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Engineering Lead – New Platform

Engineering Lead – New Platform

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  • Permanent
  • Halifax or Leeds
  • £118,652 - £139,590 + up to 40% bonus USD / Year

WORKING PATTERN: Work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week currently, or 40% of your time at the office.

About this opportunity…

Are you ready to join a Leadership team and help our client to shape and deliver the next phase of their transformation?

Within this new Platform team this client are on a journey to transform core technology and the technical capabilities of their colleagues. Over the last two years they have launched new digital journeys using modern JavaScript frameworks, developed detailed suites of customer journey analytics, transitioned workloads onto the Cloud and incrementally modernised and simplified their technology estate. Whilst embedding DevOps and Agile working practices to enable feature teams to autonomously deploy changes to production themselves.

Working with their Technical Platform team as a Senior Engineering Lead you’ll be accountable for all facets of technology (across both run and delivery), working alongside the Product Owner to run a world class product and engineering organisation with deep focus on service.

Here’s where you’ll make a difference…

Leading the technical strategy for your Division across both immediate and long term horizons and building senior business and technology stakeholders advocacy in this vision. Considering the strategic commitments, resilience challenges, technology risks, currency needs and regulatory expectations that need to be delivered. In doing so, maintaining alignment between solutions and Group standards / policies and making sure that the outcomes which are delivered are measurable and can be tied back to Key Results.

Coordinating the delivery of this strategy through the feature teams within your Div, and more widely across the Platform and wider group. Proactively identifying delivery challenges and opportunities to release early value or de-risk deliveries.

Ensuring that there remains a critical focus upon service and resilience for the services and applications that are owned by your Division, considering immediate and future requirements and risks. Thereby, embedding service as a collective responsibility for everyone within your division.

Developing the leadership team within your Division

Role modelling Group Values and expectations and holding them to account for clear individual objectives. To grow the people within your Div and create a true learning culture where team members can grow and develop. In doing so, accessing Group Wide Frameworks, learning collateral and early careers programmes to build a rounded engineering capability.

Embedding agile and DevOps practices and constantly reviewing opportunities to improve the flow of work. Providing the business and technical capabilities that enable and empower feature teams to design and delivery change themselves locally through smaller more frequent releases.

Ensuring that costs are carefully managed against available budgets and that opportunities to improve the efficiency of internal and external spend are constantly reviewed.

Specifically, we’re looking for people who have…

Extensive practical experience and working knowledge of different engineering and software design solutions across all facets of technology (including devops, data, automation, hosting, language, platform choices etc). And experience of working in a complex systems architecture comprised of modern and legacy solutions, and inhouse and product solutions.

Deep experience of running a modern technology service, managing risk and security standards, and prioritising the need to maintain and protect service versus the need to transform capabilities and experiences.

Practical experience of software design, build and release using DevOps principles and leading and empowering teams using agile methods and tooling.

A natural inquisitiveness to all facets technology and consideration as to how these can be applied to deliver improvements in customer journeys. With evidence of continuous learning, shown in accreditations, usage of language frameworks, software engineering practices and how they embed in agile working practice.

Can inspire and engage all levels of your Lab and embed a true culture of collaboration and ownership within the team. To build a build world class cross disciplinary engineering capability across teams, bringing together training programmes, targeted external recruitment and use of early years programmes.

Demonstrate an ability to communicate complex messages and influence CSuite stakeholders with competing priorities from across business and technology communities. Utilising data and analytics to underpin the decisions that you make and explain the ‘why’.

Understanding of working within the UK Financial Services Market and the challenges facing UK Financial services institutions.

Experience of leading teams of in excess of 100 engineers and managing budgets in excess of £10m. Applying strong commercial competence to establish long lived engagements with third parties which balance trust and challenge.

Their focus is to ensure inclusivity every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

Wanting their people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity, or culture.

If you are interested in the role, confident in being able to carry out the tasks to a high standard, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss the role and your suitability at the earliest opportunity.

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Job Overview
Senior Tech
Offered Salary
£118,652 - £139,590 + up to 40% bonus
Job Location
Halifax or Leeds
Job Type
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