Junior Automation Engineer

£35656 - £44570 per annum + plus benefits
30 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Lloyds Banking Group is changing. We're rapidly redefining into a digitally led business on an extensive scale to better serve our customers.

Our Mission

The Technology Optimisation Programme is a key transformation program for the Group. The delivery focuses on simplifying the technology estate, addressing the Group technology risks, the cost constraints, and supporting the increased utilisation of public/private cloud.

Our team

We support the Group to evolve to new ways of working to further digitise the business. Steps have already been taken to transform our business, modernising how we serve customers and change how we work.

The programme supports this progress, continuing to simplify activity around systems and processes, improving the IT architecture and delivering a better and more personalised customer experience.

Want to learn more?

We provide cloud engineering expertise and assist in programme-wide infrastructure solutions, identify and resolve 'burning issues' affecting all Technology Optimisation (TO) pillars, and deliver rapid proof of concepts (POCs) to evaluate technical tooling and capability.

About the role

As an Automation Engineer, you'll be embedded in a Project/Programme, or a Lab or Squad in Agile teams. Your invaluable knowledge across an array of technologies found in Cloud and on-prem environments will help to drive our migration across to Cloud, in alignment with the TO strategy.

We're an adaptable organisation and our engineers will front-up delivery throughout the lifecycle. We'll encourage you to get involved in areas ranging from initial design through to solution deployment.

We collaborate with business areas to deliver high-quality solutions that incorporate key requirements. You'll work closely with our business area customers to understand and develop processes to support TO, this partnership will also enable you to transition requirements and specifications into workable detailed designs.

As you contribute to infrastructure and application migration deliverables, you can be confident that the best approaches are being taken as you home in on a refined process and solution. Finally, you'll work within diverse teams to contribute to the efficient delivery and capabilities that underpin the programme's objectives.

Core purpose of the role

  • Driving the modernisation and transformation of systems and provide technical systems integration expertise
  • Provide ad-hoc support and day to day technical expertise across a breadth of technologies vital to support the migration of various workloads from on-prem to Cloud in-line with strategy
  • Building in infrastructure specific requirements for delivery, for example Non-functional Requirements (NFR), infrastructure detail, volumetrics, and test environments
  • You could be involved with setting design direction and architecture, or lead on own projects through the testing cycles to live environment
  • You'll think innovatively and creatively to resolve challenges

About you

Essential skills:

  • Proven experience of multiple infrastructure or application technologies; examples include Tier 2 or 3 architecture and storage, network, or application frameworks
  • Understanding of IT security, data security, and compliance standards in the Financial Services industry
  • Ideally skilled in one or more programming or scripting languages
  • Be passionate about standard automation and engineering methodologies - testing, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD)


  • Proven experience or Certification in Azure or Google Cloud Platform is desirable
  • Awareness of DevOps and Agile principles
  • Problem solving skills during data-led troubleshooting and analysis activities
  • Knowledge of Cloud financials and billing models

We encourage candidates from across industries - we only ask you're confident working in a regulated environment.

Together we make it possible.

Lloyds Banking Group is a highly collaborative, strategically led organisation providing you with a diverse, energising, and lively environment that focuses on equal opportunity and real career progression. We take your personal and professional development very seriously ensuring that all have the vital growth opportunities and ability to diversify their LBG career if they wish.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a great package that includes:

  • Base salary: £35, 656- £44, 570
  • Base salary: £41, 592 - £51, 990 (London only)
  • A variable/discretionary performance-linked bonus
  • Generous pension contribution up to 15%
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible benefits cash pot that includes access to private medical and other insurance choices...as well as access to a range of share schemes and financial products!

We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

If you have the motivation, passion, and experience to join our team and transformation journey… Apply today!

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