Senior Lead Software Engineer- Back End Squad Lead

Greater London
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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We know that people want great value combined with an excellent experience from a bank they can trust, so we launched our digital bank, Chase UK, to revolutionise mobile banking with seamless journeys that our customers love. We're already trusted by millions in the US and we're quickly catching up in the UK – but how we do things here is a little different. We're building the bank of the future from scratch, channelling our start-up mentality every step of the way – meaning you'll have the opportunity to make a real impact.

As a Lead Software Engineer at JPMorgan Chase within the International Consumer Bank, you will be a credible engineering leader, in charge of a squad of engineers, technically savvy to influence your squad’s technical implementations and confident enough to challenge architecture decisions as you maintain focus on delivering initiatives and demonstrating customer value every step of the way.

Our Invest team is at the heart of this venture, focused on getting smart ideas into the hands of our customers. We're looking for people who have a curious mindset, thrive in collaborative squads, and are passionate about new technology. By their nature, our people are also solution-oriented, commercially savvy and have a head for fintech. We work in tribes and squads that focus on specific products and projects – and depending on your strengths and interests, you'll have the opportunity to move between them.

Job responsibilities:

  • Lead a squad of engineers to design, implement and maintain core areas of the Invest Tribe within Chase UK

  • Line-manage an engineering squad; set clear goals, support development and build up the team’s delivery capability

  • Manage the delivery across several concurrent initiatives, track dependencies and resolve blockers

  • Co-own together with Product a set of end-to-end technical and customer use-cases, including end-user journey and back-office functionalities

  • Work with your peers in the Product team to build a meaningful roadmap to best achieve business objectives, keep technical debt under control and support the operation teams

  • Collaborate with Technical Leads and Principal engineers to design robust, scalable, and maintainable technical solutions

  • Establish delivery ceremonies and a strong agile cadence. Measure and improve the team’s delivery performance

  • Operate with a data-driven mindset; establish and track metrics across delivery, systems health and customer journeys

  • Foster an inclusive culture of high-quality engineering in your team and across the organization, implement best practices and aim for top engineering standards

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Formal training or certification on team management concepts and proficient advanced experience

  • Great team player with strong technical background, focused on achieving best outcomes collaboratively among a group of peers with equally strong technical views

  • Business-driven mentality, you can understand business and product requirements and come up with an optimal engineering approach for a given problem

  • Progressive mindset, you embrace challenging the status quo to faster achieve the business goals

  • Extensive experience with a JVM language

  • Extensive experience in automating deployment, releases and testing in continuous integration, continuous delivery pipelines

  • Proven track record in designing and operating microservices using Cloud technology and event driven architectures

  • Strong people management qualities; focus on acquiring, retaining, and growing talent to form and evolve a highly effective delivery team

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