Engineering Lead, Digital Technology

Schroders Investment Management
Singapore, Singapore
19 Nov 2022
19 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

We're after a very experienced and capable engineer to work with our development teams to deliver high-quality software, quickly and reliably, that has a tangible impact on our business. This role will report into the Head of Digital, Distribution and Marketing Technology, Asia Pacific

You must be proficient and up to date in your field, have a good idea of how to design software for future supportability and extensibility, and be able to command the respect of your engineering peers immediately.

As an Engineering Lead, your focus will be twofold. Firstly, you will spend time with teams across your area, working on delivery, guiding their design and implementation, spotting opportunities to improve what they do, sharing new ideas and best practice, and measuring the difference you make. You'll also be guiding and mentoring other engineers in your area, including contributing technical objectives and reviewing subsequent performance.

Secondly, you will spend time working with Enterprise Software Engineering and other Engineering Leads, helping to shape the software engineering culture at Schroders. You'll contribute to standards, patterns, practices, reference architectures, shared components, and many other things that will improve the way we deliver software to the business.

You'll need to be a versatile and active engineer, and be able to express your ideas clearly, without being too wedded to them. You'll put collaboration at the heart of your approach to software development, inviting input widely and making sure all voices are heard.

About Schroders

We're 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 we've been around for over 200 years but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

The role will be based in our APAC regional hub in Singapore, with a mix of working from home as well as working from our central business district office in Capita Green.

The team

You will be part of the Digital technology global team, which forms part of the Global Digital, Distribution & Marketing Technology team. The Digital, Distribution & Marketing Technology team creates and supports the applications used by our Sales and Client Servicing teams. Our technology footprint includes applications and systems, split between vendor and in-house developed, all designed with the common objective of being digitally and data driven. Not only do we rapidly respond to the demands of the external environment and those of our Sales and Client Service teams, the Digital, Distribution & Marketing Technology team is strategically positioned to deliver innovative solutions and this role is focused on the development and digitization of Schroders products.

What you will do
  • Work with the AWS serverless technology stack to build cloud-first solution
  • Work across teams in your area, guiding design and development, and getting your hands dirty on implementation as needed
  • Lead software development teams in your area with your technical expertise, design excellence, and up-to-date and innovative thinking
  • Bring the experience and know-how to find the right balance between fast delivery, and longer-term sustainable delivery
  • Drive a continuous delivery approach which focusses on developing software iteratively, with fast feedback loops, frequent releases, and a "shift-left" approach to testing
  • Create an inclusive and collaborative engineering environment in which all voices are heard
  • Bring all your talents to help shape our shared software engineering culture across the entire organisation

The knowledge, experience, and qualifications you need
  • Minimum 8 years of technical experience working on various key software technologies, major supplier platforms/services within the Digital Domain
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading teams on regional or global projects
  • Experience in design and development of API platforms on AWS, C# and Python language
  • Experience in the full lifecycle of developing software from the first idea to the final execution
  • Experience in testing approaches and putting testability at the heart of software design and development
  • Experience working with developers and solution architects alike to ensure design and technology choices are appropriate.
  • Experience in design skills, starting from client needs and operational processes, to ultimately ensure solutions are modelled around the business domain need
  • Experience in agile delivery, especially around discovering requirements, and breaking those down into features and stories
  • Experience of buy-vs-build decisions and the trade-offs between these options, and of vendor product technical due diligence
  • Experience managing relationships with stakeholders of all levels
  • Experience in communicating how the teams' deliveries contribute to the strategy of the organisation
  • Experience in producing and communicating effective and insightful thought leadership on technical topics
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
  • Experience with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway, AppSync, S3, EventBridge, Step Functions
  • Knowledge of different architectures; event-driven, service-oriented, cloud native

What you'll be like
  • Enjoy working in teams with many different people
  • Shows initiative and thrives in a fast-paced and time-critical business environment
  • Self-motivated and keen to improve engineering across Schroders
  • Ability to explain technical decisions and their rationale to senior management, product owners, and other non-technical stakeholders
  • Willing to coach and be a sounding board to junior team members
  • A collaborative and inclusive technical leader who seeks input widely and ensures everyone's views are heard
  • A keen technologist who follows the latest trends, technology, and engineering approaches

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.