Senior Solution Architect job vacancy

Lloyds Banking Group

Overview: Senior Solution Architect job vacancy in London recruiting now

Ref: 18987842
Employer: Lloyds Banking Group
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Lloyds Banking Group are transforming the way we do Engineering. We’ve created “LBG Labs” and we’re building multi-functional, co-located teams giving them freedom to bring technology to the forefront of our business. This will help us create new, and improve existing, products and services to help us really make a difference to our customers.

Want to know more?

A Lab is a co-located team who work together on key projects to deliver value at pace by designing services that people find useful, easy and engaging to use. Typically, a Lab has a strong focus on complex problem solving in an agile environment where engineers are free to experiment and create innovative products which will transform the way our customers engage with us.

About the role:

As a Senior Solution Architect in our Digital Labs, you lead from the front in defining and realising our Digital estate. We build our own customer-facing applications, so you’ll be working with Engineering Leads and Solution Architects to ensure we are building the right thing – and building the thing right.

You will also be responsible for growing and shaping our Solution Architecture capability, through coaching and mentoring a virtual team of Solution Architects and Senior Engineers to help realise our architecture vision.

Here’s where you’ll make a difference:

Your contribution will be instrumental to our strategy of simplifying, modernising, and de-risking the I&W technology landscape, enabling the Bank of the Future and ultimately driving value for customers and shareholders. This is a key role at the financial heart of LBG, underpinning the long-term sustainability and integrity of the organisation.

Specifically you’ll;

  • Define and agree the IT Roadmap for our Customer-facing applications

  • Supervise and lead work IT Roadmap, driving best practice initiatives.

  • Shape our control framework, working through Engineers and Architects to deliver a patterns and standards set ready for modern digital development

  • Act as a key partner to our senior software engineers, ensuring that our architecture roadmap is a key input into our technical delivery, as well as listening, understanding, and responding to the needs of the engineers

So what are we looking for in you?

  • Prior experience in a senior solution architecture position.

  • Strong understanding of modern software development practices

  • Very strong infrastructure skills with expertise in integration tools like Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Nexus, and Git

  • Experience in Infrastructure as code using Terraform and Groovy

  • Strong understanding of building applications through containerised microservices-based architectures, with a working-to-strong understanding of cloud methodologies

  • Have played an active part in architecture and design governance

  • An appreciation of the challenges you would expect to encounter when re platforming both new and legacy applications

In terms of personal skills, you’ll be a keen and comfortable communicator who is happy working with a wide range of technical and non-technical staff.

Together we’ll make it possible…

So what can we offer you in return? Whatever your aspiration, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that’s enriching and full of opportunity.

You’ll also receive a package that includes

  • Discretionary bonus

  • Cash sum of 4% which you can exchange for a variety of benefits or simply take the cash

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Pension, where we’ll give up to a max of 15%

  • Share plans

  • 30 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

So, if you have the skills, background and outlook we’re seeking and this opportunity appeals then get in touch, we’d love you to join our team

We’ll provide you with a diverse, energising and informal environment that focuses on equal opportunity and supports career progression. A role within our team will provide the chance to work flexibly and collaboratively. We’ll take your personal and professional development very seriously and enable you to make a positive difference to the overall teams’ mission.

We’re happy to consider options other than 9-to-5 office-based work. To us “Agile working” is more than working flexibly – it’s about entrusting colleagues to think creatively about how, when and where they work, to deliver their very best.

We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform crucial job functions.

Are you interested in joining us? Apply today, we’d love to hear from you…



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