Agile Delivery Manager - Insights Data Engineering

As Agile Delivery Lead ("Capability Lead") for the Insights Data Engineering (IDE) team within Schroders, you will be at the intersection of data science, technology, financial services, and innovation. You will lead a team of data engineers who build pipelines for alternative data sets (and perform most of the ETL and platform engineering) that supports our communities of data scientists. Additionally the IDE team are responsible for maintaining the data science toolkit (e.g. RStudio) and rolling out our new data virtualisation platform (Denodo). The role of Capability Lead is a senior member of the IDE team who largely runs the team (so has responsibilities for line management, delivery of value, managing the budget etc.) and helps mentor the more junior engineers in the team.

Overview of the role
The candidate would work within a small team to fulfil the below duties:

  • Support the team according to Lean-Agile principles, being a champion of professional and technical standards by coaching, facilitating and advising rather than by executing traditional team task management
  • Manage the introduction of new technologies/products for this team
  • Be accountable for the Technical Environment & Strategy to meet business needs
  • Own the team structure, performance and budget
  • Be accountable for the effective value delivery of the team
  • Form a trusted partnership with business teams, rather than a client/vendor relationship
  • Support strategic and tactical planning activities where required
  • Be comfortable representing the team to senior stakeholders from across Schroders

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Strong understanding of ETL / Data Pipelining / Data Engineering and the underlying technologies
  • Experience in managing and coaching a team
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and vendor management
  • Good database architecture knowledge
  • Experience with Agile management tools like Jira, Microsoft ADO
  • Experience developing in SQL and another language, e.g. Python, even if no longer hands on

Nice-to-have skills

  • Denodo / data virtualisation experience
  • Jenkins / job automation experience
  • Familiarity with working in Agile development teams (preferably SAFe)
  • Experience working in Financial Services Technology
  • Working knowledge and experience of the Investment Management industry

Personal Attributes

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An established track record of being a team player
  • An interest in developing people through mentoring and coaching
  • Humility
  • The ability to consistently exercise good judgement
  • A 'Ship it' focus
  • Ability to learn new skills and adapt to new situations quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities
  • Comfortable working as part of global team
  • Ability to successfully navigate projects / balance conflicting priorities
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and able to manage activities to establish clarity

Team Culture

The IDE team is a friendly, dynamic and exciting team, and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates at all levels of hiring. Schroders has strong support for flexible working practices, including modern technology for remote working. As such we offer a friendly and welcoming home for diverse and neuro-diverse individuals with various home/family arrangements.

Schroders offers exceptional benefits, including excellent pension and flexible benefits. In addition all permanent employees benefit from Schroders' bonus scheme.

Note to Agencies:
Schroders does not accept speculative CV's from agencies. We do have a PSL who are invited to support us when required. We only pay fees to agencies instructed to send CV's and are submitted through our recruitment portal. We do not pay fees on speculative or unsolicited CV's sent to Schroders or Schroders employees and reserve the right to contact unsolicited CV's directly.

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Advertiser
Schroders
Reference
752077610
Contract Type
Expiry Date
02/10/2019 12:54:00
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