Software Engineering Lead – Innovation

Why Work for LexisNexis Risk Solutions (RSG)

Explore our passion for discovery

Global companies and governmental entities rely on us to solve their most complex data challenges. Our employees collaborate to reduce risks and create opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. We are adaptable, curious, and ambitious. That is why here, you will have the freedom to drive change, the trust to find your own path, and the space to explore more.

Software Engineering Lead – Discovery and Innovation

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a passionate Software Engineering Lead to head one of our Cardiff based development teams. You and your team will be identifying new ways to use technology and big data to fight fraud and financial crime, make customer experiences seamless and deliver rapid data insights.

The focus will be on managing and nurturing the team, designing, and proving solutions, whilst contributing technically across a diverse range of technologies and disciplines. The role is approximately 60% hands on technical and 40% people management.


* Guide and provide direction for a small team in rapidly exploring and developing new ideas, through prototypes to viable commercial product. Clear blockers for the team, strive for continual progress, learning and improvement.

* Innovate with the team to generate new ideas, design solutions and critically analyse new technologies – provide recommendations back to the business.

* Contribute to the technical success of the team by developing across the full stack – back-end, front-end and big data platforms.

* Support, nurture and grow individuals on the team to help them achieve their full potential.

* Collaborate with the wider business – seek support, communicate progress, celebrate successes together.


* Extensive experience programming in multiple modern programming languages. E.g. PHP, Java, C#, C++, Python, Go.

* Experience designing solutions using multiple technologies, including cloud (Azure/AWS), databases and APIs for web-based ecosystems.

* Ability to apply and teach best practices for software development, Agile (Scrum/Kanban) and scalable architecture.

* Clear knowledge of web application security.

* Ability to motivate and inspire team members to high performance.

* Practical knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and automation.

What is it like to work here?

Outstanding – you have probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we are involved with but what is really stands us out from the crowd is our culture. We are an agile, dynamic, and forward-thinking organisation who understands the importance of looking after our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.

Women in technology:

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group (RSG) is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 27% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

* Mentoring scheme for women in technology

* Women’s network forum

* Regularly run events for schoolgirls about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.

RSG proudly support the Tech Talent Charter.

About LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group is a portfolio of brands that span multiple industries providing customers with innovative technologies, information-based analytics and decision tools and data services that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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