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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £54,117 - £60,130
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
End Date

Monday 28 October 2019

Salary Range

£54,117 - £60,130

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Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

We are introducing a new Service incorporating new technology into our Lab to service Open Banking customers and provides real time event streaming capabilities for core banking customer transactions and a high availability, web scalable System of Engagement for value stream consumers to access read only data via Enterprise scale APIs. Our core capabilities include Real Time/Near Real Time Streaming (Kafka, Storm and Spark and System of Engagement (Cassandra). We’re particularly keen to find a highly motivated and proactive software engineer for the service/change area to join our team.

Job Description

Who are Lloyds Banking Group?

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: Software Engineer

Location: Centron House, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5QZ

About Core Banking System (CBS) Lab

The Lab's overall purpose is to support the needs of the Retail and Commercial banking systems. CBS is critical to allowing us to achieve the Group strategy as we enable digital transformation and support the Group’s journey to Bank of the Future.

What would you get involved with?

We are introducing a new Service incorporating new technology into our Lab to service Open Banking customers and provides real time event streaming capabilities for core banking customer transactions and a high availability, web scalable System of Engagement for value stream consumers to access read only data via Enterprise scale APIs. Our core capabilities include Real Time/Near Real Time Streaming (Kafka, Storm and Spark and System of Engagement (Cassandra).

Want to know more about the role…

We’re particularly keen to find a highly motivated and proactive software engineer for the service/change area to join our team. In this role you’ll ensure the delivery and technical support of products, applications and services meet the agreed standards for the environment. To provide input into the improvement of services and processes and the mitigation of risks associated with the environment, leading assigned team members as appropriate.

Some of the activities you’ll be involved in:

Install and maintain products and services according to Group standards and policies, and to agreed service levels
Provision of technical support (including incident and problem resolution) for systems and processes in complex environments
Carry out technical activities in support of project delivery, service improvement and on-going support of the platform
Identify and implement improvements to technical processes and toolsets to improve resource and cost efficiency
Identify and remediate risks associated with the environment

We'll be looking for the following skills:

Significant experience in distributed data processing and storage
Proven experience in solving problems related to ingesting/ transforming and persisting TB's / PB's of data on HDP 2.6.x cluster
Strong software engineering technical skills – key skills including Java (1.8+)/J2EE, micro-services (and related frameworks), Storm-1.x, Spark 2.x, Spark Streaming, HDFS, Hive, Kafka, Tez, Kafka, ETL tools like Sqoop/ Nifi/ Flume
Proven experience of NoSQL Data Stores, with added specific experience of Cassandra internals, setting up/restoring/upgrading Cassandra clusters, Cassandra monitoring tools
Highly experience in identifying Data Usage patterns and improvements areas either in Data organization or Code
Ideally experience in REST based API and micro-services
Technical knowledge of the environment and associated technologies and the related standards and policies used to govern these technologies

Additionally, we’re looking for someone with strong knowledge of the technical and operational processes, and/or business application services; diagnostic skills and an ability to analyse technical information; experience of operating in a Service Delivery environment; understand and direct how components and services are developed, tested and progressed coupled with good level of technical maturity, awareness of emerging technology. So, if you’re an experienced software engineer who loves and is comfortable sharing knowledge with others and been responsible for more junior engineers...please apply today!

What will you get in return?

On top of our team ethos we're genuine about both equal opportunity and our colleagues representing the communities we serve - 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
28 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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