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Lead Architect - Cash Management & Payments

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol Harbourside, United Kingdom
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Friday 19 April 2024

Salary Range
£118,652 - £139,590

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Hybrid Working

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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Lead Architect - Cash Management & Payments

SALARY: The salary banding for this role is £121,023 - £142,380

LOCATION: Bristol or Edinburgh

HOURS: 35 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 office sites.

About this opportunity

We're currently seeking a senior architect leader aligned to one of our larger platforms in Cash Management & Payments.

We're looking for someone experienced in building relationships and developing trust, providing thought leadership to business and technology change delivery colleagues, owing the technology strategy for the area of focus and maintaining alignment with, and influencing, the wider Group strategies.

So, what would you be doing? This is where things get interesting...

You'll be working with end-to-end agile project teams to help influence the transformation of our platforms capabilities balancing customer and business outcomes, risk, cost and time.

You'll lead the strategy and work with colleagues to agree the roadmap and technical approach for the assigned area.

You'll collaborate with other members of the architecture team to help shape and deliver the wider strategy - for example, adoption of cloud capabilities for these critical services and to maximise the benefits and flexibility of an API and data centric technology platform.

You'll drive the implementation and adoption of your ideas helping cultivate strong teams to make this happen.

Finally, you would present your proposals to diverse groups within the organisation and seek to influence their thinking and gain commitment.

As a senior member in the team we'd like you to coach, mentor and develop some of our other architects, taking on the daily line management and activities associated with that. Also including occasional deputisation for Senior Leadership Team Member.

This is an agile environment working on challenging problems requiring dedication and leadership to help drive the transformation agenda. Working collaboratively and cultivating trust to get results.

Why Lloyds Banking Group

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 you’ll need

  • You'll lead, direct and shape approaches to solving technical and business challenges, translating S/M/L requirements into solutions and detailed roadmaps.
  • An ability to view challenges from different perspectives, create and drive strategies and solutions that are not only technically sound, but also include regulatory, commercial and organisational aspects when appropriate
  • Leading complex change including interdependencies, risks and issues, navigating conflicting priorities through to conclusion
  • Gravitas and impact to operate at a director level. You’ll use strong storytelling skills, both written and verbally, in how you present your communication recommendations in line with priorities.
  • Awareness of emerging technologies (e.g., Gen AI, Quantum computing) their maturity and strong understanding of their potential business application and consequences including how they align to long term strategy
  • Working up to Exec Level you'll excel at strategic direction setting with ability to influence decisions across an exec community
  • You'll be a confident leader, passionate about architecture and making a difference, able to build effective relationships at all levels (up to and including Executive level)
  • Understanding of Cash Management & Payments including common capabilities that enable sustainable transformation
  • Detailed technology knowledge across LBG specifically with a risk focus
  • You've worked in established complex organisations with large customer bases so have a good appreciation of the non-functional considerations and crafting systems accordingly
  • Breath of experience in architecture, in a regulated industry (ideally financial)
  • Fundamentally architecture at Lloyds Banking Group is a thought leadership function, seeing opportunities to make a positive difference and influencing senior leaders and engineers to implement your strategies!

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 underrepresented 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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