Digital Transformation Lead

Comic Relief is —like most charities —in the midst of a digital transformation and is looking for an experienced engineer to work closely with the Executive Director of Digital & Innovation to continue to steer the organisation through change, and collaborate with our IT Team to make the right technology decisions and evolve our service-oriented architecture. The successful applicant will have knowledge of a range of technologies, primarily: web, API design, CRM,but also tech architecture, tech strategy and tech innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion and transform our strategy and business processes to deliver a best in class digital ecosystem in alignment with business vision

  • Assess capabilities of and identify suitable SaaS and enterprise solutions to deliver against Comic Relief’s strategy and facilitate a loosely coupled API-driven data ecosystem

  • In collaboration with IT

    • Prepare and deliver technology reviews and assessments of current technology solutions, roadmaps and architectural improvements.

    • Facilitate and deliver technology projects -combining bespoke and commercial software solutions

  • Innovate and progress Comic Relief’s digital giving capabilities to deliver best in class Customer Experiences

  • Take an instrumental role in establishing D&I’s reputation as the trusted digital and technology powerhouse for Comic Relief

  • With the Exec Director, lead Comic Relief’s role in the ‘charity as a platform’ discussion and developing our strategy for meaningful contribution and participation

  • Progress Machine Learning projects that either unlock access to unrealised assets | streamline inefficient processes | accelerate a strategic goal (tbd which opportunities are the best candidates)

  • Devise, prototype and deliver at least one significant data science project per half-year in collaboration with the Data Lead

  • Create opportunity for engineering team members to have closer ties to Comic Relief’s Social Tech portfolio e.g. mentoring, tech clinics, code reviews

  • Champion agile working practices across the organisation, in common with the rest of D&I.

Essential Education and Competencies:

  • You are a highly organised, credible technologist, excellent communicator, with strong stakeholder management and collaboration skills

  • You’re a pragmatic technologist who knows how to explore, position and communicate trade-offs

  • Have a technology specialism -you will have spent the majority of your career in a technology role

  • Good knowledge of digital delivery -particularly through Product, Technology and people change, backed up with your own insights and POVs in tech

Role posted - 2019-11-22T16:13:02Z 4:13pm, 22nd Nov 2019 GMT