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Engineering Lead - Core Capabilities Lab

Lloyds Banking Group
Halifax, United Kingdom
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Friday 26 April 2024

Salary Range
£118,652 - £139,590

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Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Job Title: Engineering Lead
Salary: £121,023 - £142,380
Location: Halifax or Edinburgh
Hours: Full time
Working Pattern : Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in office.

About us

We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you!

About this opportunity

Why Risk Foundations Platform? This is a time of growth for our new platform. We're passionate about building a collaborative, empowered, inclusive and skilled team of engineers. We're introducing new technologies as we move towards our target state with a cloud first (private and public) approach in our hosting strategy and to transform our systems from a monolith to a microservice based system whilst decommissioning our legacy services and systems.

We have a great opportunity for an Engineering Lead for the Core Capabilities Lab which operates within the Risk Foundations Platform.

As a purpose driven platform we strive to ‘Support the Group’s growth ambitions through brilliant decisions and delivery of industry-leading risk management services.’ The Lab is responsible for maintaining, transforming, and innovating the software and infrastructure required to ensure that our risk technology and data capabilities meet the customer's needs now and in the future.

About the role:

Collaboration is critical to the success of this role, and you'll be delivering products in conjunction with your teams, Product Owners, Engineering Leads and supportive colleagues across Lloyds. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Support and Change of Core Risk capabilities within Risk Technology.
  • Strategic planning in relation to the team construct, roadmap of application evolution, delivery and shaping the work, financial planning alongside risk and stakeholder collaboration
  • Support shaping of the backlog and prioritising outcomes which are essential to maintaining service, releasing customer value and technical currency.
  • Optimise the operating model through modernisation of the technical estate.
  • Jointly assume the ownership, development, and accountability of Lab strategic and quarterly Objectives and Key Results.
  • You'll handle the successful delivery of the Data and Technology Strategy within the Lab providing strategic direction and oversight of Data and Applications.
  • Creating a roadmap for the legacy technologies within your remit, which will include re-imagining the capability and removal of technical debt.

What you’ll need

The role will be suited to someone who combines inspirational leadership skills with strong technical experience and comes from an engineering background.

As an inspirational leader, you:
  • Enable a culture based on the fundamentals of psychological safety instilling confidence, authenticity, and trust throughout your teams.
  • Create a culture of learning and continuous improvement through a “Fail Fast, Learn Faster” mentality within teams to experiment and test new ways of engineering, to act as a change agent for engineering and team culture, and to cultivate a systems-thinking and user-experience led design approach.
  • Able to nurture teams, support them through a culture of openness and trust, and to make teams the best they can be.
  • Have a strong passion for and technical understanding of data content systems and can provide support, knowledge and mentoring to the teams. This includes helping teams to use the best engineering practices, tooling, and methods and to encourage them to contribute towards inner-source activities and attend Meetups.
  • Work with Agile Coaches to create opportunities for learning and growth for all Chapters whilst championing the principles and aims of transformation change.
  • Encourage engineers to join Communities of Practice, Guilds and Working Groups to deliver peer-to-peer mentoring and joint engineering initiatives via coordinated sessions and Inner-Source delivery methods.

As an Engineer, you:
  • Will have extensive software engineering background with one or more programming languages.
  • Worked with applications that provide data insights across an organisation and transforming these from legacy technologies to Cloud hosted evergreen applications.
  • Are environment aware, can identify technical impediments / bottlenecks and work directly to resolve.
  • Are technology agnostic and are willing to adapt approach in pursuit of the optimal solution.
  • Understand Systems Thinking and Service Design to mitigate reactive solutions that leads to further technical debt.
  • Understand measurement of change and work with teams to provide reassurance and mitigate behavioural change.
  • Significant experience with agile development methods & tooling e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence, and experience of leading & working as part of an agile team as well as understanding the relationship between agile definitions and automated delivery.
  • Understand the benefits of BDD & TDD and ensure engineers write upfront tests against team defined stories.
  • Are industry aware and understand the importance of new technical approaches to evolve solutions and the experience of the team.
  • Have proven understanding of the entire software development lifecycle and experience in end- to- end delivery of software products along with knowledge of modern software development toolsets including DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery.
  • Have a proven ability to create and maintain high performing teams.

From a Governance and Compliance perspective, you're:
  • Accountable for ensuring that all Engineering work is carried out in accordance with Bank standards including all decision making.
  • Accountable for maximising the safe delegation of authority and empowerment to Lab Chapters in line with the above and core principles of Transformation.

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!

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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