Enterprise Software Delivery Lead, APAC

Schroders Investment Management
Singapore, Singapore
08 May 2022
07 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

A highly experienced and skilled delivery manager to support the Head of Enterprise Software Delivery, providing expertise to understand the problems facing the combined Schroders technology and business teams to identify efficient and pragmatic solutions that enable consistency at scale without restricting flexibility where valuable.

We are looking for someone who has worked with multiple delivery methods and processes for many years, particularly including successful implementations of large scale Agile, who will decisively and empathetically support a broad range of diverse users with complex requirements. With a pragmatic approach, the successful candidate will be willing to challenge the status quo while respecting the business imperative of unlocking business opportunities through establishing a highly empowered and efficient delivery capability.

As the local representative of this global function, you will feed in challenges specific to the APAC teams and will be responsible for the local implementation of these consistent global delivery enhancements.

About Schroders

We are a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents and have been in operation for over 200 years. Our firm is constantly adapting as our client needs evolve as well as the business and technology landscape develops. What has not changed is our relentless commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

Technology at Schroders

There's a huge amount of change going on at Schroders. Technology's shaping our business more and more, so there are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed. And because we're a big financial player, we can put hefty backing behind good ideas. We're a serious business - we have enormous responsibilities to our clients and shareholders. But just because we're suited and booted, that doesn't make us stuffy; our tech teams are friendlier and more informal than you might expect.

The base

We are located at CapitaGreen, which is one of the greenest office buildings in the Singapore business district. It channels fresh air from the roof into the office floors. We operate across 2 levels on the 22nd and 23rd floors with rich facilities such as dining and pantry areas, rooms for nursing mum, quiet corners for focus work as well as collaborative spaces. We are also moving into shared workspaces with lockers for personal storage in 2022.

The team

You will be part of both the Global Enterprise Technology team and the APAC technology management team.

Enterprise Technology leads our global architecture, cloud, data, engineering, and delivery functions so you will join the team who are most focused on how we move Schroders technology and technology teams forwards. This team was formed in late 2020 and is still in its formative stages, so you will be able to help shape the future of how technology solutions are provided to the business with the friendly, pragmatic, and highly experienced professionals assembled for this vital role.

The APAC technology management team partners with the regional businesses and oversees the delivery of IT change and the operations of technology solutions of both APAC and global business needs. This is a friendly and highly capable team who constantly re-evaluate how best to support the business through the work that their teams continue to successfully deliver day in and out.

What you'll do

You will work within our central enterprise software delivery team and help set the Enterprise Technology delivery principles. Working within that team, you will help design and implement solutions of software delivery best practices across Enterprise Technology. Being completely hands on when appropriate, and coach, mentor, and train across the wider business as required in support of your colleagues including within Business Change. Your knowledge and experience of a range of delivery mechanisms will ensure that you are a trusted advisor to many within the business while your open and collaborative approach will gain you a reputation for providing an innovative and powerful capability in which users can exploit commercial opportunities. Alongside this you will be responsible for ensuring appropriate governance is possible through a variety of low effort, actionable metrics to monitor efficiency and value.

The knowledge, experience, and qualifications you need
  • Experience in design and implement solutions of software delivery best practices across Enterprise Technology
  • Experience on transformation and change programs across a large technology organisation or MNC
  • Leadership experience including management of large teams, and the ability to motivate and grow individuals primarily through matrix managed encouragement
  • Experience working with technical and business teams both at a senior and team level
  • Highly proficient at facilitating measurable improvements on large scale programmes of work
  • Strong hands on knowledge of modern delivery and Agile practices
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and why these are important
  • Agile delivery experience within teams adopting approaches such as DevOps, TDD/BDD, and shift-left
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to manage in a dynamic and global environment

What you will be like
  • Enjoy working in teams with many different people
  • Enjoy delivering solutions that people enjoy using
  • A coach and sounding board who is approachable and empathetic
  • Fascinated with innovative technologies and engineering approaches
  • Pragmatic approach

We are looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.


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