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Director of Technology - Financial Services Software Engineering

Posted: 24 Mar 2021 Closes: 23 Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_743999739959351

Company Description

Fancy joining a global organisation that is revolutionising the digital landscape? Today, as clients across industries are moving from digitally extending their businesses to placing digital at the core, Publicis Sapient has an unprecedented opportunity to help them succeed.

Job Description

The Director of Technology - Financial Services Software Engineering will be a hands on engineering advocate playing a key role across development, architecture and DevOps communities.They will be carry a deep passion for technology, software engineering and in building best of breed solutions using the latest languages, tools and frameworks to create products and services that delight their customers.

What kind of projects will you be at the heart of?
  • Enterprise Scale technology transformation across the UK Financial Services sector to enable accelerated growth initiatives and best in class customer experiences
  • Breaking the monolith across a range of client projects into highly robust, scalable microservices based digital platforms
  • Cloud Native Banking platform development
  • Agile technology transformation initiatives that enable the biggest companies in the world to adopt start up-like, rapid release cycles on an Enterprise scale
Designing and building solutions that transform our clients into top tech firms will be what drives you. You will relish the role of technical expert across software development, bringing with you high engineering standards, inspirational and motivational skills. You will play a key role in facilitating the adoption of microservices architecture, the latest development tools, frameworks and CI/CD technologies within Publicis Sapient and for our clients.


  • Hands on technical delivery skills and stewardship of development teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to inspire technology teams and win over clients
  • Strong architectural knowledge of MicroServices and ideally 12 Factor Applications and/or Event Driven architecture
  • Expert knowledge of Java (Javascript, Scala, Python and any additional languages a plus)
  • Strong hands on experience with two or more ofNon-Blocking Java (Vert.x/Akka/Spring Reactor/Lagom), Spring Boot,Node.js
  • REST Web services & API knowledge
  • Strong Knowledge of containers and building container based platforms using Docker, GKE, AKS etc
  • Data engineeringexperience with two or more of SQL, NoSQL and NewSQL (eg MySQL, PostgresQL, Cassandra, Mongo, Aurora, Spanner)
  • DevOps/Automation experience (CI, CD, Aggregated Logging & Metrics)
  • Strong knowledge of major Cloud platform functionality to enable Cloud native systems development(AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Strong Quality Engineering knowledge (eg Test Pyramid, Automated Testing)
  • Agile Delivery experience

Additional Information

There's a superb package of benefits waiting for you at Publicis Sapient.

We cover all the basics generously, with 25 days paid annual leave, life assurance, dental insurance, income protection, private healthcare for you AND your family (pre-existing conditions included), and a pension.

The learning opportunities here are endless. Most importantly, of course, there's the chance to be part of a game-changing organisation that celebrates creative thinking and empowerment.

The creature comforts are super: free barista coffee bar (the best in town), gym-fee reimbursement and working in the most exciting, colourful and diverse local area you could imagine.

Flexibility and mobility are needed for this role. You might need to spend time on-site with our clients to deliver our world-class services

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