Lead Architect


Lloyds Banking Group

Listed on

9th February




£86,964 - £112,541



Lead Architect SALARY: £86,964 - £112,541 LOCATION: Can be based in Manchester, Halifax, Bristol, Leeds or Edinburgh HOURS: Full time WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days per week) in an office site

Within Group Architecture we're Helping Britain prosper and recover through the use of technology! In short, we're investing in simplifying, modernising and transforming our technology landscape at pace, with customers at the heart of our decisioning. Would you like to help build the bank of the future?

As a Lead Architect with us, what would you be doing?

You'll Contribute towards setting the architectural strategy and its development and delivery, in line with the Technology and business strategy.

Building architecture roadmaps, guardrails and patterns for delivery against our Technology strategy, keeping the customers' needs at the heart of what you do whilst effectively adhering to Group and Technology strategies.

Bringing together business design, customer outcomes, a good understanding of architecture and the Technology strategy to drive the right enterprise outcome.

Collaborating closely with senior internal business leaders, acting as their business partner to ensure technology delivers on business outcomes.

Conducting external research to stay atop of industry best practice including customer and products trends, utilising this knowledge when delivering business design activities to enable overall corporate strategy.

Being an active member of our architecture community, sharing and building knowledge, mentoring and coaching more junior colleagues within the team.

About us

If you think all banks are the same, you'd be wrong. We're an innovative, constantly evolving business that's shaping finance as a force for good. A bank that's empowering its people to innovate, explore possibilities and

Skills and experience we'd need you to bring to the role…

Applied knowledge and technical expertise in modern cloud platform and hybrid hosting architecture, API architecture standards, cybersecurity or similar.

Strong experience in contributing to architecture visions and strategies, providing considered input into the decision-making process to ensure alignment with current and long-term business goals.

Previous involvement on singular or varied design-related fields such as technology led change, business analysis, business architecture, systems thinking or service design.

Experience in feasibility assessment approaches and techniques relevant to the business situation and investment options.

A sound understanding of corporate governance, demonstrated through a presence in architecture governance forums.

Experience of working in a regulated industry, preferably Financial services. We're particularly interested in people who have experience of:

  • Consumer Relationships, Lending and Enterprise Risk
  • Insurance, Payments & Investments
  • Business Commercial and Corporate Banking
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking

Are you the person we're looking for?

We want you to be passionate about working in Architecture; eager to build on your existing knowledge and skills; fully engaged in our collaborative and supportive team - learning together to achieve the best outcomes.

We know how you work and the approach you bring to the role will help us all succeed. The qualities we're looking for are:

  • Highly collaborative, able to view a challenge from many different perspectives whilst motivating and empowering individuals to deliver solutions that best meet business and customer needs.
  • Effective communication toolkit, able to distil sophisticated information and present in a succinct and clear format through both written and oral presentation to a variety of audiences, maximising influence, utilising storytelling and other methods.
  • Enthusiastically monitoring and learning about future technology trends and innovations, distilling this information with our wider team, coaching and mentoring junior colleagues, whilst being open to receiving and building own knowledge.
  • Understanding the importance of sustainability, championing the use of sustainability techniques, methods and tools for developing sustainable architecture.

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 exciting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey !

Contact Name: Lloyds Banking Group

Reference: TJ/6158/107840_1707483971

Job ID: 3306122

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