Lloyds Banking Group
Role: Head of Engineering
Location: London, hybrid working, 3 days in the office, the rest from home.
Salary & Benefits: £120,000 to £160,000 base salary, plus annual personal bonus, (up to 40%) 15% employer pension contribution (when you put in 6%), 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.
We offer flexible working hours, to give you a good work life balance, agile working practices and are a very family friendly company.
Who are we?
Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s biggest Retail, Digital and Mobile bank with over 30 million customers and a big responsibility to help Britain Prosper. We’re in the middle of a £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 collaborative, empowered, inclusive and skilled team of engineers. 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.
Collaboration is critical to the success of this role. As Head of Engineering, you’ll work collaboratively with Head of Product, other technical teams, and platform teams alongside other engineering leads within the platform. You’ll work hand-in-hand leading the teams with the Product Owner to:
Jointly assume the ownership, development, and accountability of strategic and quarterly objectives & key results, and are incentivised against a balanced set of business and technology outcomes.
Optimise, evolve, and deliver an efficient operating model.
Support shaping of the roadmap and prioritising outcomes which are critical to keep the solution / product in good health.
Create an organisation that is truly data driven and providing the best value propositions to our customers.
Define the What and How the team deliver, through a combination of engineering solutions and changes to our ways of working i.e. agile and instrumentation.
What you’ll get involved in:
As our Head of Engineering, you’ll lead the technical direction and develop tech strategy in collaboration with business and enterprise architects. You’ll drive the core technology agenda within the platform. You’ll be responsible for the technical roadmap, management of technical debt and other technical demands. You’ll be accountable for the engineering teams that will design, build, integrate, deploy, and run the system. Particularly software, that supports the business and operations, with a focus on resilience, low latency, reusability, accessibility by third parties as well as scalability.
About the teams:
We work flexibly and operate a hybrid working pattern. The teams are located in London, and a handful of locations in India. We have a team with varied strengths across subject areas such as Software Engineering, DevOps, and Quality Engineering. As the Engineering lead you have responsibility for hiring and growing our existing engineering talent, enabling teams and individuals to maximise their potential.
What you can bring to the role:
The role will be suited to someone who combines leadership skills with strong technical experience and comes from a hands on an engineering background.
As a leader, you:
Drive large teams (100+) strategically and help them to push the boundaries to spearhead into future barring the limitations.
Enable a culture based on the fundamentals of psychological safety instilling confidence, authenticity and trust throughout your teams.
Create a culture of learning and continuous improvement through a “Fail Fast, Learn Faster” mentality within teams to experiment and test new ways of engineering, to act as a change agent for engineering and team culture, and to cultivate a systems-thinking and user-experience led design approach.
Have a strong passion for and technical understanding of end to end systems including customer facing interfaces and backend and can provide support, knowledge and mentoring to the teams.
Lead designing operating models, develop hiring strategy and help teams to scale support business growth utilising lean and agile principles
Encourage teams to use the best engineering practices, tooling, and methods and contribute towards inner-source activities and attend MeetUps.
Leading & successfully delivering large scale projects (£15M+)
As an Engineer, you:
Understand Web, Microservices, Cloud Migrations / Monolith to Cloud
Understand Systems Thinking and Service Design to mitigate reactive solutions that leads to further technical debt.
Understand the benefits of BDD & TDD and ensure engineers write upfront tests against team defined agile definitions and delivery stories.
Automation of everything will be a priority.
Have proven understanding of the entire software development lifecycle and experience in end- to- end delivery of software products along with knowledge of modern software development toolsets including DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery.
What you’ll get in return:
We have the scale to provide genuine opportunities to develop and achieve a rewarding and fulﬁlling career. We can offer working outside the traditional 9:5 a with flexible and hybrid working patterns and happy to have a conversation about what might work for you
We’re also passionate about diversity and equal opportunity with industry recognition across gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and families. And being disability positive, reasonable adjustments can be accommodated in our Recruitment process.
So if this sounds of interest and you’ve the relevant skills and experience then we’d love to hear from you!