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Senior Solutions Web Specialist

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

Job Title: Senior Solutions Web Specialist
Business Unit: CIO, Digital Solutions
Salary: Starting from £39,689 - £51,000 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 Senior Solutions Web Specialist to join our web development team to provide technical direction and leadership helping us to develop our client-side development practice.

Day to day you’ll:

  • Lead the team in delivering world class web applications for our customers
  • Plan and coordinate and contribute to deliver web development within the team
  • Support the Guild on technical strategy and implementation particularly in regard to our web technologies
  • Understand key business challenges and drivers and provide input to help drive the Tech Strategy and Systems Development roadmaps
  • Take ownership of robust, commercially viable solutions and support the Guild in identifying emerging industry and technology trends, whilst driving continuous improvement
  • Coach and mentor colleagues and influence the team and stakeholders when making decisions, demonstrating commercial and risk management skills
  • Drive the requirements elicitation process and obtain formal agreements from a large and diverse range of senior stakeholders and establish baseline
  • Investigate requirements, problems and opportunities whilst seeking effective solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes
  • Be involved in system design, selecting appropriate design standards, methods and tools consistent with enterprise and solution architectures and ensure their effective application

To be brilliant you’ll need to bring:

  • An in-depth understanding of large complex technology estates, including system dependencies and an excellent understanding of business process and requirements handling
  • Strong track record in delivering responsive consumer facing web applications with a good grounding in:
    - Accessibility guidelines and legislation
    - Web security standards
    - Internal and external facing interfaces
    - SEO and web analytics
    - Internal and external interfaces
  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum environment as part of a multi-discipline team of User research, UX design, UI Design and technology team members
  • DevOps experience ideally specifically with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • A broad understanding in software development approaches, particularly in Test Driven Development
  • The ability to coach junior team members and be an advocate to other teams and departments
  • Some experience of working within or alongside Design Systems would be beneficial
  • Extensive experience in the following technologies:
    - HTML / HTML 5, CSS 3
    - Javascript, particularly with JQuery
    - Ajax / JSON
    - CSS / JS Pre-compilers
  • Good experience in ASP.NET MVC / Razor, SQL would also be beneficial
  • Experience with the following tools:
    - Content Management Systems, particularly SDL Tridion
    - Git
    - Team Foundation Server / JIRA
    - SonarQube or other automated test tools to support the software development process
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring a team as well as scheduling and overseeing the teams work
  • Experience of Load and Performance testing to assist in Platform modelling and capacity management
  • 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

If this sounds like the role you've been waiting for, then click on apply!

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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