About the Company
Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group established in 1878, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading.
We employ 2,800 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Our activities are straightforward. We remain focused on markets and services we know and understand, developing leading positions and unrivalled expertise.
Our approach is prudent and considered enabling us to grow sustainably, through all market conditions, building confidence among our depositors and investors.
Our businesses have remained local as we continue to provide bespoke services, and developing long-term relationships ensuring our success in the future.
We value our clients over everything else. What they do is important they are the doers and makers of things, the wealth creators, the investors and the savers.
We ensure our services meet their specific needs and invest to support them as they grow.
These principles, founded in our past but applied to the modern world today, represent what we describe as modern merchant banking’ values that are embedded in our culture and that underpin everything we do.
About the Role
They work alongside Java Developers to ensure changes to the front end of applications for each project are delivered successfully for the Close Brothers Premium business.
Key Responsibilities :
Takes technical responsibility across all stages and iterations of software development
Provides technical consultancy on the UI solutions that could be possible for the overall change
Drives UI software construction activities and ensures the changes fit into the overall delivery
Adopts and adapts appropriate software development methods, tools and techniques
Leads thinking on UI technical topics and industry trends
Contributes to the estimation model and ongoing estimations for projects and within sprints
Authors high-level designs and screen flows to bridge between UI / UX journeys and detailed specifications
Designs the detailed specification of software changes and documents these on Confluence
Reverse engineers and refactors existing code where required as well as innovating new solutions
Codes the defined changes into the application according to predefined standards
Utilises appropriate tooling and analytics to ensure UI coding is efficient and well-engineered
Ensures that all changes are recorded under version control
Skills and Experience :
Extensive experience with secure coding practices and leading thinking for a team, especially introducing new secure standards
Extensive experience in working collaboratively, leading co-ordination among cross-functional teams and the ability to work effectively within organisational differences and priorities
Expert communication and analytical skills; including thought leadership and solution challenge, improvement and pioneering
Leadership experience of defining development best practices to include peer reviews, processes and version control systems
Designing and developing user interfaces for corporate enterprises that consider the range of elements available to modern web-enabled and responsive applications
Experience with Node.js 8 or higher
Experience with MongoDB 3.6 or higher
Experience with React.js 16.4 or higher
Automated unit testing : Selenium, Mocha or equivalent
CI / CD and delivery pipeline implementation : GIT, Maven, Gradle, Artifactory, Jenkins
Ability to work effectively independently or in a team environment
Education and Qualifications :
Degree level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent
Cloud technology certification
ITIL foundation certification
Rewards and Benefits
At Close Brothers we recognise the value of a work life balance, and have put
together a benefits package that reflects this.
Discretionary Annual Bonus
Pension Group Stakeholder Pension Plan provided by Friends Life; 5.3% employee and 10% employer contribution
Life assurance 4 times annual salary
Private Medical Insurance
Annual Leave minimum of 25 days as standard with the opportunity to buy up to 5 days’ additional annual leave every March
Plus further benefits including competitive family friendly offering , information available upon request