Mainframe CICS SME

Mainframe CICS SME

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
£ 46,000 - £ 74,000 Per Year Salary
Date Posted
9 months ago
Jessica Jones
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Job Description



End Date

Thursday 16 September 2021

Salary Range

£46,269 - £60,380

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Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

A IBM CICS SME is required to support the CICS estate on zSeries Mainframe. Delivering highly complex technical support and project delivery (including focus on incident and problem resolution) for systems and processes in IBM Mainframe CICS team. The SME for CICS is required to work on critical systems and important projects associated with the Bank’s strategy across all business divisions such as Digital, Payments, Retail and Insurance, as well as technology and process service improvements.

Job Description

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s biggest Digital, Retail and Commercial bank seeking to help Britain prosper. And we’re transforming our products and platforms with £3bn of investment to become the bank of the future.

So with 789 software systems and 26,000 servers we’re servicing 80,000 colleagues, 30m+ customers and over 14m+ online users you can be confident our IT professionals have sizeable and interesting challenges every single day.

Could you help us make this possible?

As an IBM CICS SME on zSeries Mainframe you\'ll be a technical authority for this area, this is a hands-on role where you’ll configure and maintain products and services according to Group standards and policies (and to agreed service levels) and you’ll be providing technical support (focusing on incident and problem resolution for systems and processes in complex environments) - this includes out of hours support and project change activities.

You’ll also be responsible for the following areas;

  • Maintaining service stability and optimisation.

  • Resolution of incidents and problems across the LBG estate in line with LBG KPI’s.

  • Supporting and implementing changes to the CICS estate within LBG as required.

  • Identify, review, evaluate and mitigate potential risks ensuring adherence to relevant risk policies and frameworks or to ensure compliance with internal/external regulation

  • Help drive the strategy and design across the estate.

  • Work closely with key stakeholders, drive and deliver against the technology roadmap.

  • Enforce standardisation and assist with improvement initiatives in the team.

  • Work collaboratively across the wider Middleware teams to develop, promote and implement process initiatives.

  • Working with other platform areas with the same technology to ensure a consistent approach

  • Ensure processes and procedures are strictly adhered to

  • Ensure that evergreen currency plans are in place

  • Working with IT Security to ensure the security of the CICS product

So what about you?

You’ll have experience with;

  • Extensive knowledge of CICS infrastructure

  • Strong experience of CICS system performance tuning and diagnosis

  • Experience of supporting and troubleshooting critical on-line systems.

  • Experience with TLS / AT-TLS

You’d get a benefits package that includes;

  • A performance related discretionary bonus

  • Generous pension contribution

  • 30 Days leave plus bank holidays

  • A flexible cash pot to spend on benefits

  • Private health cover

  • Wider corporate benefits and perks

We\'re dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both expertly and personally to optimise your potential.

As a new colleague, you’ll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We\'re committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We\'re an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

So, if you have the experience we’re seeking then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Together we make it possible.

***The base salary range for this role is from £46,000pa to £74,000pa and can be based out of either Edinburgh or London. If this is based in London then the base salary will reflect this.***

At Lloyds Banking Group, we\'re driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain recover. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you\'ll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you\'ll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We\'re focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

In order to meet regulatory requirements under the conduct rules, the Group expects that all colleagues applying for or undertaking a role which is covered by these rules must abide by them at all times. You must keep the interests of customers and clients at the forefront of your daily activities and exercise appropriate skill, diligence and integrity in all aspects of your role to avoid any breaches of the conduct rules.

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