Lab Engineer

£75000 - £95000 per annum
23 Jun 2022
07 Jul 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

As one of the leading retail banks in the UK, Lloyds Banking Group is undertaking a major engineering transformation.

Our goal is to put technology at the forefront of our culture and transform banking.

Our Insurance & Wealth Labs are improving support to our customers throughout their financial lives, with clear, straightforward customer journeys, helping empower them to make the right decisions on insurance and protection needs.

We're looking for an experienced Software Engineer with strong leadership qualities who will help reshape our technology landscape and build extensive capabilities across our platforms and people.

Want to know more?

You'll be hands on taking on a technical engineering role, supporting the building, developing and maintaining of a highly productive software engineering team instilled with the ethos of delivering high quality solutions.

You'll take ownership for the technical strategy and direction, help define and shape backlogs and instil a culture of high quality and assurance.

So what will you be doing for us?

Reporting directly into the Senior Engineering Lead, you will:

  • Turn concepts into highly available applications and systems using industry standard languages and technologies

  • Actively lead on application and database design, data flows and detailed technical design. Ensure that analysis includes the wider view of technical and business impact.

  • Take responsibility for code quality, security and scalability and have an equal grasp of the overall systems you and your team will be working on and how it meets the needs of the end users and customers.

  • Balance the commercial needs of the business against the ideal technical design, proposing sound phased or tactical implementations where appropriate.

  • Understand the importance of non-functionals such as real-time monitoring, good alert design and great logging strategies. Ensuring systems perform well to deliver the best user experience possible is something you consider as part of the normal delivery process.

  • Proactively support and mentor other team members, working with them to help them improve their skills.

  • Support the implementation of continuous integration to enhance deployment processes.

What we need from you:

  • Strong Software Engineering background and a proven track record in leading a team of Engineers to achieve their potential.

  • A drive to embed modern engineering practices and discipline and strive for high quality

  • To lead by example and encourage a growth mindset culture

  • Experience of modern technologies , devops , and agile development practices;

  • Technical and practical usage skills in

  • Javascript frameworks (React, Node JS )

  • .Net (C#) would be an advantage

  • GitHub

  • DevOps Practices & Pipelines

  • A strong passion for coaching, developing & motivating colleagues.

What else could you bring with you?

  • Deliver business value through sound and fully rounded engineering methods and principles, ensuring platforms and software are built consistently with relevant patterns and practices.

  • Accountable for patterns and practices to be communicated across wider Engineering Community.

  • Understand and ensure industry standard methodologies are understood by Engineering Community and related business functions.

  • Develop own technical domain knowledge and take responsibility for own development journey and those of more junior Engineers.

  • Typically operates in more complex environments.

So what can we offer you in return?

Whatever your dream, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that's enriching and full of opportunity.

You'll also receive a package that includes

  • Discretionary 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 15%

  • Share plans

  • 30 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

The sheer scale and size of Lloyds brings great career development opportunities and we are set to continue to grow our Engineering functions across the group for many years to come.

We're also passionate about diversity and providing genuine equal opportunities...We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform crucial job functions.

Additional information

This role is a Leeds based but the you'll be expected to undertake some occasional travel depending on team demands.

We're happy to consider options other than 9-to-5 office-based work. To us "Agile working" is more than working flexibly - it's about entrusting colleagues to think creatively about how, when and where they work, to deliver their very best

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

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