Front-end Development Manager

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Yorkshire Building Society
60000.00 GBP Annual
04 May 2021
13 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
We're transforming the way we deliver the best experience for our members, our colleagues, our communities and the society we share. At YBS we have the determination, drive and investment to accelerate the way we deliver our digital journey and continue to provide real help with real life. Now we need the best technology talent to change our technology. For good.

As a Front- End Development Manager, you'll lead a small team of front-end developers to deliver the highest quality products and features, while defining and delivering the digital front-end technology roadmap. Working closely with IT and architecture colleagues, you'll bring professional excellence and a passion for emerging technology to ensure YBS is at the forefront of technology innovation. You'll bring clarity to complexity and use your strong communication skills to help non-technical colleagues understand the benefits of technical applications and methodology. Ultimately, your role is about creating the most engaging user experiences for our customers, here agile thinking is applied to member benefit.

Join us, and you'll work alongside people who can apply their tech knowledge to help others overcome real world challenges. You'll be with people who see opportunity and know they have the freedom to make change happen. People who put their heart and soul into work that makes a real difference. People whose ambition for the future matches our progression as a leader in mortgages and savings. People who constantly reach for better every day. People who have the freedom to work in the way that suits them best, in a business that respects the flexibility needed to deliver excellence.

And, people who can share the journey. Knowing that true strength comes from people who care. People who can harness the positive power of technology.

What you'll do
? You'll lead the continual professional excellence of in house, front-end development and manage a team of specialists to deliver high quality features.
? Collaborate in defining the digital, front-end technology roadmap working with Product Owners, IT and architecture colleagues to ensure alignment across broader group strategy.
? You'll direct and lead the provision of developers and development activity across the Group, including managing the capability and capacity of developer resources; ensuring solutions are efficient, modular and standards compliant to drive sustained commercial success.
? Management of incident, problem and demand, ensuring compliance with group, audit, vendor and regulatory requirements.
? Well versed in Agile practices and frameworks, such as Kanban and Scrum, you will be able to work with Scrum Masters to leverage them and grow your team's capabilities so they can deliver outcomes that effectively engage with business stakeholders.
? You'll deliver valued business system changes compliant with Group strategy, while translating and implementing divisional plans and deliverables to deliver strategic priorities across the business, and be responsible for defining technology best practices.
? Ownership of the implementation of changes as part of production releases.
? You'll be a primary point of contact for business users and SME's to resolve issues and provide operational guidance for service and 3rd party applications.
? A strong leader, you'll provide coaching and mentoring for direct reports and identify ongoing development requirements and pathways. You'll role model YBS Group values, champion diversity and challenge behaviour contrary to our values.
? Identify, define and manage risks associated with team and/or service delivery and uphold corporate legal & regulatory responsibilities.

Skills Required
With broad experience of working within complex IT support environments with a demonstrable record of effective leadership, you will possess the ability to interpret complex information to develop business outcomes. Your technical leadership skills and line management experience will help mentor and coach colleagues.

You'll have knowledge of Release management and website maintenance & best practice. And experience of estimating, planning, and delivery of IT developments using both internal and external resources in an Agile framework.

With a good knowledge of Devops practices, including CI/CD, testing automation, infrastructure as code, immutability of builds, etc and working in a DevOps environment, your expert knowledge of relevant technologies and platforms will enhance our digital transformation. Experience working in teams as they adopt DevOps is a bonus.

Proven track record of designing & building usable and engaging digital experiences, demonstrating the ability to balance attractive visuals with commercial effectiveness, functionality & usability.

In depth understanding of the digital user interface - information architecture, interaction design, functionality and usability - including user research and user testing.

If you would like to play a key part in the digital transformation of YBS and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting building society that benefits society, talk to us. You'll find a role that's big on challenge, in a business that's small enough to make a real difference.

We'd love to hear from you so why not apply today?

?If you have any questions, please contact Tazafia Mahmood via email at

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