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Lead Software Engineer

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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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.


Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned software engineer to develop and support the actuarial analysis for the LGR division, including developing solutions in python, JavaScript and delivering against product roadmap. The ideal candidate will work to lead members of the team, platform engineers and vendors to design, build, test and deploy solutions or roll out vendor products to fulfil user demands.

What you will be doing 

  • Leading and mentoring members of the team to define and scope configuration, interfacing and enhancement work with the vendors, platform engineers, project managers, financial modelling developers and release manager
  • Ensuring analysis and requirements are detailed and captured to implement solutions right first time, tracking changes to requirements and impact analysis to timings and plans
  • Owning and driving business analysis; leading design, building and delivering of projects across varied architecture, operating systems, vendors and product lines
  • Building and maintaining day to day relationship with vendors, infrastructure suppliers, support teams to ensure timely analysis and resolution of production issues
  • Delivering innovative and novel ideas for software and architecture for line management review, keeping up to date with latest technology and code advances
  • Performing design and code review ensure development standards are met
  • Leading projects from inception to production release and ongoing maintenance
  • Ensuring that the principles of Conduct Risk are always embedded into your day to day operations to deliver good customer outcomes. Ensuring that all business processes and internal controls within your role are designed and performed in a way that delivers good customer outcomes (TCF) and demonstrates effective management of Conduct Risk

Qualifications

  • Degree level or equivalent, in a technical or numerate field desirable.
  • Proven ability to address and use initiative to deliver solutions to technical and business problems
  • Follow test driven development meeting coding standards and best practices to deliver solutions that meet customer needs
  • Working knowledge of software development life cycle, including Agile philosophy, Scrum methodology, Continuous Integration and Continues Delivery
  • Practical knowledge of automated unit test design (Selenium), DevOps principles and practices
  • Knowledge of advanced python libraries such as pandas, numpy, xarray, dask, mathplotlib, sqlite, SQLAlchemy or similar
  • Ability to estimate work independently, work with senior team members to estimate larger projects that require infrastructure, vendor product and custom code changes Knowledge of infrastructure and software design patterns
  • Experience of leading projects is expected
  • Python and C# are the primary languages used; candidates with experience in any of Python, C#, Java, C++, VBA or any other modern programming language will be considered for an exceptional candidate
  • Front end development in Java Script, web framework (Angular, React) or similar python framework (Flask, Django)
  • Usage of advanced software engineering concepts such as concurrency, hashing and algorithmic complexity is advantages
  • Proven experience of software or database systems development and support with exposure to project life cycles, complex product installation, customisation and commissioning
  • Proven usage of relational databases (Oracle, MS SQL Server (SSMS, SSIS)), performance tuning, sizing or non-relational databases (MongoDB)
  • Sound documentation and communication skills in a client / customer facing environment
  • Source control, issue management software, and continuous integration software (Perforce, git, JIRA, Jenkins)

Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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