Community Practice Lead (Engineering)

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comparethemarket.com

Open to Flexibility
Peterborough
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What’s the challenge?

As an Engineering Community of Practice Lead (CPL) within Product Engineering at comparethemarket.com (CtM) you will bring community, voice and consistency to a distributed engineering team.

Community - We want to consciously create and nurture a community of practice for engineers that develops the capability of our engineers within CtM. The community will exist, not only as an exchange of knowledge and a conduit to build out the knowledge in engineering and engineering best practice across CtM, but also to bring coherence to an engineering team that works in a distributed, loosely coupled (and sometimes geographically remote) manner. The Community of Practice Lead will also be responsible for driving community participation, and where necessary creating the space for participation.

Voice - We will be creating a developer experience within CtM that’s second to none within engineering circles. In order to achieve this, the CPL will ensure that the voice of engineering is heard and that the engineering team has access to the tools, platforms and developer experience needed to get work done in the safest and most friction free way possible, working with other stakeholders to inform roadmaps, purchasing decisions and challenging others to provide solutions that don’t burden the individual engineer.

Consistency - As a group of engineers, we don’t all have the same experiences or expertises, each individual will have different gaps in their knowledge or skill set, things that they are good at and things there are great at. The CPL will identify emerging industry best practice and technologies and understand how they can add value to our Software Development Lifecycle and DevEx, be able to identify capability gaps and address the variability of experience across product engineering. The CPL will also be responsible for creating the baseline for engineering learning within CtM, defining what CtM looks for in engineering hires.

What will it take to be successful as a Community Practice Lead?

As an experienced senior technologist, you will be able to demonstrate significant involvement in change within a technology organisation, change that influenced the way that engineers got their work done, and the way in which engineering was represented within that organisation.

Also you will be able to show:
  • That you have been integral to, or initiated significant change within an engineering function of any shape or size
  • A background of managing, coaching and mentoring other technologists and creating or developing new or existing skill sets in an engineering function
  • A passion for furthering technical excellence, evangelising and promoting new technologies and new ways of working
  • A deep understanding of iterative development and how to optimise the software development lifecycle to reduce cycle time and customer lead time
Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Junction, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.
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