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Chief Engineer - Strategy & Architecture

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* Key leadership role in transforming engineering practices and driving digital transformation initiatives * Opportunity to influence delivery strategy and investment in future infrastructure, tooling, and processes * Requires a strategic thinker with hands-on technical expertise and exceptional leadership skills

What you'll do:

As Chief Engineer for Strategy & Architecture, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our client's engineering culture, delivery approach, and technological strategies. You will lead on defining standards for AI and how to accelerate coding standards. This includes ownership for cross-Engineering standards, working with individual product teams to ensure standards are in place. You will also be a key link to the business, working with senior stakeholders and wider teams to ensure a user-centred, data-led approach to understanding challenges facing the business.

  • Lead the transformation of the organisation's engineering practices, fostering a DevSecOps mindset
  • Define a strategic long-term vision of the delivery needs of the business
  • Provide specialist technical expertise across Engineering capabilities
  • Govern the strategically aligned Engineering approach
  • Set standards and define strategic metrics and roadmap for each Product team
  • Ensure technology and tooling choices support current and future business needs

What you bring:

The ideal Chief Engineer for Strategy & Architecture will bring a wealth of experience in leading large onshore and offshore technical development teams across multiple partners. You will have practical experience of developing cloud-native solutions and driving adoption of industry best practice horizontally across a matrix structure. Your understanding of the financial services industry, including its regulations, processes, and the broader financial ecosystem will be invaluable. Your demonstrable leadership and communication skills will enable you to influence and inspire cross-functional teams.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and transforming engineering teams in a digital transformation context
  • Experience of agile, scrum and kanban with application at an enterprise level
  • Experience with DevSecOps practices
  • Experience of leading large onshore and offshore technical development teams across multiple partners
  • Practical experience of developing cloud native solutions
  • Experience of delivery automation and CI/CD pipelines

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: IT Management/Senior Appointments

Industry: Financial Services

Salary: pension, other package benefits

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Director

Language: English - Professional Working

Location: London

Job Reference: 73P7PR-8F273107

Date posted: 14 June 2024

Consultant: Stefan Spaulding

Phone number:

stefan.spaulding@robertwalters.com

Stefan Spaulding

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