Who we’re looking for:
We’re looking for an experienced design-focussed engineering leader to work within our Enterprise Software Engineering function to help shape and improve the software development culture at Schroders. You’ll represent the Enterprise Software Engineering function in APAC based out of our Singapore office. You’ll help define our practices, be responsible for their execution within the APAC region, and for ensuring global approaches align locally.
You must be proficient in your field, be very clear how to design software for future supportability and extensibility, and have up-to-date and deep experience in how to achieve modern continuous approaches to continuous software delivery.
As well as being technically able, you’ll be an effective leader, capable of creating clear actionable strategies to improve our software engineering efforts, great at bringing groups of engineers together to remove impediments that get in our way, and you’ll be an approachable and inclusive leader who thrives on seeing the people under your care achieve.
You’ll need to be a great communicator, able to explain your thinking clearly to both technical and non-technical staff. You’ll put collaboration at the heart of your approach, inviting input widely and making sure all voices are heard, and you’ll need to be able to gain the respect of your colleagues quickly.
Although we are looking for very up-to-date software engineering skills, this role is an opportunity to move away from day-to-day software delivery, and into an engineering strategy role.
Technology at Schroders
Schroders Global Technology (GT) function is organised into a number of teams, distributed across Schroders’ global offices, with Technology hubs in London, Zurich, Luxembourg, Singapore and New York.
The software development and technology change function is split between a number of domains: Investment Technology; Operations and Private Assets Technology; Digital, Distribution, and Marketing Technology; Corporate Technology; and Wealth Technology. In addition there are teams which operate as shared services to Technology namely Infrastructure Production Services (production support, release and access control), Information Security, Enterprise Technology and the GT Management Office in which sit our Business Management teams (change management, assurance and reporting) and our Chief of Staff.
Our application estate comprises commercially-available off-the-shelf software packages best suited to Schroders’ operational needs, complimented by a number of internally-developed proprietary systems to support the specific needs of the clients and products that our colleagues support.
The Global Technology vision is to ensure a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds, that focuses on value delivered to our external and internal customers. With a culture of excellence through collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement, Global Technology enables Schroders to deliver the best outcomes for clients and shareholders.
In order to ensure that the emergent technology needs of our clients, regulators and internal stakeholders are able to be met quickly and effectively Schroders has implemented agile working practices within Global Technology. So that this is achieved without compromising the stability and security of the platform, Schroders Global Technology is implementing a bespoke agile operating model, based on the SAFe methodology, which ensures that technology support and infrastructure is unaffected and the requisite governance and control is in place.
You’ll be part of the Enterprise Technology function at Schroders. Enterprise Technology has five main functions:
We are a friendly, supportive and collaborative team who work in partnership with all other functions across Global Technology (GT).
You’ll be part of the Enterprise Software Engineering function within Enterprise Technology. This function exists to help us drive the way we provide business value through quality, predictable, and supportable software delivery. To help achieve these outcomes, Enterprise Technology, in collaboration with our counterparts in the Global Technology delivery domains, is driving a transformation to change the way software delivery teams operate.
Enterprise Software Engineering also houses our DevOps toolchain team and our Quality Engineering team.
What you’ll do
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
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