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At Bank of Ireland we are changing.  We are committed to enabling our colleagues to thrive and offer agile ways of working to maximise choice and flexibility in how we work and live. Varying degrees of optionality apply depending on the role.  For more detailed information on this role, please contact us, or let us know your preferred working arrangements when you apply.

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Channels Engineering Lead

UK, United Kingdom | Permanent | Full time

Channels Engineering Lead

  • UK, United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • Closing date: Oct 4 2021 at 01:00 IST

Our Channels Engineering Factory is a growing and exiting unit that own full-stack technology development across a number of strategic integration platforms and products. We are building a team of creative, likeminded technology enthusiasts who have the skills and capabilities to deliver industry leading software solutions to meet the current and future needs of a market leading Digital Relationship Bank.

The Factory has fully embraced news ways of working such as scaled agile, DevOps and design thinking in a highly collaborative team environment.

Purpose of the Role

You will be responsible for the technical leadership and mentoring of engineering squads, ensuring that incoming change is 'engineering ready', that technical development processes and tooling is appropriate and effective, and that the quality of the solutions delivered into operational support are fit for purpose.

What is the opportunity

You will work in a team of like-minded professionals with a broad range of experience and backgrounds across IT and the Business. You will help shape, guide and establish the ways of working, participate in exciting new technology initiatives and develop strategic capabilities to enable the banks shift to a digital relationship Bank. The Engineering function offers great prospects for career progression within the Bank along with opportunities to build and grow highly sought-after technical skills and capabilities.

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to your role, customer needs and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person collaboration, and a location where you can best perform your role.

Please note you must live in the jurisdiction for the business to which you are contracted.

This job can be done anywhere in UK with the primary office location as Belfast/Bristol/London to which travel will be required for in person collaboration. Exact frequency to be agreed with manager.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing technical guidance to engineering squads across a number of technology disciplines
  • Leading the process to assess whether incoming change is 'engineering ready' and works with business and IT colleagues to establish and manage entry requirements
  • Defining the technical capabilities and resource profiles required within the squads, and works with internal resource management and external delivery partners to ensure the right capability is in place within the teams
  • Being a leader for other engineers and ensuring that career path and knowledge sharing is embedded in ways of working, while also providing coaching and developing in your team
  • Responsible for engineering best practice adoption within the squads
  • Ensuring engineering squads have the requisite tooling, methodology and process to drive delivery efficiency
  • Identifying, developing proposals and managing the execution of initiatives to automate, simplify and scale services
  • Lead the analysis and idea generation of tools and techniques to drive down the cost of change
  • As a People Manager and a member of IT Engineering Leadership team you will drive engagement, and will be accountable for demonstrating and role modelling the Group values and behaviours through your people management and the way in which you deliver business goals

Essential Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc on Engineering based discipline (specialization on automation, continuous process improvement or manufacturing, project/program management)

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience as Engineering Lead in the development of frontend and backend software, infrastructure services and data assets
  • Deep technical knowledge of UXP, AngularJs, ReactJs, Javascript, Coolgen, Mainframe, Middleware, Test Automation, AWS, CI/CD
  • Demonstrable strong track record of team leadership or technical roles within an Operations, Manufacturing or IT function
  • Experience of complex operational processes and continuous performance improvement initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps, Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizen methodologies
  • Strong analytical, mediation and problem resolution skills and the ability to evaluate complex processes
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • SAFe Agile Software Engineering

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Leader
  • One Group, one team - Leader
  • Accountable - Leader
  • Champion Transformation - Leader
  • Agile - Leader

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

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