Solution Architect


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Lloyds Banking Group

Listed on

16th May

Location

Bristol

Salary/Rate

£78849 - £87610

Type

Permanent

Start Date

ASAP

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JOB TITLE: Solution ArchitectLOCATION(S): Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of ManHOURS: Full timeWORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our office site. About this opportunity:Lloyds Bank International is in an exciting era of growth with an ambition to be the fastest growing business in LBG. Our plans are to double our income by 2026, and to do this we are expanding our footprint via our digital banking channels. We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic Solution Architect to join our digital banking team as we undergo this growth. We're looking for an individual to help us to shape and define our solution landscape across our digital banking space, helping us to deliver even better customer propositions through future-focussed capabilities. What will you be doing with us?Playing a key role in the team that delivers features and initiatives across our International digital channels, including internet banking, iOS and Android banking apps and online application forms.Collaborating with Product Owners, Platform Leads, Enterprise Architects & Engineers to create the Architectural runway for our feature team.Support Product Owner in triaging business requests, providing insight into technical feasibility and viability of delivering business changes. Translate business requirements into viable solutions to then be worked on by business analysts, engineers and quality engineers.Engage with business needs and strategy to enable recommendation of technical solutions that minimises tech debt for long term, and allows construction of technology solutions that strategically align with and drive Crown Dependencies goals.Validate technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives and software lifecycle risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies.Owning the technical design risks or issues and driving resolution through architectural or agile practices.Participating in Agile ceremonies, elicit requirements, shape & validate designs or prototypes that deliver customer outcomes that align to our target architecture.Leveraging industry best practice, frameworks, standards & policies in creating opportunities & value for our customers.Setting guiding principles and solution success criteria for banking platform capability or feature development.Providing oversight & foster built in quality, decoupled & modernised architectures.Supporting Product Owners & Platform Leads on the technical aspect of activities linked with Platform financial estimation, spend or risk management processes in line with the platform roadmap.Delivers prescribed outcomes for a designated area, using risk management systems to ensure the organisation is not exposed to undue risks.Conducts research using primary data sources and selects relevant information to enable analysis of key themes and trends.Grows own capabilities by pursuing and investing in personal development opportunities and develops the capabilities of direct reports (if applicable) by working within existing development framework; provides specialised training or coaching in area of expertise to others throughout the organisation.Sets medium term objectives and takes responsibility for implement a team's performance management systems with guidance from senior colleagues.Highlights shortcomings and suggests improvements in current IT Security processes, systems and procedures within assigned unit and/or discipline. What you'll need:A passion for digital product development with a customer-centric approach.Strong technical background with previous experience in agile product development.Experience analysing options to deliver end-to-end solution designs using relevant architectural building blocks as well as producing designs for features that enable frequent incremental customer value delivery.Experience of application, data, infrastructure and security domains and an ability to liaise close with architects in these domains to develop best practice solutions.Experience of producing clear analytical documentation for review by a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders, e.g. process maps, sequence diagrams.Ability to organise and prepares complex documents by using multiple computer applications (such as Microsoft Office, Visio), while also gathering and summarising data for special reports.Experience of infrastructure and security related challenges (e.g. firewalls, gateways) and working with infrastructure/security teams to resolve.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating with cross functional teams across multiple jurisdictions. Desirable but not essential:Experience working with digital banking channels, across iOS, Android and web-based internet banking.Experience working in a large-scale financial services provider.Experience with on-premise versus cloud-based solutions.Experience with design and development of technical solutions, including websites, REST APIs, SDKs, using .NET (C#/Javascript) and/or Java; experience with hosting platforms, e.g. IIS, Apache, Nginx.Experience with database development and/or administration using SQL Server (preferred), MySQL or PostgreSQL. About working for us:We're on an exciting journey and there couldn't be a better time to join us. The investments we're making in our people, data, and technology are leading to innovative projects, fresh possibilities, and countless new ways for our people to work, learn, and thrive. 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. 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 include: · 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;· 28 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.

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