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Digital Front-End Engineering Leader in Brooklyn, OH at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 1/5/2019

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Digital Front-End Engineering Leader
Key is on an exciting journey of Digital Transformation, crafting custom, powerful software solutions for our clients and employees. Front-End Engineering is a critical element of this Transformation and we are looking for a talented and experienced engineering leader to help drive this mission at Key.
If you have a passion for UX design, leading teams and building client-centric experiences at scale, we want to talk to you.
Reporting to the SVP, Business Technology Executive for Digital Channels, the Digital Front-End Engineering Leader will bring the concept of Financial Wellness and Money Management to life for more than 3 million clients. This individual will lead a team of front-end engineers, focused on building engaging user experiences for Key’s Online Banking, Mobile Banking and Account Opening solutions.
As the leader of our Front-End Engineering team, you will have a multi-faceted role:
1. Set front-end engineering direction and strategy for internal digital platform
2. Manage 15+ front-end developers, engineers and architects
3. Partner with our UX Design team to align designs with UI architecture and roadmap
4. Partner with our back-end engineering team to optimize design of data exchange and integration
5. Cultivate and grow front-end engineering talent and UX mindset across the team
What we’re passionate about:
• Listening to our clients and continuously improving their experience
• Writing awesome, bulletproof, documented, testable code ready for reuse across our platform
• Developing our skills and learning from eachother and the broader technical community
• Hand-crafting complex interactions and animations
• Embracing DevOps methodologies to increase automation, reduce risk and improve quality
• Working in sprints, providing and receiving full support from our Squad members

  • Manage 15+ engineering employees and contractors
  • Set strategic direction for Front-End technologies in partnership with Enterprise Architecture
  • Work closely with the Back-End Engineering Leader to establish synergies and alignment in platform approach, engineering approach and integration patterns
  • Work closely with the Digital UX Design Manager to provide design feedback and development solutions
  • Own strategic Front-End decisions (technology, development, methodology, best practices)
  • Own and maintain a series of flexible frameworks and “Developer Toolkits” that are used to build multiple applications
  • Evangelize these frameworks to other teams around the bank, helping them set up their own teams and training/preparing new developers
  • Provide training and career-enhancement opportunities for Front-End engineers
  • Validate decisions made by Lead Front-End Engineers
  • Meet with senior leadership and communicate Front-End engineering decisions and structures
  • Identify and direct team on resolution of strategic ‘technical debt’ to improve codebase
  • Manage resource allocation and utilization across teams; ensure effective use of approved budget across employee/contractor mix

  • 5 or more years of managing technical development/engineering resources and validating/verifying their quality of work, or equivalent leadership experience
  • 5 or more years of UX Design and Usability experience
  • Have built several HTML sites/applications using a framework like Bootstrap in the past, and can demonstrate the skills needed to develop them
  • Extensive experience using CSS Preprocessors (preferably SASS)
  • Embraced and contributed to a DevOps environment and have familiarity with build and deployment tools (Docker, Jenkins, etc)
  • Has experience writing automated test scripts, performing ADA evaluations (using aXeCore or similar) and managing build tools (Angular CLI, Webpack, etc)
  • Experience building mobile apps using Cordova (or other similar mobile development frameworks) or directly developing Native iOS and Android components
  • Ability to attract, inspire and coach great talent

  • Significant experience building complex Angular applications (including TypeScript), HTML and CSS
  • Evaluated, proposed and integrated a new framework or tool in a previous job, including experiences documenting pros/cons, making suggestions and developing business cases and strategic plans
  • Examples of using JavaScript and CSS animations to develop complex interactions (including GreenSock, SVG animation, etc)
  • Experience working with Middleware team to create Rest APIs used by the front-end code
  • Experience working in an agile delivery environment

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

Key Technology and Operations (KTO) is Key Bank’s shared services organization for technology, operational, and servicing functions supporting business partners and clients across all lines of business. Within the overall organization, KTO provides efficient, reliable and secure technology; creates an effective variable cost technology delivery model that maximizes the return on IT spend; orchestrates the efficient use of corporate information and technology assets; and supports innovation that creates competitive distinction. KTO is effective and efficient in payment and deposit servicing, loan servicing, exception and dispute processing, investment and support services, sourcing and procurement, as well as enterprise-wide fraud prevention, investigations and operational support to human resources and the Bank’s BSA/AML program.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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