Innovation Lead (Secondment)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 20 Apr 19

Innovation Lead (Secondment)

Job Title
Innovation Lead (Secondment)

Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

What you'll do

This role is to champion and coordinate innovation initiatives happening across IT. This includes:-
Running the monthly Innovation Exchange unconference and showcases in London.
Organising speakers to come to IG to speak on topics associated with technical innovation.
Coordinating new and ongoing innovation initiatives and working groups.
Coordinating external developer advocacy efforts such as blogs, meetups and hackathons.
Coordinating IG's Open Source efforts.
The innovation exchange will also take place in the Krakow and Bangalore offices and will be run by staff based in those locations. This role, however, will be responsible for coordinating new and ongoing innovation initiatives in Krakow and Bangalore as well as in London.

Who you'll be

Understanding of change management
A minimum of 3 years' experience in technology
Enthusiasm for and basic understanding of technical and product innovation
Knowledge of product development methodologies such as lean startup.
Innovative, creative, enthusiastic and able to develop and champion new ideas
An excellent communicator who can work well with all stakeholders.

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

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