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Head of Software Engineer - Financial Services - London

Graduate at Alexander Ash Consulting

Head of Software Engineer - Financial Services - London

Graduate at Alexander Ash Consulting

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 25 Oct, 2018
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive
Head of Software Engineer - Financial Services - London
My client is a Large Financial Services Firm based in South East London and they are on the market looking to appoint a Head of Software Engineering to create and lead a world-class software engineering function within the business.
Role:
* Identify, own and manage the risks related to software development across the Technology Services delivered change portfolio, in line with the Risk Framework
* Recruit, build and lead a large high performing team of engineers (20-30) and engineering managers (3-5)
* Ensure effective allocation of engineering talent and resources to deliver strategically important projects
* Drive transformational improvements in development and engineering practices, championing new ways of working and Agile adoption.
* Support the group wide ambition to become a lean agile organisation
* Act as expert trusted technical advisor, SME and consultant to the COO and CIO leadership team on key technology decisions
* Act as delegate and support for the Director in key technology and engineering decisions and strategy formation
* Work with exec level stakeholders to ensure technical capabilities and strategy enable key business initiatives and act as trusted advisor and champion in the overall ways of working transformation
Skills:
* Degree in computer science
* Extensive, demonstrable experience building complex systems using modern programming languages, agile practices and distributed or cloud-based architectures
* Experience in a senior leadership position with team size 30+
* Experience managing senior stakeholders, building buy-in through written and verbal communication
* Passionate about software engineering practices and sharing that knowledge with others though setting the example (role modelling), coaching and mentoring
* Experience and ability to coach pair-programming, TDD, continuous delivery, microservice architecture, DevOps and measurement and control of software and operations
* High EQ, demonstrating self-awareness, self-control and ability to lead and inspire others
* Experience with cloud technologies, engineering and implementation patterns and architecture
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