Lead Architect (Head of)


Lloyds Banking Group

Listed on

25th March




£121,023 - £142,380



Lead Architect SALARY: £121,023- £142,380 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?

What would you be doing?

Architecture at Lloyds Banking Group is a thought leadership function, seeing opportunities to make a positive difference and influencing senior leaders (up to Exec level) and engineers to implement your strategies! We'd like you to do this by:

Working with end-to-end agile platform teams to transform our bank's capabilities, balancing customer, business and technical outcomes. Leading the technical strategy for your area, driving through to implementation and idea adoption cultivating strong teams as you go. For example, how new data assets could enable new business opportunities, adoption of cloud capabilities and to maximise the benefits and flexibility of an API and data centric technology platform.

As a senior member in the bank you'll be a role model for our values & cultural transformation as well as directly leading, mentoring & leading a team of other Architects. To maximise this you'll need to be based in one of our hub locations, Manchester, Halifax, Leeds or Edinburgh.

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 grow with purpose.

The essential skills we're looking for:

  • You'll lead, direct and shape approaches to solving technical and business challenges, translating strategy and business opportunities into solutions and roadmaps.
  • An ability to view challenges from different perspectives, create and drive strategies and solutions that are not only customer focused and technically sound, but also include regulatory, commercial and organisational aspects when appropriate.
  • Leading complex change including interdependencies, risks and issues, navigating conflicting priorities through to conclusion.
  • Gravitas and impact to operate at all levels. You'll use strong storytelling skills, both written and verbally, in how you present your communication recommendations in line with priorities.
  • A flair for customer & tech focused innovation, including awareness of emerging technologies (e.g., Gen AI, Quantum computing) their maturity and strong understanding of their potential business application and consequences including how they align to long term strategy.
  • Excel at strategic direction setting with ability to influence decisions
  • You've worked in established complex organisations with large customer bases so have a good appreciation of the non-functional considerations and crafting systems accordingly
  • Breath of experience in architecture, in a regulated industry (ideally financial)

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/6158/109331_1711361230

Job ID: 3315119

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