Chapter Lead - Java Engineering

Team IT

Location Holborn Office

County Central London

Ref # 15426

Closing Date 26-Jun-2022

We do banking differently.

We believe that people come first, and that everyone deserves a great experience every step of the way - whether it’s face to face, through our telephony service, online, or on our app. We’ve built a different kind of high street bank. A bank with stores that are open when it suits you, 7 days a week. A bank where you can walk in without an appointment and walk out with a working account, debit card and all. A bank that tells you exactly what you’re getting, in language that actually makes sense. A bank that puts you first.

Our IT function is integral in delivering systems, workflows and software across all parts of the Bank. Whichever part of the lifecycle this role belongs to, building or maintaining the solutions, you will find it plays a key contribution in enabling us to continue creating fans. 

Most of our jobs offer the opportunity for hybrid / remote working. Ask your recruiter for more details.

So what would you be doing?...

• Assisting engineers within the Chapter with building the features that are linked to outcomes for a given value stream. Using their knowledge to assist and lead the team to ensure technical excellence is delivered
• Setting and defining standards and best practice along with implementing improvements to tooling 
• Monitoring the platform across value streams and ensure platform capabilities are developed on in a consistent and coordinated approach. 
• Building up the right Java capabilities in people within the chapter, equipping them with the skills, tools, and standard approaches to deliver technical excellence
• Monitoring the level of technical debt within the platform and ensure this is well documented, encouraging solutions to be developed that minimizes the impact to technical debt accumulation 
• Work with third party providers where necessary offering direction, support and documentation 
• Creating business cases for when and why platforms need upgrading and present these to the leadership team when necessary in an articulate manner for an audience that may not be technical 
• Providing effective performance management processes and mechanisms for those within the chapter and measuring performance and improvement. 
• Providing an inclusive environment where Chapter members have freedom and safety to innovate, experiment, and learn from failure 
• Providing open and effective communication channels leading to greater knowledge transfer within the Java Chapter 
• Establishing a knowledge sharing community, where technical knowledge of the platform or other technical practices are shared, and will encourage individuals within the chapter to share their knowledge 
• Any other task that reasonably falls within this roles remit

You need to be this kind of person…

• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment
• Prepared to stick at something – we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow
• Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do

And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...

• Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders
• Java Chapter Leads are technology & engineering experts recognised as such by their peers and others in the industry in their chosen fields and platforms 
• Expert knowledge in the technology and engineering best practices in Java technology 
• Java Chapter Leader will be a master of Java and Digital technology 
• Knowledge and experience in the use of tools such as: Jira, Confluence, Engineering development tools etc 
• Experience of working in an Agile work environment 
• Experience of TDD/BDD development methodology 
• Experience of DevOps practice in their field 
• Knowledge and experience with Line management, coaching, mentoring and how to build sustainable and high performing capabilities over time

Important Footnote Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!

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