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Company Description

Securing pensions over the long term can be a challenge for many businesses. Our ambition at Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) is to help companies and pension scheme trustees honour their defined benefit pension promises to their employees. We’re helping companies settle their pension liabilities so they can focus on growing their businesses, as well as helping to support their members’ financial security in retirement. And we’re investing for the long term to back our pension promises. In the last 30 years we’ve written more UK business than any other insurer, and we currently look after more than half a million pension policyholders. We're the UK’s longest-serving active bulk annuity provider, and a market-leading, multi-award-winning business.   

Recruiter: Nasra Hussen (nasra.hussen@landg.com) Internal Closing Date: 28/06/2024 


Job Description

We are currently looking for a talented Lead Developer who will be developing software to perform PRT pension administration calculations for the business. Development is primarily in C# but in addition to having an extensive C# development background, the role holder may also work with other technologies including Java, C++, Python, VBA, and shell scripts.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for contributing to and maintaining code against specification, working alongside senior actuaries to understand pension methodology and translate this into a feature driven product. 

    What you'll be doing:

    • Working closely with the existing developers to ensure new development is compatible with existing functionality from both a design and best practice standpoint and leave no key person risk in the team.
    • Working closely with the product manager, business actuaries and architects to develop a robust, production quality code.
    • Engaging in peer code reviews and work constructively to continually (and demonstrably) improve the code base; provide continual improvement to the systems.
    • Providing value of the entire software development lifecycle; analyse system operational processes to determine where software development will aid automation and reduce operational and model risk
    • Delivering full unit test coverage of code, drive, and own system tests where appropriate, and drive business testing. Work collaboratively with the entire product team and not in isolation.

    Qualifications

    Who we're looking for:

    • Building financial engineering systems using bespoke software solutions, with experience of validation of results, preferably in the pensions and annuity area
    • Provision of designs and assistance with the requirements gathering of analytics and cash flow modelling functionality
    • C# software development experience and coding skills, open source libraries, C++, JAVA, VBA, Python, GUI design and/or development an advantage
    • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel (experience with XLW or xlWings an advantage).
    • Expert knowledge of software development in analytical and model risk scenarios
    • Proven ability to address and use initiative to deliver solutions to technical and business problems
    • Proven experience in software or database systems development and/or support with experience of project life cycles and complex product installation, customisation and commissioning – as well as validation testing
    • Capacity to estimate, manage own work and keep within plan
    • Continuous Delivery toolkit; Source control, issue management software (Subversion, JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
    • Experience with Windows and Linux development environments and tooling

    Whatever your role, we reward performance and behaviour with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Here are some of the benefits we offer: 

    • The opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes  
    • Generous pension contribution  
    • Life assurance   
    • Private medical insurance (permanent employees only) 
    • At least 25 days holiday, plus public holidays, 26 days after 2 years’ service. There’s also the option to buy and sell holiday 
    • Competitive family leave 
    • Participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand-new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice 
    • There are the many discounts we offer – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online   
    • In 2023, some of our workspaces were redesigned. Our offices are great spaces to connect and collaborate and have your wellbeing at the heart 

    Additional Information

    Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.  

    We’re one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.  

    If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.  

    We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose. 

    If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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