Bromley Business Centre, 27 Hastings Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 8NA, UK

Head OF Technology

We deliver enterprise scale digital transformation programmes for the banking industry, and our employees are at the heart of driving that change.

We are always on the look-out for ambitious talent to add to our existing group of dedicated innovators, experts, thinkers and delivery experts.

We partner with leading financial services institutions to deliver large change programmes that inspire technological innovation within financial services.

In line with our exciting growth plans, we are investing in our APAC Technology Practice and seeking a Head of Technology to help us achieve our goals.

Role: APAC Head of Technology, Director

This person would be responsible for establishing an onshore technology delivery capability, whilst also serve as the onshore client-facing representative for the existing 200+ resources based in India executing on digital project delivery for our banking clients in Singapore and Hong Kong – integrated into a global organization, working closely with offshore counterparts in delivery, sales and resourcing.

What skills and competencies do I need?

· Strong experience leading technical architecture and business discussions, and technical deep dive into solution architecture options.

· Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication verbal and written skills .

· In-depth understanding of architecture driven methodologies, microservices, API, technologies and trends.

· Have a minimum 5 years working in Financial Services with solid domain knowledge within one or more banking segments.

· A proven record of commercial awareness.

· The preferred candidate would have experience in business development, selling technology, advisory and implementation services.

· Strategically about business, product and technical challenges in an enterprise environment and create a partnership with project sponsors and roadmap with business vision.

· A strong understanding of data strategy, architecture, standards and guidelines.

· Providing effective governance and oversight of multiple implementation teams to support successful delivery.

· Well-developed negotiation and influential skills with technical and non-technical audience.

· A solid understanding of Agile development practices and forums (e.g. Scrum, Sprint delivery, backlog management).

· Experience in working with combined on-, near- or offshore technology delivery teams.

Technical Skills

· Hands-on experience working with relational and NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, HBase, etc.

· Hands-on experience of building data pipelines for ingestion, processing and aggregation of data.

· Experience with cloud technologies (Azure; GCP; or AWS) and enabling cloud-native solutions.

· Experience build CI/CD pipelines, container orchestration (Docker, PKS) and infrastructure as code (Terraform).

Youre also excellent at….

· Getting the job done – You have an entrepreneurial mind set and are results-orientated.

· Being part of a team – We want a team player who enjoys working with customers and sharing knowledge with colleagues.

· Going the extra mile – Youre ambitious and want to be the best in your field.

· Having fun! – Excellent social skills with a positive attitude.

· Taking the lead – Proven leadership abilities in any extracurricular activities.

What are the benefits?

· Being part of an ambitious global company driven by a strong futuristic and client-centric vision, with an entrepreneurial spirit by contributing to our mission.

· A people-orientated culture of excellence and compassion, supported by focus on strong career development, performance management, and robust coaching and mentoring support processes.

· Support from and participation in Engagement groups such as Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR), Women in Business, LGBTQ and Wellness.

· A fun, international environment, coupled with an open-door culture.

Head Of Technology

My client is looking for a Head of Technology, the selected consultant will be Reporting to the CIO.

This hire will have a proven background and successful experience as a CTO (or equivalent), which will help them to define, own and manage the realisation of ICTs Strategy.
You will be responsible for leading the definition of the technology blueprints, roadmaps and strategy require to deliver ICTs and the wider outcomes.
Furthermore, your role will be to ensure that ICTs customers have an evolving technology capability that meets their current and future needs, alongside ensuring that the services are aligned and supported with the overall business strategy.
Duties and responsibilities
· Operate as and is recognised as strategic technology leader within the Business, providing thought leadership at executive and senior levels across the business
· Sets the technology direction for IT Services in collaboration with Products, Shared Services, and Infrastructure Technology.
· Ensures that ICT has awareness of and is developing the right capabilities to work with the latest technologies, including technologies that accelerate ICT services, e.g. SAAS, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Automation, Integration.
· Develop technical aspects of ICTs strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals and discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage.
· Creates and manages the Technology Office to develop and grow the skills in line with technology strategy of ICT.
· Responsible for managing and reporting on the Technology Office budget
· Is an active and critical member of the ICT Senior Management Team.
· Helps create and drive the strategy to deliver a world class performing ICT function.
· Responsible for direct line management of 20+ staff.
· Effective team and resource management to ensure availability, capacity and performance is monitored efficiently, on time and to budget. Please note: The listed responsibilities are not exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties. Essential requirements Essential
· Degree educated or equivalent, preferable in a computer technology-related field.
· Proven track record of success in leadership positions for a substantial amount of time.
· Proven experience of selling a strategy technology direction through engagement and collaboration with business stakeholders, other ICT stakeholders and external suppliers.
· Experience of managing and controlling budgets in excess of GBP20m.
· Experience of managing the transition of ICT Services and Applications from on premise to the Cloud.
· Up to speed with the latest technologies, such as SAAS, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Automation and Integration solutions.
· Experience in discovery and implementation of new technologies that yield competitive advantage.
· Knowledge of current product development practices and methodologies, such as DevOps, Scrum, Kanban and SAFe.
· Excellent interpersonal skills, dealing with fast-moving, complex scenarios supporting multiple initiatives and goals.
· Ability to create a collaborative working environment. Desirable
· Knowledge of the Fintech sector and the specific requirements and challenges of delivering ICT services within this sector.