Middleware Technical Lead (Data Resilience)


    Lloyds Banking Group

    Middleware Technical Lead (Data Resilience)

    Lloyds Banking Group

    Bristol, Manchester or Edinburgh – hybrid working two days per week in the office & rest from home.

    Salary & Benefits: £80,206 to £94,360 per annum (experience dependent), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, flexible benefits package, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.


    Disruptions are inevitable and regulators expect Financial Institutions to take the necessary steps to protect data and recover from severe but plausible data loss or corruption events, such as a cyber-attack, to meet IBS impact tolerance thresholds.

    Data Resilience purpose is to proactively protect the integrity, availability, and security of our data to mitigate the risk of disruption to the Group’s Important Business Services.

    The Data Resilience team have 3 main objectives to achieve this:

    • Identify & define assets that are critical to the delivery of Important Business Services.

    • Map the end-to-end data flow of critical assets from source to consumer of each Important Business Service

    • Assess resilience maturity of critical assets to identify gaps that could impact the Group’s ability to maintain service within ITOL.

    About the Role

    As the Data Resilience Middleware Technical Lead, you’ll focus on mapping and assuring the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL), including transfer mechanisms, capabilities of each critical asset required to fulfil the Group’s Important Business Services.

    This will safeguard our critical data and associated assets from vulnerabilities and threats that could lead to a compromise of the integrity and availability leading to customer harm.

    The role requires ambitious individuals with a proactive, can-do attitude and solution-oriented approach to deliver at pace.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Support platform, infrastructure and middleware teams to deliver resilient solutions for IBS critical assets

    • Provide input and direction on middleware and ETL assessments to identify gaps that could lead to IBS Impact Tolerance thresholds being breached.

    • Develop initiatives and guidance for Operational Resilience and change frameworks.

    • Oversee the development of data movement controls and collaborate with platform teams and Group Chief Operating Office to remediate security gaps.

    • Lead the definition of IBS critical batch to the workload scheduler critical path handler

    • Ensure Data Resilience Information Asset Register (IAR) for middleware components are accurately maintained.

    • Perform horizon scanning and provide input to group policies and procedures.

    • Support and grow team members in ETL domains of data resilience.

    • Present data resilience gaps to peers and senior collaborators

    What we’re looking for;

    We’d welcome applicants from diverse cultural and technological backgrounds, however financial services exposure will be important for this position. We’ll need to see evidence of the following in your CV;

    • Operating at a senior management / Senior Engineering level with experience in Infrastructure administration, Middleware & integration.

    • Experience of event streaming and batch processing, including point-to-point data transfer

    • Proficient in Cryptographic key management and encryption deployments.

    • Knowledge of Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, zOS, CentOS, Unix, Ubuntu and Solaris) and network protocols

    • Familiar with analytic platforms and databases such as MSSQL, Kafka, S3, etc

    • Experience in data movement tooling (IBM MQ, IBM Connect:Direct, sFTP)

    • Solid experience (desirable certification) in Disaster Recovery, back-up and restore, cyber threats and monitoring, data encryption domains.

    • Financial Services experience and exposure to understanding some but not all; payments, cards, pensions, insurance, markets, trade & settlement, logon customer journeys.

    • Technical knowledge of FCA, PRA, EBA guidelines on operational resilience.

    Its great if you have:

    • Experience in Data Fabric and Data Mesh concepts

    • Data replication and failover technologies

    • Experience with Enterprise Data Hubs and/or Warehouses

    • Prior experience working of supporting or remediating resilience issues on assets such as batch, messaging queues, third party data connections, data recovery & backup, data vaulting, data integrity.

    About working for us.

    We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

    We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

    We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

    Ready for a career where you can have a positive impact as you learn, grow and thrive? Apply today and find out more