Software Developer

£70000 - £90000 per annum



Key Responsibilities:

· Working with internal staff and third parties (suppliers and partners) to plan and develop software.

· Working with business analysts and end-users to plan and implement feature enhancements and changes to existing systems and processes.

· Assist with the migration from legacy software systems and applications to modem technologies.

· Create, test and maintain program code in line with industry best practice and internal programming guidelines.

· Provide support of the applications developed to other IT teams and also to business users as required.

· Manage work using the software development system, JIRA, ensuring all work completed is reflected in the tool.

· Adhere to all Information Security Policies.

· Completing other duties as directed.

· Providing guidance on internal and industry best practice.

· Assisting with the planning and implementation of new initiatives and projects.

· The nature of the role requires some work outside of normal business hours including weekends, evenings and public holidays.

Principal Contacts e.g External Companies:

· Internal project stakeholders.

· IT operations teams

· Head of IT / Business Solutions

· Global LGT IT teams including database, security and network services

Authorised Alternative in the Event of Absence:

· N/A

Key Regulatory Responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with the letter, spirit and expectations of applicable legal and regulatory requirements at all times (e.g. FCA, Money Laundering/Proceeds of Crime, Data Protection, Health and Safety), ensure conformance with LGT Vestra’s best practice with regard to conduct, culture and other general business compliance control procedures.

Key Risk Management Responsibilities:

· N/A

Key Skills and Competency Requirements:

Technical Requirements:

The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience in a similar role:

  • Demonstrable experience in the following development technologies:
    • .NET / .NET Core
    • C#
    • ASP.NET
    • SQL Server
    • Reporting Services
    • Integration Services
    • Angular / Node.JS
  • Previous experience replacing or converting legacy software systems would be strongly desirable
  • Experience using Team Foundation Server / DevOps / Octopus for source code control and deployments
  • Demonstrable experience working in an Agile Scrum development team
  • Experience using Atlassian JIRA and Confluence is strongly desirable
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe

Other skills, competencies and attributes:

· Able to work effectively and self-sufficiently in a fast changing working environment.

· Excellent verbal and written communication.

· Enjoy working with others in a team atmosphere.

· Enjoy maintaining/enhancing code to meet changing client/industry needs.

· Strong interpersonal skills and focus on client service.

· Thorough in approach to work, with excellent attention to detail.

· Proven ability to meet project deadlines.

· Project professionalism, enthusiasm, and a willingness to achieve results.


  • PlanetPress
  • RabbitMQ
  • VBA
  • PowerBI / SSAS

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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  • Group Head of Data Ethics
    £120000 - £140000 per annum + plus package

    **Permanent role**

    **£120k - £140k per annum (+ package)**

    **SPONSORSHIP – Not Available**

    **Hybrid working - home/office split**

    The company

    A Fortune 500 company based in Central London or Bristol.

    The role

    This key Leadership role is responsible for crafting and aligning our Data Ethics strategy, standards and priorities, ensuring ‘ethics by design’ and ‘data used for good’ is embedded across the Group. You’ll also drive the adoption of data ethics standard methodologies and tooling with appropriate checks and monitoring across business and platform teams.

    The responsibilities

    • Leadership level experience of embedding Data Ethics best practice and ethical data use framework in large scale complex organisation
    • Sound knowledge of analytics, data science life cycles and how to support / demonstrate these capabilities to promote Data Ethics best practices, tooling, checks and monitoring
    • Experience with fairness and bias testing in models
    • Experience of building and mentoring chapters of subject experts, developing talent and advancing team members towards their career objectives
    • Strong understanding of how data is used in the business with foresight to identify and mitigate Data Ethics risks
    • Knowledge of technology vendors to help select partners to help deliver our strategy
    • Confident relationship manager able to influence senior partners and course correcting initiatives towards strategic outcomes


    • Driving teamwork and partnership with Model Development & Governance teams, Technology, Architecture and Enterprise Data on tooling adoption
    • Partnering with and influencing senior Data, Analytics and Model Ownership leads on prioritising Data Ethics, using data as an enabler to meet strategic objectives
    • Developing Data Ethics reusable patterns, methodology and controls that bring alignment and opportunities to enable data exploitation in keeping with Group values

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Global Data Architect
    £120000 - £140000 per annum

    **Permanent role**

    **£120k - £140k per annum (+ package)**


    **Hybrid working - home/office split**

    The company

    A Fortune 500 company based in London.

    The role

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    The responsibilties

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    • Lead a small and highly accomplished technology team of architects encompassing data modelling, data quality and data management.
    • Lead the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns and IT practices. This will include standards for data artefacts – data dictionaries, input file formats, output file formats and the use of data modelling, lineage reporting and metadata related tools.
    • Develop comprehensive knowledge of how different areas of technology, such as architecture and infrastructure, integrate to accomplish business goals.
    • Create detailed data flow diagrams and design across a complex integration footprint.
    • Develop and maintain the IT asset register and the data lineage across the applications for SST.
    • Define and maintain standard entities, related to Investment and Fund Accounting, Custody, Transfer Agency and their corresponding dictionaries.
    • Design and management of physical architecture including hardware, capacity planning, and performance of various systems, in conjunction with the infrastructure and environment management team.
    • Conduct design reviews with the development teams and identify the upstream and downstream dependencies.


    • Analytical problem solver approaching high-level data challenges with a clear eye on what it important, employing the right approach/methods to make the maximum use of time and human resources.
    • Exceptional communicating, influencing and engagement skills across all levels in the organisation. Carefully listens to management, data analysts and partners to devise the best data design and explains complex concepts to non-technical colleagues.
    • Ability to organise and prioritise critical information to facilitate efficient decision making, providing oversight and guidance to team members in implementing successful projects.
    • Hands-on technology leader who promotes and thrives in a culture of collaboration, partnerships, inclusion, and diversity.
    • 10+ years’ experience building and maintaining applications in the financial services industry, with extensive knowledge of Securities Services products and service offerings.
    • Industry knowledge of Securities Services products and service offerings with in-depth knowledge in one of Fund/Investment Accounting, Fund Administration, Middle Office, or Custody Services.
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    • Demonstrable hands-on experience in modernization of data platforms, embracing cloud native technologies and use of integrated cloud data platform.
    • Expert knowledge of various components of data platform and their purpose. Understand the use-cases for Cloud, Big Data, Operational data stores, Events stores and object storage.
    • Expert knowledge of design patterns underpinning Cloud data platform (Snowflake), data lake, No-SQL datastores, relational databases and object storage.
    • Expert knowledge of Domain driven, and Events based architecture patterns.
    • Deep knowledge of enterprise level data integration patterns, and experience of Kafka based integration.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Project Analyst
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    I'm currently recruiting for a global banking group looking to bring on a Project Analyst.

    Candidates should have:

    • Understanding of IT development processes, projects and support.
    • Fluency in French.
    • Thoroughness, high degree of accuracy and sensitivity to detail
    • Numeracy & Analytical
    • Problem solving
    • Ability to work independently within established guidelines and procedures
    • Ability to prioritise own work within an environment of continually changing priorities
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
    • Ability to build effective working relations with users and colleagues
    • Ability to commit, follow and handle various tasks within tight deadlines
    • Meeting / Workshop facilitation

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.