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LSEG Lead Software Engineer - Java in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Do you have a passion for technology? Do you want to make a difference, delivering software used by some of the biggest companies in the world? Do you love working with others in a dynamic agile environment?

Companies throughout the world are exposed to risk; understanding and managing that risk is key to their continued success. As part of the Nottingham Risk Technology Hub you'll be delivering solutions that help our customers protect their brand and make smarter decisions.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate software engineers to join our team as we strive to deliver excellence to our customers. You're a self-starter who will be part of an empowered agile team working on our portfolio of risk products.

Whilst your background will be in software development, your curiosity, desire to learn and enthusiasm for technology means you can do what it takes to get the job done. Quality is non-negotiable, so a good focus on code quality, unit testing and enabling automated testing is important.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • You will build and maintain efficient, reusable, reliable and secure code based on User Stories and software designs

  • Working within a multi-functional agile team, you'll develop enterprise software, adhering to company standards and established software methodology.

  • Demonstrating a consistent focus on quality, you'll ensure that your team delivers reliable, robust software through the creation and execution of automated tests.

  • To help the teams develop and learn, you will review work of peers and more junior developers, providing advice and guidance to benefit the team.

  • Through agile retrospectives and reviews, you will inspect and adapt, finding innovative ways to make your team work more effectively.

  • Through participation in refinement and planning sessions, you will work with other team members to analyse development requirements, provide design options and complexity estimates, and agree how to deliver the requirements.

  • Actively participating in Scrum meetings, you will give timely status updates on areas for which you are responsible.

Key Relationships:

Development Manager

Scrum Master and members of the Scrum Team

Product Owner

Essential Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experienced software engineer with excellent knowledge of the Java language and underlying JVM

  • Familiarity with other languages, for example Typescript and Python, and the ability to put that familiarity into practice.

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming.

  • Familiar with various design patterns.

  • Experience of unit testing.

  • Knowledge of databases and SQL.

  • Understanding of security implications and secure coding

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Skill for writing clean, readable code and reusable components

  • Experienced in or a strong desire to work in a formal agile software development lifecycle.

  • Understanding of HTML and XML.

  • Proficient using source code management tools such as Git or SVN.

  • Familiar with continuous build and integration

Desired Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with Elasticsearch

  • Experience with Jenkins

  • Experience with RESTful interfaces

  • Experience leading a scrum team

  • Knowledge of/Experience with service orientated architectures

Education/ Certifications:

A good relevant degree is desirable, but experience and the right approach to work are just as important.

At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise – and our purpose. You’ll be part of an organisation of over 25,000 people, spanning 70 countries. We recognise the individual perspectives each of our colleagues brings, and our diverse workforce is one of our greatest strengths. In supporting collaboration and creativity and encouraging new ideas across a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can improve how we are driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support from healthcare and retirement planning to paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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