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Software Centre of Excellence - Engineering Lead

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol, United Kingdom
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

Job Details

End Date
Monday 04 March 2024

Salary Range
£118,652 - £139,590

We support agile working - click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options
Flexibility in when hours are worked, Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
Lab Engineering Lead is a transformational leader who works collaboratively with other Lab roles to create empowered teams that are motivated to take on business problems and realise value to customers through excellence in execution. The role will work alongside the Lab PO in shaping the vision for the Lab, and as a result centre on setting the strategic direction for the engineering teams to demonstrate thought leadership on contemporary technical delivery, across the entire lifecycle, from idea to realisation of value.

Job Description

Engineering Lead (Software Centre of Excellence)

SALARY: £121,023 - £156,618

LOCATION(S): Bristol, Manchester, Halifax, Leeds, 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 one of our hub office locations.

Our mission is to inspire and empower our engineers to deliver software engineering excellence, to build and collaborate across our engineering community. We introduce, implement, and accelerate the adoption of new software engineering initiatives in LBG to promote better performance, efficiency and sustainability.

Would you like to be instrumental in helping us to create technology more quickly and efficiently, through use of automation and innovative new tools?

From building a truly sustainable business to creating a place where people love to work, we need colleagues who are up for the challenge of our bold ambitions. Who are excited to push boundaries and make change happen. Together, we can grow with purpose

What will I do?

The Engineering Lead is a transformational leader who works collaboratively with platforms to ensure best practice for Engineering to deliver business outcomes and realise value to customers through excellence in execution. As a highly experienced member of our wider Engineering leadership team we expect the Engineering Lead to demonstrate and apply exemplary software engineering practices and skills as well as mentor and nurture the talent at all levels of the software engineering community.

What you’ll be involved in....

  • Ensure that the capabilities in the team are what is needed for the future; articulate the skill-based vision of the future and the steps to get there.
  • Build strong, trusting and deep relationships to enable close and productive work with partners across the Group.
  • Role model Group Values and expectations with and through the team, working to develop a strong leadership team and holding them to account for clear individual objectives.
  • Empower the teams to ensure that the right problems get focus and the outcomes drive great benefits.
  • Ensure that safety and resilience of product is a priority through the backlogs and in the work.
  • Ensure that all decisions are made in alignment with frameworks and within Group standards as articulated in the approved change delivery methods and the Group Security and Technology policies. Consider end to end economics and build compelling cases for both run and change capabilities.
  • Provide exceptional leadership to the team, coaching and developing through change with a focus on empowerment.
  • Demonstrate and role model financial accountability and efficient management of all Group resources.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A transformational leader and an advocate for digital transformation
  • A strong ability to work and craft code, with applied experience in our application code. Including application code productions and testing for a wide variety of solutions with significant experience in agile development methods & tooling e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence, and experience of leading & working in Agile
  • A robust and excellent knowledge & understanding of multiple engineering & software design solutions technology, to be agnostic and adaptive in your approach. Including but not limited to DevOps, data, automation, hosting choices.
  • Experienced in providing software engineering oversight, technical and people leadership across multiple large teams, including demonstrable experience of running technical service and security.
  • Extensive experience and technical modern engineering knowledge from implementation of a broad range of platforms.
  • Well versed in technical architecture principles and deep experience of systems architecture and integration (including with third parties) and skilled at ensuring we Evergreen modern technology
  • Demonstrable evidence of building strong, trusting relationships to enable close and productive work within LBG and key suppliers. Including challenging robustly and positively, whilst enabling creative solutioning ensuring core governance requirements are met and considering and championing opportunities to work differently in support of Group strategic aim.

Whilst you might not have all of them, we're looking for people with...

• A very strong software development background, along with detailed senior knowledge of modern software development toolsets including DevOps Continuous Integration, and Delivery

• Significant experience with agile development methods & tooling e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence, and experience of leading & working in Agile

• Able to influence key partners at an executive level within a divisional operating model. Credible performer in senior executive forums

• Detailed understanding of the wider business, economic and market environment in which the firm operates

• Understand the tools and insights within other industries to effectively implement the best strategic solution for Group Transformation

• Show the ability to effectively and inspirationally lead and develop colleagues, leading by example and coaching

• Foster and Maintain a vibrant active Software Community across Group Transformation.

• Deliver real outcomes across transformation and ensure visibility across our UK Hubs and also Offshore

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.


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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