IT Manager

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: up to 60K per annum

A leading international bank located in Cheshire is seeking an experienced IT Manager to work within their dedicated IT Development team on a permanent basis with hybrid working. This role is ideal for someone who has experience in embracing both new and existing technologies in a banking sector.
About the Company

The company's objective is to grow their international business through excellence in customer service and innovative solutions in trade finance, commercial banking and asset management. They are authorised and regulated by the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority (PRA and FCA) and are therefore in a strong position to support opportunities in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) markets for their customers. They have a strong base both in the UK and abroad which allows them to stay in touch with their customers wherever they are in the world.

About the Role

The role will be responsible for the Bank’s IT capability. Detailed analysis, design and / or development of IT applications and the feasibility of technical solutions will be required within the context of the Bank’s business objectives. This covers system design, development and implementation, and involves liaison with users and the provision of technical advice, support and consultancy.

Additional duties include:

  • Carry out development, testing and implementation of software and systems including enhancements to the OTIS application.

  • Design, test and implement Business Objects reports and assign this work to other team members.

  • Recommend and design solutions for related project work as well as broad system improvements.

  • Act as technical expert for application-related activities guiding and directing the IT Development team

  • Ensure adherence to relevant controls, regulatory requirements, and company policies

  • Ensure that the team provides a high standard of support to members of staff for all business systems.

  • Manage the IT Development team including conducting staff appraisals and staff development.

  • Mentoring and equipping the IT Development team to effectively support the business.

  • Assist the IT Systems Manager to lead on the planning and scheduling of project(s) timeline and delivery

  • Support the IT Systems Manager to deliver of project(s) to agreed standards and timelines

  • Participate in a strategic conversation reviewing IT and shared services performance.

  • Lead and empower the IT systems team

They are looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience leading a team or someone who is studying for the CMI Level 3 qualification.

  • Experience in business application design, development and support preferably with an application development background

  • Experience of creating and executing rigorous system test plans

  • Logical thinker with a strong ability to problem solve

  • The ability to work under own initiative and to strict deadlines

  • Meticulous in approach

  • A good team player able to motivate, direct and effectively lead the team

  • Ability to communicate both effectively, clearly and professionally both within the team and with staff at all levels in the Bank. 

Technical requirements:

  • Proven Oracle 12c or above database experience.

  • PL/SQL, Oracle APEX development.

  • Business Objects desirable but not essential as training can be provided.

  • Exposure to Agile and/or traditional development methodologies.

  • Systems and UAT testing.

  • Office Technology systems knowledge.

  • Bank processing & procedure knowledge.

  • Technology products & services knowledge with ability to research current industry trends, threats and opportunities. 

Benefits:

  • Hybrid Working

  • Bonus Scheme

  • Sponsored Training

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Mentoring Scheme

  • Company Events & Awards

  • Discounted Gym Membership 

Salary:

  • Salary is up to £60K plus bonus depending on skills and experience.