Development Manager

The Curve Group
Reading, UK
18 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Development Manager


Competitive Salary + Benefits

As Data & Analytics Platform Manager you will have responsibility for building out the Banks future state Data capability. You will lead a team of designers and developers to implement a new technology stack including tools for data ETL, data engineering, data warehousing and analytics. You will also play a key role in shaping the future direction for the function and delivering the Banks long-term business & IT strategy.

Reporting to the Group Development Manager you will work with colleagues across IT & Business to champion increased use of Agile delivery models and support adoption of DevOps tools and practices. You will also act as an ambassador of the organisation's values (REDS) - Reliable, Expert, Dynamic and Straightforward and to demonstrate the associated behaviours at all times.

The Role

The role holder is accountable for:

Leadership - Manage relationships with key stakeholders for the Data & Analytics platform including heads of delivery for individual lines of business and other consumers of services. Create a culture that strives for both technical excellence and delivery of positive customer outcomes across the Data & Analytics delivery team. Manage relationships with third party organisation's to support solution delivery.

Strategy - Work with Enterprise Architecture and Heads of Delivery to articulate strategy for the Banks Data & Analytics platform. Utilise industry knowledge to drive innovation and shape roadmaps for future state capabilities.

People - Recruit, retain and develop talent within the Data & Analytics team. Continuously improve the capability of the organisations through training and cross skilling. Ensure teams are motivated and operating in line with the Banks values.

Delivery - Implement delivery models to support run, maintain, enhance and change of the Data & Analytics platform. Ensuring that commitments are met for individual lines of business as well as large corporate programs. Drive transition to more Agile working practices and use of DevOps toolsets.

Governance - Ensure that risks are understood and actively managed through the banks Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

Financial Management -Drive efficiency improvements to increase output per unit of cost.

The Person

  • Extensive experience of developing and running Data & Analytics platforms.
  • Experience of working within a financial services environment.
  • Leading and managing development teams (10+ staff).
  • Use of Agile and DevOps tools and practices to drive continuous improvement throughout the Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment and implementing appropriate Governance, Risk and Compliance processes.
  • Able to challenge the status quo in order to improve operational efficiency and the customer experience

  • Migration to hybrid cloud architecture.
  • Experience managing relationships with 3rd party organisations.
  • Excellent senior stakeholder management experience
  • Experience working with big data technologies such as Talend, Cloudera as well as more tradition technologies such as MS SSIS & SSRS.
  • Experience working with reporting and visualisation tools such as Business Objects & Tableau.

Who we are

An award-winning bank here to help Britain's go-getters.

More about us

In 2009, the Bank set out to be the bank helping those with ideas, big and small, to realise their dreams and to seek and seize opportunity in their personal and professional lives. We call it banking for the bold. Today, we're an award winning bank that has helped fund the growth of Britain's small businesses through a range of business finance solutions, specialist mortgages and savings accounts that provides our customers with the support they need to make things happen.

Join us if you want to find yourself at the heart of a dynamic, growing organisation where our employees are empowered to grow their expertise and build their careers.

the Banks is an equal opportunities employer.

The Reward

As you would expect, this opportunity offers a competitive basic salary and reward package, and you'll also benefit from our commitment to investing in your professional development.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

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