Lab Engineering Lead

  • Competitive
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 25 May 19

Lab Engineering Lead

End Date
Thursday 06 June 2019

Salary Range
£86,925 - £115,900

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Agile Working Options
Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary
Works with senior stakeholders to advocate engineering and deliver business value through sound and fully rounded engineering methods and principles, ensuring platforms and software are built consistently with relevant patterns and practices. Sets the approaches, principles and guidelines for the engineering team to operate within. Leads the engineering community by providing deep domain and technical expertise and providing a voice to engineers to identify and support the resolution of issues. Ensures technical debt and releases are prioritised accordingly. Able to continually develop themselves with industry best practice methods and tooling used across their engineering teams.

Job Description

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

We're innovating products that help transform customer journeys - making millions of people's lives simpler and better, all over the country, every single day.

There's never been a better time to be part of change - help us reinvent the boundaries of banking and we'll invest in your continued development, so you can craft your future career. An inclusive partnership and culture that offers you flexibility and helps you build the future you want, alongside a support network that inspires you to achieve the best for customers.

Sound like your kind of place?

The Lab Engineering Lead is a transformational leader who works collaboratively with other Lab roles to create empowered Teams who are motivated to take on business problems and realise value to customers through excellence in execution.

You could help make it possible...
The role will work alongside the Lab Product Lead in shaping the vision for the Lab, and as a result centre on setting the strategic direction for the engineering teams to demonstrate thought leadership on contemporary technical delivery, across the entire lifecycle, from idea to realisation of value.

What would you get involved with?
The Engineering Lab Lead is accountable for the Run function of software systems that the Lab owns, in terms of incident, problem management and resolution, including 24x7 support. This also includes system risks, software vendor management, route to live and system design. A core goal of the Lab Engineering Lead is to work with Lab Chapters to understand where systems need improvement and work with the Lab Product Owner to prioritise system improvements alongside the delivery of product features. This will often mean communicating the importance of system improvements in business terms so that benefits are clearly realised.

The Lab Engineering Lead is responsible for improving the Lab technical position whilst working and coaching a wide variety of technical Engineering disciplines, including Software Engineers, DevOps and Quality Engineers.

The Lab Engineering Lead also increases Engineering efficiency, quality and release velocity whilst recruiting, retaining and developing engineering talent by supporting and pioneering Engineering Chapters, Guilds and Community activities.

The Lab Engineering Lead fosters 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, fostering a test and learn approach, systems thinking and user experience led design. They share knowledge across Chapters and across broader Value Streams via Engineering Communities and Guilds.

The Lab Engineering Lead should drive a culture of learning and continuous improvement influenced by engineering best practice and a clear belief in contributing to InnerSource activities. Ideally the Lab Engineering Lead also attends and supports local technical Meetups whilst understanding the business benefits of leveraging and contributing to Open Source projects.

The ideal candidate will inspire delivery whilst encouraging simplicity and developing confidence & trust.

What will you get in return?

On top of our team ethos we're genuine about both equal opportunity and our colleagues representing the communities we serve - developing and advancing the best in our people.

You'll also get:

  • A base salary plus performance bonus, car allowance and a flexible cash pot to spend on benefits
  • A generous pension contribution and private health cover
  • 30 days leave and various Share schemes


So if you have the skills we're seeking and having a key role in a major digital transformation appeals then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. 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.