Agile Team Assistant

Location: London
Department: Agile
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Your Team

As an Agile Team Assistant at Tide (fondly referred to as a Tidean, a mighty challenger of the banking world) you’ll join an ambitious team of highly motivated, talented Tideans who love to collaborate, and are driven by helping people achieve their business ambitions. We live and breathe our values, which are to put our members first, work as one team and be data driven, as part of our team, they’ll matter to you too.

As part of this team, you will be working with several delivery teams and support them in their day to day delivery and reporting.

About the Tech

Technology and our people is what makes Tide possible. We work in autonomous, cross-functional teams where backend, iOS, Android, web, QA, architects, DevOps, agile coaches, data experts and product owners solve difficult problems together to get the job done. We self-organise and discuss technical challenges and set our own guidelines in the different Community of Practices.

Our Agile team is working to increase effectiveness across the whole Product-Tech value stream. Using Agile methodology and practices, we aim to continuously improve the way we leverage technology at Tide. We work in Scrum with our delivery teams, use OKRs for cross team alignment and a wide variety of tools in our Product Discovery and Backlog scoping/ refinement.

On the backend we see Java 8 as legacy and use Java 11+ for our micro-services. We provide RESTful APIs, but also use gRPC. Spring Boot is our work horse, but we are open to new experiments. We run everything on AWS and you’ll see containers (Docker), queues (SNS+SQS) and events everywhere. Our frontends have done an incredible job at consuming our APIs and providing the best UX to our members. They are fully native Android and iOS apps or Angular 2+ web apps. DevOps provides vital infrastructure and operations support and our architects guide us with the long term vision.

About You

Let’s not beat around the bush. We’re an international scale up, we’re busy! If fast paced environments, cross team exposure, inquisitive freedom and the ability to have a real impact on a rapidly growing scale up appeals to you, then you already have the mind of a Tidean. If you have that along with the following experience, we’d love to hear from you.

The non-negotiables:

  • Experience working in a role on Agile software development teams
  • Strong experience using and administrating JIRA and Confluence
  • Monitoring and improving the use of our workflow tools

The highly desirables:

  • Supporting teams in providing team level reporting and delivery forecasting
  • Experience using Jira Portfolio and Roadmapping tools
  • Experience training teams and individuals and communicating standards and best practices effectively

About Tide

With over 85,000 members, we’re the leading SME challenger bank in the UK. Why? Because we’re solving a real world problem by being passionate about helping our Members.

SME’s have been underserved and overlooked by traditional banks for years. In an entrepreneurial age where everyone is expected to take a shot, traditional banks have not evolved with the needs of the market. That’s where Tide comes in.

With quick on-boarding, low fees and innovative features, we thrive on making data driven decisions to help SMEs save both time and money.

Here’s what we think about diversity and inclusion…

Diversity is what makes our world interesting. Fact. We don’t build our product for one type of person, Tide is here for everyone. And that’s how we build our teams. We’re a melting pot of different cultures, races, religions, girls who like girls, boys who like boys and those who like both. We’re proud of the fact that we represent society and it will always be our mission to do so. Everyone here is given a voice, and if you like the sound of that, we’d encourage you to come and find your voice here, too.

About the Perks

Here at Tide, not only do we love what we do, but we love the people who do it. That’s why we look after our Tideans with:

  • Flexible working
  • Vitality Healthcare, including discounted gym and even free cinema tickets!
  • Mental wellbeing – we take this seriously. You will have access to unlimited access to CBT and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal learning and training allowance for your continued development
  • Enhanced family friendly leave so you can spend more time with the little ones
  • Paid volunteering and charity work days – get paid for giving back with organisations of your choice
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Extra holiday buy-ins