Job description

Big Bank Funding. FinTech Thinking.

WPB Tech has experienced significant growth and change within recent years. This has driven the need for us to undertake a strategic review of our current Target Operating Model and Organisational Leadership Structure. The creation of the Mobile as a Platform Sub value Stream will drive joint delivery of business outcomes through deep partnership between Business, Markets, Technology and Digital. As a result of these new changes, we are seeking experienced professionals for the  opportunity.

What you will be doing:

  • Take the lead on some of the most technical and hardest problems to solve, working with teams of engineers and advising on what gets delivered.
  • Advocate for the area of technology within HSBC, communicating to a diverse global team of hundreds of engineers.
  • Participate in the technology leadership team and provide oversight in your discipline as a senior engineering lead.
  • Decide on how Engineering is done and ensure quality standards are adhered to by teams and advanced.
  • Ensure that technology risks and opportunities are identified, managed, and resolved appropriately.
  • Ensure that new technology is evaluated for its applicability within HSBC, decisions are communicated, and engineers follow the direction that you set.
  • Build solutions that can scale to hundreds of Engineers, designing for scalability, reusability.
  • Collaborate with the recruiting team and Engineering leadership to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent.
  • Peer reviewing code by a diverse team, provide feedback in a timely and collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrate engineering patterns that enable teams to solve complex engineering problems in simple ways.
  • Work with a diverse Engineering leadership team to define the strategy for how engineering is done in your discipline.
  • Identify strategic ways to reduce technical debt, working with teams to ensure they are continuously improving.
  • Proactive collaboration in the project team to help develop the product using your experience to help guide the team through the whole development lifecycle.
  • Hands on with planning, estimating, contributing to the architecture, coding, development.
  • We promote a DevOps culture so you will need to look beyond pure programming and get involved with the deployment and operation of the software we build.
  • Requirements

    What you will bring to the role:

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior individual contributor or technical lead within a large-scale mobile engineering organisation.
  • Ability to build relationships through regular engagement with a large technical team.
  • Confidence in your decision making and able to ‘hold your own’ during conversations and seek out mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills and experience with engaging with a diverse team of engineers through presentations and blog posts.
  • Expert level of experience within the Mobile area of technology.
  • Knowledge of security best practices within mobile development
  • Strong leadership experience within an engineering/technology organisation.
  • Experience mentoring engineers and building strong working relationships
  • Collaborative attitude in getting things done and able to roll up your sleeves when required but step back when it’s necessary.
  • Experience working in an Agile and DevOps organisation, with an appreciation for measurement to guide decision making.
  • Track record of identifying and implementing opportunities to enable engineers to develop more productively and with high quality
  • Appreciation for quality, with the ability to make calculated trade-offs when required.
  • Good knowledge of software design patterns and software architecture principles.
  • Experience as a technical expert on Mobile platform and competency with industry standard libraries
  • Experienced in a range of agile and DevOps practices and understand how they affect product quality and speed of delivery.
  • Have strong experience leading highly productive teams of technically talented engineers
  • This role will be London based.

    Come Power a Business that Defines How to Power the World

    As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

    We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

    As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

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