Principal Technical Lead

Principal Technical Lead

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
1444
Date Posted
9 months ago
Recruiter
Marina James
Job Views
48

Job Description

Principal Technical Lead

Principal Technical Lead | London | Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a brand new role in our structures, where we are looking for a Principal Technical Lead to join our team where you will be responsible for the technologies and patterns of the platforms and services that underpin our business. Do you love technology? Would influence the technology choices of multi-billion-pound websites, mobile apps and data platforms If yes, then we’d love for you to apply!

 

About the role:

The Principal Technical Lead is responsible for the Engineering standards, approach, technologies and frameworks employed across all Whitbread’s internally developed systems, working with a team of technical leads who provide specific skills and expertise for their given area.

The Principal Technical Lead is focused on driving innovation and best practice across our internal platforms, and, working closely with the Head of Architecture and the Principal Architects, as well as our propositions team and other key business stakeholders, are a key contributor to identifying and proving new opportunities for technology to help drive our business vision.

Working closely with the Head of Engineering, the role sets the technology standards and define the engineering roadmap for major products such as ATE (our revenue engine), our digital platforms (responsive and mobile apps), our integration platform, and our internal Applications such as Co Pilot (our mobile platform for the outlet teams).

The role will also support the Data Centre of Excellence in the development of the Data Hubs as well as the overall data platform.

As the most senior engineering role in Whitbread, this role drives the Engineering discipline across our teams, covering multiple technologies and business areas.

Whereas the Head of Engineering is responsible for managing and developing the engineering function as a whole, the Principal Technical Lead is focused on developing the skills, capabilities and performance of our teams, and setting the direction for the products the team produces and maintains.

The role will support the strategic planning process, helping to identify potential opportunities for innovation, supporting the Head of Architecture and Strategy in the development of the Technology Roadmap, and the evaluation of new and emerging technologies to support the business strategy.

 

About Whitbread:

We are the UK\'s leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with almost 30,000. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 850 hotels - which is over 80,000 bedrooms - across the UK, Germany and the Middle East (with a committed pipeline of over 20,000 more). We’re also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. With exciting plans to innovate and grow our core UK and international business, we always keep our customers at the heart of what we do.  There has never been a more exciting time to join Whitbread!

 

 

What you’ll be doing:

Responsible for the direction of the Technical Architecture for engineering across Whitbread, to support the overall Technology plan

Governance & Decision Making

Driving the design process across our platforms, working with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into technical designs.

Creating and Driving the Engineering Community of Practice

Peer review of technical designs and business requirements

Maintenance of the Engineering Skills matrix, training plans and development

Mentoring and Developing the Technical Leads and Senior Engineering Roles

 

What you’ll need:

Expert and evangelist for technology and innovation

Robust understanding of development patterns, best practice and compliance

Experience of building and operating modern digital service platforms, including technical architecture, estimation, planning, non-functional requirements, and Continuous Improvement activities using modern agile techniques

Experience of developing training and team development plans to drive performance across multi-skilled teams

Understanding of SAFe or similar enterprise agile processes

 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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