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Engineering Lead

Engineering Lead

Custom Field 1:  IT
Custom Field 3:  IT
Country/Region:  GB
Date:  22 Jun 2024

London, ENG, GB, EC2N 3AR

Working place:  Hybrid

Engineering Lead L6



What we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – offering modern platform and data engineering technology to our clients. With its deep engineering expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers technology solutions to the financial services and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models. We have a specific focus on helping our clients take advantage of modern, cloud native, industry platforms.


Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team. We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and culture. We have been certified for 2023/24 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.



Retail banking team Role Summary

  • Establish the overarching architectural vision for the programme. Drive a roadmap of architectural activities and develop architects through regular coaching, mentoring sessions and providing continuous feedback.
  • Support delivery with onboarding and retention of diverse and talented software engineers and architects.
  • Provide technical leadership to support the timely delivery of technical solutions, lead technical delivery of secure, high quality and well tested and scalable software applications. Advocate engineering best practices across the programme and maintain a set best practice documents.
  • Technology stakeholder management and engagement, building strong relationships with key tech stakeholders in the client. Manage the relationship with third parties integrating into the core application.
  • Continuously improving engineering practices to drive productivity improvements, reduce cost and improve pace of change with increased automation.
  • Ensure technology controls compliance for effective risk and regulatory management.
  • Contribute to white papers and thought leadership articles as well as ensuring case studies are written for client projects.
  • Support the Client Solution Directors in our innovation agenda, identifying what new tech is relevant for their client to drive the plan to operate effectively.
  • Travel is required to client site


Ideal profile


  • A deep understanding of multiple programming languages to enable effective oversight and guidance to your development teams.
  • A profound understanding of cloud architecture and services. Your expertise should span major cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, allowing you to make informed decisions about infrastructure, scalability, and security. This includes knowledge of design patterns, microservices, and other architectural paradigms to ensure the long-term viability of applications.
  • comprehensive grasp of DevOps practices, including continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), is essential. This ensures the seamless and efficient flow of code from development to production environments.
  • Effective communication with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non- technical stakeholders is paramount. Leadership to guide and inspire your team.
  • Client relationship management to cultivate strong partnerships involves understanding client needs, managing expectations, and delivering solutions that exceed expectations.
  • The ability to swiftly grasp new technologies and methodologies ensures your consultancy remains at the forefront. Fostering a culture of continuous learning among your team enhances their adaptability and keeps skills sharp.
  • Effective project management to balancing timelines, resources, and client requirements demands a keen organizational acumen. By instilling a project-centric mindset within your team, you ensure successful project deliveries that align with both client expectations and business goals.
  • Strong team collaboration to foster an environment where diverse talents meshes seamlessly to achieving optimal results. This ties into effective talent management, where you identify, nurture, and leverage the strengths of each team member.
  • Risk management with a keen eye for security and compliance to ensure cloud solutions are not only innovative but also robust and protected against potential threats
  • Experience with regulatory controls in a banking environment, such as PCI DSS, DORA, FCA standards, GDPR, ISO 27001/2, SWIFT.

What can we offer you?


At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site or at a GFT office 2-3 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.


Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.


GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda.


Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.




About Us

We show commitment to our investors and stand for solid, long-term growth performance. Founded in Germany in 1987 and in American territory since 2008, GFT expanded globally to over 10,000 experts. And to more than 15 markets to ensure proximity to clients. With new opportunities from Asia to Brazil, the international growth story continues. We are committed to grow tech talents worldwide. Because our team’s strong consulting and development skills across legacy and pioneering technologies, like GreenCoding, underpin success. We maintain a family atmosphere in an inclusive work environment.

At GFT, we have a strong passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team. We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. Would you like to shape the future of digital business together with us? Apply now and join our team!

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