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Lead Data Engineer (Data Management Services Lab)

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol, United Kingdom
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

End Date
Wednesday 28 February 2024

Salary Range
£85,255 - £100,300

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Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary

Job Description

SALARY: £85,255-£100,300 per annum

LOCATION(S): This role can be based in Bristol.

HOURS : Full-time (35 hours per week)

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


Do you want to play a crucial role as part of our engineering team, wider engineering and data communities, with a dedication to excellent technical quality, and build, maintain and evolve our data management capabilities whilst embracing industry best practices and standards?

In this role, you’ll be delivering projects ranging from Technological implementations, software implementations, pipeline automation, metadata ingestion across the length and breadth of the software development lifecycle. In addition to this, you will manage and lead a team of software and data management engineers, establish and communicate standards and best practice across the wider lab and platform engineering teams.

Where you will make a difference

As a Lead Software Data Engineer, you'll work across multiple teams, providing guiding values to ensure that our services are built to our architectural principles and encouraged capabilities; be passionate for mentoring people in a “player-coach” model, and help drive agile adoption in the teams and adoption of collaboration tools. You’ll collaborate efficiently and deepen relationships with teams in UK (London, Manchester and Bristol) and India, and network with user groups to understand the direction of travel for our services.


We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.


This is first and foremost a technical role, and will involve contributing individually, in addition to having an element of people management and leadership.

You would be the ideal candidate for this position if you are a data engineer that has moved into a leadership position, or ready for the next step in your career with an active interest in mentoring and leading more junior colleagues and previous demonstratable experience in doing so.

Below is a list of the essential technical and behavioural skills we are looking for, for this role:

Technical Skills and Experience
  • Previous working experience in data engineering including Prototyping, Build, Test, Implementation and Application Support
  • Significant experience in Data Management tooling and their application e.g. Atacama (Data Quality), ILM (Archiving), Collibra (Meta data management), Google Dataplex, Azure Purview
  • Working knowledge of Metadata Solutions and how they are used to drive delivery
  • Previous experience of DevOps processes and tooling i.e. GitHub, Jenkins and Spinnaker

Behavioural Skills
  • Leadership and Line management experience with a track-record of empowering and guiding engineering teams to fulfil their potential and designing solutions
  • Excellent communication Skills with experience of understanding, translating and implementing business requirements and building positive relationships with engineering teams and product owners, helping to translate strategies into pragmatic solutions.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset with an interest and curiosity about learning new tools and techniques and help and encourage others to do the same.

We’d also welcome the following desirable skills:
  • Champion of cultural changes including adoption of Agile and DevOps tooling e.g. JIRA, Confluence etc and practices e.g. SAFe
  • Hands on experience Programming languages, object orientated programming, solution and data management tooling, and infrastructure knowledge
  • Understanding or ideally experience of Cloud Native solutions including Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Azure


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 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.


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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