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MasterCard Software Engineering Director in Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Job Title

Software Engineering Director

About the role

Vocalink is in the process of transforming to an Agile culture which is bringing about a reorganisation of the technical delivery teams into a flat structure. This require a Director of Software Engineering to own the technical delivery of the Product platform(s) within Vocalink Core Services.

The Director of Software Engineering is responsible for facilitating the delivery path for the development team members that make up the agile teams. This person would be focused on:

• Delivering on commitments of time, quality and budget

• Drive the smooth flow of work through the teams to allow consistent, predictable and fast delivery of work to the customer

• Ensure the delivery team has what they need to do their jobs

• Line management of the scrum masters, developers and test resources

At Vocalink we deliver products and services that are a critical part of the national payments infrastructure and we can only do this because of our people. The Director of Software Engineering and teams are accountable for delivering our products and services successfully in order to maintain our market leading position

Role duties

• Business Change

• Support the business in the successful delivery of change, agility and continuous improvement

• Meet the business/customer requirements and be in accordance with defined quality, coding standards and architectural principles.

• Overall responsibility for the technical excellence of the Vocalink platforms deployed into Production.

• Responsible for supporting the overall Vocalink governance approach and its implementation within the application delivery teams.

• Management of departmental budget and tracking against finance reports

• To understand and adhere to the company delivery methodology and industry standards where applicable.

• People

• To ensure the effective leadership of the Agile teams (e.g. scrum masters, architects, developers, technical testers)

• Foster a collaborative culture within the delivery teams and also the wider business, e.g. Product and Project Management

• To motivate, inspire and give clear direction to the teams to encourage a customer and commercial focus, clear lines of responsibility, excellent results and performance.

• To ensure all team members are managed in line with company policy and legislation, including performance management and appraisals, discipline and grievances and absence management.

• Ensure that the delivery team has access to the training and tooling that they require to do their jobs.

• Stakeholder Management

• Develop, manage and maintain key stakeholder relationships with the Product Management, Portfolio Management, Customer Services, and across COO and the payment schemes.

• Other

• To work across all Vocalink sites and service lines, which includes some national travel

• To carry out any other task associated with the role as reasonably requested

All about you

Experience leading delivery using an agile model

Strong management, decision making and negotiation skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to listen, present and communicate complex architectures clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical audiences

Flexible and able to adapt to and manage change.

Manage cost centre within pre-agreed variances

Able to think strategically and understand and manage the impact and risk of decisions.

Professional knowledge of market segment, industry, technology, and discipline trends

Previous experience in developing high performing systems.

Technically astute at a high level (Java)

Should have an appreciation of development and test

Demonstrate an understanding of modern development practices e.g. software configuration management, continuous integration, deployment and test

Worked with or built in modern technology

Continuous integration

Automated test at unit and acceptance test level

Delivery focused in required time frames

Delivered shippable product after every sprint

Understand end to end tool chain and how that underpins speed

Understand transition from waterfall to Agile delivery and able to bring people on the journey

Understand the relationship between empowerment accountability and outcome orientation

Working knowledge of a range of Agile models, e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Lean

Line management, objective setting, performance reviews, and performance management

Technical recruitment at all levels and disciplines

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

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Requisition ID: R-110466