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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.
Digital Enablement is a relatively new team, reporting into the Chief Digital Officer. It was established in June 2017 and has already successfully introduced Robotic Process Engineering (RPA) into Schroders.
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.
As a Blockchain Lead within Schroders, you will be at the intersection of technology, financial services, and innovation. You will work on a range of initiatives which will address business issues/opportunities within the organisation by implementing innovative new technologies.
As part of our Digital Strategy, Schroders is embarking on a number of initiatives to transform the way we work, interact with clients and partners and, operate our internal business processes. As a result, we are expanding the Digital Enablement team to support the adoption of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain within the context of Investment Management.
The candidate would be asked to work within a small team to fulfil the below duties:
Work with colleagues across the business to increase knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies
Support the development of business cases and operating models for emerging technologies
Envision, develop and evaluate applications for Blockchain technologies and tools as they continue to evolve
Build Proof of Concept experiments to quickly show the art of the possible to colleagues across Schroders using Blockchain
Design, develop, and test viable productionised Blockchain applications
Support the adoption of internally and externally developed Blockchain applications and ensuring that business value is achieved
Support strategic and tactical planning activities where required
Essential Skills and Experience
Strong background working with Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technologies e.g. Hyperledger, R3 Corda or Ethereum
Experience creating business cases and/or operating models for emerging technology in established organisations
Desirable Skills and Experience
Experience working in Financial Services Technology
Working knowledge and experience of the Investment Management industry
Experience of implementing new, innovative technologies in large organisations
Familiarity with working in Agile development teams (preferably SAFe)
Experience using DevOps tools such as Jira, TFS, Octopus and Confluence
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
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 project/workplace politics
Ability to deal with ambiguity and able to manage activities to establish clarity
Passion for emerging technologies
Ability to move focus onto new technology as the team focus changes
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.
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.