Commercial Digital Solution Architect (IBM WebSphere)

Lloyds Banking Group
£60696 - £67440 per annum + Benefits
13 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lloyds Banking Group is the largest provider of digital banking products in the UK. Day after day, more and more customers are accessing their accounts using desktop and mobile with over a billion logons to our digital banking services last year. There couldn't be a better time to join us as we work to become the best bank for customers and continue to build an exciting future for our people.

Joining our Digital & Transformation team as a Solution Architect in Commercial Digital, you'll be part of our exciting Digital journey in a role that really matters.

You'll lead the solution architecture for Commercial Business within the Digital portfolio, working in a multi-disciplined autonomous team delivering change through agile methodologies.

Designing solutions and roadmaps to address complex business challenges across a broad portfolio of work and then communicating them clearly both within your team and to external stakeholders

Providing technical leadership to the architects/designers/engineers in your team being able to lead on both enterprise architecture and software engineering issues

Designing solutions that consider cost and benefit drivers; identifying opportunities to drive value through creation of features and a minimal viable product

Leading both design assurance reviews and production incidents / technical recovery

You'd be responsible for leading architecture design of solutions and roadmaps across a broad portfolio of work that will address complex business challenges, developing the overall roadmap for both Digital and the bank's overall Enterprise Architecture.

We are looking for a Solution Architect who can demonstrate strong technical product experience of:
IBM WebSphere Portal Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server
IBM WebSphere DataPower
IBM WebSphere Message Broker / Integration Bus
JSF, Java (Certified)
F5, Hibernate
Javascript Applications (Dojo, React, JQuery)
Specifically, you will have experience designing and developing web applications in a WebSphere (or similar) environments, as well as integrating varied application into such an environment

Also, with a relevant and proven experience in the following areas:
Defining and developing architectures for digital platforms, with specific experience of Commercial Banking clients, products and services
Designing solutions in a large and complex environment with demanding non-functional requirements and complex application landscape.

Managing solution design at the portfolio level in an agile environment, with many projects in flight; good organisational and multi-tasking is a must as is the ability to making rigorous decisions at pace.

Extensive stakeholder management experience; able to identify key players in delivering the business outcome and to ensure that their needs are fully represented

Transforming or improving the way change is delivered, you'll have taken ownership beyond your own assignment or area to make a difference and drive a better outcome for the organisation and customer

Technical Lead in all phases of software delivery lifecycle (onshore and offshore) - working closely with engineers to provide technical leadership

You'll have a broad range of technical skills with experience in web and digital integration with core banking systems - Customer, Account, Payments, Treasury.

In return, Lloyds Banking Group rewards performance through our award-winning benefits package. You'll also have full support to assist you in meeting personal and professional objectives and development goals.

Salary range is £60696 - £67440 and is agreed based on experience. The benefits package is in addition to the range quoted.

The role is based in our Chiswell Street office, London - 5 minutes' walk from Barbican tube station.

Opening date: 11 April 2017
Closing Date: 11 May 2017