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Senior Engineering Manager

Here at The Very Group we’re on an exciting journey to transform our technology estate and build even better experiences for our customers. We’re doing that by modernising our existing systems and platforms, utilising a wider variety of modern, cloud-based technologies. We encourage diversity, both in terms of people, technical skills and knowledge.

About the Role

The Financial Services (FS) Tribe is responsible for designing, building and running technology across all our financial products and functions. It supports Account Management, Credit Risk, Fraud, Collections and Recoveries, Customer Payments, Insurance and Retail Credit Products, and will help drive future expansion into new FS products including Personal Loans.

We are in the process of migrating from our legacy technology stack and you will play a lead role in driving the migration to our target. This target will change over time but currently includes Java & Spring Boot, JavaScript, Python, Event Driven architectures, Amazon AWS services such as ECS, EKS, Fargate and Lambda. We will also use best of breed Software as a Service providers which we will integrate.

To be successful at this we need a phenomenal team, with great people. As a Senior Engineering Manager you will be at the heart of driving this forward. You can expect to be involved in:

  • Leading a team of up to 8 Engineering Leads, with up to 40 Engineers reporting into them
  • Leading a culture of opportunities where colleagues are supported to continuously improve their products and themselves
  • Defining and driving the engineering vision, strategy and standards for Financial Services
  • Collaborating with other colleagues to ensure all software is built with security, reliability, scalability and operability
  • Ensuring we have the right Squad structures, with the right skills to successfully deliver and run our technology products including overall recruitment plans and needs for Engineering
  • Handling technical debt, working with architects and product management to balance work within the squads to ensure risks are managed around aging code and platforms
  • Promoting the sharing of knowledge and standard methodologies both internally and externally across Engineering


About You

  • You are a confident technical leader with experience running in an Agile DevSecOps way where operational performance is a significant part of engineering best practice to support a business that runs 24x7
  • You are an engineer at heart and enjoy the challenge of building software solutions that deliver value to the business, being commercially and risk aware
  • You are known for your thought leadership and critical thinking in the technical space, while being able to apply business context
  • Your priorities are managing and leading engineering in building new high quality systems, improving stability, security and performance
  • You approach all work with the desire to do the best you and your team can, collaborating with all your colleagues, leading from the front, being an exemplar for how we work effectively as a team
  • You have experience of some of the following technology skills or knowledge: Java & Spring Boot, JavaScript, Event Driven architectures, Amazon AWS technology (e.g.ECS, EKS, Fargate, Lambda)
  • You are keen to learn new technologies and languages, owning the squad to continuously improve. You are effectively engaged in the wider technology community and consistently seeking to expand your knowledge
  • You are experienced in operating in an Agile environment (SCRUM & Kanban) and are constantly looking to automate in areas such as CI/CD and quality assurance


What we will give you in return

  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Regular salary reviews and career progression
  • £10,000 per year additional flexible benefits allowance
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Bonus scheme
  • Matched pension at 6%
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Continuous learning and development
  • An environment where you can bring your best self to work every day!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free on-site parking (subject to post code and availability on joining)

How to apply

If you're interested to find out more please contact Steven Williams in the talent acquisition team or apply online.

If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referrals process and guidelines

Please note that the talent acquisition team are handling this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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