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Mainframe Database Administrator x2

Lloyds Banking Group
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

End Date
Thursday 02 May 2024

Salary Range
£62,874 - £69,860

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Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Mainframe Database Administrator x2

Lloyds Banking Group

Location: Edinburgh or London

Hybrid working: 2 days per week in the office and the rest from home

Working Hours - Please note that this role will require you to be on call outside of normal working hours on a rota system.

Salary & Benefits: £62,874 to £89,859 per annum (location AND experience dependent), plus on-call bonus, plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, flexible benefits package, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Where does the role sit in Lloyds?

We’re the Mainframe Services Teams!

We're the team that looks after the customer data for the whole of Lloyds Banking Group. Our mission is to make this data available for the right purpose with the appropriate confidentiality and always ensuring a phenomenal engineering experience, performances, resilience, and integrity.

The systems we support, underpin almost everything we do as Lloyds Banking Group. We maintain these systems with the highest standard, with an ambition to take ownership of the operational support 24/7 using site reliability engineering (SRE) principles.

What will you focus on in this role?

As a Mainframe DBA you'll be one of the technical authorities for this area and act as SME for relevant systems.

This is a hands-on role where you’ll configure and maintain products and services according to Group standards and policies (and to agreed service levels), while assisting with the delivery of projects within the teams' focus - this includes out of hours.

Additionally, you’ll provide technical support (including incident and problem resolution for systems and processes in complex environments)

Specific activities you could carry out may include;
  • Support and implement changes to our estate within LBG as required.
  • Resolution of incidents and problems across the LBG estate in line with LBG KPI’s.
  • Lead the Sign-off that solution/service is fit for Production environment as part of Gateway, working effectively with the project teams to ensure an efficient handover to support.
  • Represent our support team in WAR room/conference calls with incident management and technical teams collaborating to restore service.
  • Support testing cycles and cycling this back with collaboration to test managers on results
  • Provide 24x7 support and provide support for projects and team workload as the need arises.
  • Work effectively with the wider Mainframe teams in order to run the smooth transition of projects into live service.
  • Provide consultancy skills to Application teams as required.

What we're looking for in your application;

We'd welcome applicants from diverse cultural and industry backgrounds and believe this is critical to success. This is a niche technical role, so as a minimum to be considered for shortlisting we need to see evidence of the following in your CV;
  • Career background having already be an experienced Mainframe Db2 DBA.
  • Experience of performance tuning and diagnosis.
  • Expert Db2 knowledge on the Mainframe
  • Strong delivery experience ideally operating in multifaceted IT environments or companies.
  • Commercial and interpersonal awareness of how to work with 3rd Parties.

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.

If you’re excited by the thought of becoming part of our Mainframe team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you...

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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