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Senior Solutions Architect

Lloyds Banking Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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SALARY: from £98,685


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, at our London Wall site.


We're looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join our Domestic Lab. We're responsible for over 4bn UK electronic Payments including Faster Payments, Cheque Clearing, BACS, Cash distribution and more. Our team works in close collaboration with industry groups and regulators to protect the UK, the Bank and our Customers. We sit in the Payments Services Platform provides compliant, efficient and innovative payments capabilities for the Group to enable customers to move money confidently, quickly and securely. We are a supportive and diverse community where we’re passionate about collaboration and growing together.

In joining us you’ll focus on the following:
  • Collaborating with Product Owners, Platform Leads, Enterprise Architects & Engineers to create the Architectural runway for our Lab & Platform teams.
  • Partnering with Enterprise Architecture & service providers to elaborate on solutions, their interfaces and validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives and software lifecycle risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies.
  • Providing analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs
  • Develops innovative solutions by integrating and analysing complex and diverse information sources, making authoritative technical and/or professional recommendations that have a significant short-term and long-term impact on the business
  • Analyses and evaluates the feasibility/relevance of proposals for complex products/services, then develops and amends as necessary with guidance from senior colleagues and/or supervises activities performed by a product development/specialist team.

  • Strong Software Architecture background and experience of agile development practices with a history of technical leadership
  • Experience across the entire software development life cycle from inception, through build to production
  • You understand and acknowledge the impact of system design decisions on scalability, resilience, and supportability
  • Knowledge of Payments System Architecture such as Faster Payments, BACS, Cash
  • Experience of API design and architecture patterns, messaging technologies (Kafka, MQ)
  • Exposure to modern application frameworks (Spring boot Java etc)
  • Experience of building applications through containerised microservices-based architectures, with a working-to-strong understanding of cloud methodologies
  • Experience of risk, infrastructure, resilience and security architecture practices and concerns
  • Active involvement in architecture and design governance

And the following would be really useful
  • Exposure to Systems Thinking


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 performance-related bonus

• 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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