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Associate, IT Web Lead

Posting Date: 14-Jan-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 19150
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group MD IT Office
Business Unit C&CS Product Services
Job Key 50060748
OTE/NOTE not eligible for overtime
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
PMF Band 05
Recruiter Elena Lazarou
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 28/01/2021 

 

Purpose of Job

The Associate, Software Developer is responsible for design and implementation, support and maintenance of the Bank’s applications and analytic tools, supporting Banking, Treasury, Risk, Finance, Corporate and other teams in the execution of their business processes.

 

The role includes leading all aspects of the enhancement, maintenance and support of multiple business applications and associated initiatives which are based on enterprise development platforms and related frameworks, often involving collaboration with internal application owners and other members of staff to deliver changes using Agile principles, supporting complex and dynamic business requirements. The role involves applying both business and technical expertise to deliver customer focused support and development services, potentially in a DevOps pipeline with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), but also facilitating manual deployment for legacy applications where necessary.

 

The individual will be expected to adhere to the core principles of the IT department, these include, but are not limited to - putting our users first; delivering technology that is useful, elegant and reliable;  knowledgeable and engaging about both technology and our business; reliable and effective in both provision and execution; innovative and inquisitive; integral to the success of the Bank

 

Background:

The role combines extensive technical knowledge and application expertise to deliver functional and technical support for the users of the applications within the Bank, supporting business processes involving internal clients. The role entails acting as the subject matter expert on these systems within IT, providing system and process improvement related to evolving business needs and strategic goals, interacting closely with internal stakeholders and system user groups, and providing support and assistance with issue resolution. The bank is transitioning from a predominately waterfall approach to software delivery to a more Agile one and hence the individual applying for this role should be familiar with common Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum and Kanban

 

Facts and Scale

 

  • IT Subject Matter Expert and responsibility for design and development of highly complex applications associated with EBRD specific IFI banking, treasury, risk and finance functions as well as corporate services: Scale 10+
  • Provide development and support services to the Bank’s user base of staff (HQ and ROs): Scale 2000+
  • Participate in delivery of small and medium sized feature requests: Scale up to 15 per system annually.
  • Participate as a team member in a cross functional team, following Agile principles; where responsibility for the end to end process is expected and quality is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Deputise for line manager on an ad-hoc basis.
  • No direct management responsibility, but responsibility to oversee and monitor third party suppliers

 

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

  • Deliver working software in line with agreed quality and risk standards
  • Maintain expected service levels of the key applications you support and maintain
  • To adhere to, develop and enhance the working practices, standards, processes and practices in and out with your team.
  • Contribute to and improve the community of practice that you belong to
  • To follow standard development working practices e.g.
    • Participate in all the daily and weekly ceremonies in your team
    • Test driven development, Behaviour driven development, Test Automation, Secure by design
    • Work with users from business teams and Product Owner, as appropriate, to understand user needs and develop appropriately innovative and practical solutions.
    • Estimate and plan with your team colleagues, such as, Business Analyst (BA), Quality Assurer (QA), developers.
    • Work closely with Architects, Business Analysts (BA), Quality Assurers (QA) and other developers to build or enhance systems.
    • To liaise with members of the Infrastructure and Operations team, as necessary to ensure consistent implementation of features into a test and production environment, either via associated DevOps tooling, or manually as appropriate.
    • Delivering operational delivery automation and continuous improvement in conjunction with DevOps suppliers and IT Operations.
  • Adhere to and support audit, control and risk activities on behalf of the Bank
  • Helping your team to succeed at all times and continuously improve
  • Working in technologies beyond your core disciplines as required by strategic and project demands
  • Motivate self and others to continually reflect and adapt to improve quality and delivery cadence
  • Mentor and develop other developers in your team whether staff, contract or third party.
  • Participate in the technical development programme in order to ensure that system changes, patches, enhancements and developments are sound, support the Bank’s operational priorities and are conducted according to the Bank’s and IT’s procedures.
  • Provide production support coverage of business application responsible incidents as required.
  • Helping others, by undertaking general tasks not related to your core discipline if required

 

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Experience of delivering software in a formal system using source control management and controlled gates with relevant artefacts to support design, quality and support.
  • Being persistent and resilient
  • Possesses strong investigative and analytical qualities
  • Experience delivering test automation or frameworks
  • Excellent communicator in English - both written and verbal.
  • A team player with a positive and constructive attitude towards work and colleagues.
  • A diligent and conscientious approach to completing work on time and to an agreed, acceptable level of quality is required
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent industry experience and it is desirable to have has an appropriate certification relating to the technical specialism that the role requires.

3.4 Product services – Web developer

  • Experience designing and developing CMS based web sites (Oracle WebCenter Sites essential)
  • Broad knowledge of web-design practices
  • Experience working in a front end development team coding (X)HTML/CSS websites
  • Developing cross-browser and cross- platform compatible solutions
  • Experience in responsive design
  • Experience of broad range of development languages and technologies: JEE, Java, JavaScript. JSP, Ajax and jQuery
  • REST, JSON and SOAP Webservice Integration
  • RSS
  • Google Maps API
  • Oracle database development experience
  • Application servers – Jboss/Tomcat
  • Web Servers – Apache, IIS
  • Unix/Solaris/Linux
  • Understanding of search technologies, preferably Solr
  • Knowledge and experience of SEO and web accessibility would be an advantage

Challenges:

  • Combining broad finance business knowledge with in depth technical skills in order to understand the nature of issues and resolve these satisfactorily.
  • The role has to balance multi-departmental priorities to maintain daily operational requirements.
  • The role has to combine a high degree of business expertise and common market practices with IT technical skills, with ability to use these to address EBRD specific requirements.
  • The role requires collaborative skills to work in parallel with different IT teams to deliver cross system solutions to meet business requirements.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.


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