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Python Financial Model Developer - Group Retail Finance

Lloyds Banking Group
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

End Date
Thursday 07 March 2024

Salary Range
£61,641 - £68,490

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Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary
JOB TITLE: Python Financial Model Developer
HOURS: Full time
LOCATION: Leeds, Halifax, Cardiff or Bristol
WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in an office location

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Retail Finance to support our planning model optimisation work. We are a newly created team that will transform Planning across the Retail Finance product set - accelerating day to day delivery and improving control whilst increasing the accuracy and sophistication of our deliverables. The successful applicant for this role will work with colleagues across the wider team, the Retail Business and Group Finance to support the delivery of our forecasting optimisation vision.

Do you have a passion for developing Python applications, driving innovation and automation? Do you have experience building financial models? If so, we're eager to meet you!

We're seeking a talented Python Developer to join our team and play a key role in bridging the gap between traditional Excel-based financial forecasting models and the power of Python.

Your expertise will be instrumental in defining our technical direction and carving a path towards innovative financial solutions. You’ll have the freedom to think outside the box; helping us to define the tools and infrastructure we use for financial forecasting.

This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference within our finance team through the transformation of our end to end planning models and move us forward on our cloud technology journey.

Job Description

The successful candidate for the role will be able to demonstrate experience in building financial models in a banking domain, ability to work independently and to demonstrate ability to learn new technologies.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, proactive and dedicated colleagues who are keen to make a difference and deliver at speed.

Core Responsibilities :
  • Extract core logic and functionalities from existing Excel-based infrastructure, collaborating closely with stakeholders to refine and transform them into robust and comprehensive Python specifications.
  • Design, build, test, package, document, and deploy high-performance Python financial models, ensuring accuracy, maintainability and efficiency.
  • Integrate Python models with databases using SQL.
  • Actively participate in design forums and peer code reviews, providing and responding positively to constructive feedback.
  • Support the ongoing maintenance and improvement of existing Python models.
  • Development of interactive dashboards.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Share your Python expertise through collaborative learning sessions with members of the team.
  • Support the design and implementation of robust operating models.
  • Leverage your expertise to help shape our technical future; ensure we use the best tools and infrastructure available to us.

Must Have Skills:
  • Proven track record of Python model development and implementation.
  • Ability to design and develop data pipelines.
  • A good knowledge of software design principles.
  • Financial Services Sector Background.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to document business, functional, and technical requirements.
  • Passion for learning and staying ahead of the curve in technology.

Bonus points for:
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for data storage, analysis, and deployment.
  • Experience with JIRA for issue tracking and project management.

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

Ready for a career where you can have a positive impact as you learn, grow and thrive?

Apply today and find out more.

Our continued commitment to helping Britain prosper means that as a colleague you can make a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

Together we have a key role to play in shaping the bank of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll continue to have opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture, and our approach to inclusion and diversity means that we all have the opportunity to make a real difference, together.

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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