Director of Technology Delivery/RTE

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Title: Director of Technology Delivery/Lead Release Train Engineer

Length: 12 months

Location: London

Rate: £900 - £1,150 (via umbrella)

Role Profile/ Purpose

  • Overall accountability for successful implementation and delivery of technology solutions to realise the bank of the future product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Ensure programme is delivered on time, within budget, and with high quality to meet the bank's strategic objectives

The role holder will report to: Functionally to the UK WPB CIO and entity to the UK CIO


  • Lead and oversee delivery across multiple streams of the BoTF programme, collaborating closely with all involved parties
  • Own the comprehensive delivery plan, identifying and managing complex dependencies across different streams
  • Work with the change functions to integrate the SDLC with BoTF programme delivery plan where relevant touch points exist
  • Oversee all development, testing (except UAT), and release management within the programme
  • Maintain effective relationships with the operations senior team, track, prioritize, and resolve issues and risks throughout the delivery process
  • Ensure delivery is in accordance with the change management methodology: all necessary documents and artefacts are in place; tollgates are adhered to, and clear auditability of key decisions made from start to finish
  • Foster positive relationships with project vendors and third parties to optimize collaboration and accountabilities
  • Manage project vendor deliverables in line with contractual obligations
  • Drive typical controls such as resource and financial management, planning, scope management, risk, and issue management
  • Stay updated with technology trends in the Financial Services industry and adept in Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Recruit and oversee teams (both agile and waterfall delivery teams) with strategic and delivery transformation expertise, fostering collaboration between business and technology roles

Key experience/ Qualifications

  • 10-15+ of experience in managing large-scale projects and over-seeing multiple teams
  • Experience in having successfully delivered complex, large-scale technology change within financial services, such as:
    • Core banking replacement
    • Delivery of a new payments platform
    • Provision of, and migration to, a new Cloud infrastructure
    • Modernisation of legacy technology platforms supporting important business services
  • Strong understanding of Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies including relevant certifications e.g., CSM, PMP
  • Strong understanding and experience of cloud solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail and a focus on continuous improvement
  • Highly collaborative, with demonstrable ability to network, negotiate and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst disparate members of different functions/areas
  • Ability to apply risk assessment and management principles and processes and find ways of solving or pre-empting complex risks and issues
  • Quality focused. Knows what it takes to deliver quality, sustainable systems, and can teach others to do the same
  • Experience of enterprise level scale delivery working in domains with enterprise level data and security
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to produce comprehensive reports/briefings for senior stakeholders

If you meet the above criteria, please apply for the position to be contacted by an Experis Consultant. If you haven't been contacted within 2 weeks of application, please consider the vacancy closed.

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