Senior Manager Big Data Engineer x2

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol, UK
Closing date
5 Oct 2020

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Senior Manager Big Data Engineer (x2 positions)

Lloyds Banking Group


Salary & Benefits: £65,700 to 87,600 plus annual personal bonus percentage, 16% employer pension,, 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. We also offer flexible working hours and agile working practices. Working for Lloyds is great!

Who are Lloyds Banking Group?

As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first and achieve our vision of being the best bank for our customers.

We're committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and communities we serve - where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit.

Who are Data Content Services & Group Transformation?

We are responsible for Hadoop based Systems of Insight within Lloyds Banking Group. The largest retail Bank in the UK. Whilst currently on-prem, we will move to the cloud, making this a fantastic time to join our journey. We work closely with strategic suppliers and partners to provide the data solutions, technology & processes to enable the Group's Business Value Streams to process, analyse and understand the data they use day to day This lab therefore plays a key role in helping the Group deliver its stated mission of being the Best Bank for Customers and Helping Britain Prosper.

We are the owners of the Enterprise Data Hub- a Hadoop implementation based upon Hive and Spark, currently favouring Scala. Lloyds Banking Group has also signed up to a strategic partnership with Google to utilise their Cloud Platform services (GCP) to create a new strategic platform for the Group to prepare our Bank of the Future service for customers. We anticipate very significant opportunity for review of our systems, data processing methods and approaches which you would be a key part of.

What exactly what I be responsible for?

You would be responsible for delivering the highest quality data processing and analytical systems, managing multiple teams of up to 40 staff, working in Agile projects comprised of multidisciplinary teams, represent the team in senior management meetings, help to set and drive strategic direction, continue to work hands-on 20-30% of your time, provide technical counsel and design leadership, to drive technology roadmaps and be ready to adapt to whatever else comes along as needed!

You'll understand key business and lab priorities, facilitate solution designs and identify potential technical impediments then work to resolve them.

We're keen on automation, so we would like to see you "mastering the art of laziness" to implement automation wherever suitable and advantageous to do so.

We are a huge organisation with lots of moving parts, complex systems, processes and procedures, so you should be comfortable with ambiguity and have experience of delivery in both traditional fast path Waterfall and Agile methods.

What do we want to see from applicants?

We like to see people applying from diverse organisational, cultural and technological backgrounds and believe this is critical to success. In terms of minimum criteria we will need to see when applying, you would need to be able to demonstrate that you have prior experience providing strategic direction and vision around big data systems (Large scale Hadoop, Spark, Beam, Flume or similar data processing paradigms), the associated data transformation and ETL experience, plus prior senior management experience both setting direction and staff management.

On a personal level we would want to see a passion for what can be done with big data systems, excellent people and communication skills, including the ability to influence and effectively communicate with a wide variety of technical and non-technical staff.

We believe in staying hands-on at the senior management level and would expect roughly 20-30% of your time to stay on the tools. In terms of technologies you should have good knowledge of big data systems, ideally Hadoop/Spark, with programming skills in languages like Scala, Python or Java but we are not precious about which.

Together we make it possible.

Interested but have a query before you apply? Please feel free to reach out to Jon Barratt (Talent Manager for Lloyds Banking Group) via linked in.
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