Willis Towers Watson's Technology and Administration Solutions (TAS) is a global line of business whose revenue is primarily driven from providing outsourced pension administration services to occupational pension funds. Our three largest markets are Germany, UK and US.
A hands-on Development Team Leader, leading a team of highly skilled developers and delivering complex internal system development projects across a variety of products and technologies.
As an experienced Development Team Leader, whilst being highly technical and hands-on capable, you will lead development projects across predominantly UNIX, Oracle based technologies. Managing the successful delivery of projects will require you to plan, coordinate and lead activities across the full delivery lifecycle. This will include working closely with the Program Manager, Project Managers, coordinating business analysts, architects and developers, as well as liaising with key project stakeholders as required.
Line management and personal development of a team of highly skilled developers.
Managing the delivery of multiple complex simultaneous system development projects from design through to release.
Capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level.
Manage application quality through code reviews, automated testing where appropriate and generally reduce technical debt.
Working closely with Program Manager, Project Managers and Business Analysts to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery.
Provide regular and effective progress updates to and work closely with Development Project Managers to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues.
Define delivery phases of the project including activities, sub-activities, and milestones ensuring these are documented and used as the basis for the project event log, issues and risk log and any subsequent reporting.
Ensure awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants by building strong project teams and maintaining robust communication on the project status throughout its life cycle.
Participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress.
Take responsibility for ensuring that risks and issues are identified and managed closely and drive all stakeholders to deliver on time and to the required quality standards.
Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems.
Contributing to post implementation reviews helping to demonstrate success or otherwise of projects.
Coach and mentor team members to achieve their career goals.
Keep up with technology to find the best solution for business opportunities
Participate and/or lead in the recruitment process.
Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions and processes.
Experienced in leading application development in Financial Services Sector.
Ideally, the successful individual will have proven technical expertise gained via working in an appropriate role within the pensions industry with a particular focus on DC Pension Schemes and be able to interpret Scheme Rules and Practices, HMRC Rules and Regulations and Pensions and related employer legislation
Experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others
Experience in formal personal development planning and individual, team and process performance management
Proven experience in leading and managing the delivery of system/software development projects in a structured environment
Experience in a variety of software development approaches and methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
Experience in both architecture and implementation-level software design
Experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches
Experience in the development of software using UNIX, Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, C, Pro*C, technologies
An understanding and exposure to Version Control System such as PVCS, GIT etc...
Experience with Data Modelling concept and tools
A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies
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