Senior Software Engineer – Identity

February 10, 2024

Job Description

Job title: Senior Software Engineer – Identity

Company: Hargreaves Lansdown

Job description: Excited to grow your career?

Our purpose is to ’empower people to save and invest with confidence’. We are looking for great people to join us, so please come and invest in YOUR future at Hargreaves Lansdown.

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t tick every box. If you’re excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. We’d love to hear from you!

About the role

Salary: Up to £75,000 dependent on experience

Hargreaves Lansdown is looking for a talented senior software engineer to join the Identity product development team in establishing its new customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform.

This is an opportunity to join the UK’s number one investment services company, looking after over £134 billion in assets on behalf of more than 1.8 million UK investors.

We are a secure, FTSE 250 company, based in the heart of Bristol now with over 2,700 people. This is your chance to genuinely stamp your mark on one of the UK’s most innovative and digital-focused businesses.

Role Responsibilities

We are looking for someone that is passionate about delivering market-leading client experiences, with prior experience implementing CIAM solutions being a benefit.

  • Build and run Cloud-native applications with Typescript, React and NextJS.
  • Develop AWS Typescript lambdas connecting to other internal services.
  • Establish and maintain automated tests for the changes being implemented.
  • Write high quality, secure and performant code.
  • Advocate for continuous improvement within the team including for the quality, security and performance and CI/CD processes.
  • Responsible for documenting all solutions, produced to agreed team standards.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and further technologies & techniques embraced by the development team.
  • Cultivate strong working relationships both within working squad and in HL as a whole.
  • Actively participating in working groups and communities of practice designed to support the development team.
  • Continually developing both technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Providing engineering support for existing applications when necessary.
  • Providing coaching & mentoring to peers.
  • Comfortable engaging with external stakeholders, such as security, enterprise architecture and downstream consumers of your team’s services.
  • Evangelise best practices and assist the team in avoiding anti-patterns.
  • Proactively engage in the upskilling of those around you, from both a technical and mindset point-of-view.


  • Professional experience with Typescript, AWS and Infrastructure-as-Code.
  • Experience developing and maintaining React-based JavaScript SPAs using NextJS.
  • Experience with unit, integration, and end to end testing tools and practices (e.g. Jest, Cypress, Backstop).
  • Experience of onboarding 3rd party tools, and integration with existing internal and external applications.
  • Understanding of Microservices & principles of RESTful API development, including structuring, documenting, versioning, testing and stubbing/mocking.
  • Experience performing code reviews.
  • Experience operating within Agile framework.


  • Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS (SCSS), JavaScript and Typescript.
  • Excellent working knowledge of JavaScript libraries and frameworks, in particular, React.
  • Understanding of the OAuth 2 Framework and Open ID Connect flows (OIDC).
  • Use of JSON Web Tokens.
  • Fluent using Git (GitLab).
  • Understanding CI / CD and Trunk Based Development.
  • Aware of website performance implications and best practices.
  • Advocate of excellent development practices including accessibility coding practices.
  • Able to write, assist in writing or reviewing technical documentation.


  • Hands on experience with ForgeRock Identity Cloud.
  • Ability to understand Java and/or PHP code.


  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) with good numerical skills.
  • Logical, analytical and methodological approach to problem solving.
  • Pro-active, resourceful and able to use initiative.
  • Effective time management.


  • Comfortable with helping and consulting others.
  • Collaborates with others over significant decisions and able to articulate effectively.
  • Is approachable, friendly, with a consistently positive, constructive attitude whilst performing day-to-day activities.
  • Promotes the culture of Hargreaves Lansdown in terms of quality, drive, entrepreneurial activity and commitment to outstanding client service.
  • Pragmatic and focused on delivery.
  • Willingness to learn and desire to develop professionally.
  • Tenacious, with a pride in what you do.
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Desire to contribute to the organisation’s success and uphold its exceptional reputation.

Why Us?

Here at HL, we’re the UK’s number 1 investment platform for private investors, based in Bristol. For more than 40 years we’ve helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments.

To achieve our mission, we believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning, dynamic teams, and a great ethos. We’re steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do.

What’s on offer?

  • Discretionary annual bonus* & annual pay review
  • 25 days* holiday plus bank holidays and 1-day additional Christmas closure time
  • Option to purchase an additional 5 days holiday (during annual enrolment window, if eligible depending on start date)
  • Flexible working options available, including hybrid working
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Pension scheme up to 11% employer contribution
  • Sharesave scheme – have a real stake in HL’s future
  • Income Protection & Life insurance (4 x salary core level of cover)
  • Private medical insurance*
  • Health care cash plans – including optical, dental, and out patientcare
  • Help@hand and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gympass – gym memberships and wellbeing apps available
  • Variety of travel to work schemes with free bike storage and shower facilities
  • Inhouse barista & deli serving subsidised coffee and sandwiches
  • Join HL’s sports, I&D networks and volunteering groups (two paid volunteering days per year)
  • LifeWorks Discounts on services, restaurants and retailers
  • dependant on role level

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Recruitment & Onboarding team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.

Expected salary: £75000 per year

Location: United Kingdom

Job date: Fri, 02 Feb 2024 07:23:59 GMT

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