both - and if so how do you merge them? How can you maintain a dynamic working culture as you grow, and how does that affect your hiring practices?
With Starling Head of People Operations Hessie Coleman, App Developer Teresa Ng, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Episode 8 - How to Build a Banking AppStarling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss how our banking app has been developed, and what we’ve learnt along the way.
We look at the differences between an app designed to be the main portal to your current account and other apps that you might have on your phone. We also finally answer the question: Which is better and what are the differences?’ iOS or Android (or are they about the same)?
With iOS Developer Zulfi Khan, Android Developer Teresa Ng, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Episode 7 - The Evolution of Mobile App DesignStarling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss how the design of our current account app has developed since its inception.
Where do we draw our inspiration from? What sort of design decisions have we made? How have those decisions been affected by customers using our app?
We look at the ins and outs of the mobile app design process with Starling Designer Steven Blyth, Product Director Sarah Guha, App Developer Zulfi Khan, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 6 - Agile development in a banking environmentStarling Developer Podcast add
What happens when a development environment that wants to implement agile and lean practices meets a traditional and conservative sector such as banking?
Can you really be agile, or does that just become a buzzword? How does agile development look to the banking regulators?
This episode we’re joined by Starling Product Director Sarah Guha (neé Gilbert), Director of Technology Steve Newson, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 5 - Connecting to the global banking software frameworkStarling Developer Podcast add
In episode 5, we chat about the existing UK and global banking framework and how we connect the back-end code to it.
Services such as direct debits, the Current Account Switching Service, and Faster Payments will be familiar to UK banking customers, but how do you approach integrating to their APIs? And what are their APIs like anyway (if they even have them)?
We also look at connecting to some of the newer consumer financial services, such as Apple Pay with Starling CIO John Mountain and Program Manager Mariam Ogunbambi, hosted by Jason Maude.
Ep 4 - Scaling our software architecture and infrastructure for volumeStarling Developer Podcast add
How will Starling plan to scale the bank from 1,000 users to 1,000,000 and beyond?
We look into the future and ask: what sort of challenges will we face as the bank grows? How are we planning to grow while making sure we continue to offer a good service to existing customers?
These questions answered by Starling CTO Greg Hawkins, and developer Nelson Djalo, with your regular host, Jason Maude.
Ep 3 - Security of cloud-based bankingStarling Developer Podcast add
In this episode we discuss the security threats that a cloud-based bank can face.
Are they different to the security threats faced by traditional banks, or are the old threats still present? How do we go about tackling these problems in order to make sure that customers’ money is safe?
Host Jason Maude is joined by Starling CIO John Mountain and Head of Information Security Simon Waring.
Ep 2 - Connecting to our open APIsStarling Developer Podcast add
This week’s episode is around the APIs that Starling Bank has made available to the wider world.
Why did we decide to open up our banking platform to allow other apps to connect to it? We get into our goals and hopes for our Marketplace for both our customers and partners.
Also: what can app developers do via the APIs? And how can they get involved and connect to them?
Joined by Starling Chief Platform Officer Megan Caywood and Head of APIs Sam Everington, with your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 1 - Reliability of banking servicesStarling Developer Podcast add
To kick off the first Starling Developer Podcast, we talk about how we ensure technical reliability and availability of service to our banking customers.
When your bank is based in the cloud how do you make sure that it is always available? How do you reduce down-time? And how do you respond to lack of availability and fail gracefully when there is a problem?
All this is covered with Starling CTO Greg Hawkins, Director of Technology Steve Newson, and your regular host Jason Maude.