Software Engineering Lead x2 (Financial Services)

Location
London
Salary
£81928 - £102410 per annum + GreatPackage
Posted
21 Jan 2022
Closes
18 Feb 2022
Ref
062794
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Software Engineering Lead x2 (Financial Services)

Lloyds Banking Group

London based (1-2 days per week in the office and rest from home, please only apply if able to work in the London location)

Salary & Benefits: £81,928 to £102,410 per annum (depending on experience), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution (when you put in 6%), 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices and regular home working. We aim to ensure you have a good work-life balance and positive mental health.

Who are Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Bank are on a mission to help Britain Prosper, and we need your help in achieving our goals. We are revolutionising our technology, empowering our engineers and rapidly transforming our agile working methods. Come. Join us. Be part of building the Bank of the Future!


Where does the role sit and what will I develop?
Your role will be instrumental in driving the engineering and architecture while embedding an agile DevOps mentality across a number of feature teams. Lloyds Banking Group are focused on building a diverse and equal opportunities company and your support will be required as you help build our teams.

Leading by example, your primary focus will be on delivering change in a feature team. However, your responsibilities will stretch to the growth and development of our people, and of the overall engineering, architecture and DevOps skills within the lab.

This role sits within our Payments, Fraud & Financial Crime Lab so the software you help support will focus on supporting our customers in this domain.

What would I focus on as an Engineering Lead?

You'll form part of the senior management team, focusing on line managing the staff in your teams and taking responsibility for their learning and development. Staff will be multi-disciplinary including software engineers, quality engineers, solution/architecture staff and DevOps to name a few.

Through your team you'll aim to deliver the highest quality customer driven software whilst continually challenging, motivating, mentoring and supporting the team. We mainly use Java to develop In this area.

Example of some specific activities might include:

  • Form the quorum of our design and decision forum, and support colleagues with advice based on your expertise

  • Develop technical strategies to transform and modernise our lab

  • Identify and build relationships with senior leaders to influence and enable the implementation of your strategies

  • Supporting the management of key stakeholders in the business, and also 3rd parties we partner with

  • We're moving to utilise cloud for many of our applications, so you'll be heavily involved in our move for this area of the business

  • Form part of one of our feature teams to define and drive their architecture, assist in daily delivery activity and defend your recommendations at senior architecture forums

  • Educate both technical and non-technical colleagues about DevOps topics and articulate reasoning behind key technical decisions

What do we need to see from applicants?

We like people who come from diverse backgrounds that can bring new and challenging ways of thinking to the team. As a minimum to be considered we'll need to see evidence of the following in your CV's;

  • Experience within a senior management role in an Engineering function, ideally a background within software development up until that stage in your career.

  • Strong Architecture and Java Engineering knowledge (enough to advise your team, but this role is not hands on).

  • Technical skill with Java Springboot Microservices

  • An understanding of the Hadoop ecosystem & Kafka

  • Experience working with agile teams and in agile delivery cadence

  • A broad ranging general level of technical knowledge

There are also desirable skills which would be advantageous if you had them, but please apply if you don't! Experience in the Fraud Domain or Financial Services in general, exposure to cloud, or an understanding of Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration

What will you get in return?

On top of our excellent salary & benefits packages, this will be a stimulating and exciting position with plenty of opportunities for career growth and development. Supported throughout you should be encouraged to take the initiative, establish relationships and make a positive difference to our customers, our colleagues and our communities.

Together we'll make it possible… 

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