Technical Lead Finance Transformation

Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity to join the bank as a Technical Lead. Here you'll be accountable for technology assets and end to end technology processes related to the Ledger Transformation program, focussing on our Retail and Corporate platforms, and will be working with other CFO, CRO, CIO teams, as well as CDO to deliver a fully integrated state of the final Ledger technology solution over the next 2 to 3 years.

You'll be responsible for executing the strategy, for the implementation of roadmaps and plans; and for delivering the associated workstreams against these outcomes, together with the Business Lead for the Retail and Corporate products.

If you're delivery focused and have a strategic vision but can also dive into the detail and are passionate about bridging technology and business outcomes, this could be the role for you!

The difference you'll make:

  • Delivering the strategy, implementation roadmaps and plans for the new General Ledger and the architecture and processes impacted by the transformation
  • Managing the successful delivery of all associated workstreams in your scope and realising the agreed strategy and roadmap from a technology perspective
  • Working in full collaboration with the nominated Business Lead to design and develop solutions to meet the regulatory, audit (both internal and external) demands as well as CFO business aspirations in terms of efficient processes and quality outputs for the program
  • Ensuring Santander adopts leading practice digital architecture patterns, leveraging best in class external solutions in their fullest, as well as internal capabilities
  • Ensuring that all relevant regulatory, audit and compliance requirements are engineered into the program being delivered
  • Acting as an advocate for Agile Ways of Working by championing this model across the Ledger replacement program

What you'll bring:

  • Proven experience in delivering complex end-to-end technology solutions with significant exposure and regulatory scrutiny
  • Ability to combine strategic thinking with short term delivery of value
  • Demonstrable experience influencing at a senior and executive level while building collaborative and trusted internal networks that achieve the desired goals
  • Driven leader with the will to build an effective and responsive team in a dynamic and uncertain environment
  • Deep experience of working on Ledger technology assets and data and good accounting understanding
  • Technical skills and ability to do complex systems transformation, including data migration, certification and deployment techniques

It would also be nice for you to have:

Experience in modern application and data architectures including cloud-hosted solutions
Proven experience implementing and deploying SaaS based solutions, working with the business to ensure minimal tailoring of the out-of-the-box package that minimise time to market while maximising long term value and sustainability

What else you need to know:

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.

By working this way, we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we offer site-based contracts with a hybrid working pattern and we're happy to discuss specific requirements throughout the recruitment process.

This is a Fixed Term Contract position until end Feb 2026.

The role is based in Milton Keynes and current expectation is at least 2 days in the office every week.

If you're interested in this role but with part time hours or a job-share we would still love to hear from you and discuss these.

Application process

If your application is successful a member of our recruitment team will be in touch. We will arrange a short call with you to learn more about you and what you are looking for from your next career move, as well as answer any questions you have about working in the Santander tech team. If both sides agree we will send your CV to the hiring manager to review. For this position, the interview process will be:-

1st Stage - Competency & Technical questions interview - this will be for up to 1 hour ideally as a face-to-face meeting with the Hiring Team in Unity Place, Milton Keynes.

We will review the face to face/virtual element based on your circumstances.


At Santander we're creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains, and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs. For part-time / contract roles, your salary, bonus (where eligible) and certain benefits will be prorated to reflect your working hours / contract duration.

  • We put 8% of salary into your pension, even if you don't contribute yourself. We'll pay in up to 12.5% of salary, if you contribute as well, and you can take some of our contribution in cash if you prefer.
  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
  • £6,000 car allowance per year
  • Company funded individual private medical insurance
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans
  • Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.