Solution Architect

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Full Time
  • Manchester
Lloyds Banking Group

Job Description

End Date

Thursday 09 December 2021

Salary Range

£50,130 - £65,490

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Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

***A great opportunity has arisen for a Solution Architect to our Customer Service Transformation Lab based in our Manchester city centre office (opposite Piccadilly Gardens). Base Salary up to £65, 490 (please note this is open to negotiation for the right candidate) plus an excellent benefits package. We are working hybrid pattern and circa 2-3 days per week in the office post-Covid, depending on the week. We’re happy to offer flexible work schedules, for example start and finish times, or compressed hours! ***

Job Description

Want a Summary of the Role?

The Solution Architect sits in the Customer Service Transformation Lab (CST) of the Consumer Servicing Value Stream. Our team is responsible for maintaining and developing all aspects of the IT Solution Architecture for this workstream.

Your day-to-day role would involve delivering end to end engineering designs, you’ll be responsible for delivering end-to-end engineering designs for initiatives impacting the retail banking applications and associated data integration. Heavy focus on the architecture elements required to ensure our platforms and software are crafted and built consistently with relevant patterns, practices and align to the target architecture.

Core purpose of the role:

Your contribution will be instrumental to our strategy of simplifying, future proofing, and de-risking the Retail Banking technology landscape, enabling the Bank of the Future and ultimately driving value for customers and shareholders.

Specifically, you’ll be:

  • Responsible for delivery of engineering design work High/mid-level solution design, Application Roadmaps, and leading architecture decisions through formal governance processes.
  • Take ownership for the Application Architecture required by the CST Lab and associated design activity.
  • Be responsible for the IT Roadmap, driving best practice initiatives.
  • Ensure IT compliance and governance policies are met
  • Act as a key point of contact for architecture related queries from customers, software engineers and security teams.

What we're looking for:

You'll have experience of crafting solutions for demanding partners, demonstrating diligence, insight, and willingness to challenge. This is a leadership role, providing direction for our Lab engineers, blending confirmed experience and deep technical expertise, and mentoring cross-disciplinary feature teams to deliver high quality maintainable software.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong stakeholder management.
  • Understanding of colleague / assisted service channels.
  • Knowledge of business process optimisation / workflow tooling and patterns.
  • Broad understanding of technologies used in large scale banks (J2EE, API, Mainframe, Web/Mobile frameworks etc).

As a minimum to be seriously considered we'll need to see evidence of:

  • Prior experience in a solution architecture position.
  • Good knowledge & experience of data heavy systems, i.e., data warehouse, cloud, or big data systems.
  • Good knowledge & experience of Retail Bank systems and landscape.
  • TOGAF or equivalent experience.

In terms of personal skills, you’ll want to be a keen and comfortable communicator who is happy working with a wide range of technical and non-technical staff. This would be a phenomenal role if you enjoy the intricacies of large-scale systems and want to work in an area with a strong sense of community.

What you'll get in return:

As a multi-brand, multi-channel business, we have the scale and breadth to provide you with a diverse range of training and development opportunities, helping you achieve an exciting and fulfilling career. Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-based culture passionate about making a difference.

You'll also receive a package that includes a competitive base salary, discretionary variable; 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%; access to share plans and 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

About Lloyds Banking Group

As the UK’s largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy and have a clear strategy to put customers first and achieve our vision of being the best bank for our customers.

We're committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and communities we serve where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We promote an inclusive, collaborative and encouraging environment- it's one of the many things our colleagues love about working with us!

We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Sound like you? Apply today, we’d love to hear from you...

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain recover. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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