Cloud Solution Architect - GCP

Cloud Solution Architect - GCP

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
£ 70,000 - £ 110,000 Per Year Salary
Date Posted
9 months ago
Jessica Jones
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Job Description



End Date

Friday 17 September 2021

Salary Range

£81,120 - £101,400

We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options

Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary

***The base salary banding for this role is £81,000 - £120,000 in London and £70,000 - £105,000 outside of London, plus the benefits listed below.***

Job Description

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s largest Digital, Retail and Commercial Bank with a focus on Helping Britain Prosper.

We’re on the mission to build the bank of the future, and we need your help do it! Continuing our extensive transformation programme, we\'re redefining what a bank is from the inside out. Our technology, our culture, and our mind-set is changing to craft a true engineering-led organisation.

Our Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) is looking for a Cloud Solution Architect who can combine technical thought and leadership skills to help drive strategy and adoption of a variety of cloud based solutions. Working as part of the Cloud CoE team, you\'ll have knowledge of both fields with a deep expertise in at least one of them. Experience of delivering scale solutions on private and public clouds is expected, together with the hunger and curiosity to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date as the industry continues to transform.

This is a hands-on role, designing the blueprints with the Engineering team and maintain the tagging standards for the Cloud Platform, you’ll work closely alongside our engineering and operations teams to ensure the strategy and architecture delivers the outcomes we\'re seeking. You’ll also provide an architecture steer to the Cloud Platform inside the Cloud CoE, supporting engineering teams to ensure alignment with enterprise architecture.

This role is not just about technical skills, the ability to command the respect of and provide leadership to stakeholders from across the organisation. We expect you to be able to view problems from many different perspectives and build architectural strategies and solutions that are not only technically sound, but also include regulatory, commercial and organisational aspects when appropriate.

You’ll bring the skills and passion to lead us further along our cloud journey… and we’ll bring opportunities on a scale not many organisations can match. So if being a part of this journey appeals and you’ve the cloud architecture experience we’re seeking then get in touch, we\'ve a challenge for you.

What you’d get involved with

  • Working hands on with the Engineers and Product owners including the direct relationship with Enterprise Architecture
  • Meeting the needs of significant customers related to a range of products and services and/or manages a customer advisor team over a given area.
  • Taking ownership of implementing a team\'s formal development framework with mentorship from senior colleagues, while informally mentoring others throughout the organisation in area of expertise and pursuing and investing in opportunities for own personal development.
  • Designing reusable patterns and blueprints to enable Cloud Platform scaling policy, currency management, portability, data resilience strategies
  • Designing and architect the Cloud products alongside the engineering teams to remain withing the governed architecture
  • Engaging with senior business leaders to understand long-term strategic challenges.
  • Advising and support the PO to build Cloud products and services that support the business need 
  • Providing integrated long-term solutions and strategies for a significant area of responsibility, e.g. a function to support the execution of business strategy.
  • Developing and/or delivering a plan for significant aspects of a research programme with guidance from senior colleagues.
  • Developing the strategy to achieve long-term business needs for an area of business and/or significant function by anticipating broad trends, complex challenges and opportunities and ensures implementation and execution of the strategy in order to enable the success of the enterprise.

What’s needed to be considered for this job?


  • Delivering cost effective architectures
  • Personal and team budget control
  • Delivery of own agreed plan to build the business
  • Delivery of improved business processes
  • Evidence of strategic business impact
  • Effective risk management and control with timely identification and management of issues
  • Colleague engagement/retention
  • Evidence of self and colleague development
  • Experience with Cloud Service Provider technologies e.g. Azure, GCP, AWS.
  • Experience of Public Cloud security tools & technologies


  • Cloud Native principles & supporting technologies e.g. Microservices, DevOps, Containers & CI/CD
  • Open Source Software, principles & culture
  • Experience of Cloud based workloads, at web-scale.
  • Experience of large-scale workload migrations, from traditional hosting environments to Cloud

What you\'d get in return:

Offering you both opportunity and profile - we\'ll provide you with a diverse, energising and lively environment that focuses on equal opportunity and real career progression.

We\'ll take your personal and professional development very seriously and enable you to make a genuine difference to millions throughout your career with us.

We offer flexible working for our roles, please raise and discuss it further with us so we accommodate your requirements. 

Together we make it possible.

We\'ll also give you a broad remuneration package which includes:

  • Discretionary bonus: up to 40% of basic salary
  • Generous pension contribution - up to 13% employer contribution
  • A flex cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestyle – cash sum of 4% of salary
  • Private health cover
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Various share schemes including free shares

So if you have a desire to work in a challenging Engineering role in a dynamic environment with quality at the heart of thinking, whilst gaining skills and experience within a friendly and motivated team then get in touch, we\'d love to hear from you!

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.

***The base salary banding for this role is £81,000 - £110,000 in London and £70,000 - £100,000 outside of London, plus the above listed benefits.***

At Lloyds Banking Group, we\'re driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain recover. 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\'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 we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

In order to meet regulatory requirements under the conduct rules, the Group expects that all colleagues applying for or undertaking a role which is covered by these rules must abide by them at all times. You must keep the interests of customers and clients at the forefront of your daily activities and exercise appropriate skill, diligence and integrity in all aspects of your role to avoid any breaches of the conduct rules.

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