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Technical Product Owner - Cloud Native Lab

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Halifax, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details

End Date
Wednesday 01 May 2024

Salary Range
£71,825 - £84,500

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Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working

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Job Description

TITLE: Technical Product Owner - Cloud Native Lab

LOCATION(S): Halifax, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, or London

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Two days per week (or 40% of your time) at one of the above office locations

About this opportunity

This is your chance to bring your experience of cloud computing and product ownership to a bigger stage, to directly play a role in shaping and delivering the technologies that will underpin our Bank of the Future, helping to shape the world of finance for good.

The Cloud team is on the journey to create the next generation technical platform for Lloyds Banking Group that will be at the core of one of the UK's biggest financial service transformations!

We're seeking highly experienced, motivated, and innovative Product Owners to play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the technical direction of our Cloud Native Product Teams. As a key enabler, the Cloud Native Lab develops and executes on roadmaps covering a range of Google Cloud and Azure products, including serverless, container, compute, service mesh, API management, networking and data technologies.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious team with the purpose of driving our tech modernisation agenda and enable the Group to accelerate and become the biggest Fintech in the UK.

The ideal applicant will have a passion for Cloud Technology and dedication to delivering scalable, resilient, high-quality, solutions.

Day to day, you’ll:
  • Be a self-motivated and proactive individual who has an eye on the bigger picture but can apply laser focus to ensure delivery.
  • Have a solid sense of ownership and integrity who enjoys working and be a great collaborator across internal, external, and 3rd party teams.
  • Listen, influence, challenge, build trust and consensus from both your team and customers alike, whilst acting as the voice of the customer
  • Have a collaborative, approachable and friendly style, establishing a culture of continuous improvement, driving innovation through trust and empowerment of their team.
  • Stay calm & resilient under pressure and ensure the team always do the right thing by the customer, whilst appreciating things won’t always go right first time and are not afraid to challenge the ‘norm’.
  • A great multi-tasker, switching between different activities and responsibilities throughout your day.
  • Liaise and collaborate with different levels of colleagues up to exec level to deliver a best-in-class cloud platform.
  • Be comfortable in the mentoring and development of the team.


What you’ll need:
  • A strong background in technical delivery of either Software Engineering or Infrastructure Engineering related products, based on public cloud technologies.
  • Experience of shaping Product Vision & building Product Roadmaps working closely with customers to define, then multiple parties to communicate content and benefit.
  • Experience shaping a technical design for a product and able to apply your expert knowledge and background to ensure no gaps in overall Product Development.
  • Expert knowledge in building and managing comprehensive Product Backlogs using JIRA including defining User Stories and Acceptance Criteria.
  • Expertise in prioritisation, co-ordinating and driving delivery of a backlog using Agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban).
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other parties with respect to understanding and managing dependencies, including definition, prioritisation and tracking the work to successful conclusion.
  • Experience of delivery and operating of applications/systems within an enterprise production setting, together with demonstrable proficiency in being able to navigate change governance, risk and financial management processes.
  • Has excellent communication skills for interaction with both our customers and the many Product teams of highly skilled engineers.
  • Ability to work with multiple 3rd Party Vendors, building effective, partnering relationships.


And any experience of these would be really useful:
  • Delivering and running solutions that utilise Public Cloud related products from Google and/or Azure.
  • Working with Cloud Service Providers, influencing their own product roadmaps.
  • Container orchestration (Kubernetes); Networking technologies; Service Mesh; Databases and data storage; API Management; Compute offerings.
  • CI/CD technologies, e.g. Harness; Jira and Jira Align; Version control software, e.g. GitHub
  • An understanding of cloud security best practises and principles
  • Google Cloud and/or Azure Intermediate/Advanced level certifications.


About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organization 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 organizations 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

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.

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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