At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us: We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees: All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
Working with M&G as a Senior Analyst Programmer in the Capsil Development Team means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to be the most loved and most successful saving & investments business.
If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.
Initial 10 months FTC.
We're working hard to build a technology foundation fit for a modern digital, insight-led, responsive business. As part of this exciting transformation we are looking for a Senior Analyst Programmer to work with us in Reading (or remotely in the UK)
As Senior Analyst Programmer you are working on supporting development changes to the business within the M&G Capsil Platform, you will also be supporting wider migration and innovation activities
Business requirements analysis - Work closely with the Business and Business Change stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of high-level business requirements enabling a smooth transition into build stages of the development life cycle ("V" model).
Technical Design - compose solution design documents based on Project requirements specification
Application Design - Review and comment on Application Design documents.
Coding - Complete code changes based on Application Design Specs , or on occasion from High Level Requirements
Delivery to plan - Report progress against the plan and resolve / escalate any issues, where appropriate.
Unit Test - Complete and document Unit Testing of developed code
Test Approach - Provide advice on testing and input to test approach documents.
Test Support - Support Application, Functional and User Acceptance Testing stages and ensure defect sixes are completed within project timelines
Implementation Planning - Compose implementation plans and support the implementation activity
Test Region Management - Manage configuration of test regions and assign regions to projects.
You will have:
Extensive knowledge of CAPSIL and Life and Pensions products
Experienced in developing in COBOL, VSAM, JCL, Selcopy, Endevor, FileManager.
Excellent analytical skills, must have proven ability to analyse both technical / non-technical data, translate it and present practical solutions.
A good working knowledge of different development tools and techniques and can train others. Able to advise others on techniques and frameworks. Able to research, plan and train others within the team
Able to think outside the box, ask the right questions and critically evaluate and communicate findings to a larger team.
Leads investigative work into problems and opportunities in existing processes, driving the collection of information and creation of recommendations for improvements.
Can absorb large amounts of conflicting information and use it to determine solutions
Able to exercise sound judgement when faced with different options for solving a problem.
Excellent communication skills, must have the ability to engage the target audience both in writing and verbally.
Is able to maintain composure and professionalism in pressurised and stressful situations.
Strong team player.
Able to effectively facilitate workshops at peer level and above.
Capable of presenting to wider unfamiliar groups.
Experience working in cross functional teams
Experience contributing to, and achieving, continuous improvement goals
Recruiter: Frazer Wilson Closing date: 30/04/2021
We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things