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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £0 - £0
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Architects Jobs
End Date

29 March 2019

Please note, this vacancy will close at 00:01am on the specified closing date rather than 11:59pm. Please ensure all applications are received before 00.01am on the specified closing date.

Salary Range

£0 - £0

We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

Provides specialist skills and knowledge and acts as an internal consultant to Value Stream leadership. Takes accountability for the strategic direction of architecture at Value Stream level, shapes and defines the technological and architectural vision to support agile delivery of solutions, whilst ensuring the right outcomes for the Group are delivered from a risk and business strategy perspective.

Job Description

Lloyds Banking Group

LBG is the UK's leading digital bank, with over 13 million active online customers across our three main brands, as well as the UK's biggest mobile bank. LBG is also the only UK bank to have Digital & Transformation representation at GEC level; it places Digital at the heart of the bank's strategy.

Our culture in Group Transformation brings together smart, talented, driven people from diverse backgrounds; people are at the core of who we are. Your opportunity to connect with your team, provide innovative solutions and support the creation of an environment where all can thrive is critical to your success.

The Role

To be part of the Commercial Architecture and Strategy team that drives roadmap, creation of enterprise blueprints for Commercial Bank and governance of these artefacts within the DevOps labs running under various Value Streams. Specifically this role will focus on the Business Transaction Banking area of the Commercial Bank.

Key Accountabilities

Drive the Commercial Banking architecture and strategy agenda for the Bank.
Understand the needs of the Commercial Value Streams and lead thinking in the way that those deliver cohesive architecture agenda including OKRs (Objectives & Key Results).
Be the principal advisor for the domain technology architecture and strategy and showcasing the art of the possible.
Document domain blueprints and gain approval for their inclusion in the reference architecture.
Deliver domain blueprints to support solution designs, which in turn can be successfully built and operated by the Engineering teams
Leverage the capabilities of technology vendors and sourcing suppliers to define architecture and deliver blueprints.
Promote the value of architecture governance and design deliverables across the organisation.
Present design artefacts to the relevant architectural governance committees, to obtain timely approval avoiding delay or project risk.
Participate in managing and maintaining vendor relationships, evaluating usefulness and cost of products and making appropriate recommendations.
Maintain an awareness of external trends for the Commercial Banking business domain.
Support the HoF to build, lead, develop, appraise and motivate a team of architects that it is capable of satisfying the accountabilities described above.

Capabilities / Knowledge

A good understanding of Commercial Bank application architecture. Specifically understanding in particular key areas that relate to Commercial Banking Business domain would be ideal to have.
Influencing and presentation skills sufficient to win the trust, confidence and commitment of senior business and IT stakeholders, as well as technical experts within the engineering teams.
Ability to work under pressure and in particular to identify the Commercial Banking decisions and issues which have the most importance and impact within the wide range of Value Stream decisions to be taken at any particular point in time.
Strong drive to deliver, to maintain responsibility for definition/standards/governance of Commercial Banking through to guidance of the teams responsible for defining, building and implementing these initiatives.
Good judgement and analytical capabilities, to balance business imperatives with the practical constraints of delivery and technical dependencies.
Excellent knowledge of the technical discipline of Commercial Banking and of developments in this areas within the IT industry.
Ability to manage technology vendors and strategic partners to deliver architectural artefacts.

MUST HAVE relevant prior architecture experience in following areas

5-10 years' experience of working within Commercial Banking and/or Complex Financial Institutes.
Experience of working within one or more of subdomains of Commercial Banking like Financial Markets, Transaction Banking, Lending, Relationship Management and Commercial Digital Services.
Demonstrable experience of Enterprise Architecture including capability to systems mapping and blueprint realisation within known architecture imperatives to support our Bank of the Future.
Strong collaboration and influencing skills that can be referenced via previous engagements.
Demonstrate strong stakeholder management skills to articulate architecture blueprints and convey architecture imperatives.


Proven knowledge of providing Digital services across complex product processing layer.
Knowledge of Architecture frameworks, best practises and Governance processes
Passion for Technology and Excellent Communication Skills.
Working and collaborating with agile and Dev Ops teams

What Lloyds can Offer:

In return we'll offer you a competitive salary, a great package including a significant performance related bonus, car/allowance, 13% employer pension contribution, 30 days leave plus bank holidays, a flexible cash pot to spend on benefits and other wider corporate benefits and perks.

We also support work/life balance friendly options such as home-working, agile working and we're passionate about diversity in the workplace.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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