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Solutions Architect - Payment Services (NPA)

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Friday 26 April 2024

Salary Range
£66,861 - £74,290

We support flexible working - click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
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Job Description

Job Description Summary

Solution Architect - Payment Services Platform

SALARY: £66,202 - £83,719

LOCATION: Edinburgh or London

HOURS: Full Time

WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of your time, at our Edinburgh Office (EH11)

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Are you an experienced Solution Architect looking for an amazing career opportunity to help shape the future of New Payments Architecture, using cutting edge technology, cloud hosting, SaaS services and building a new greenfield payments platform, helping us navigate the regulatory landscape and define our products of the future?

About this opportunity

We’re looking for Solution Architect to join our New Payments Architecture (NPA) Lab.

NPA is a regulatory initiative that will change UK payments as we know them. Working closely with industry, the NPA team is replacing the complexity of the existing payments landscape with a new, more efficient infrastructure that will benefit from enhanced security and resilience.

This multi-million-pound initiative has a new partnership with a leading FinTech company and is looking for talented individuals who are interested in working with new and exciting technologies, such as Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS).

What we're looking for:

  • Strong Software Architecture background and knowledge 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 appreciate and acknowledge the impact of system design decisions on scalability, resilience, and supportability
  • Experience of API design and architecture patterns, messaging technologies (Kafka, MQ)
  • Exposure to modern application frameworks (Spring boot Java etc)
  • Exposure to Open Banking architecture framework


We’d welcome the following desirable skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of delivery of microservices to production
  • Exposure to Systems Thinking
  • Exposure to Docker and container orchestration tools e.g., Kubernetes
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following: API Economy; Big Data; Cloud/Open Source; Automation/Robotics; Blockchain
  • An understanding of any of the following Payments areas: UK Domestic Payments (Cheques, Faster Payments, BACS); International Payments (SWIFT/SEPA); Trade
  • Legal, Regulatory & Mandatory projects in Payments areas
  • New Payments Architecture

Why Lloyds Banking Group?

We’re on an exciting journey and there couldn’t be a better time to join us. The investments we’re making in our people, data, and technology are leading to innovative projects, fresh possibilities, and countless new ways for our people to work, learn, and thrive.

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:

  • Any 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.

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.



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.

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.

Company

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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