Principal Analyst Developer (eFront) Principal Analyst Developer (eFront) …

Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Schroders Investment Management
Principal Analyst Developer (eFront)
Who we're looking for
We are looking for a Principal Analyst Developer within our Real Estate Technology team, which is part of the wider Private Assets Technology team.

Principal Analyst Developers are core members of the function and wider Technology domain. They are responsible for leading and contributing to all aspects of the design, development and testing in relation to on-going change across the Technology Platform.

You will be innovative, passionate and able to demonstrate a high degree of skill, experience and developer capability to deliver high-quality software, quickly and reliably to provide tangible value-add to our business.

Alongside core delivery you will seek opportunities to improve what we do, sharing new ideas and best practice, and measuring the difference you make.

You will need to be versatile and pragmatic in addition to being able to express yourself clearly. Additionally you will put collaboration at the heart of your approach to software development, inviting input widely and making sure all voices are heard.

About Schroders
We are a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

Technology at Schroders
There's a huge amount of change going on at Schroders. Technology's shaping our business more and more, so there are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed. And because we're a big financial player, we can put hefty backing behind good ideas.

We're a serious business - we have enormous responsibilities to our clients and shareholders. But just because we're suited and booted, that doesn't make us stuffy; our tech teams are friendlier and more informal than you might expect.

The base
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a client solutions focussed role.

The team
IT at Schroders is not just about technology; it's about problem solving using cutting edge technology to support the business and deliver high end solutions. We encourage innovation and value excellence. We are a global function that's managed locally and this allows us to develop and deploy systems and processes across our international offices. To learn how we've grown, explore our interactive timeline to see how we've been shaping financial futures since our very beginnings.

The Technology team supports a number of business areas within Private Assets (Real Estate, ILS, Private Equity, Infrastructure), this role is focussed on Real Estate.

The Technology team works very closely with other business domains in Schroders to create a Technology platform with an emphasis on a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds and levels of scale. Our primary goal is to deliver value through Technology domain expertise and robust solutions to our customers.

The teams operate under an agile operating model (based on the SAFe methodology) facing off to defined capabilities within our business.

We also recognise that successfully balancing personal and professional commitments brings out the best in our teams and therefore all roles in Global Technology are reviewed for suitability for flexible working arrangements. At present with this specific opportunity it is expected to require 5 working days per week. We passionately believe that individual performance is enhanced by embracing the whole individual and structuring a working environment that supports them.

What you'll do
• Work across applications in your area, guiding design and development, and getting your hands dirty on implementation
• Lead software development in your area with your technical expertise, design excellence, and up-to-date and innovative thinking
• Bring the experience and know-how to find the right balance between fast delivery, and longer term sustainable delivery
• Drive a continuous delivery approach which focusses on developing software iteratively, with fast feedback loops, frequent releases, and a "shift-left" approach to testing
• Develop automated processes to prevent, identify, and fix problems that impact service availability
• Contribute to peer code reviews and the preparation of releases for the entire Agile Team
• Drive interactions with our community of technologists to describe & own the work produced by team
• Work closely with the Business Analysts, Engineering Lead, Delivery Lead and Solutions Architects to ensure that requirements and testing needs are well understood alongside standards being adhered to and any necessary architectural or technical debt is recorded with a realistic plan to remediate
• Play a key role in familiarising the wider team, with analysis and software development tools and best practice.
• Maintain an understanding of industry trends and how new technologies can be leveraged to meet business objectives
• Engage actively in Agile planning including story refinement, demos and retrospectives
• Continually look for ways to improve your own skills and experience
• Support other team members and mentor them to improve their own analytical and software development skills

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
• Knowledge, experience configuring and developing on eFront
• Awareness of the technologies and tools in your area
• Plenty of experience in the full lifecycle of developing software from the first idea to the final execution
• An excellent understanding of testing approaches and putting testability at the heart of software design and development
• A strong background in technical architecture, development and software implementation
• Solid experience developing applications with MS SQL Server and other DB tools
• Agile delivery experience, especially around discovering requirements, and breaking those down into features and stories
• Excellent written and spoken English, and strongly developed communication skills to help manage relationships with stakeholders of all levels
• Good knowledge and experience of Asset Management
• Comfortable to engage with senior stakeholders within the business and technology in both written and verbal form
• Excellent ability to produce management level information packs/presentations to communicate requirements and design solutions
• Familiar with DevOps tools such as ADO and Octopus and git version control software

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
• Familiar with developing applications using AWS and MS Azure or be willing to learn
• Excellent ability to communicate how the Private Assets Technology team contributes to the wider business and Global Technology strategies
• Excellent understanding of Alternatives/Private Assets
• Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, times zones etc.

What you'll be like
Someone who shows initiative and thrives in a fast-paced and time-critical business environment
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Striving for continuous improvement, bringing new ideas to the team
Able to remain positive when under pressure
Flexible, highly curious and willing to learn
A critical thinker who's able to look at things from different angles
Great at unpicking a problem, from start to end, own and deliver the solution
Able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once, and with tight deadlines
Great at working with other people, sharing and communicating decisions

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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