Senior Solutions Architect (Payments System Architecture )


Lloyds Banking Group

Listed on

1st April




£100,657 - £118,420



SALARY: £100,657.00 - £118,420.00 annual base salary + excellent rewards package


HOURS: Full Time - 35 hours per week

WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our London Wall site.


We're looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join our Domestic Lab. We're responsible for over 4bn UK electronic Payments including Faster Payments, Cheque Clearing, BACS, Cash distribution and more. Our team works in close collaboration with industry groups and regulators to protect the UK, the Bank and our Customers. We sit in the Payments Services Platform provides compliant, efficient and innovative payments capabilities for the Group to enable customers to move money confidently, quickly and securely. We are a supportive and diverse community where we're passionate about collaboration and growing together.

In joining us you'll focus on the following:

  • Collaborating with Product Owners, Platform Leads, Enterprise Architects & Engineers to create the Architectural runway for our Lab & Platform teams.

  • Partnering with Enterprise Architecture & service providers to elaborate on solutions, their interfaces and validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives and software lifecycle risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies.

  • Providing analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs

  • Develops innovative solutions by integrating and analysing complex and diverse information sources, making authoritative technical and/or professional recommendations that have a significant short-term and long-term impact on the business

  • Analyses and evaluates the feasibility/relevance of proposals for complex products/services, then develops and amends as necessary with guidance from senior colleagues and/or supervises activities performed by a product development/specialist team.


  • Strong Software Architecture background and experience of agile development practices with a history of technical leadership

  • Experience across the entire software development life cycle from inception, through build to production

  • You understand and acknowledge the impact of system design decisions on scalability, resilience, and supportability

  • Knowledge of Payments System Architecture such as Faster Payments, BACS, Cash

  • Experience of API design and architecture patterns, messaging technologies (Kafka, MQ)

  • Exposure to modern application frameworks (Spring boot Java etc)

  • Experience of building applications through containerised microservices-based architectures, with a working-to-strong understanding of cloud methodologies

  • Experience of risk, infrastructure, resilience and security architecture practices and concerns

  • Active involvement in architecture and design governance

And the following would be really useful

  • Exposure to Systems Thinking


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 performance-related bonus

* 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!

Contact Name: Lloyds Banking Group

Reference: TJ/6158/108707_1711967975

Job ID: 3316171

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