IT Solution Architect (within Software Engineering)

Last updated 13 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

IT Solution Architect (within Software Engineering)

Company: Lloyds Banking Group

Location: Bristol (please only apply if viable to work in this location 2-3 days per week post-covid)

Salary & Benefits: £58,941 to £65,490 base salary, 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.

Who are Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK's leading bank with over 30m customers and its biggest digital bank, with over 13 million active online customers. We've placed an ambitious transformation programme and a multi-channel approach to banking at the heart of our strategy to be the best bank for customers, backed by significant investment in our platforms and people.

Want a Summary of the Role?

This Solution Architecture sits in the Insurance Lab of the Finance Value Stream, reporting to the Lead Solution Architect for this area. We're 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 as part of the Insurance Lab, you'll be responsible for delivering end-to-end engineering designs for initiatives impacting LBG's Insurance Finance applications and associated data integration, control and reporting systems within the Finance Value Stream. Heavy focus on the architecture elements required to ensure our platforms and software are designed and built consistently with relevant patterns, practices and align to the target architecture.

What will I be responsible for in this role?

You'll be responsible for delivering end-to-end engineering designs for initiatives impacting LBG's Insurance Finance applications and associated data integration, control and reporting systems within the Finance Value Stream.

Your contribution will be instrumental to our strategy of simplifying, modernising, and de-risking the Finance 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;

  • Be responsible for delivery of engineering design deliverables - ASA, EMCRA, Project Overview, ITSD, Minimum Viable Design, Application Roadmaps - and managing architecture decisions through formal governance processes.

  • Take responsibility for the Application Architecture required by the Insurance Lab and associated design activity.

  • Manage 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 are looking for from applicants?
You will have experience of designing solutions for demanding stakeholders, demonstrating diligence, insight and willingness to challenge. This is a leadership role, providing direction for our Lab engineers, blending domain knowledge and deep technical expertise, and coaching cross-disciplinary feature teams to deliver high quality maintainable software.

As a minimum to be seriously considered we will 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 Finance systems, however we cover a breadth of finance systems including Accountancy/Finance, Actuarial, Pensions and Insurance, so exposure to any of these would be highly desirable.

  • TOGAF or equivalent qualifications.

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 great role if you……

  • Enjoy the intricacies of large scale finance systems

  • Want to work in an area with a great sense of community

Who are 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 we 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.

What support will I get and how will my career grow?

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 a rewarding and fulfilling career. Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-based culture focused on making a difference.

Together we make it possible….