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Lead Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Schroders Personal Wealth
Listed on: 14th July
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent

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Could you develop a team to help differentiate us from our competition and shape the future of Financial Planning?
Could you help drive forward our agenda of becoming a technology driven organisation?
The Role
The SPW Technology & Engineering function is responsible for building the technology platform to support our business and you will be hands-on in the delivery of the new applications for our digital transformation programme. We are entirely in the cloud, with a greenfield tech stack; taking advantage of powerful commoditised offerings where we can, and building bespoke cloud-native solutions when they can differentiate us from our competition.
We believe in an open and collaborative working environment, and we want you to draw upon your experience to help establish this culture across our delivery teams, whilst ensuring we apply appropriate governance to our projects.
What you'll be doing

Hiring, retaining, mentoring and developing the team.

Leading the development of shared software components and libraries to accelerate the delivery of projects

Leading by example on coding standards, software quality, technical innovation and automation.

Helping ensure teams are following best practice, automating this where possible so that the right thing to do also becomes the easiest thing to do.

Participating in code reviews for the various delivery teams, to ensure we continue to produce high quality, maintainable code with appropriate documentation (the expectation is self-documenting code, with comments by exception).

Your qualifications & experience

You'll have experience building self-managing engineering teams, and understand how to nurture a culture of continuous improvement.

You'll have a strong background in full-stack software engineering, ideally with a front-end focus, in which you demonstrated an eagerness to expand your set of skills and learn new technologies.

You'll be able to clearly articulate what good looks like in software engineering, and describe how you help teams achieve it. You identify opportunities for improvement, in technology, tooling, quality control, and process, and execute on these.

You'll have strong hands on engineering skills in some or all of our core technical stack: TypeScript/Node.js/React/Kubernetes/AWS.

You'll have an understanding of the opportunities of cloud computing and how to use it well.

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

You'll understand that successful software delivery doesn't just end at deployment, so you'll have experience with continually measuring the suitability and value of your products.

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.