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Mainframe Storage Engineer

Lloyds Banking Group
Halifax, United Kingdom
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Thursday 25 April 2024

Salary Range
£61,641 - £68,490

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Flexible Working Options
Flexible / Variable Hours

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Mainframe Storage Engineer

Lloyds Banking Group

Location: Halifax or London

Hybrid working: 2 days per week in the office and the rest from home

Working Hours - Please note that this role will require you to be on call outside of normal working hours and there will be an additional on call salary.

Salary & Benefits: £62,874 to £81,859 per annum (experience dependent), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, flexible benefits package, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. Plus on-call bonus.

Lloyds Banking Group

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 exciting challenges every single day.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a few years relevant experience who is looking to develop their career within the Mainframe Storage domain.

You’ll need exposure to the technical skills listed below then we’ll support your technical and personal development. You’ll get to be involved in project-based work, be part of a large scale transformation and help you to become a hybrid engineer if desired.

Where does the role sit in Lloyds?

We’re the Mainframe Storage Team within IBM Mainframe Services.

We look after the Mainframe Storage (software and hardware) for the whole of Lloyds Banking Group.

Our mission is to make this data within our Mainframe systems available for the right purpose with the appropriate confidentiality and always ensuring a phenomenal engineering experience, performances, resilience, and integrity.

IBM Mainframe Services are the team that looks after the critical infrastructure that underpins Lloyds Banking Group’s (LBG)strategic transactional processing systems, namely the IBM Mainframe. The IBM Mainframe is Lloyds Banking Group’s (LBG)platform of choice for our high-end transactional processing requirements for business units.

The IBM Mainframe Services team is made up of over 100highly skilled and specialised colleagues. The systems we support, underpin almost everything we do as Lloyds Banking Group. We maintain these systems with the highest standard, with an ambition to take ownership of the operational support 24/7 using site reliability engineering (SRE) principles.

What will I focus on?

As a Mainframe Storage Engineer on the zSeries Mainframe you'll be a technical authority in the area. This is a hands-on role where you’ll configure and maintain products and services according to Group standards and policies, plus assist with the delivery of projects within z/Storage environments - this includes out of hours support. You’ll also be involved in project-based work, be part of a large scale transformation and help you to become a hybrid engineer if desired.

Specific tasks might include:

• Support and implement changes to the Z Storage estate within LBG as required.

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

• Assist the z/Storage team in war room/conference calls with incident management and technical teams in order to restore service.

• Provide 24x7 support and provide support for projects and team workload as required.

• Work effectively with the wider z/Storage tower in order to run the smooth transition of projects into live service.

• Provide consultancy skills to Application teams as required.

What we're looking for.....

• Experience in a similar role providing Mainframe Storage Support.

• Expertise in Z Mainframe Storage Software): i.e DFSMS DFHSM DFRMM and related utilities.

• Expertise in Job Control Language (JCL)

• Knowledge of IBM Storage Hardware - i.e DS8000 Disk, VTS, ATL, SAN

• Experience handling incidents & problem solving, plus handling change requests.

• Experience with managing ICF Catalogs

We would also love to see (bu t not essential ) of storage performance & capacity management & experience of Dell Storage Hardware .

About working for us;

You'll enjoy our dedication to your ongoing personal and professional development. We'll help you perform at your best today, so you can fulfil all your potential in the future.

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're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Ready for a career where you can have a positive impact as you learn, grow and thrive? Apply today and find out more

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 keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

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.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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