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Enterprise Architect - Investment Banking

Lloyds Banking Group
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21 Apr 2021

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About Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is changing. We are the UK's leading bank and are now investing circa £3bn over the next 3 years to completely transform and optimise our application landscape. With architecture in the forefront of this transformation, we're looking for architecture leaders to provide thought leadership and help define and drive the new strategy for the bank.

Technology is at the heart of our business and architecture is at the heart of technology leadership - it is an integral part of our corporate strategy. As we go through this business and IT transformation, we need to be innovative, creative, and forward thinking. Our goal is to ensure our services are based on modern, scalable, and resilient technologies that deliver value to both our customers and our business. Our culture brings together hardworking, driven people from a diverse set of backgrounds - people at the core of who we are.

About the role

This role is part of the Commercial Enterprise Architecture team facing off to the Markets business as well as to their delivery organisations. You'll be joining senior team of dynamic strategy-oriented enterprise architects, passionate about partnership and collaboration with stakeholders. The central team is small however this role will include the leadership of the federated solution architect community.

Aligning with the business and group technology strategy, you'll be accountable for defining the target architecture as well as the roadmaps to achieve it as well as ultimately accountable for all the architecture decisions for the area you support. There is an element of governance as part of this role, but this should be implemented through collaboration and partnership rather than policing.

In your role you'll have an opportunity to engage with senior leaders (including CxO) from both the business and IT advising them on technology strategy and partnering with them to define the right solutions to meet the needs of their rapidly changing business. This needs to balance the needs of the current with the needs of the transformed future trying to minimise technical debt whilst enabling the business outcomes.

Given the transformation journey we're about to embark on, there has never been a more exciting and impactful time to join the Enterprise Architecture team as we redefine the future of the bank.

About you

Essential skills

  • A strong, broad technical background in Investment Banking, Markets or Treasury (trading).
  • Ability to credibly talk with the business about their strategy and how your strategy enables their future requirements.
  • A good understanding of the benefits of Enterprise Architecture and able to articulate this to stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate equally well with business and technological communities at all levels including CxO.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • A genuine passion to do the right thing.
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to logically decompose complex problems.
  • A strong collaborator able to work in and lead virtual teams to a common goal.

Desirable skills

  • A good understanding of market trends.
  • Experience in wholesale transformation design.
  • Come from a solution architect/ engineering background.

What Lloyds Banking Group can offer?

Lloyds is a high collaborative, strategically led organisation providing you with a diverse, energising, and lively environment that focuses on equal opportunity and real career progression. We take your personal and professional development very seriously ensuring that all have the necessary growth opportunities and ability to diversify their LBG career if they wish.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a great package that includes a performance-linked bonus, generous pension contribution, 30 days annual leave, flexible benefits cash pot that includes access to private medical and other insurance choices, as well as access to a range of share schemes and financial products!

If you have the motivation, passion, and experience to join our transformation journey... we will bring opportunities on a scale and breadth few organisations can match!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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