Position at WorldFirst
Work on large-scale, custom-designed, multi-tier, enterprise-level software development projects using a range of both back-end and front-end technologies
Design innovative, evolutionary architectures
Championing and facilitating the breaking-down of deliverables into thin vertical slices, in order to enable the early and iterative delivery of value.
Ensure technical expectations, and non-functional requirements of deliverables are met
Identify technical debt and technical risk, and pro-actively raise them through the correct channels for consideration at prioritisation
Build, support and mentor effective delivery teams
Get hands-on by writing code alongside your development team
Champion software quality and engender technical vision
Ensure there is a balance between technical innovation and what’s right for World First by considering appropriate technology choices and understanding the business vision
Champion Cross Functional Requirements
Champion agile best practices and Continuous Delivery
Build strong relationships with business people
Encourage learning at every opportunity
Facilitate problem solving and work with a team to realise solutions.
Help to grow the next generation of technical leaders and have a positive impact on the industry
Your skills and experience
I am an experienced leader in the technology space, having previously lead the technical aspects of delivery for a cross-functional product delivery team.
I have strong knowledge in the FX domain, and a depth of understanding across a broad range of functions in addition to Engineering.
These include Architecture, Agile practices, and an appreciation of Product.
I am used to operating in a fast-paced environment, and am measured and assured in making difficult technology choices, and display a bias for action.
I have a strong understanding of quality and security issues, can guide a team in these areas, and insist that they are baked into any delivery that we do.
I champion non-functional requirements, and am a skilled communicator who can
I am experienced in driving the adoption of modern development practices, such as CI / CD, infrastructure as code, test automation, and measurability.
I have strong experience of domain modelling, and design patterns, and can operate effectively as a technical authority for a team.
I have authority in one or more of the following technology areas :
Mobile development (iOS and Android)
Enterprise integration (REST APIs)
And am expert in one or more of :
Security best practice
Problem triage and resolution
Who you’ll be
At WorldFirst we define four key capabilities that we expect all our people to show. For we expect :
Communicating with Impact
I convey complex information simply, in a way that is appropriate for the audience
I am enthusiastic and engaging in convincing others of my ideas; I motivate others to buy into initiative without relying on hierarchy
I initiate and hold honest and open conversations across all levels, even when these may be difficult
I clearly communicate how teams contribute to the organisation's goals, purpose and priorities
Collaborating with Others
I look for common ground and proactively build relationships to explore and challenge ideas, collaborating across the organisation, influencing people, decisions and outcomes across the organization
I demonstrate a robust understanding of the requirements, opinions, feelings and beliefs of key stakeholders and customers and I can balance their different needs
I crate an open, high performing environment where information is freely shared; opinions and perspectives are encouraged and people are able to highlight risks and admit to mistakes in order for action to be taken
I help team members build relationships by identifying key stakeholders and facilitating relationship building
I ensure that teams have clear and agreed priorities, and that everyone knows what is expected of them. I respond to changing circumstances by reallocating priorities and resources appropriately
I take responsibility for team performance and morale, and make difficult decisions for the good of the team and the business longer term
I develop high performing teams that focus on the customer by creating psychologically safe environments and a focus on results
I actively seek feedback from my peers, reports, and key stakeholders on my own leadership style and performance, and take action to develop where appropriate
I anticipate long term problems and opportunities for the customer and ensure our plans cater for them
I clarify and define opportunities for change, and continuously look for improvement, actively seeking out others to build a network of champions
I align with broader decisions out of my control, and present these in a positive way to my team, selling the benefits of change and reassuring the team
I involve people in decisions that affect them, where appropriate, and ensure that decisions are communicated to all relevant stakeholders