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IBM Senior Software Engineer - Payment Systems in London, United Kingdom


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Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Engineer, you'll be part of a core team of developers, architects and product managers building the next generation of market-leading payment products with our strategic partner. Your expertise at building highly automated, large-scale, high-performance, and reliable systems on OpenShift/Kubernetes will be critical, as you integrate core technologies across the IBM portfolio (including IBM Integration, Security, Data and AIOps) to create the modern payment technology backbone for our customers. In this senior role, you'll be expected to display a high level of technical knowledge, leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as being an excellent hands-on developer.


  • Work closely with Architects, Product Managers and other developers to design, prototype, develop and test new features of our products using an Agile methodology.

  • Lead integration work across the multiple products that comprise the solution, working with a broad set of subject-matter experts across the organization.

  • Strive to understand customer expectations and translate them into effective technology implementations, providing frequent demos of progress to ensure alignment.

  • Have an entrepreneur's mindset, willing to quickly pivot to do what it takes to make the project successful, even when the work required is outside your comfort zone.

  • Develop solutions of the highest quality, backed up by your comprehensive automated tests feeding into our CICD pipeline.

  • Lead and mentor junior team members to maximize the team's contributions and growth.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven experience in development of distributed, high performance, high-availability, message-based Java applications.

  • Proven of experience developing software for cloud and/or hybrid cloud

  • Shown experience developing containerized and cloud-native software running on Kubernetes (ideally OpenShift) and utilizing 12-factor design principles

  • Technical team leadership with excellent communication skills - a proven capability in leading a team to deliver value for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Deep experience leading squads of 5-10 developers in an Agile DevOps environment.

  • Experience working with CICD practices and toolsets e.g. Jenkins, Travis, and git.

  • Experience with building zero downtime solutions, including blue/green deployments

  • Ability to document standards and procedures, paying attention to detail

  • Deep experience programming in multiple languages including golang, Java, and Python.

  • Experience with test-driven development and testing methodology

  • Experience using deployment automation tools such as Ansible and Terraform.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in the Banking, Payments or Cards Industry.

  • Experience of ISO standard messages e.g. ISO8583, ISO20022

  • Expertise in databases (Oracle and Db2)

  • Expertise with security products such as QRadar and IBM Security Verify.

  • Experience using static analysis tools to assess and drive quality in code.

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

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