London based (1-2 days per week in the office and rest from home, please only apply if able to work in the London location)
Salary & Benefits: £61,176 to £99,411 per annum (depending on experience), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution (when you put in 6%), 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.
We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices and regular home working. We aim to ensure you have a good work-life balance and positive mental health.
Who are Lloyds Banking Group?
Lloyds Bank are on a mission to help Britain Prosper, and we need your help in achieving our goals. We are revolutionising our technology, empowering our engineers and rapidly transforming our agile working methods. Come. Join us. Be part of building the Bank of the Future!
Where does the role sit and what will I do?
This role is part of Onboarding and Customer Communications and will give you the opportunity to work in a fun dynamic team who are at the forefront of leading the way for customers & colleagues in transforming & digitising the Lloyds Banking Group Retail Bank across mobile, branch, telephony and internet banking. Working in a strong collaborative way to drive efforts to create, build, support and improve our end-to-end architecture across our channel development portfolio, also working closely with the product and engineering teams with lots of exciting new challenges.
You will be a core contributor to ensure good quality and engineering practices are followed in accordance with the engineering transformation strategy and report to the Lab Engineering Lead.
What would I focus on as Solutions Architect?
As a Solutions Architect you will provide architectural oversight into the data and system integration work across the various feature teams. The work involves integration of 3rd party services into the various channels that the bank uses to communicate and interact with its customers.
You will have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of the bank's capabilities and will work closely with the development teams.
What do we need to see from applicants?
We like people who come from diverse backgrounds that can bring new and challenging ways of thinking to the team. We'd like to see evidence of the following in your CV's;
Specific knowledge of Enterprise Application Integration, Enterprise Data Integration, Enterprise Integration Platforms.
You will have experience of designing solutions for stakeholders, demonstrating diligence, insight and willingness to challenge. You will know and understand how to keep our customers safe, through a strong working knowledge of software and infrastructure security controls.
Large scale Mobile application and Web Application architecture
Have worked and provided end to end integrated solution for encompassing Mobile App, Web, Middle tier Java based Banking Application infrastructure and core banking systems based on MainFrame
Building applications through containerised microservices-based architectures, with a strong understanding of cloud methodologies
Knowledge of infrastructure and security architecture practices and concerns
Have produced High level design, ITSD, Minimum Viable Design, Architecture Roadmaps
Proven track record of delivering technical solutions at scale
Experience in the Banking & Finance industry
TOGAF or equivalent qualifications.
Preferable experience with private & public cloud infrastructure
Exposure to at least one of Liberty, Tomcat or Jetty Containers
Experience in large scale transformation design.
Capability to identify technical risks, articulate the associated IT costs and business impacts, and propose options for resolution
What will you get in return?
On top of our excellent salary & benefits packages, a role within our team will provide the chance to work flexibly, develop personally and professionally and work collaboratively with an ambitious team to build our business and bring to life the Group vision of being the Best Bank for Customers.
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.