21 Jul, 2018
Company Overview At Schroders, asset management is our only business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value to assist them in meeting their future financial requirements. We manage £447 billion* on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and real estate. We employ over 3,600 talented people worldwide operating from 37 offices in 27 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business *as at 31 December 2017 Overview of role Analyst Developers are core members of the Capability aligned agile delivery team, responsible for contributing to all aspects of the analysis, design, development, building and testing of solutions within a sprint cadence. Each team member is aligned to a single Capability aligned agile team and, while the Analyst Developer core contribution will be leading software development and engineering tasks, they also significantly contribute and analysis and testing activities. They are also responsible for managing their own work, estimating its complexity and size, determining technical design (within architectural guidelines) and contributing to the continuous improvement of their agile team. The team members rely heavily on collaboration and communication and must place great emphasis on Agile Values and Principles in order to achieve a sustainable high performing status. General and Technical skills Strong technical knowledge of C# LINQ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and above Unit testing, TDD/BDD Entity Framework WCF Services TPL (multi-threading) Dependency Injection Design Patterns Desirable technical skills include Understanding of Testing Automation design and build WPF Automated UI Testing frameworks such as the White Framework and Specflow Caliburn Micro Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, (SAFe is preferred) Knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of in house developed bespoke applications. Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc. Good knowledge of capital market products to support a Multi Asset business Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken Key duties Responsible for leading development and build tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Product Owner Responsible for contributing to the analysis and testing of working software required by the Product Owner Accountable for ensuring user stories are delivered to the 'working system' definition of done within agreed sprint Accountable for ensuring committed objectives are met Responsible contributing to agile planning, including sizing stories, parsing user stories into tasks etc. Working with colleagues from other agile teams and shared service teams to both communicate and accept dependencies Participate enthusiastically and effectively in Schroders Agile ceremonies Ensuring continued improvement through conducting regular retrospective reviews and executing high priority actions that emerge Supporting other team members to improve their software development skills where it is their non-core specialism Performing the role of Scrum Master for the agile team if required to do so Qualification Educated to at least undergraduate degree level in a numerate subject, preferably computer science or similar Basic professional qualifications relating to the asset management industry (such as IMC) are preferred Personal Attributes Capable of remaining positive when under pressure Friendly, approachable and collaborative team player who enjoys working with people from across the firm Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self improvement Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.
Schroders Investment Management Full time