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Enterprise Architect

Lloyds Banking Group
Manchester Westminster House, United Kingdom
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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End Date
Saturday 24 February 2024

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Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Enterprise Architect
SALARY: £86,964 - £112,541

LOCATION: Can be based in Manchester, Halifax, Bristol, Leeds or Edinburgh
Full time
WORKING PATTERN:Hybrid, 40% (or two days per week) in an office site

Within Group Architecture we’re Helping Britain prosper and recover through the use of technology! In short, we're investing in simplifying, modernising and transforming our technology landscape at pace, with customers at the heart of our decisioning. Would you like to help build the bank of the future?

As an Enterprise Architect with us what would you be doing?

Creation and delivery of architecture roadmaps, guardrails, patterns, principles and standards aligned to our Technology strategy, working closely with stakeholders across the business, conversing with audience of different technical expertise .

You’ll Develop deep technical understanding of one or more of our platforms, bridging the gap between customer desires and our tech agenda, supporting them in achieving their objectives .

Maintain focus on Industry trends and emerging technologies such as AI and Blockchain with an appreciation of how these can be utilised to bring customer and business benefit.

Being an active member of our architecture community, sharing and building knowledge, mentoring and coaching more junior colleagues within the team.

About us

If you think all banks are the same, you’d be wrong. We’re an innovative, constantly evolving business that’s shaping finance as a force for good. A bank that’s empowering its people to innovate, explore possibilities and grow with purpose.

And the skills and experience we’d need you to bring to the role...

A strong background in a relative field such as Solution Architecture, Business Analysis and / or Data Analytics able to relate architectural concepts to the reality of implementation and business outcomes.

TOGAF certification (or equivalent) would be an advantage.

Applied knowledge and technical expertise in cloud platform and hybrid hosting architecture, API architecture standards, data repositories, cybersecurity or similar.

Extensive experience in an Agile delivery environment, leading others and creating strong alliances at senior levels. Experience of working in a regulated industry, preferably Financial services. We're particularly interested in people who have experience of:

  • Consumer Relationships, Lending and Enterprise Risk
  • Insurance, Payments & Investments
  • Business Commercial and Corporate Banking
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking

Are you the person we're looking for?

We want you to be passionate about working in Enterprise Architecture; eager to build on your existing knowledge and skills; fully engaged in our collaborative and supportive team - learning together to achieve the best outcomes.

We know how you work and the approach you bring to the role will help us all succeed the qualities we’re looking for are:
  • E mpathetic collaborator , able to view a challenge from many different perspectives, evaluating complex expertise-led solutions against a range of criteria to find the ones that are technically sound, and also include regulatory, commercial and organisational aspects when appropriate , importantly, you'll bring others on the journey with you, building a 'one-team' approach.
  • Effective communication toolkit, able to distil sophisticated information and present in a succinct and clear format through both written and oral presentation to a variety of audiences, maximising influence, utilising storytelling and other methods.
  • Creative, methodical and innovative individuals, excelling at critical thinking, willing to challenge, and who can think creatively about risks others may have missed!
  • Enthusiastically monitoring and learning about future technology trends and innovations, distilling this information with our wider team, coaching and mentoring junior colleagues, whilst being open to receiving and building own knowledge.

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 exciting 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.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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