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Product Owner - Data Gateway Lab

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

Job Details

End Date
Thursday 02 May 2024

Salary Range
£71,825 - £84,500

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Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
The purpose of the Product Owner is the overall ownership for a single product backlog which contains 2-3 features, journeys or technology components. They are typically a Lab or Team Lead (containing 2-3 Feature or Component teams), reporting into the Business Platform Lead or Lab Lead.

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Product Owner - Data Gateway Lab

LOCATION: Manchester

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in one of our office hubs listed above

About this opportunity

We're the Data Gateway Lab, building and managing the future centralised nervous system, using the power of our existing batch technologies centred on IBM’s Infosphere DataStage stack, alongside our emerging cloud strategy and real time streaming analytics capability to get closer to our customers.

This will be the backbone of our EasyIngest and Data Wrangling product set. Our goal is to democratise Lloyds Bank’s dataset. We’re currently supporting 1000’s of processes across the Bank, acting as the Enterprise Data Integration function within the Bank for Retail, Insurance, Risk, Fraud, Customer Insight, Commercial and Corporate businesses.

Reporting into the Lead Product Owner for the Data Gateway Lab, We're looking for an outstanding Product Owner to help drive forward the vision and roadmap for our enterprise sourcing and ingestion products which will support the needs of all our business areas, helping unlock and accelerate business benefits.

About us

We’re on an exciting journey and there couldn’t be a better time to join us. The investments we’re making in our people, data, and technology are leading to innovative projects, fresh possibilities, and countless new ways for our people to work, learn, and thrive.

Here's how you'll make the difference..

  • Building effective relationships with internal and external customers & teams that the Data Gateway lab depends on; engaging with senior business leaders to understand long-term strategic challenges.
  • Meeting the needs and requirements of collaborators related to a product set and services aligned to the Bank’s strategy.
  • Staying up to date with industry best practice and product and making recommendations on relevant POCs or new product features
  • Defining the product roadmap, including Jira initiatives, epics, stories, and owning the Jira backlog
  • Working with teams of engineers in the UK and India, clarifying the product vision, acceptance criteria, and priorities
  • Reporting on delivery progress to the stakeholders and the leadership team, highlighting risks and issues in a timely manner and recommending approaches for resolution.
  • Collaborating with the team of engineers & the Integrator on identifying & implementing the necessary governance steps as well as supporting interlocking across partner teams
  • Working closely with the Business Agility Lead to continuously improve the productivity of your team.

What you'll need

  • Strength in collaboration as Data & Machine Learning Platform requires its Labs and Programmes to collaborate in building end-to-end Data products and services across LBG; so, collaboration needs to be a key part of your DNA.
  • A strategic problem solver, when defining a product vision and direction in the delivery of a complete product experience from initiation to implementation and support.
  • An experienced product owner and leader, able to inspire and encourage the best from their teams, who can relate to our customer’s challenges and translate their emotions into real solutions.
  • Expertise in product ownership and management, proto-typing, building, deploying, and maintaining large scale data solutions.
  • Ability to lead a team, aligning them toward common goals with conviction, compassion, and tact.
  • Ability to communicate, translate and present critical information to multi-skilled people and teams at different levels in the organisation, understanding their differing needs.
  • A researcher who has a deep understanding of their customers and market with the ability to untangle and interpret the wealth of information into meaningful strategies.
  • Data domain skills and an understanding of the technology behind your product as well as understanding how it is built and that entails methodologies, processes and tools used to create efficient teams and agile delivery.
  • Strength in financial management so that you can operate as an accountant for your product.


  • Database technology experience such as Teradata, Oracle, Hadoop, DB2 and familiarity with NoSQL databases.
  • Technical know-how of data sourcing, ingestion and data wrangling products and how they fit with cloud technologies.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary, mixed, geographically distributed teams across the project lifecycle.

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

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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