Principal Software Engineer - Park Road, Singapore - Commonwealth Bank

Wei Jie

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At CommBank, we never lose sight of the role we play in other people's financial wellbeing. Our focus is to help people and businesses move forward to progress. To make the right financial decisions and achieve their dreams, targets, and aspirations.

Regardless of where you work within our organisation, your initiative, talent, ideas, and energy all contribute to the impact that we can make with our work.

Together we can achieve great things.

Job Title:
Principal Software Engineer


Business & Team:

CommBank is recognized as leading the industry in IT and operations with its world-class platforms and processes, agile IT infrastructure, and innovation in everything from payments to internet banking and mobile apps.

Retail Technology team is responsible for technology leadership and capability underpinning CommBank's retail business.

The goal of Retail Technology Foundations is to ensure that RT is enabled by world-class people, process and technology.

We are organized into 5 functions:

  • Engineering Foundations
  • CD and Engineering Tooling
  • QA and Environments Foundations
  • People and Practice
  • Process Excellence

Impact & contribution:

Specifically, as a Principal Software Engineer, you are expected to develop solutions and guide design to drive outcomes across the Core Product Systems within RT.

You are responsible for design analysis and the estimation process from Business Case, ideation, discovery and inception phases.

Roles & Responsibilities:

As a Principal Software Engineer, the primary purpose of the role is to lead, drive, promote, engineer and implement solutions.

To drive and continuously improve the tools and process that automate the delivery of code through Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines which include the build, the testing and deployment capabilities of these pipelines.

  • Design and implement solution and specifications under Retail Technology
  • Consumer Finance
  • Lead high performing Engineering team
  • Ownership and governance of RT solution designs
  • Adopt a 'Design to Run' mentality to architect robust solutions that are fully supportable in a production environment
  • Provide developmental advice and consult for business case/ideation, discovery, inception and enhancement requests by examining current vs target architectures ensuring align with ES strategy and architecture standards
  • Collaborate with Solution Architecture and functional SME's to prototype solutions to explore alternatives, seeking simple & standard solutions with a low cost of ownership
  • Collaborate with upstream and downstream system representatives to ensure an integrated end to end solution is delivered to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Proactively seek opportunities for continuous improvement of Core Product systems and data to leverage existing capabilities
  • Work with senior technical and business management teams in identifying issues of current state architecture, developing target state architecture with the ability to communicate the features and benefits
  • Effectively lead and influence business partners, peers, team members and vendors
  • Identifies and engages stakeholders, including architecture disciplines, asset owners, delivery owner, business stakeholders and SMEs to ensure architecture is optimal, and has the greatest chance of success
  • Effectively challenges business leaders to obtain the best technology solutions and fit with ES strategy
  • Non-Technical presentations
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets the standards of behavior, actions and decisions we expect from our people.

Essential Skills:

  • 18+ years of handson experience in IT.
  • Significant design experience and experience in guiding design.
  • Significant experience in Banking domain.
  • Prior experience for Bank's Tech modernization journey.
  • Proficiency in key capabilitiesIT SDLC processes, written documentation/specification skills.
  • Experience in operating effectively as part of crossfunctional teams.
  • Experience in modelling and communicating models as a means of articulating concepts in Architecture.
  • Experience in working across a number of technical domains with the ability to 'deep dive' and implement optimal solutions.
  • Worked on Retail banking on various digital platforms.
  • Monitoring and logging tools.
  • Customer and stakeholder management.
  • Technical leader who can be relied upon to develop and lead engineers.
  • Technical leadership of tools and technologies within capability (develop, build, test automation, deployment, monitoring & logging, or service management & orchestration) being specialized.
  • Strong knowledge of software implementation best practices and object orientated design principles.
  • Excellent People management, leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to debug complex technical issues involving multiple system components.
  • Abili

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