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Head of Digital Architect

BBBH9496_1673519821

UAE

£0 - £0 p/a

Sector

Digital & Fintech

Specialisms

Permanent

Job description

Role: Head of Digital Architect
Location: Abu Dhabi

Role Purpose:
To lead digital engineering team and work closely with the digital product owners overseeing the technical direction of projects ranging from small application builds, to bank wide long-term projects and deliver state of the art digital experience through resilient, robust and blazing fast Omni channel Microservice designs.

Key Accountabilities of the role:
* Strong background in growing and scaling high performing software engineering teams.
* Responsible to manage multiple projects/business stakeholder to ensure the digital strategy is executed.
* Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have particular impact across your team and others.
* Solve technical problems of the highest scope and complexity for digital team.
* Exert significant influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of team.
* Shepherd the definition and improvement of our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
* Drive innovation on the team with a willingness to experiment and to boldly confront problems of immense complexity and scope.
* Actively seek out difficult impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions that will enable the entire team to iterate faster
* Provide mentorships for all Engineers in team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers to their autonomy.
* Confidently ship large features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
* Mentors their teammates in an open, respectful, flexible, empathetic manner. Seeks out mentoring opportunities specifically to create team redundancy and backfill ability. Mentors' members of other teams as needed.
* Collaborates and decides on team's engineering work based on organization's digital strategy, together with their teammates and senior engineers. Sometimes involved in work on organizational digital strategy.
* Evaluates and creates new product features in collaboration with the product team. Regularly participates in the creation of the team roadmap and ensuing feedback.
* Simplifies product and technical design through proactive conversations.

Specialist Skills / Technical Knowledge, Technical Competencies Required for this role:
* Strong background in growing and scaling high performing software engineering teams.
* Good understanding of architecture and design- role requires heavily involvement in the scaling.
* Understand emerging technologies and how to apply them as customer solutions.
* Experience leading large multi skilled tech/digital teams.
* Able to manage multiple projects/clients to ensure the digital strategy is executed.
* Proficient at using systematic debugging to diagnose all issues within the scope of their domain.
* Drives monitoring work on their team based on the organization's monitoring philosophy. Is aware of the operational data for their team's domain and uses it as a basis for driving changes to the team's services to achieve stability and performance improvements.
* Has expertise in their team's domain, including the breadth of services, how they interact, and data flows between systems.
* Understands adjacent domains as they affect their team.
* Architects' services and systems using well accepted design patterns to allow for iterative, autonomous development and future scaling. Anticipates future use cases and makes design decisions that minimize the cost of future changes.
* Actively works with the security team, as well as their own team, to refine them.

Previous experience:
* 10+ years of software development experience with strong java/jee/spring development frameworks.
* Proven hands-on technical leadership alongside managing engineering functions. experience (Preferably from a software engineering background)
* Previous experience heading up tech/digital teams in a bank/digital technology firm.
* 5+ years of experience in designing distributed systems.
* Demonstrated implementation of Microservices, container and cloud-native application development.
* Hands-on experience with Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift and related container platform ecosystems.
* Strong understanding of static code analysis, unit testing and test-driven development, security testing and automated test frameworks. Experience using Jenkins, SonarQube, GIT, Maven, Gradle.
* Experience with two or more application servers such as JBoss, Tomcat, WebLogic or WebSphere
* Strong Agile experience working in Scrum and/or Kanban models.
* Experience with two or more database technologies such as Oracle, MySQL or Postgres, MongoDB.
* Experience working in a DevOps-focused environment previously with advanced understanding of DevOps principles as a big plus.
* Proven track record of delivering high quality and consistent systems and environments for development teams.
* Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.

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