Trade Control Software Engineer

lbgcareers Lloyds Banking Group

Trade Control Software Engineer

Lloyds Banking Group, Markets – Sales & Trading Lab

Location: London based, hybrid working with 2 days per week in the office.

Salary & Benefits: Up to £85,000 base salary, plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution (when you put in 6%), 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

We offer flexible working hours, to give you a good work life balance, agile working practices and are a very family friendly company.

Lloyds Banking Group:

Lloyds Bank are on a mission to help Britain Prosper, and we need your help in achieving our goals. We are revolutionising our technology, empowering our engineers and rapidly transforming our agile working methods. Come. Join us. Be part of building the Bank of the Future!

LBG Labs:

At Lloyds Banking Group our aim is to create a forward-thinking engineering culture that supports the business in delivering high quality, efficient and positive impact outcomes for customers.

You’ll work as a senior software engineer within the Sales and Trading Lab who are responsible for all front office systems from real time pricing to electronic trading, real time risk management, data and analytics across a variety of asset classes. Within the Value Stream and dedicated to the trade control team working with the Software Engineering lead and based in London. You will cover business colleagues across Sales & Trading, whilst supporting other areas who use trade controls as a service.

About the Role:

Our team mission is to deliver high quality software, to ensure S&T delivery maintains high quality with minimal incidents, whilst building trusted relationships within IT and the business. We look to work in an agile and collaborative manner, always learning and improving ourselves and sharing knowledge with the wider team.

Working as part of the team covering trade control services which was developed to support front office colleagues to comply with various transactions related regulatory obligations through providing pre-trade alerts as a warning and post-trade alerts for supervisory review and monitoring. The trade controls run 24 checks covering MiFID II (LEI, client classification), Dodd Frank (US docs, pre-trade mid mark), EMIR (clearing) and perimeter (RFI). The job includes responsibility for changing and supporting the systems at a 3rd line support level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on alongside engineering colleagues to understand and develop their own technical domain knowledge and should be able to take responsibility for their actions.

  • Work in a highly collaborative way to complete assigned work, showcase progress and address problems that are well-defined, complex and often non-routine

  • Adapt to new technologies being used within Lloyds and the wider industry whilst bringing those around them on the same journey

  • Understand the importance of quality and hence create and implement approaches, guidelines, principles defined by themselves and their Engineering and Chapter Lead peers

  • Be able to continually develop yourself with industry standard methodology methods and tooling used across the engineering team



  • Mid/Senior level Java software engineer – Hands-on Java Development is a must with sound knowledge of Core Java principles

  • Experience working with Data lake (Hadoop) consumption, specifically Hive experience

  • Kafka experience

  • Unix scripting knowledge

  • DevOps (Agile/build/deploy/monitoring tools)


  • Capital markets Front office experience

  • Markets Regulatory / Trade control knowledge

  • Rules engine experience (Ideally open source / vendor products, e.g. Drools or Camunda) desirable

  • Automation experience

  • Cloud experience

  • Containerisation experience (Docker, Kubernetes)

And finally…

We pride ourselves on being hard-working, outcome-focused, and passionate about making a difference. We’re focused on creating a values-led culture, and our approach to inclusion and diversity means that we can all make a real difference, together

Our continued commitment to helping Britain recover means that as a colleague you can make a difference to customers, businesses, and communities.

Together we have a key role to play in shaping the bank of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you’ll continue to have opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

Together we make it possible!

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