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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £60,825 - £81,100
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
End Date

Monday 28 October 2019

Salary Range

£60,825 - £81,100

We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

This role is on the Core Banking System (CBS) supporting all the Retail customers of the bank as well as Wealth and Commercial customers. The application supports all the Customer facing and back office channels which interface into our systems as well as being the Accounting System for the Bank. This is a key role supporting the Lab Engineering Lead and helping inspire change, agile ways of working and strategy across the application and the team of Engineers.

Job Description

As the UK’s largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first and achieve our vision of being the best bank for our customers. We’re innovating products that help transform customer journeys – making millions of people’s lives simpler and better, all over the country, every single day. There’s never been a better time to be part of change – help us reinvent the boundaries of banking and we’ll invest in your continued development, so you can shape your future career. We're committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and communities we serve – where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit.

Job Title: Principal Software Engineer

Location: Centron House, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5QZ

About Core Banking System (CBS)

This role is on the Core Banking System (CBS) supporting all the Retail customers of the bank as well as Wealth and Commercial customers. The application supports all the Customer facing and back office channels which interface into our systems as well as being the Accounting System for the Bank. This is a key role supporting the Lab Engineering Lead and helping inspire change, agile ways of working and strategy across the application and the team of Engineers.

About the role

The role of our Principle Software Engineer is vital in ensuring the products we deliver are fit for purpose and meet the quality and standards that our customers expect.

You'll work with stakeholders to advocate engineering and deliver business value through sound and fully rounded engineering methods and principles, ensuring platforms and software are built consistently with relevant patterns and practices supports the engineering community by providing deep domain and technical expertise and providing a voice to engineers to identify and support the resolution of issues.

Working with the Lab Engineering Lead to define the strategy for the lab, deliver business value, ensure quality of software and support key design decisions across technology, operating model, customer experience and other design viewpoints. You’ll also ensure technical debt and releases are prioritised accordingly and be able to continually develop standard methodology methods and tooling used across their engineering teams.

What you’ll be involved in…

Setting the strategic direction for how components and services are developed, tested and progressed within their Engineering discipline.
Delivering business value through excellent engineering methods, principles, and practices.
Ensures industry standard methodologies are understood by Engineering Community and related business functions
You’ll support and foster knowledge across engineering community and coach engineering colleagues as part of their development
You’ll exercise responsibility, autonomy and judgment within broad, but well-defined parameters and help drive the success of Lloyds Engineering Chapters, Communities and Guilds whilst resolving impediments, issues and providing a voice for engineers within teams.

What background and skills are we looking for?

Financial Services experience with a mainframe application (ideally UNISYS although other experience will be considered)
Experience in hands on engineering
Sound decision-making abilities when faced with complex demands and issues that can, and will, arise throughout delivery of services
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills with high attention to detail.
Logical and creative thinking skills
You’ll take ownership and deals with issues directly, identifies solutions to minimize critical issues
Ability to work independently and take responsibility whilst using own initiative, with a detailed and organised approach
Experience of working with IT and external partners to resolve incidents
Strong knowledge of the software development life-cycle from design, build to production
Passion for mentoring other engineers and building a strong team culture through peer-to-peer collaboration and development
You’ll be able to work "hands-on" alongside all other engineering disciplines

We’d also love someone with excellent interpersonal and communications skills whilst efficiently working across the project life cycle and work in a highly collaborative way and able to effectively work with multi-disciplinary teams across the software development lifecycle.

Additionally, it would be outstanding to see someone with the following skills and background:

Experience with agile development methods & tooling e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence
Experience of working as part of an agile team
Experience of using modern software development toolsets and ability to stretch into DevOps, Continuous Integration and Delivery
Experience and knowledge across the entire Software Development Lifecycle
Proficient / recent experience with toolsets relevant to your software engineering discipline

So, if you have the experience we’re seeking then get in touch!

What will you get in return?

On top of our team ethos we're genuine about both equal opportunity and our colleagues - developing and advancing the best in our people.

You'll also get:

An annual variable performance bonus
Cash sum of 4% which you can exchange for a variety of benefits or simply take the cash
Private Medical Insurance
Pension, where we'll give up to a max of 13%
Share plans
30 days holiday plus bank holidays

Are you interested in joining us? Apply today, we’d love to hear from you...

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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