Software Engineering Lead

July 18, 2024

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Software Engineering Lead

SALARY: £86,964 – £102,310

LOCATION: Edinburgh

HOURS: Full-time

WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our office in Edinburgh.

About this opportunity

The Protection Platform at Lloyds Banking Group provides Life and Critical Illness insurance to protect our customers from the unexpected events in life. In a complex but rewarding domain, we seek to combine an intense customer focus with excellent engineering.

As an engineering lead you will build and lead teams, drive the Platform’s technical and cultural direction. and manage multiple internal and external stakeholders. Your primary responsibility will be our system of record, the heart of both our architecture and our customer proposition. You will be a technical product owner, a team manager, and a technical strategist.

About us

Join us and, as well as making a difference to customers, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career where you’re free to be yourself. Great colleagues, transforming workspaces, hybrid working and a wide variety of career opportunities – you’ll find them all here.

Here’s how you’ll make a difference

  • You will learn our business, so that you can always put our customers first and maximise our value to them.

  • You will think strategically, understanding a complex and heterogeneous technical environment, and thus how to leverage emerging technology.

  • You will advise on, and make, hard prioritisation calls.

  • You will establish productive, enduring relationships with external and internal partners.

  • You will immerse yourself in the code, to better support your teams.

  • You will lead teams, shaping their vision, driving innovation, encouraging collaboration and ensuring your engineers are enabled to work to their best.

  • Your teams will always deliver.

Why Lloyds Banking Group:

We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

What you’ll need

  • Broad and deep software engineering experience in enterprise environments.

  • Specific technical experience with Enterprise Java and Oracle databases.

  • The ability to be “hands on” – delving into the code to challenge and improve your teams’ output.

  • Rapid learning skills – this is a sophisticated and demanding environment.

  • A ‘can do’ attitude to forge delivery out of ambiguity.

  • A passion to drive a modern and inclusive working environment.

And any experience of these would be really useful:

  • knowledge of the Fadata INSIS insurance process platform.

  • experience in the Protection industry.

  • examples of Oracle performance optimisation.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we’re inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%

  • An annual performance-related bonus

  • Share schemes including free shares

  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping

  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top

  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

If you’re excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.