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    Company Info

    Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe's largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of GBP 957 / EUR 1,090 / CHF 1,191 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors

    Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

    *as at 30 June 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.


    Department Info

    LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


    Job Duties

    The candidate will be required to put forward an all-encompassing vision for target state technology solutions for the initiatives, and work with a number of development teams spanning multiple technologies to ensure its implementation.

    The person filling this position will interact with a number of people in IT and the business, so good verbal as well as written communication skills are of paramount importance.

    The candidate must be able to identify and resolve issues that are creating inefficiencies or hindering progress proactively.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Design Ownership
    • Producing and owning the end-to-end design of the solution spanning multiple software components (evidencing at all points how the design answers the requirements - clear traceability)
    • Working with development teams to ensure detailed component-level design responds to the end-to-end design
    • Working with the Enterprise Architects to ensure that data and functional architectures adhere to the high-level architecture principles and support target state vision for the enterprise
    • Working with the IT Infrastructure implementation team to make sure that planned infrastructure adequately supports the software components of the solution

    Requirements
    • Working closely with Product Owners and Business Analysts to help translate desired business outcomes into robust system requirements, both functional and non-functional

    Development & Testing:
    • Facilitate and participate in detailed design reviews and ensure that all components of the solution are aligned to the target state vision
    • Working with the testing team to support the definition and implementation of the testing strategy for the initiative

    Software Delivery
    • Working with component developers to elicit, validate and refine estimates for developing the software components
    • Planning and coordination of deployment activities across multiple technology platforms
    • Overall accountability for delivering technology change is shared with IT project managers


    Skills Required

    Academic Qualifications:
    • Educated to degree level

    Experience:
    • Substantial experience in software/application development with progressively increasing responsibilities and long-term engagements with employers
    • Track record of designing and delivering solution architecture for data-intensive initiatives spanning multiple technologies, delivered over the course of 2-3 years, and budgeted above £5m
    • Experience implementing and integrating 3rd party packages as part of technology solutions
    • Experience with Agile delivery methodologies; working knowledge of the SAFe framework would be a plus
    • Practical understanding and experience of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD)
    • Understanding of the fundamentals of the investment management industry

    Specialist knowledge/skills:
    • Excellent understanding and practical experience of defining, designing and implementing Microservices in an enterprise environment
    • Excellent understanding and practical experience of cloud technologies, including PaaS, container platforms (Docker and Kubernetes), Serverless, etc. Experience with Red Hat Openshift and AWS of significant benefit
    • Experience of Business Process Management (BPM) tools and techniques; ideally using Pega and Red Hat BPM Suite
    • Experience with a range of modern enterprise application integration technologies such as Apache Camel and MuleSoft
    • Knowledge of enterprise messaging technologies
    • Knowledge of UX/UI design and technologies
    • In addition it would be a plus to have exposure to:
      • Big Data technology stacks
      • Data management and data quality tools

    Competence/Characteristics:
    • Self-starter
    • Visual thinker able to communicate effectively with diagrams
    • Good facilitation skills, ability to broker an agreement on a contentious issue
    • Proactive, 'can learn'/'can do' attitude
    • Team & customer focused
    • Good attention to detail
    • Intellectual honesty


    Benefits

    Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.


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