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Agile Delivery Manager - Insights Data Engineering

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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 5th August 2019
Location: London
Type: Permanent

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As Agile Delivery Lead ("Capability Lead") for the Insights Data Engineering (IDE) team within Schroders, you will be at the intersection of data science, technology, financial services, and innovation. You will lead a team of data engineers who build pipelines for alternative data sets (and perform most of the ETL and platform engineering) that supports our communities of data scientists. Additionally the IDE team are responsible for maintaining the data science toolkit (e.g. RStudio) and rolling out our new data virtualisation platform (Denodo). The role of Capability Lead is a senior member of the IDE team who largely runs the team (so has responsibilities for line management, delivery of value, managing the budget etc.) and helps mentor the more junior engineers in the team.
Overview of the role
The candidate would work within a small team to fulfil the below duties:Support the team according to Lean-Agile principles, being a champion of professional and technical standards by coaching, facilitating and advising rather than by executing traditional team task management
Manage the introduction of new technologies/products for this team
Be accountable for the Technical Environment & Strategy to meet business needs
Own the team structure, performance and budget
Be accountable for the effective value delivery of the team
Form a trusted partnership with business teams, rather than a client/vendor relationship
Support strategic and tactical planning activities where required
Be comfortable representing the team to senior stakeholders from across Schroders 
Essential Skills and ExperienceStrong understanding of ETL / Data Pipelining / Data Engineering and the underlying technologies
Experience in managing and coaching a team
Experience in budgeting, forecasting and vendor management
Good database architecture knowledge
Experience with Agile management tools like Jira, Microsoft ADO
Experience developing in SQL and another language, e.g. Python, even if no longer hands on
Nice-to-have skillsDenodo / data virtualisation experience
Jenkins / job automation experience
Familiarity with working in Agile development teams (preferably SAFe)
Experience working in Financial Services Technology
Working knowledge and experience of the Investment Management industry 
Personal Attributes
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
An established track record of being a team player
An interest in developing people through mentoring and coaching
The ability to consistently exercise good judgement
A ‘Ship it’ focus
Ability to learn new skills and adapt to new situations quickly
Ability to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities
Comfortable working as part of global team
Ability to successfully navigate projects / balance conflicting priorities
Ability to deal with ambiguity and able to manage activities to establish clarity 
Team Culture
The IDE team is a friendly, dynamic and exciting team, and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates at all levels of hiring. Schroders has strong support for flexible working practices, including modern technology for remote working. As such we offer a friendly and welcoming home for diverse and neuro-diverse individuals with various home/family arrangements.
Schroders offers exceptional benefits, including excellent pension and flexible benefits. In addition all permanent employees benefit from Schroders’ bonus scheme. Note to Agencies:
Schroders does not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. We do have a PSL who are invited to support us when required.  We only pay fees to agencies instructed to send CV’s and are submitted through our recruitment portal.  We do not pay fees on speculative or unsolicited CV’s sent to Schroders or Schroders employees and reserve the right to contact unsolicited CV’s directly.