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Database Technical Lead

Lloyds Banking Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Tuesday 23 April 2024

Salary Range
£100,657 - £118,420

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Job Description Summary

Job Description

Database Technical Lead

Lloyds Banking Group

London- hybrid working two days per week in the office & rest from home.

Salary & Benefits:£100,657 to £130,262 per annum (experience dependent), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, flexible benefits package, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.


The Data Resilience team is a new chapter within the Chief Data and Analytics Office. We have the responsibility to facilitate the identification, end-to end data flow mapping, and assessment of IBS critical technical assets to establish the Data Resilience position and proactively mitigate Group exposure to data loss or corruption events.

Disruptions are inevitable and regulators expect Financial Institutions to take the necessary steps to protect data and recover from severe but plausible data loss or corruption events, such as a cyber-attack, to meet IBS impact tolerance thresholds.

Data Resilience purpose is to proactively protect the integrity, availability, and security of our data to mitigate the risk of disruption to the Group’s Important Business Services.

About the Role

As the Data Resilience Data Engineer, you will focus on ensuring IBS critical data is stored, managed, and processed effectively to maintain the availability, confidentiality and integrity and fulfil the Group’s Important Business Services. This will safeguard our critical data and associated assets from vulnerabilities and threats that could lead to a compromise of the integrity and availability leading to customer harm.

The role requires ambitious individuals with a proactive, can-do attitude and solution-oriented approach to deliver at pace.

Key Responsibilities:

Be the technical data reliability point of contact for data resilience.

Provide input and direction on database resilience assessments to identify gaps that could lead to IBS Impact Tolerance thresholds being breached.

Develop database optimisation initiatives to drive improvement and guidance for Operational Resilience and change frameworks.

Oversee the development of database controls and collaborate with platform teams and Chief Security Office to remediate security gaps.

Embed proactive database hygiene, including ROT data, compression rates, effective maintenance plans and compaction & reorganisation across IBS critical applications.

Ensure Data Resilience Information Asset Register (IAR) for databases is accurately maintained.
  • Perform horizon scanning and provide input to group policies and procedures.
  • Review backup and recovery procedures for IBS critical databases
  • Support and grow team members in database domains of data resilience.
  • Present data resilience database gaps to peers and senior collaborators.

What we're looking for;

We'd welcome applicants from diverse cultural and technological backgrounds, however financial services exposure will be important for this position.We'll need to see evidence of the following in your CV;
  • Experience as a Senior Lead Database Administrator, including exposure to Oracle, MS SQL, (DB2 andIMS desirable)
  • Knowledge of traditional Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, zOS, F5)
  • Experience in Data Fabric and Data Mesh concepts, including Systems of Record, Engagement and Insight strategies
  • Experience in database management and optimisation, i.e. reorganisation and rebuild.
  • Strong knowledge of database backup and recovery procedures
  • Experience of incident response (triage, classification, investigation, and escalation)
  • Proficient in database encryption at rest, in transit and in memory
  • Financial Services experience and exposure to some but not all; payments, cards, pensions, insurance, markets, trade & settlement, logon customer journeys.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills to discuss and describe the target architecture with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Its great if you have:
  • Knowledge of Extract, Transform & Load (ETL), Disaster Recovery or back-up and restore domains.
  • Public cloud data management experience including Databricks, MongoDB, CockcroachDB, GCP Dataproc, BigQuery.
  • Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) and Warehouse (EDW)
  • Prior experience working of supporting or remediating resilience issues on assets such as batch, messaging queues, third party data connections, data recovery & backup, data vaulting, data integrity.

About working for us.

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.

We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

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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