Big Data Solutions Architect

  • GBP52575 - GBP70100 per annum
  • Leeds, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 16 Jan 17


Our vision is to make Lloyds Banking Group the best bank for customers. 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 to put customers at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we also need to be the best bank for our colleagues and our communities - and we have a clear strategy in place to make this a reality. We are building on our many strengths: iconic brands, strong heritages and great people. To unlock the great potential in our business, we are becoming more efficient, more transparent, and more responsive to customers. Already the UK's largest community investor, we are giving even more back. Above all, we are putting customers first.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we have a clear purpose - to help Britain prosper. With a presence in nearly every home and community in the UK we are playing a central role in creating a thriving UK economy…

Our Group IT function dedicates its efforts to connecting customers and colleagues, powering our business to become the Best Bank for Customers. For IT professionals who can combine both technical credentials and the ability to communicate, there couldn't be a better time to develop your career with the UK's leading bank, as we continue to build an exciting future for our people and our customers...

Sitting within our Chief Information Office is a specialist team of Business Architects ensuring our platforms and systems across the enterprise enable us to remain a leading data and insight-led organisation.

We're currently looking for a 'Big Data' Solutions Architect who'll have a key role that matters in designing big data solutions from a set of diverse functional and non-functional business requirements.

We'll need you to have hands-on extensive experience with HADOOP (from admin and configuration to performance tuning) as you'll be responsible for over-seeing solution designs through their life-cycles into build and deployment.

You'll be adept in both the design and realisation of the technical architecture, embedding the application landscape and managing the development process along with a wide range of stakeholders' expectations.

As a data focussed Architect you'll have an awareness of latest industry technical developments, emerging trends and new technologies having moved into Data Solutions from traditional Solutions Architecture.

In addition to your HADOOP expertise we'll ideally like you to have wider experience working with other big data components such as MapReduce, Hive, HBase, Kafka, Spark, SQOOP, Flume and Cassandra. Additionally any experience with HortonWorks HADOOP distribution would be a huge advantage.

We'll also need you to have a firm understanding of major programming/scripting languages such as Java, Linux, PHP, Ruby, Python and/or R. Ideally you'll have experience in designing solutions for large data warehouses with a good understanding of both cluster and parallel architecture.

In return you'll enjoy our total commitment to your ongoing personal and professional development. Making you feel valued is important, so we're also one of the first major employers to promote flexible working to all its employees - we understand the importance of good work-life balance.

We offer a competitive salary, performance-related bonus, a flexible benefits system to suit your lifestyle, contributory pension scheme and wider colleague benefits from private health to colleague products and share schemes.

So if working on some of the largest big data projects around appeals and you've the background and skills we're seeking then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you…