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End Date Saturday 23 March 2024 Salary Range £118,652 - £139,590 We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options. Agile Working Options Hybrid Working Job Description Summary . Job...

End Date

Saturday 23 March 2024

Salary Range

£118,652 - £139,590

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

Agile Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary


Job Description

JOB TITLE: Lead Software Engineer

(Head of Engineering for the Instant Payments Lab and Domestic Lab)

SALARY: £121,023-142,380 per annum

LOCATION: Edinburgh

HOURS: Full-time – 35 hours

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


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Lead Software Engineer within Payments Services Platform at Lloyds Banking Group, to head up

the Instant Payments Lab and the Domestic Lab, and lead the core engineering teams within those, influencing our technical landscape for the future.

You'll be responsible for further developing and delivering transformational change for some of our key payments services, supporting our customers and broader payments ecosystem across the Group and play a pivotal role in shaping and driving the vision for two pivotal labs within Payments Services.

This a great opportunity for an established and well-seasoned leader in engineering who enjoys a challenge, taking-on large-scope transformative change and understands the impact of working for a Group supporting its customers and critical UK payments infrastructure.


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.


To be considered for and successful in this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate the below:

Strong Engineering Leadership experience

  • Extensive engineering leadership experience with a track-record of providing software engineering oversight, technical and people leadership across multiple teams and of having taken responsibility for developing and successfully delivering change management plans that support the organisation's overall strategy.

  • Being a visionary leader with a track-record of being a strong advocate for technology transformation.

  • Track-record of developing strategic solutions to long-term business needs by anticipating complex issues, challenges, and opportunities.

Team Development, Mentoring, Coaching

  • Successful in building a high-performing team culture and in recognising and coaching talent.

  • A passion for team development; allowing colleagues to develop in different/new technologies and mature in ways of working, resulting in a successful team.

  • The ability to inspire delivery whilst encouraging simplicity and developing confidence & trust across the teams you lead.

And any experience of these would be really useful:

  • Previous experience within engineering in payments and/or within financial services would be advantageous but not essential


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.

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.


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 interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

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 keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.  We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

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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