Lead Java Engineer
Lloyds Banking Group
Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: I.T. & Communications
Job Contact: Lloyds Banking Group
Java Engineer - Enterprise Data
Lloyds Banking Group is the UK's leading digital bank and biggest mobile bank with over 13.5 million active online customers across our three main brands.
We've placed digitisation at the heart of our strategy to become the bank of the future backed with an investment of £3bn over three years in our people, platforms and data capabilities.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join us as a Lead Engineer on the LBG Operational Customer Information System (OCIS) system you'll sit within a specialized, predominantly mainframe, focused team who are critical to the provision of a 24*7 category A system underpinning our entire organisation
Here's where you'll make a difference:
*You'll be supporting, maintaining and improving mission critical mainframe systems with the passion to build a career and be recognized within LBG as a domain expert on the systems you support. You'll think of the customer in everything you do.
*Bring fresh ideas to enable us to optimize the way in which we work and achieve run cost reductions.
*Play a key part in Agile methodologies and bring value to the team using industry standard tooling.
*Establish effective working relationships with other teams across IT, the Group and offshore partners with a focus on delivering business value through sound software engineering methods and principles.
*Gain exposure to non-mainframe systems and develop a sound understanding of the system landscape.
*We'll encourage you to become an expert, a leader in your field, a go-to person with influence over tooling and quality control. You'll help set the direction for all software engineers within your area.
*We'll need you to be aware of industry changes to software products used in LBG and be able to suggest where we can utilize improvements to our advantage.
*You'll champion LBG values and behaviors and be committed to ensuring LBG achieves its goal of being the 'best bank for customers'.
You'll have a background with:
*Previous Engineering experience, leading a diverse portfolio of activity with the ability to act independently and take the initiative whilst thinking outside the box to resolve challenges.
*Experience on IBM mainframe systems or, relevant experience supporting mission critical systems in other technologies but where the mainframe has been a component part.
*Problem solving capabilities ideally gained from a relevant software support / development environment.
*The capability to critique and peer review solutions ensuring software design is as robust, efficient and fit for purpose as possible.
*Experience working with relational databases and how business transactions are reflected
Technically we'll need you to have...
*Strong core Java experience (Spring, Hibernate, JEE)
*Mainframe systems written in COBOL. Some exposure to PL1/assembler would be helpful but not essential.
*Online systems running in CICS.
*IBM MQ series
*Endeavor software configuration management system.
*Compuware tooling (Topaz, XPEDITOR, FILEAID, Strobe etc).
*Batch applications running under IBM TWS.
*Confluence/JIRA Agile toolsets.
If you also have experience of JAVA services running under WebSphere / Liberty Core, C and Scala then this would be a bonus
With our breadth, reach and diversity, we can offer excellent opportunities for career growth and development. And we are looking for people who can seize those opportunities; you'll get plenty of support but it's about taking the initiative, building relationships and making it happen. Do this and you can help us make a positive difference to our customers, our colleagues and our communities.
If the above sounds appealing 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.