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Technical Lead

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: IT - Digital Solutions

Job Title: Technical Lead
Business Unit: CIO, Digital Solutions
Salary: Starting from  £38,654 - £50,500 per annum DOE
Location: UK, Flexible
Contract Type: Permanent

In our quest to make all things Digital Awesome, we never stop looking at how every bit of Digital banking works. We sweat the small stuff, because we know it makes a big difference for our customers and our colleagues. But at the heart of this are our people – who we couldn’t do without. Our bold and brilliant colleagues who bring their A game and their Agile game, every single day. The question is – are you ready to bring yours?  

Let’s tell you a little bit more!

So, what’s our Digital Solutions Vision? Simply put, we will become a fully digitised bank, by developing a best in class digital delivery capability for our colleagues and our customers.  But how will we deliver it? By becoming a truly Agile Organisation, our Digital Solutions Agile journey started in October 2020, since then, we have set up new Tribes, new squads, new ways of workings, loads of training sessions and much much more, it’s an exciting time to join the team, what are you waiting for? The Digital Solutions team is part of the wider CIO function, and we are responsible for IT solutions that underpin our multi-channel distribution systems which includes our websites, mobile applications and client-server applications.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Lead to provide not only the required technical direction and leadership for the virgin money credit cards squads, we also need someone with the hands on technical ability to roll their sleeves up and to get stuck in helping us to further develop our leading virgin money credit card mobile app. It’s an exciting time with lots going on and we are growing an amazing team to help us continuously deliver out product roadmap which will support the targeted business growth.

Day to day you’ll be:

  • Leading the squads in unpicking the technical complexities involved in developing and delivering the business strategy to support the banks growth strategy
  • Responsible for the low level design, and supporting the build and testing of services across the integration stack
  • Supporting the Guild on technical strategy and implementation particularly in regards to Java and integration technologies
  • Understanding key business challenges and drivers and provide input to help drive the IT Strategy and Systems Development roadmaps
  • Working with our implementation partners with both an onshore and offshore presence
  • Providing direction and guidance on all technical aspects of integration development
  • Investigating requirements, problems and opportunities whilst seeking effective solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes

To be brilliant you’ll need to bring:

  • SME knowledge as well as a significant and successful track record of designing building and testing service across an integration stack
  • In depth knowledge of Agile and Continuous delivery methodologies
  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum environment as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Experience with the following tools;
    - Java
    - Spring Framework
    - Experienced in working in a cloud hosted environment
    - JBOSS Application Server (or similar)
    - Docker/Kurbenetes
  • An engaging, warm manner with a natural ability to lead and inspire
  • The ability to positively influence and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels
  • A love for problem solving as you search for the best solutions and explore new boundaries

The icing on the cake would be technical skills in the following applications: 

  • Node JS
  • Backbase
  • IBM Cloud
  • ZUUL gateway

Apply now! 

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or

Point to note…
At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit...
If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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