Engineering Team Manager R3346

Permanent @Garniche Jobs UK in IT
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  • Job ID 332406

Job Description

Role title: Software Engineering Manager

Location: Reigate / London – Hybrid 40%

Role Overview

This is a key strategic role within the delivery team to lead, build and deliver high quality business systems, services and applications to support initiatives, business as usual, continuous improvement and small change.

You will lead 2 teams of senior developers/testers, act as technical advocate to the product owner, scrum master and value stream stakeholders to champion and embed technical excellence, best practice, and continuous improvement within engineering teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Support Head of Engineering in refining and embedding engineering roadmap within teams and in carrying out governance, risk and people management tasks.
Lead and mentor 2 teams of senior developers & testers within an agile environment.
Participating in team Agile ceremonies such as stand-ups, refinement, retrospectives, and planning.
Act as technical advocate to ensure solutions provide intended business value, are technically fit for purpose, and aligned to technical roadmaps.
To ensure CI/CD, test automation and technical standards are in place, to ensure teams operate within governance, infosec and risk requirements.
Responsible for taking the lead in engineering best practices, new methodologies, training, mentoring and recruitment across the engineering function.
To provide practice expertise and coaching within your teams.Key Skills:

· Excellent leadership, negotiating, influencing and conflict resolution skills.

· Strong knowledge of technical excellence practice and DevOps/CALMS methodologies

· Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present and communicate complex technical concepts to non- technical stakeholders.

· Excellent coaching and mentoring skills

· Experience of developing and deploying scalable highly available cloud applications

· Experience with IT development process and delivery lifecycles; testing practices; test automation tools; release strategy and configuration management; development tools, and applications across full project lifecycle.

· Experience in planning and successfully delivering cross-business change projects involving IT change within financial services sector within a formal governance and control framework covering all aspects of project delivery.

· Educated to degree level or equivalent experience qualification.

· Certified Scrum master or equivalent (desirable)

· ISEB/ISTQB Certified in Software testing (desirable)

Overview of Company:

We're a specialist UK financial services group focusing on attractive segments of the UK retirement income market but guess what, we're not your traditional financial services company and we're not just looking for traditional financial services people.

We need agile operators, who can quickly find solutions and are committed to doing the right thing for our customers. To fulfil our purpose to help people achieve a better later life.

In 2021 we were named as one of the UK's 100 Best Large Companies to work for and accredited as a 2-star organisation, representing outstanding levels of engagement. Alongside these we were also recognised as one of the Financial Services' 30 Best Companies to Work For, London's 75 Best Large Companies to Work For, South East's 100 Best Companies to Work For and Northern Ireland's 10 Best Companies to Work For. We're extremely proud to have achieved this against the backdrop of the pandemic and the many challenges it posed to our colleagues and customers.


· Such as a Competitive Salary, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance

· Along with 25 Days Annual Leave plus an Additional Day on us for your Birthday

· Private Medical Cover and Income Protection, just in case

· A Bonus Scheme that takes a balanced approach and looks at both `in role performance' but also `the behaviours and attitudes you exhibit at work'

· FREE access to the Headspace App, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Helpline and Trained Physical & Mental Health First Aiders (On-Site)

· Plus, we have a variety of Employee Funded Benefits available to our Employees via our Online Benefits Portal