Group Capability Lead
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IT at Schroders is not just about technology; it's about problem solving using cutting edge technology to support the business and deliver high end solutions. We encourage innovation and value excellence. We are a global function that's managed locally and this allows us to develop and deploy systems and processes across our international offices. To learn how we’ve grown, explore our interactive timeline to see how we've been shaping financial futures since our very beginnings.
We also recognise that successfully balancing personal and professional commitments brings out the best in our teams and therefore all roles in Global Technology are reviewed for suitability for flexible working arrangements, with this specific opportunity available to applicants from 3 to 5 days per week. We passionately believe that individual performance is enhanced by embracing the whole individual and structuring a working environment that supports them.
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The Capability [Product] Group Lead is responsible for leading a large number of Capability [Product] aligned agile teams as manager of many Capability Leads. These individuals will be outstanding leaders in the principles and practices of Lean-Agile. This is a key role in providing technology leadership and orchestrating Capability [Product] strategy, ownership, team, change, and operations. They have accountability for effective value delivery for the Capabilities under their remit.
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Line management for multiple Capability Leads
Accountable for financial and operational performance of a group of Capability [Product] teams
Lead strategic thinking across the Capability [Product] Group from a technology perspective. Ensure alignment with the EA technology vision during prioritisation and throughout delivery through influencing business stakeholders and Capability [Product] Leads
Support the Capability [Product] Managers and Portfolio Management to ensure that technical and architectural enablers are appropriately prioritised.
Facilitate Epic Owners in accessing technical expertise to support analysis and sizing of Epics
Work closely with Epic Owners, Capability [Product] Leads and Capability [Product Owners] to ensure appropriate technical sequencing of change and influence Capability Owner to manage technical dependencies with other GT Capability [Product] teams and shared services
Actively manage the development of Capability Lead's skills and experience and identify and nurture future candidates for Capability Lead and Capability Group Lead roles.
General and Technical Skills:
Experience of managing a large number of teams of software developers
Experience of leading a team of managers
Experience of developing the skills and experience of colleagues and more junior team members
Knowledge and experience of using Agile methodologies, preferably SAFe
Knowledge and experience of developing technology solutions, both in house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off the shelf solutions
Strong communication skills, experience managing relationships with board level stakeholders
Excellent understanding of the business context of the Capabilities
Ability communicate how the work [features and stories] delivered by the Capability teams contributes to Epics and, ultimately, the strategy of the firm
Ability to produce and communicate effective and insightful thought leadership on technical and business topics
Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc.
Excellent understanding of the Asset Management business
Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
Capable of remaining positive when under pressure
Inspiring and collaborative leader, model of agile leadership approach
Friendly, approachable, enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to manage a large team with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and time critical business environment
Comfortable with ambiguity and change
Receptive to others' ideas and responds constructively to challenge
Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self improvement
Earn respect from their team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.