End Date Monday 22 July 2024 Salary Range £73,262 - £86,190 We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options Flexible Working Options Hybrid Working Job Description Summary . Job...

End Date

Monday 22 July 2024

Salary Range

£73,262 - £86,190

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

Flexible Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary


Job Description

Job title: Lead Integrator Retirement Platform

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Full time

Working Pattern: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our above offices.

About this opportunity:

Scottish Widows is part of Lloyds Banking Group. We look after the Insurance and Retirement needs of 10m customers.

Within Scottish Widows, the Retirement Platform exists to help customers live their retirement to the full. If we get this right, each year we’ll help tens of thousands of retirees navigate the complex financial choices they need to make. We can’t think of many better ways to help Britain prosper. We're a growing and successful Platform recruiting heavily in 2024. We own the Individual Annuity product (the market has doubled in the last few years) and the retirement journey for various customer groups within IP&I. We have plans to add new products in 2025 – so this is a great time to join us and be a part of our growth journey.

You’ll play a critical role in the success of the Platform with responsibilities for coordinating and interlocking dependencies between the Platform and external stakeholders. This will include coordinating complex and high-risk implementations such as the upgrade of our legacy Annuities system to a market leading modernised system.

The Lead Integrator sits at Platform-level and covers both business and technology change.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Establishes pivotal integration points across Labs/Platforms and effectively communicates these integration points to relevant partners.
  • Develops the sequence for integration related tasks in collaboration with Lab Leadership and aligned to the Lab backlog.
  • Catalogues and manages dependencies between the platform and other teams.
  • Works with colleagues outside of the platform to ensure interlock to enable the platform to deliver at pace.
  • Identifies blockers to delivery and where possible mitigates / resolves, raising to product owner(s) / platform leadership where required.
  • Manages suppliers (3rd Party), providing oversight and managing underperformance.
  • Manages complex and high-risk implementations requiring integration between multiple parties (internal/external) to ensure safe delivery.
  • Coordinates the integration process and / or implementation events across shared infrastructure (e.g. Upgrading the Mainframe); leads on the SI process, coordinating parties to get the change over the line.
  • Provides expertise (not content) for governance activity owned by the Product Owner, e.g. PRIA, for change across multiple programmes.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience in applying agile methodologies to optimise innovation development and delivery. Significant experience with agile development methods & tooling e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence, and experience of leading & working as part of an agile team.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver change, working with engineers, designers, and analysts. Able to create a product vision and define work to be done.
  • Be data driven and bring evidence-based decision-making to explain 'why'.
  • Experience of line managing others and creating an inclusive team environment that motivates, attracts, and retains talent.
  • To be a phenomenal communicator, dynamic and adaptable. Can influence without authority, trusting and empowering others with responsibility and comfortable challenging senior leaders. Intellectually curious, loves learning new skills & capabilities and role models the learning culture.
  • Ability to encourage your team with energy and passion and a focus on collaboration to lead and drive the shaping of new initiatives forward.

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.

If you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, just let us know.

If you’re excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

If you wish to know more, please contact Ina Kay: Ina.kay@scottishwidows.co.uk

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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