Head of Engineering - Acquiring Platform

7 days left

Recruiter
Worldpay
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Nov 2018
Closes
21 Dec 2018
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Why is this role the next step for you?
In this role, you'll be the technical lead supporting the Worldpay on our New Acquiring Platform (NAP). The platform is made up of distinct set of services each headed by a Technical Service Lead.
The key purpose of this role is to provide technical leadership for these service teams. There are five service teams within the scope of the role with ~100 people in the total organisation.

How will you add value on a day-to-day basis?
You'll ensure high quality software is delivered with minimum cycle time to production using Agile method and associated technical practices. Lead and mentor teams through Agile adoption. You'll be working with key stakeholders to ensure the teams are delivering the highest value requirements for the organisation at any point in time. Ensure that delivery is predictable and in line with agreed plans and roadmaps. You'll be owning, defining and implementing the technical standards for the services team.

The successful applicant will have a proven ability to deliver business value through technology and a strong background in Agile development/method and associated technical practices.

What will make you the ideal candidate?
You'll have extensive leadership experience from complex technology enterprise environments, and a track record of leading multiple high performant development teams across different geographies. You will have managed large business critical systems, with knowledge of security aspects of financial trading or monetary transfer systems. Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills are key to the success in this role, as well as experience leading teams through change and transformation, and experience driving change.

A background in Java software engineering is essential, and you'll have experience building agile software development teams and attracting top software development talent in multiple locations globally. You'll have a thorough understanding of the various common software development lifecycles, a track record delivering work to schedule and specification, and experience of implementing agile development methods across a number of teams including Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, automated builds and continuous integration & deployment.

Why Worldpay?
Worldpay has merged with Vantiv Inc. to create a new global leader in payments. The new Worldpay will have the scale, the reach and the resources to take our success story to another level. This move allows us to expand further into high growth markets, deliver innovation at scale and above all, brings together exceptional talent and a shared passion that will help propel us forward to the next chapter of our collective story.
Our technology enables billions of payments to be made each year whether online or in person. Working with customers large and small we help them to take payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process.

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