Atom Bank • Durham Hybrid

Delivery Lead

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £60,000 – £80,000 per annum

Remote-first – Periodic office attendance

4-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge!

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

Want to join us?

Atom’s Tech Delivery teams create new features that our customers love. We automate our internal processes, so our colleagues don’t have to do things manually. Our Tech Delivery teams are responsible for managing and delivering all change in Atom, technical & non-technical. We achieve this by bringing people with different skills together into cross-functional & highly performant teams, to guide us on our mission of making banking better for everyone!

We’ve aligned our Tech Delivery teams to business value streams covering Mortgages, Business Lending, Savings, Enterprise & Platform. These value streams are divided into sub-streams, such as Origination and Servicing within Mortgages. As an Atom Delivery Lead, you’ll lead the Technology activity for a value sub-stream.

You’ll collaborate with your value stream & sub-stream commercial teams & product managers, understanding & contributing to the build of the business roadmap & product strategy, whilst also creating this for your sub-stream. A focus on delivering early value to customers frequently & predictably is key, whilst executing on the change programme. We are committed to applying DevOps principles & practices on our journey to become an elite delivery organisation, as part of this you’ll need to nurture and inspire your sub-stream team to take accountability for their delivery process and the great outcomes they deliver.

We do whatever it takes to get the job done, here at Atom, so this role will involve at points rolling up your sleeves and diving into UX design reviews, testing software, architecture & code reviews, writing user stories and editing technical documents.

What will you be doing?

You will also:

  • Champion good practice within their teams to support their ongoing improvement.
  • Work with their architecture team members to create a technology strategy.
  • Help the team measure and understand their performance using relevant metrics (DORA and other metrics such as throughput, cycle time, happiness), using them as a basis for improvement.
  • Utilise feedback for continuous learning and improvement in efficient and incremental value delivery to accelerate speed to market.
  • Identify and implement improvements in People/Team Topologies, Process, Technology and Culture.
  • Manage of the Run/Opex and Change/Capex budgets for their sub-stream, working with Finance on forecasts and actuals.

What do we need from you?

  • Be delivery focussed – You deliver to commitments whilst ensuring quality.
  • Be customer focussed – You create products that our colleagues or customers love.
  • Proven experience of successful Agile delivery
  • Knowledge and understanding of frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, & Lean whilst working in Agile environment
  • Knowledge and experience of other techniques that complement agility, such as Dev(Sec)Ops, Lean, Systems Thinking, Queuing Theory, Theory of Constraints
  • Experience in leading delivery teams, and helping them become mature, high-performing, and autonomous.
  • Understanding of modern technology, e.g. Cloud Computing, CI/CD, IaC, Microservices
  • Possess a deep understanding of software delivery lifecycle.
  • Experience managing products and backlogs in Jira and Confluence

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible Hybrid & Remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option – performance-related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – you can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development.
  • 22.5 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan & Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Parental l Leave
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
4-day week
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Atom Bank

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Durham & London

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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