Transformation Lead - Software Development Teams - Finance

London - London

£150,000 - £150,000   10% Bonus + Generous

Transformation Lead - Software Development Teams - Finance / FinTech

A unique opportunity here to join a Financial Services institution that is going through multiple digital, software, organisational and structural changes. Your role will to be to work with the COO to execute and roll out major global changes that are on the roadmap for (at least) the next 12 months.

Our client have been established for over 40yrs and are a major brand within their niche Financial Services space and continue to thrive in this ever-evolving market. With offices across the world and over 600 employees, they are a truly global and recognised brand in the financial sphere. They are now going through a renaissance in modernising and re-platforming their entire business' IT and software products, from the ground up.

You will be reporting directly to the COO. In addition, you will be partnering closely with the Head of Software Development and the Head of IT Operations and their teams to *get things done* along with recommending and enforcing changes where you see fit that are in agreement with the COO. Crucially in this role you will have the autonomy to make major changes to implement the multiple transformations taking place and have the backing of the COO.

The role:

  • Execute and advise on the company's existing Software/Digital transformation plan
  • Mange and/or restructure the UK based software developments (circa 70 ppl)
  • Manage two off-shore software development partners (100+ personnel resources)
  • Change relationships/vendors with software partners and other 3rd party suppliers where required
  • Examine internal processes, procedures and methodologies to improve efficiency and communication
  • Work with *challenging* stakeholders across 7 product teams to make significant changes and improvements
  • Work in a more 'DevOps' structure implementing sharing and collaboration i.e. the cultural piece

Core skills needed:

  • Experience in working closely with Software development teams and environments
  • Our client is predominantly a Microsoft C# / .NET shop but it is not essential that you have worked in this environment. Other key development languages used; JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python etc
  • Being able to act as the 'community lead'
  • Ideally have a development background historically
  • Be able to enter an environment that has been and is going through a lot of change, so being able to handle working with others that are often resistant to the new directions
  • Being comfortable in an Agile way of working and methodology

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience of working within a medium sized Financial Services / Fintech organisation
  • Experienced with building strong client relationships with internal business managers and stakeholders - strong personalities!
  • Managing supplier relationships and 3rd parties


  • 26 days holiday per year, plus the normal public holidays
  • 10% bonus (discretionary)
  • Life Assurance
  • Free breakfast when working in the office
  • Private medical insurance once probation period passed
  • 4% pension company contribution
  • Plus, much more!

This a brilliant opportunity to join a company that's on a really exciting journey with multiple big, innovative projects at an international business with a well-known name in the financial space. If this sounds like the role for you, please apply and I'll be in touch!

Transformation Lead - Software Development Teams - Finance / FinTech

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Updated: Tue Aug 31 2021 16:33:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)