Lead (Full Stack) Software Engineer

Recruiter
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£59700 - £79600 per annum + benefits
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Financial Planning & Retirement Lab has ambitious plans to significantly grow our software engineering teams this year into 2019 & 2020.

Want to know more?

Together, we're focused on improving support to our customers throughout their financial lives, with clear, straightforward customer journeys, helping empower them to make the right decisions on their long-term Saving, Investment & Retirement needs.

About the role:

As our Lead Software Engineer, you'll be responsible for the build and design of systems for the Lab, selecting the appropriate software to implement. You'll be interested in future tech and trends and look for opportunities to bring these into the lab and keep the digital stack moving forwards.

You'll work at a senior level on our latest Scottish Widows digital estate, plus integration to our Digital Banking platform enabling us to:
* Expand the digital journey transformation,
* Drive the overarching Engineering strategy, and
* Set the direction across around 8 'feature teams' of circa 30 Software Engineers within the Lab.

Your decisions on how are we going to build the right toolset will positively impact our clients, teams and general engineering culture in the UK's largest Digital Bank, by creating digital experiences for our customers across our web, mobile and tablet applications.

Here's where you'll make a difference:
* As part of the leadership team, you'll set strategic direction for how we build software within the teams, which includes tools, coding standards, quality controls etc.
* You'll ensure that software is built in a way which is consistent with - and exploits where possible - the collective frameworks, patterns and industry innovations that exist across the wider Engineering community
* You'll mentor and develop software engineers, providing clear and constructive feedback and creating opportunities for learning and growth
* You'll establish and maintain effective working relationships with all areas, not only within Digital, but across the Group to promote Engineering to improve the overall delivery method
* We're looking for you to have a committed focus on delivering business value through sound software engineering methods and principles

What we need from you:
* Strong Software Engineering background and deep knowledge of agile development practices, TDD/BDD, automated builds, continuous integration, code quality metrics etc.
* History in providing Software Engineering oversight, technical leadership and setting the strategic direction across multiple teams
* Understanding of the entire application stack, deep and broad knowledge, and significant exposure to modern web technologies, especially; Node.js, HTML5, CSS3 and REACT.js)
* Experience across the entire SDLC from inception, through build to production
* Agile working methods - sprint delivery, continuous integration, continuous delivery.
* Good working knowledge of containerisation - e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Hosting
* Passion for coaching other software engineers and building a strong team culture

Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-led culture that celebrates diversity, equal opportunity and provides opportunities for flexible working.

Together we'll make it possible...

So what can we offer you in return?

Whatever your aspiration, 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
* Car or car allowance of up to £4,788 per year
* Discretionary bonus between 20-40% of base pay
* 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 13%
* Share plans
* 30 days holiday

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

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