Senior Solution Architect

Lloyds Banking Group

Senior Solution Architect


Lloyds Banking Group, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: f04b6e0f79ba4e7d84ce751cbf68c64e

Full Job Description

To support our Risk Data Foundations Team, LBG are looking for an experienced Solution Architects to define Cloud hosted (GCP) architecture solutions and designs that align with the Data and Technology Strategy and market leading customer experiences whilst simplifying and redefining the technology landscape.

What you'll do

You'll play critical role in designing solutions that can provide continuous flow of value to our customers and will be responsible for:

  • Collaborate with Product Owners, Platform Leads, Enterprise Architects & Engineers to ensure Risk solutions align to the Data and Technology Strategy

  • You'll build a compelling strategic vision and will understand a wide array of technology implications including people and process, bringing this to your comprehensive view of design.

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

  • Provide analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs using established architectural patterns as well as pioneering the adoption of new patterns that enable frequent incremental customer value delivery.

  • Promote adaptive design practises to drive collaboration across Platform teams centring on a shared vision with continuous feedback and coaching to increase the capability of the technical community.

  • Bring the outside in leverage industry best-practise, frameworks, standards & policies in creating opportunities & value for our customers.

  • Champion quality & modernised architectures.

    You'll have significant experience of working with and delivered technical designs and solutions for data mesh and warehouse applications.

  • You'll need experience with governance, Risk Management or Compliance processes.

  • Experience in defining architectural runways or solution architecture roadmaps.

  • Experience of influencing and coaching peers, engineers, and senior leaders with vision in the organisation.

  • Has appreciation for Architectural Frameworks such as TOGAF, Archimate, Software patterns or similar.

  • Experience of re-imagining legacy applications (Data Stage, SAS) into Cloud hosted (GCP) data mesh, microservices, using GCP/Cloud tooling.

  • Strong experience with cloud computing (GCP preferred).

  • Event Driven Architectures & Streaming Platforms (Kafka).

  • Cloud Platform as a Service or similar offerings.

  • Data Architecture & Modelling.

  • Data Observability principles and tooling.

    We're on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we're shaping finance for good. We're focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you!

  • LBG is a purposeful business & its transformation agenda is underpinned by a ground-breaking approach to how we deliver financial services for our customers. This involves selecting the best of what we do currently and evolving it to bring business and technology closer together.

    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.