Lead Software Engineer – Mobile Banking

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: careers@co-operativebank.co.uk
Job ref: 007162
Published: 6 months ago

Lead Software Engineer – Mobile

Remote Working / Manchester City Centre Office 

Band C


Why We Need You 

As a Lead Mobile Software Engineer at the Co-operative Bank, you will be working within our Digital scrum teams with a responsibility for innovation and building our mobile apps, on-line banking services and our websites.


You will be building industry leading mobile apps that provides our customers with the services they need from the palm of their hand. With a consistent customer focus, you will help evolve our mobile apps to meet customer’s needs and adapt to industry changes. We are on an exciting journey to become the best ethical, digital bank in the UK and you could be part of the team that makes that happen!


Who Are We Looking For? 

We are looking for a strong lead mobile software engineer that can help drive our Mobile team, technology choices and direction. We want an enthusiastic Agile advocate with a passion for learning who is equally happy hands-on with code or mentoring junior team members.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Migration of existing mobile applications from legacy platforms over to iOS/Android native
  • Delivering high quality solutions, focused on helping clients achieve their goals
  • Collaborating on design and UX to deliver usable, accessible and visually impactful results
  • Participating in briefing sessions, contributing to writing technical specifications and estimates
  • Supporting existing clients with front-end fixes, upgrades and improvements
  • Contributing to the ongoing improvements and refinements of our working practices including new technologies and delivery methodologies
  • Contribute to sprint demos, retrospectives and planning meetings. Communicate your technical approach at an appropriate level, for mixed audiences

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experienced mobile application developer working with digital solutions for mobile, tablet and web
  • Line Management experience with a team of software engineers
  • Mentoring and developing junior members of staff
  • Experience with Swift for iOS and Kotlin for Android or be a specialist in one
  • Experience with Java, React Native, Objective C development is beneficial
  • Confident knowledge about industry best practice libraries (Jetpack libraries, Dagger2, RxSwift, RxJava, RxAndroid, Retrofit, Butterknife)
  • Good understand of security standards and best practice
  • Experienced in software development life cycle releases
  • Skills in managing multiple projects at once and adapting to changing priorities

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • 27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days
  • Agile working including opportunity to work from home
  • Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance
  • 2 paid days for volunteering per year
  • Positive working environment in contemporary offices centrally located in Manchester
  • Strong career path within Financial Services
  • Family friendly policies and supportive working environment
  • Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success
  • Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.

Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.


As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.