Internal Vacancies Career development and progression within CDL is celebrated. All our employees, wherever they work are part of the CDL team and we want to keep our talented workforce in the business. If you are looking for a different experience or want to develop your skills in other areas - or are looking to stretch what you do at the moment even more then discuss your plans with your Line Manager during your performance review or one-to-ones.
Strategic/Lead Product Owner CDL has established its position as a market leader in the highly competitive retail insurance sector by consistently creating powerful software solutions that deliver competitive and innovative advantage to our customers. We've custom-built our own modern, open offices set in our own landscaped campus in Stockport. We employ over 600 staff providing for over 100 internet brands (Asda, Tesco, Money Supermarket, Swinton, AA, and Sainsbury's) to name a few. We have built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We are also proud to have achieved the Top Employee 2019 for the third year in a row. We like to work in small, focused groups so you are always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with.
Senior Agile QA Are you passionate about quality and testing software with an Agile mindset? Do you care about 'building the right thing' and 'building the thing right'? Does being part of an innovative culture inspire you? Then we want you! We're looking for a Senior Agile QA to join our ranks. With a strong collaborative focus and a drive for continuous improvement, you'll play a key part in supporting the implementation of strategic initiatives which enable better practices for our Delivery Teams to develop features that delight our customers. You'll be an experienced Agile advocate, with a strong testing background and a desire to iterate, innovate, and instigate quality-driven approaches and processes. You'll have a breadth of knowledge in all basic testing techniques, with depth and specialism in one or more advanced areas too! You'll ideally have some automation skills to flex, and love to advocate for new ways to do things. You'll be an inspiring teacher, coaching and mentoring others to improve their skills and acting as a role model to develop the stars of tomorrow. This is the perfect opportunity to be a part of meaningful change to our flagship and newer products, and help drive a culture of excellence in everything we do. The Role This is a position of influence, with a strong focus on supporting delivery of key initiatives and improvements to drive a Quality culture in Testing roles and beyond. You will be comfortable working as a self-starting individual, but have a predominantly collaborative approach to implement and influence positive change in people and processes. With proven expertise and experience in Agile, Quality, and Testing, you will cultivate and strive for a continuous improvement culture and demonstrate a true left-shifted, whole team approach to Quality. As a champion of the Testing Vision, you will provide everyday role modelling for other individuals; motivating, mentoring and helping others to develop their skills and to aspire to better themselves. You will embody CDL's values and be an ambassador for the company both internally and externally, with an active presence in the Testing community which in turn enables you to feed industry advances into our everyday working. You will not be happy with the status quo and will strive passionately to challenge, advance, and refine our collective successes and our people. You will actively advocate for quality being everyone's responsibility, and embed better practices, with a strong 'Test Pyramid' automation focus. Your consideration of quality extends beyond functional behaviour, encompassing non-functional capability such as performance and security. You will be technically competent; able to direct and contribute from a demonstrable position of knowledge. Your pastoral responsibilities will include cultivating an enjoyable, enthusiastic working environment, with a degree of 'just enough' line management to facilitate independent, positive and proactive staff.
Principal Software Engineer CDL is a well-established software house specialising in the retail insurance sector. We have a 40-year track record of innovation and success, with more than 100 major online brands such as Swinton, AA and Tesco Bank trusting us to deliver their insurance services. We are proud of our long history and privately owned status, which make for a strong sense of identity and community within our team. Our purpose-built new campus in Stockport houses over 600 staff and boasts facilities such as a subsidised restaurant and games room. We're growing and evolving. We use Scrum as the foundation of our development approach (scaled to around 10 teams on our larger products) and we aim to be a truly agile business, built around collaborative, empowered, and customer-focussed teams. We have a balance of established products and new developments, including complex enterprise systems as well as end user web portals and apps, and our 'open to all' dedicated incubator has already generated ground-breaking ideas that will help to change the insurance sector. What you'll do You will be working within our Software Engineering department as a Principal Software Engineer working with our cross-functional delivery squads utilising agile frameworks to deliver value to our customers. You'll be a key enabler for the department, driving the technical and development direction and implementing the target architectural designs throughout CDL. We encourage innovation and agility and look to embrace the latest technologies to provide ever increasing business benefits to our customers in the UK and beyond. You'll work closely with our Software Architect to ensure our products are developed the right way, delivering high quality software to meet customer and commercial needs in accordance with defined standards, CDL's architectural pillars, good practice and agreed deadlines, helping CDL deliver an exceptional customer experience. This will occasionally involve working outside the normal working day. You will be an ambassador for CDL, bringing new ideas into the teams and sharing knowledge internally and externally. There is opportunity to lead research and design activities in order to identify new and alternative technology solutions into the CDL products and services to meet business requirements in line with our strategy.