Technical Lead
The World First Group
London, United Kingdom
6d ago


Position at WorldFirst

Your accountability

  • 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 :

  • Java
  • Mobile development (iOS and Android)
  • Enterprise integration (REST APIs)
  • And am expert in one or more of :

  • object-orientation
  • Security best practice
  • Problem triage and resolution
  • Test automation
  • 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
  • Driving Results

  • 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
  • Leading Change

  • 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
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