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JOB TITLE: Engineering Lead
SALARY: £118,652 - £139,590
WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our Edinburgh office location.
About this opportunity
The Digital Waterfront platform is central to our recently launched strategy to drive customer engagement digital and mobile first. The platform manages multiple digital channels across customer, adviser and colleague, and co-ordinates the development of consistent experiences in these channels across our business. Within Digital Waterfront, the Adviser Experience Lab will lead on the transformation of the digital experience for Financial Advisers. We have ambitious plans to modernise the experience and the range of services we offer to our Adviser base, including a lot of underlying infrastructure modernisation. This role will lead the engineering team in that effort.
The Engineering Lead (Adviser Experience Lab) will work collaboratively with other Lab roles to create empowered engineering teams who are motivated to take on business problems and realise value to customers through excellence in execution. You will be pivotal in shaping the vision for the Lab, and as a result centre on setting the strategic direction for the engineering teams to demonstrate thought leadership in contemporary technical delivery, across the entire lifecycle, from idea to realisation of value. You'll also collaborate with engineering leads in other platforms (within Insurance Pensions & Investments and across the Group) to develop our underlying channel architecture, focusing specifically on Advisers but contributing overall.
Here's where you'll make a difference:
You'll be responsible for the successful delivery of the Adviser proposition through our SW and retail apps, providing strategic direction and oversight of customer experiences in native and web.
Foster a Fail Fast, Learn Faster mentality within Teams to experiment and test new ways of engineering
Work closely with the Product Owners to prioritise system improvements alongside the delivery of product features, driving high quality change delivery.
Act as a change agent for engineering and team culture, promoting a test and learn approach, systems thinking and user experience led design.
You'll understand Systems Thinking and Service Design to mitigate reactive solutions that leads to further technical debt
Be responsible for third party and internal IT providers including management of significant investment and BAU budgets
Attract, develop and retain engineering talent
Drive a culture of learning and continuous improvement motivated by Engineering excellence and plays a lead role in supporting Engineering Chapters, guilds and community activities.
What you'll need
A visionary leader and an advocate for digital transformation
A passion for team development; allowing colleagues to develop in different/new technologies and mature in ways of working, resulting in a successful team.
Extensive experience and technical engineering knowledge in delivering customer experiences on mobile (native and web), and proven experience in development of channel architecture capability.
You are technology agnostic and willing to adapt your approach in pursuit of the best solution; enables via an excellent knowledge and understanding of multiple engineering & software design solutions
Experienced in providing software engineering oversight, technical and people leadership across multiple teams.
Successful in building a high performing team culture
The ability to inspire delivery whilst encouraging simplicity and developing confidence & trust
About working for us
Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it's why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We're disability confident. So if you'd like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.
We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
An annual performance-related bonus
Share schemes including free shares
Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
30 days' holiday, with bank holidays on top
A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies
Ready for a career where you can have a positive impact as you learn, grow and thrive? Apply today and find out more.