End Date Sunday 03 September 2023 Salary Range Â£66,861 - Â£74,290 We support agile working â click here for more information on agile working options. Agile Working Options Hybrid Working Job Description Summary â¢ Collaborating with Product Owners, Platform Leads, Enterprise Architects & Engineers to create the Architectural runway for our Platform teams. Once baselined, our Solution Architects continuously invest in maintaining the Architecture runway underpinning our Platform teams. â¢ Partner with Enterprise Architecture & service providers to elaborate on solutions, their interfaces and validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives and software lifecycle risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies. â¢ Providing analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs using relevant architectural building blocks as well as producing designs for features that enable frequent incremental customer value delivery. â¢ Promoting adaptive design practises to drive collaboration across Platform teams centring on a common vision with continuous feedback. â¢ Owning the technical design risks or issues and driving resolution through architectural or agile practises. â¢ Participating in Agile ceremonies, elicit requirements, shape & validate designs or prototypes that deliver customer outcomes that align to our target architecture. â¢ Leveraging industry best practise, frameworks, standards & policies in creating opportunities & value for our customers. â¢ Contributing to the financial investment process to obtain funding for key solution opportunities. â¢ Setting guiding principles and solution success criteria for platform capability or feature development across our Platforms. â¢ Providing oversight & foster built in quality, decoupled & modernised architectures. â¢ Supporting Product Owners & Platform Leads in identifying, articulating and impact assessing software & infrastructure currency risks or issues, offering options & recommendations on action planning & continuously evergreening solutions/systems within the Platform. â¢ Supporting Product Owners & Platform Leads on the technical aspect of activities linked with Platform financial estimation, spend or risk management processes in line with the platform roadmap. Job Description Location: Bristol Hours: Full time Working Pattern: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of our time in at one of our office sites. About this Opportunity Lloyds Banking Group is the UK biggest Retail, Digital and Mobile bank with over 30 million customers and a big responsibility to help Britain Prosper. Weâre in the middle of a Â£3bn investment into our People, Platforms and Data as part of our strategy to build the Bank of the Future and grow sustainably. This is a time of growth for the platform. We're passionate about building a Diverse, collaborative, empowered and skilled team. We're on the journey to simplify and modernise our tech stack and innovate using new technologies. We're keen to move towards our target state with a cloud first (private and public) approach in our hosting strategy and to transform our systems from monolith to microservices whilst decommissioning our legacy estate. About the role: Whoever joins the team will play critical role in crafting solutions that can provide continuous flow and will be responsible for: Partner with Enterprise Architecture & service providers to elaborate on solutions, their interfaces and validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives and software lifecycle risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies. Providing analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs using relevant architectural building blocks as well as producing designs for features that enable frequent incremental customer value delivery. Promoting adaptive design practises to drive collaboration across Platform teams centring on a common vision with continuous feedback. Participating in Agile ceremonies, elicit requirements, shape & validate designs or prototypes that deliver customer outcomes that align to our target architecture. Demonstrating industry best practise, frameworks, standards & policies in crafting opportunities & value for our customers. Contributing to the financial investment process to acquire funding for key solution opportunities. Setting guiding principles and solution success criteria for platform capability or feature development across our Platforms. Providing oversight & foster built in quality, decoupled & modernised architectures. Supporting Product Owners & Platform Leads in identifying, articulating and impact assessing software & infrastructure currency risks or issues, offering options & recommendations on action planning & continuously Evergreening solutions/systems within the Platform. Help develop our talented people evangelise for the architecture principles through mentoring, coaching and participation. What youâll need Your contribution will be instrumental to our strategy of simplifying, modernising, and de-risking the Group technology landscape, ensuring value for customers and shareholders. This role is key to driving the long-term sustainability and integrity of the organisation. We need a Solution Architect who understands the challenges of modern architecture and builds a compelling strategic vision and will understand a wide array of technology implications including people and process, bringing this to your integrated view of design. Experience weâre looking for: Are experienced working in multi-disciplinary product, feature or platform teams. Have experiences in systems engineering or solution architecture with appreciation of software development processes such as Behaviour Driven Development & Test Driven Development. Worked with collaborators to influence their thinking about what is possible through technology innovation. Have understanding & experiences in applying different project, architecture, life cycling and risk management methods to bring in customer value. Demonstrate strong understanding of solution & software architecture patterns. Have experience in defining and/or operating environments embracing Agile Architecture, Emergent & Intentional architecture techniques. Experience of systems or solutions development, change lifecycle, release management at web-scale. Experience in partnering & collaborating with Enterprise, Security, Data & Infrastructure architects to create customer value or tackle business problems. Proficient & demonstrable experience in leading activities associated to Architectural Governance, Risk Management or Compliance processes. Familiarity of Architectural Frameworks such as TOGAF, Archimate, Cloud Architectures or similar. Have an ability to understand how and where third party products could be deployed, including solid understanding of vendor evaluation and selection processes & best practises. Prior experience in Mobile native, Cross platform/Hybrid App, API Gateway Management and microservices domain. About working for us Our focus is to ensure that weâre 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 organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. Weâre disability confident. So, if youâd like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes. Just let us know. We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes: â¢ A generous pension contribution of up to 15% â¢ An annual performance-related bonus â¢ Share schemes including free shares â¢ Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping â¢ 30 days holiday with bank holidays on top â¢ 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 weâre building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference. For over 320 years weâve been making a difference to the lives of customers, businesses and communities. With us, youâll be helping Britain prosper. Youâll be part of an ever-changing industry, playing a key role in shaping the financial services of the future whilst supporting our customersâ changing needs. 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