Mainframe MQ Administrator

£46,269 - £60,380
17 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK's biggest Digital, Retail and Commercial bank seeking to help Britain prosper. And we're transforming our products and platforms with £3bn of investment to become the bank of the future. So with 789 software systems and 26,000 servers we're servicing 80,000 colleagues, 30m+ customers and over 14m+ online users you can be confident our IT professionals have sizeable and interesting challenges every single day.


Could you help us make this possible?


As an IBM MQ SME on zSeries Mainframe you'll be a technical authority for this area, this is a hands-on role where you'll configure and maintain products and services according to Group standards and policies (and to agreed service levels) and you'll be providing technical support (focusing on incident and problem resolution for systems and processes in complex environments) - this includes out of hours support and change activities.


You'll also be responsible for the following areas;

  • Maintaining service stability and optimisation.

  • Resolution of incidents and problems across the LBG estate in line with LBG KPI's.

  • Supporting and implementing changes to the MQ estate within LBG as required.

  • Identify, review, evaluate and mitigate potential risks ensuring adherence to relevant risk policies and frameworks or to ensure compliance with internal/external regulation

  • Help drive the strategy and design across the estate.

  • Work closely with key stakeholders, drive and deliver against the technology roadmap.

  • Enforce standardisation and assist with improvement initiatives in the team.

  • Work multi-functionally across the wider Middleware teams to develop, promote and implement process initiatives.

  • Working with other platform areas with the same technology to ensure a consistent approach.

  • Ensure processes and procedures are rigorously adhered to.

  • Ensure that evergreen currency plans are in place.

  • Working with IT Security to ensure the security of the MQ product.


So what about you? You'll have experience with;

  • IBM Websphere Message Queue v9.x administration on z/OS

  • IBM Websphere Message Queue Clustering and Coupling facility

  • IBM Websphere Message Queue design and standards definition

  • Operational experience on mainframe z/OS


You'd get a benefits package that includes;

  • A performance related bonus.

  • Generous pension contribution.

  • 30 Days leave plus bank holidays.

  • A flexible cash pot (4% of base salary) to spend on benefits.

  • Private health cover.

  • Wider corporate benefits and perks.


We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both expertly and personally to optimise your potential.

As a new colleague, you'll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.


Together we make it possible.


***This role can be based out of our Edinburgh, Halifax or London hubs - we're mainly looking for the above skillsets. The broad base salary banding across the UK is from £48,700pa to £74,800pa. Salaries in the London area will be reflected towards the upper end of this bracket***

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