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End Date Thursday 11 July 2024 Salary Range £86,964 - £102,310 We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options Flexible Working Options Hybrid Working Job Description Summary . Job...

End Date

Thursday 11 July 2024

Salary Range

£86,964 - £102,310

We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary


Job Description

Solution Architect

Salary: Salary: £86,964 to £102,310

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Full time

Working Pattern: At least 2 days per week in our Edinburgh office.


The opportunity

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Solutions Architect in the Everyday Banking Platform, where you will lead the design of solutions for digital journeys that excite our customers through their ease and immediacy.

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s leading digital banking franchise, with over 18 million app active customers across our three main brands - Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland. The Everyday Banking Platform plays a central role in supporting our customers through their savings & current accounts, as well as providing a market leading digital customer experience for servicing their debit and credit cards. We’re on a transformation journey and need you to play a key part in fulfilling our mission – to Help Britain Prosper.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a self-organised architecture team to design digital banking solutions for features which are delightful to our customers and vital in our mission to help Britain prosper.

  • Be a technical leader both within your team and in the Digital Cards & Ways to Pay lab, coaching and/or mentoring other architects and engineers as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with the enterprise architects, product and engineering leads to achieve the vision and customer outcomes for your Lab, through defining a strategy and designing solutions to deliver our target public cloud architecture.

  • Be curious about technology and understanding how things work. You'll influence and innovate, aiming for engineering excellence at every opportunity.

What we’re looking for

  • A capable technical leader, who takes ownership of strategy and design and is willing to guide all engineering & business stakeholders towards appropriate target architectures.

  • Excellent solution architecture skills with deep working knowledge of microservice design patterns, containerised applications, mobile app design principles and public cloud products & capabilities.

  • Diverse technical experience, you’re a strategic thinker with a proven ability to solve complex problems and drive key architectural decisions to conclusion.

  • You’re an excellent communicator, capable of engaging with diverse stakeholders across the organisation to drive the right outcomes for our product vision, taking every opportunity to reduce technical debt and modernise our applications.

  • You’re an advocate for quality and can support the engineering teams with your extensive knowledge of industry best practice.


What you’ll get to learn (any previous experience would be advantageous)

  • Working in the public cloud domain at scale, primarily with GCP

  • Solving real world problems and being comfortable working in a complex regulated environment

About working for us

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

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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