Solutions Architect

Lloyds Bank plc
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

End Date

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Salary Range

£66,861 - £74,290

We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary

Solutions Architect:

Lloyds Banking Group, Group Technology Retail Transformation - Consumer Servicing and Engagement Platform

JOB TITLE: Solutions Architect – CS&E
SALARY: £66,861.00 - £85,290.00 GBP
LOCATION(S): Bristol
HOURS: Full time
WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days per week) in the Bristol office site

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!

LBG Labs:

A Lab is a made of one or many teams who work together on key product and engineering initiatives to deliver value at pace to our customers. Typically, a Lab has a solid focus on problem solving in an agile environment where engineering, product specialists build innovative products for our customers.

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Solutions Architect – CS&E

SALARY: £66,861.00 - £85,290.00 GBP

LOCATION(S): Bristol

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in the Bristol office site

About this opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Consumer Servicing and Engagement Platform for a Senior Solutions Architect. The Solution Architect is vital in ensuring the products we deliver are fit for purpose and meet the quality and standards that our customers expect. You will realise business value by delivering reliable, scalable and working software to production. Ensuring platforms and services are built consistent with industry standard methodology and standards and be responsible for the design and solutions for the domain application stack. Understanding application integration and E2E flow, and are comfortable communicating this at all levels, from senior partners down to root-cause analysis with developers.

Here’s where you’ll make a difference:

An ideal Solution Architect will have a can-do attitude, interest in exploring technologies beyond your core skills, willing to learn, highly motivated and with a passion for working with people, working in a strong collaborative way to drive efforts to create, build, support and improve our applications. You also enjoy working closely with the product and other engineering teams with lots of exciting new challenges. You'll be a core contributor to ensure good quality and engineering practices are followed in accordance with engineering transformation strategy.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Architect customer-facing applications, APIs, integrations with other systems using modern application and cloud native patterns.
  • Solution architects design and document the overall architecture of technology solutions, ensuring alignment with business objectives and requirements. You will explore and evaluate technology assumptions, implementation benefits, drawbacks and software lifecycle risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Responsible for our application architecture and the delivery of our engineering design deliverables and managing architecture decisions through formal governance processes.
  • SAs serve as a bridge between technical and business aspects, ensuring that the proposed solutions meet product goals and organizational technology strategy.

About us

Like the modern Britain we serve, we’re evolving. Investing billions in our people, data and tech to transform the way we meet the ever-changing needs of our 26 million customers. We’re growing with purpose. Join us on our journey and you will too…

What you’ll need -

We believe that people don't fit neatly into roles, and we value everyone's individual skills, experience, and knowledge — it's what makes you amazing!

As a minimum to be considered, we would like to see demonstrated experience of:

  • Hands-on experience in system design/architecture.
  • Exposure in building solutions with API, microservices, event-driven architecture, software architecture patterns.
  • Expertise in modern technologies and application integration (RESTful Services, HTTP, OAuth), messaging, integration and data streaming technologies (Kafka, MQ etc..), caching (Couchbase) & database (RDBMS and NoSQL) tools.
  • Excellent knowledge on Cloud native architecture. GCP or Azure or AWS or OCP.
  • Previous hands-on experience on modern programming languages and application frameworks like Java 8+, SpringBoot, JavaScript, Golang, etc.
  • Ability to create solutions at conceptual, logical, and physical levels. Interpret the application/feature/component design to develop the same in accordance with specifications.

It would be great if you had…

  • TOGAF or equivalent qualifications. Professional Cloud Architect certification
  • Experience from a Payments, Retail Banking domain. 
  • Exposure to modern Full stack (UI/Mobile and Backend) application architecture, Software development, build, deployment practices.
  • You'll appreciate and acknowledge the impact of system design decisions on scalability, resilience, security and monitorability.
  • Have played an active part in architecture and design governance.
  • Knowledge of agile development practices. Delivering incremental changes to customers at fast pace.

It is crucial that you bring the right mind-set to the role. We understand in such a diverse and disparate world no one person can be a specialist in all aspects. If you have the right technical background, a willingness to be part of a team dedicated to redefining the landscape and are willing to develop yourself then we’re keen to hear from you.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity, or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares!
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping.
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people?

Join our journey.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. 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 keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

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.

About Us

For over 320 years we’ve been making a difference to the lives of customers, businesses and communities. With us, you’ll be helping Britain prosper.

You’ll be part of an ever-changing industry, playing a key role in shaping the financial services of the future whilst supporting our customers’ changing needs.

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