Lead Software Engineer - Data Transfer & Management Services

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

End Date

Thursday 25 February 2021

Salary Range

£65,700 - £87,600

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Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

In this leadership level role, you’ll make a real difference, and you'll blend both deep domain and technical expertise within a feature team. Be passionate for mentoring people.

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Data Engineer

Location: Centron House, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5QZ

Salary & benefits package: £65, 700 - £87, 600 base salary, plus excellent benefits including a generous employer pension contribution up to 15%, a 4% flex cash pot to spend on benefits (or take as cash), 30 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, discretionary variable annual performance bonus, private medical health cover, share schemes and access to staff discounts!

When we can return to the office there likely to be flexibility to work from home opportunity approximately 2 days per week with an expectation of up to 3 days per week in office.

About Lloyds Banking Group

The big question: why on earth should a Tech professional like you work for a 250-year-old Bank? Because we’re on a journey. Changing the way, we operate. Learning to think agile. Giving our teams the time and freedom, they need to push boundaries. To build outstanding systems and technologies. To give our colleagues and our customers even more incredible experiences. We’ve got data from billions of transactions for our teams to play with.

Things get built here. They get made here. They hit customers and colleagues quickly. It's a remarkable time at Lloyds Bank. We're inspiring change to be the leader in the market through digital disruption.

About our team

We're the Data Transfer and Management Services Lab building and managing the future centralised digital nervous system, using the power of our existing batch technologies centred on IBM’s Infosphere DataStage stack, alongside our emerging cloud strategy and streaming analytics capability to get closer to our customers. All of this is underpinned by the excellent Data Management delivered through the latest industry tooling and strong governance practises.

This will be the backbone of our Event data processing hub. Our goal is, within the confines of strong governance, to democratise Lloyds Bank’s dataset. We’re currently supporting 1’000’s of processes across the Bank, acting as the Enterprise Data Integration and Management function within the Bank for Retail, Risk, Fraud, Customer insight, Commercial and Corporate.

The next phase of our transformation is moving more into streaming of data and cloud technologies underpinned again through Data Management tools and techniques to meet data needs and our team will be right at the heart of that transformation.

About the role

Our team is looking for a hardworking and adaptable Lead Data Engineer, with a growth mind-set and a dedication to technical expertise. As a key member of our agile development community, you'll build, maintain, and evolve our data capabilities whilst embracing the best industry standards.

In this leadership level role, you’ll make a real difference, and you'll blend both deep domain and technical expertise within a feature team. Be passionate for mentoring people.

You'll be innovating the epicentre of the digital revolution in Enterprise Data as we begin our journey to the cloud and enabling earlier value release for our customers. Driving down the total cost of ownership of our products and driving agile adoption, in teams as part of the broader engineering community from cultural aspects of agile to adoption of collaboration tools.

You’ll help set the direction for all software engineers in your area, collaborating and forging relationships with teams in UK (London, Bristol, and Manchester) and India.

The essential skills and background you’ll need to apply for this role:

  • ETL Tooling and an understanding of where this fits with cloud technologies experience, delivering intricate data engineering solutions
  • Metadata harvesting, knowledge of metadata solutions and how they can be used to drive delivery
  • Understanding of and interaction with Data Management practises and tooling for example Collibra, Information Governance Catalogue (IBM IGC), Atacamma and Ab>Initio Metadata Hub
  • Mainframe understanding and experience, specifically with scheduling capability, knowledge of containers at scale: AKS/GKE, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Istio
  • Understanding of microservices/service mesh, cloud native solutions from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Azure and the emerging IBM Cloud Pak 4 Data
  • Understanding of job frameworks such as Kafka Streams, Spark, Storm

We’d also love to see your experience as a servant-leader championing cultural changes including adoption of agile e.g. JIRA, Confluence, and practices e.g. SAFe, LeSS, Huge LeSS, and DevOps tooling including GitHub, Jenkins and UrbanCode. Additionally, database technology experience particularly Teradata, Oracle, Hadoop, DB2 and familiarity with NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and HBase.

It would also be nice to have someone that is:

  • Able to show capability to change, evolve and to learn new tools and techniques and help encourage others to do likewise
  • Shows accomplished experience having held roles across the lifecycle from business requirements, partner management, analysis and design of solutions, proto-typing, build, test, implementation, and application support

What we’ll give you in return:

We want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential, share your ideas and make them happen and feel supported and listened to by a team that celebrates individuality and independent thought, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background. We’re always ready to improve our work environment, and we stand up for what we believe in, because we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers everywhere. The Bank is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce which emulates our customer base and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. In return, we provide flexibility and support to encourage applications from across the UK’s diverse community.

If you have the skills, background, and outlook we're seeking and this opportunity appeals then get in touch, 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.