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Software Engineering Lead - Cardiff - LexisNexis Risk

IT/Technical & Product Development
Risk Solutions
LNR007YK Requisition #

Software Engineering Lead – Cardiff


LexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a passionate Software Engineering Lead with a strong development background, to lead one of our Cardiff based development teams. Our teams are collaborative, forward thinking and agile with a strong focus on continual improvement. 

We support multiple products with a challenging and exciting set of features and provide real opportunity for our teams to contribute to the success of the organisation. This role requires a strong technologist with excellent leadership skills. The focus will be on leadership of the team, with opportunity to contribute technical expertise and to step in and get hands-on when the team needs support. 

Company Description

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges.  We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism and prevent financial crimes and scams. By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, insurance rates more accurate, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efficient.

LexisNexis is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers.  You can learn more about us at our website - https://risk.lexisnexis.co.uk/

As a Software Engineering Lead, you will be a leading member of our team working with a diverse range of technologies and disciplines. You will enjoy working in a friendly environment and benefit from our investment in staff.

Main Responsibilities

Leading a development team as they efficiently deliver features from a backlog (teams are roughly 4 – 8 members in size but this can vary depending on what we are delivering)

Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the teams remain closely synchronised and upcoming features are adequately prepared for

Providing technical leadership to our cross-functional agile product development teams

Contributing to the effective design of new features and solutions

Leading on development and delivery of features across the full stack (including use of modern PHP frameworks, front-end frameworks, HPCC (our big data platform, training provided) and other tools as required to deliver a feature)

Mentoring and development of team members, ensuring they have the support required to achieve their full potential

Contributing to the development of a diverse and talented team, through identifying and supporting initiatives to grow our team and support the progression of team members

Being a member of the local Technology leadership team, contributing to the effective day-to-day running of our teams and helping develop and progress longer term strategies

Promoting strong collaboration between teams, sharing best practice and helping clear potential blockers as you see them

Essential Skills and Attributes

Previous proven leadership experience

Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team (both immediate and the wider group)

Focus on continual improvement

Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge 

Extensive development skills creating web based applications and APIs

Strong experience in Kanban or Scrum (or in lieu of this, clear understanding of the methodologies and enthusiasm to lead and be part of such a team)

Good understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines

Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL

An interest in modern software development, including Docker and Continuous Delivery

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Certified Scrum Master

Experience in a Scrum Master role

Extensive PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks  such as Zend, Laravel or Lumen (or similar transferrable skills from an alternative development language)

Experience working with matrixed/shared teams

Experience of querying distributed data platforms and data warehouses

Experience of TDD for contributing to automated test packs

Active participation in the development community

Experience of front-end frameworks, such as Vuejs

A strong understanding of SOA and API concepts, including security

Benefits of working for us

The opportunity to work on a full range of challenging and interesting technologies and help to conquer some of the next generation of problems in risk data analytics

Get to make a real difference to our customers and society

Join a growing, diverse and sociable team of talented Engineers who enjoy regular team building days, “Pizza Fridays” and dedicated time for innovation

Help us to continually evolve and modernise our Technology stack, including contributing to our technology radar and the evolution of our products

The opportunity to learn a multitude of technologies, including but not limited to: PHP, ECL (HPCC), Docker, Cucumber and Ruby

The opportunity to learn and use concepts related to large scale/high performance data processing, scoring & analytics

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

We’re a superb company to work for, with great people, world class technology, market leading products, a culture of innovation and collaboration, and superb career prospects

At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management. With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organizations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves customers in more than 100 countries and is part of FTS 100, RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries

LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age

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