Software Engineering Leader

Posted 31 Jul 2020

Skipton Building Society

Skipton, North Yorkshire (IT or Software)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:IT or SoftwareRecruiter Reference:req1159
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Depending On Experience

Job Description

Due to some exciting changes in our Systems Development Team we’ve created a new role to support us in our future projects. The Software Engineering Lead is responsible for the specification, building and maintenance of our Mortgages, Savings and Investment application platforms. This includes the integration and management across all application layers and integration into the wider Society’s information systems.

As a subject matter expert, a key responsibility of this role is to coach and mentor all Software Engineers (Development and Test) and Architects who will have a reporting line into a Professional Development Leader.  Whilst the role will have a degree of ‘hands on’ architecture and engineering, the primary purpose of the role is to provide direction for the Software Engineering teams and Architects to ensure activity is aligned to the overall objectives of the Department.

This role is the primary contact within the Department where there are software delivery considerations, for example the Architecture Review Group and high-level solutions design assessments for strategic change initiatives.  A good network of colleagues across the Society in particular, across the IT, Data, Digital and Architecture teams is critical to maintaining alignment of technical change initiatives across the Society.

This role is responsible for all s olutions design and oversight of all software assets, not limited to but including – Jade systems, Middleware, Web, Mobile, API’s & Robotics. The role is jointly responsible with the Application Architecture Leader for the information systems strategy within the Society, its execution and upkeep. Alongside architecture, the role will lead on cloud enablement for software and the migration of application services into cloud including designs, standards, patterns and practices.

Ideal Candidate

In addition to the core responsibilities mentioned above, as a senior team member of Systems Development Department, the role is expected to provide direction and guidance on team matters and as a point of reference/expertise to peers, team members and other functions within the Society. To successfully fulfill the role, you require effective people and communication capabilities, a focus on service delivery and a good technical understanding.

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We’re committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues’ finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers You’ll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you’ll be valued recognised and rewarded.

 More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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