first direct is banking’s best kept secret. We’re a bankthat absolutely has its customers at its heart – which is demonstrated throughthe amazing numbers of awards we win for customer service, not just in thebanking sector but across all sectors. We were the UK’s first phone bank andnow we’re fantastic digital business, powered by amazing humans.
And we only want to make that better. We have ambitiousplans to make the most of our current market position to really grow the firstdirect business. To do this we’re investing in building a best in class ITteam. first direct IT work really closely with other business teams to ensurewe create the right solutions for both the business and the customer and to supportour strategic plans.
first direct is a member of the HSBC group and is one of themajor contributors of profit to the Retail Banking & Wealth Managementbusinesses (that’s everyday banking and investments to you and me). Retailbanking services over 50 million customers globally and offers a whole range ofbanking products and services.
HSBC’s vision is to ‘Build banking’s leading technologycompany’ and first direct wants to lead the way
The role of the Senior Engineer -Full Stack will play a key role enabling the crossfunctional teams at first direct to deliver services into production in evershortening cycles and helping to drive the continuous improvement of ourprocesses, tooling and engineering practices.
Play a key role in theEngineering discipline at first direct, helping enable and empower the firstdirect cross functional teams to deliver services in an automated and efficientmanner, utilising Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).
Support the non-functionaltesting of new or amended services and provide impact assessments, whererequested, for changes related to platform, networking or pipelines.
Provide the capability into thecross functional teams to enable automated testing.
Lead, motivate, mentor and coachindividuals across the engineering discipline and beyond.
Manage stakeholders outside ofthe cross functional teams, including Service Management, ITID and GroupPlatform Teams.
The ideal candidate for this role will have the belowexperience and qualifications:
Hands on experience and detailedknowledge of end to end software delivery from environment provisioning toproduction deployment.
Demonstrable technical leadershipand teamwork skills and a successful track record of delivering complexprojects.
Understanding of the principlesof DevOps and Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery
Java (Jave 8 preferred), SpringBoot, Maven
CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Git,GitHub, Nexus
Node JS (Express & NPM) &React (ES6+), Redux
Agile methodologies –Scrum/Kanban
Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Mule APIGateway
Application Monitoring - Splunk /App Dynamics
Agile tooling, such as Jira,Confluence and Slack
Test Automation tooling (1 ormore) - Selenium, JUnit, Wiremock, Mockito, Jest, Enzyme, Appium
An active interest in learningtechnologies beyond your current areas of specialism in order to develop fullstack capabilities and understand about how software fits into the biggerpicture.
Experience in working in a retailbanking or a similar large enterprise.
The base location of this role will be first direct'soffices in Stourton, Leeds.
HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employeesare valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing aworkplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible workingand opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment.