Tech Lead

Information Technology London, United Kingdom

  • Job Category:

    Information Technology

  • Location:

    London, United Kingdom

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    International Group

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Position at Tokio Marine HCC

Why Tokio Marine HCC? 

Standing still is not an option in the current world of Insurance. TMHCC are one of the world’s leading Speciality Insurers. With deep expertise in our chosen lines of business, our unparalleled track record and a solid balance sheet, TMHCC evaluates and manages risk like no one else in the industry. Looking beyond profit, empowering our people and delivering on our commitments are at the core of our customer values, and so is a desire to grow and provide creative and innovative solutions to our clients. We have doubled our gross written premiums in the past 3 year and our plan is to do so again in the next 3 years. To support this desire, we need to be forward-thinking and innovative in every respect. That means continually improving our customer-focused business, it means providing systems, solutions and technology to enable seamless growth and business innovation, and it means having the best people capability to apply to these challenges.  

Part of our evolution involves growing our team, and bringing in a range of views, perspectives and backgrounds that will allow us to deliver this forward-looking culture, that relies upon open and trusting relationships, and a shared vision for that continual improvement. We aspire to build an environment where new perspectives are encouraged, where resilience, fresh ideas and different opinions are valued. 

About the Opportunity

The Tech Lead will be responsible for the technical oversight of agreed solutions and delivery of the associated change through a technology capability and working practices. They will work in collaboration with the Product Delivery Manager as a dedicated resource aligned to Software Engineering and form a senior member of the Product Team. They will have a firm alignment back into Product Engineering ensuring a best-in-class capability is delivered for Software Engineering across all Technology deliverables. 

In addition to the standard R&Rs of the Tech Lead, they will also play a key role in standing up the Product Operating Model from a Technology perspective during the implementation phase. Working with the Product Delivery Manager, Product Owner, and various other business resources (BAs, SMEs) to understand the agreed backlog and prioritised change agenda.

The Tech Lead will report directly into the Software Engineering Practice Lead and have a dotted line into the Product Delivery Manager within the Product Team.

Transition to an agile delivery method and lean operating across Technology engagement and business alignment will be a key asset to the Tech Lead. This will be driven through a defined roadmap established during implementation of the Software Engineering Product Team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for oversight and delivery of associated Software Engineering change initiatives across the Product Model from a Technology perspective
  • Ensure the technology delivery has been engineered to the agreed solution design and quality standards
  • Provide leadership for a team of engineers and associated technology skill sets aligned to Software Engineering.
  • Manages the technology teams and interdependences between the Engineering practices, Platforms Services, Component Services and Enterprise Architecture
  • Ensure engineering principles are being adhered to and best practice is followed for engineering excellence
  • Acts as the Technical authority for troubleshooting and guidance to the engineers, who face technical challenges during delivery
  • Works with the PDM to ensure delivery objectives and priorities are clearly understood across the Product Team for delivery within Sprint, Kanban or traditional delivery
  • Proactively works with PDM, PO, BAs and Business SMEs (where required) to understand the backlog, priorities and key dependencies
  • Partner closely with Product Management to create, drive and deliver innovative, compelling and user-friendly products
  • Use agile development principles to produce continuous value while readily adapting to change


Key Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in leading a Product Engineering capability team across a dispersed resource model
  • 10+ years of software development experience with at least 3-5 years as a Technical Lead
  • You have proven experience driving engineering best practices and will be able to discuss practices you believe help drive quality and productivity
  • A role model for other engineers – responsible, thorough, proactive, and inclusive.
  • Ability to build and manage partnerships with stakeholders and be effective in cross-group collaboration
  • Experience building, automating, and managing enterprise software on top of Azure cloud and Microsoft endpoint technologies
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate technical details across organizational boundaries
  • Key exposure to DevOps working in a Continuous Integration & Continuous Development environment.


Technical Skills:

  • Development languages and platforms being .NET (C#,, MVC & VB.NET), Web APIs
  • Low Code platforms – Pega, NewGen, Power Apps, Unqork
  • Digital Platforms & CRM – Sitecore or Sitefinity
  • Key exposure to consuming SaaS platforms or services and Architectural awareness
  • Cloud Application Management via Azure DevOps, Pipelines
  • Integration platforms – BizTalk, Node JS and Angular JS
  • Exposure to alternate cloud solutions on AWS or Google
  • Microservices exposure via Azure Kubernetes (AKS) and Dockerisation
  • Solid experience around CICD platforms, being Azure Pipelines, Jenkins, AWS Code Deploy etc