Principal/Senior C# Software Engineer
Schroders Global Technology (GT) function is organised into a number of teams, distributed across Schroders' global offices, with technology hubs in London, Luxembourg, Singapore and New York.
The software engineering and technology change function is split between 4 domains: Investment, Portfolio Operations and Data; Distribution and Product; Corporate and; Digital. In addition there are teams which operate as shared services to provide Technology Infrastructure, Production Services (production support, release and access control), Quality Assurance, Information Security and Business Management (change management, assurance and reporting).
Our application estate is comprised mainly of commercially available off the shelf software packages best suited to Schroders' operational needs, complimented by a number of internally developed proprietary systems to support the specific needs of the clients and products that our colleagues support.
The Global Technology vision is to ensure a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds, that focuses on value delivered to our external and internal customers. With a culture of excellence through collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement, Global Technology will enable Schroders to deliver the best outcomes for clients and shareholders.
In order to ensure that the emergent technology needs of our clients, regulators and internal stakeholders are able to be met quickly and effectively Schroders is undertaking the Leading Enterprise Agile Programme (LEAP) within Global Technology. In order to ensure this is achieved without compromising the stability and security of the platform, Schroders Global Technology is implementing a bespoke agile operating model, based on the SAFe methodology, which ensures that technology support and infrastructure is unaffected and the requisite governance and control is in place.
Overview of role
Principal Analyst Developers are core members of the Capability aligned agile delivery team, responsible for contributing to all aspects of the analysis, design, development, building and testing of solutions within a sprint cadence. Each team member is aligned to a single Capability aligned agile team and while the Principal Analyst Developer's core contribution will be leading software development and engineering tasks, they also significantly contribute and analysis and testing activities. Principal Analyst Developers are innovative and passionate software developers who demonstrate a superior level of skill, experience and professionalism relative to their peers.
Responsible for leading development and build tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Capability (Product) Owner
Responsible for contributing to the analysis and testing of working software required by the Capability (Product) Owner
Accountable for ensuring user stories are delivered to the working system' definition of done within agreed sprint
Accountable for ensuring committed PI Objectives and Sprint Objectives are met
Responsible contributing to agile planning, including sizing stories, parsing user stories into tasks etc.
Working with colleagues from other agile teams and shared service teams to both communicate and accept dependencies
Supporting the System Team in readiness for the System Demo
Participate enthusiastically and effectively in Schroders Agile ceremonies
Ensuring continued improvement through conducting regular retrospective reviews and executing high priority actions that emerge
Committing to increasing their skills and experience in non-core specialisms (Analysis, Test)
Supporting other team members to improve their software development skills and experiences
Performing the role of Scrum Master for the agile team if required to do so
Committing to developing the wider GT organisation through leadership of communities, guilds or key involvement in other non-core activities
Design and support the development and implementation of automated processes to support the client life cycle.
General and Technical skills
Good system analysis and design skills, with knowledge of approaches such as Domain Driven Design.
A strong preference for test driven development, and automated acceptance/integration tests and good understanding of test frameworks, mocking tools, etc.
A good understanding of system architecture approaches, such as REST/WebApi, messaging, micro-service/service-oriented architectural approaches, CQRS, Event Sourcing
Will ideally have an understanding of institutional client on-boarding and associated client life cycle activities.
Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, (SAFe is preferred)
Wide experience of software development across a number of different capabilities, systems or teams; number of different (positive) experiences is valued higher than length of experience
Very high level of technical skill using development tools, frameworks and programming languages, specifically required for delivery
Very high level of technical capability in respect of developing technology solutions, both in house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off the shelf solutions
Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc.
Good understanding of the business context of the Capabilities
Good understanding of how the work (features and stories) delivered by the Capability teams contributes to Epics
Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
Educated to at least undergraduate degree level in a numerate subject, preferably computer science or similar
Basic professional qualifications relating to the asset management industry (such as IMC) are preferred
Passionate about mastering and innovating best practice in software development
Inspiring and collaborative leader, model of agile leadership approach
Friendly, approachable, enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds
Capable of remaining positive when under pressure
Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self improvement
Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances
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