Technical Lead

Competitive Salary

BGL Group

Open to Flexibility
Peterborough
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As a Technical Lead your purpose is to lead and inspire the Software Engineering teams in delivery within our commercial business, Insurance Distribution & Outsourcing (IDO) within our Business Technology function. You’ll be accountable for our Engineering processes, deliverables and best practices with a Build, Run and Own mentality. You’ll be key in promoting a culture of quality first, continuous improvement and technical excellence.

Your key accountabilities include the contribution to and adherence of the Design Assurance process for all changes within the team; embedding of software engineering practices; collaboration with the Solutions Architect to help shape future solutions and promote the target vision within the team; champion continuous improvement and technical excellence within the delivery teams; and coach and mentor other engineers in technical excellence.

You'll be significant in driving technical and cultural changes within your engineering team to advance our strategic agenda and encourage high performing activities in all elements of your remit

What will it take to be successful in this role?

Technical capabilities:

  • Advocate of agile engineering practices and lean principles, TDD, deploying often, pair programming and keeping things simple
  • Great communicator, influencer and negotiator
  • High level of coding standards and practices (OO, design patterns, testing approaches) – willing and able to code in multiple language and technologies.
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring and driving technical excellence from a team of engineers
  • Passionate about quality, design assurance and technical excellence

Attributes:

  • Self-motivated, technical leader and motivator
  • Active learner, both within your technical and professional area of expertise, & taking control of your own career development
  • Lead by example, understand the full tech stack for your team

We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout our application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made please let us know. We’ll work with you to make any appropriate arrangements. 

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, 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.

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.

We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout our application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made please let us know. We’ll work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.

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