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Digital Technology Lead

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Recruiter: Schroders Personal Wealth
Listed on: 9th November
Location: London or Leeds
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Could you help us achieve our ambition to be a Digital Leader for the significantly changing financial services industry?
Could you help us build our business as we endeavour to shape the future of Financial Planning?
The newly formed SPW Technology & Engineering function is responsible for building the technology platform to support our new venture. We are entirely in the cloud, taking advantage of powerful commoditised offerings where we can, and building bespoke cloud-native solutions when they can differentiate us from our competition.
The role
You will report directly to the Head of Digital & Client Technology, to ensure that the Digital Ecosystem within SPW supports the constant enhancement of the digital journey for our clients.
What you'll be doing


Working with the business to create a seamless digital experience.


Helping define the shape of, and managing, a small central team.


Leading a cross functional team of developers, analysts and UX/CX that will work with key business and technology stakeholders to create and deliver a roadmap that supports increased engagement and drives the generation of leads through our digital channels.


Working with the Architecture & Engineering function to ensure that your team adheres to the development and release standards and practices set.


We believe in an open and collaborative working environment, and we want you to draw upon your experience to establish this culture within the team, whilst ensuring we do not skip over our regulatory obligations around process controls.

Your qualifications & experience


You come from a background of experience with Digital delivery


You understand the many aspects of "data" and appreciate its value to an organisation like SPW.


You have worked on public-facing systems, and understand how to build them to be secure, scalable and resilient.


You have worked in/led a cross functional team delivering against tight timeframes.


You have experience working in and adopting Agile methodologies


You have the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels across the business and translate technical solutions that is easy to understand for end users


You have experience managing a team of your own and third-party suppliers


You have proven experience in managing the development and delivery of public-facing digital tools, such as websites, apps, and portals.


Your qualities


Humble: you acknowledge your strengths, and also your weaknesses; you work for more than your own personal glory.


Curious: you follow the latest technology developments, and explore ways they can be adopted.


Creative: you think beyond the obvious.


Thorough: you consider the full-picture, and understand that details can matter.


Calm: you're positive under pressure and happy to take the lead in challenging times.


Empathy: you support the team you work with and ensure they have a good work/life balance


You belong here
At Schroders Personal Wealth, we welcome all. All colours, cultures, genders, beliefs, religions, ages, people.
We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us meet our ambitions.
We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Schroders Personal Wealth is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact and reach their potential.
Work in a way that works for you
When it comes to flexible working, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs with our flexible working policy. Please enquire in your interview.
What we'll give you
You can expect a career that's full of opportunity and support to help you develop. We offer a competitive total reward package, which means you share in the success you help create.


A market leading defined contribution pension scheme.


An additional 4% of your annual salary in a Flexible benefits package that you can select and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction or take as cash.


25 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays.


An incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and your contribution to it.


About us
Schroders Personal Wealth combines over 400 years of expertise from Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders plc, two leading British companies partnering to bring financial planning services to more people in the UK.
Our focus is on the personal relationship we develop with our customers, underpinned by leading edge technology, multi-channel customer reach and global investment expertise.
We aim to become a top UK financial planning business within five years. Would you like to be part of making this possible?
Join us
Does this sound like a role that you'd like to know more about? If like us, you're more motivated by customers than by targets, and you'd thrive in a culture that is values and client led - then we'd love to hear from you.