Lead Cloud Engineer

Lloyds Banking Group
16 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Engineering team is looking for an experienced and passionate Cloud Engineer with strong hands-on development experience. As a Cloud Engineer you'll be an active and leading member of a cloud-focused team of engineers - working on one of the Group's flagship projects to deliver a strategic platform on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that will enable the business to realise the next generation of services that form the Bank's vision for 2020 and beyond!

The role will have end-to-end accountabilities including:

  • Shaping GCP and Cloud-technology roadmaps
  • Finding opportunities & use-cases for new features and cloud-based products
  • Collaboratively working with the business and other engineering teams to design then build and release enterprise-class solutions that progress the programme's roadmap
  • Appreciation for implications of operating in an enterprise environment
  • Ensuring released services are resilient and optimised for cost and scalability

The role will require you to be 'hands-on' and able to lead from the front - setting an example of behaviours and practices for team members to learn from and adopt in their own careers and development. This role will blend both deep domain and technical expertise within the Cloud topics.

What you'd get involved with:

  • Driving identification of opportunities for and delivery of enterprise-class automated solutions
  • End to End accountability for GCP and Cloud Technology Roadmaps
  • Lead the design and delivery of cloud platforms and automation systems
  • Identifies shortcomings and opportunities, including use cases for new features and cloud products, then suggests and implements improvements to existing business practices
  • Analyses and evaluates the feasibility/relevance of proposals for complex products/services, then develops and amends as necessary
  • Develops and/or delivers elements of a strategic planning system with guidance from senior colleagues.
  • At this level the role is looking for leadership and blend of both deep domain and technical expertise within a team and show great passion, coaching and developing people in a "player-coach" model.

What's needed to be considered for this job?


  • Must have leadership experience - not necessarily line management, but experience of leading and guiding colleagues/a team through projects of work from inception to delivery
  • Experience working with a broad set of GCP services
  • Ability to write scripts in the following languages: BASH, Python, Groovy
  • Delivered platforms based on the principles of Infrastructure as Code: Terraform
  • Recent experience using Kubernetes


  • A solid understanding of Cloud Security
  • Recent practical experience using Google SDK to deliver APIs + automation
  • Pipeline + automation: Understanding of Jenkins and how to extend it
  • GCP Professional Cloud Engineer (Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer; Professional Cloud Network Engineer; Professional Cloud Security Engineer)

About you:

  • Recent experience designing and delivering hybrid-cloud platforms and services, automated API-driven systems with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles and agile delivery models
  • Able to follow and iteratively improve domain-owned services as GCP and other cloud-based products mature + develop new features where other emerging technologies present an opportunity
  • Ability to work with architectural, business and other engineering leads to shape, design and engineer solutions
  • Ability to work with a team of engineers to deliver domain-owned deliverables and dependencies
  • Continuous curiosity to learn and develop themselves with industry best practice methods and tooling in the cloud function
  • Technology agnostic and are willing to adapt their approach in pursuit of the best solution

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.

Together we make it possible.

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

  • A performance share bonus
  • A generous pension contribution
  • A flex cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestyle
  • 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!

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