Creating the bank of the future
"Theodore Roosevelt once said: 'Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground', and this is what I have to do daily to deliver."
Senior Enterprise Architect Sam tells us how her specialist skills help us to deliver valuable features to our customers.
How long have you worked for Lloyds Banking Group? Can you tell us a bit about your career journey that got you to where you are now?
I have been at the bank since 2013, when I joined the graduate scheme after I got my MRes from Imperial College in Medical Robotics.
I joined Lloyds Banking Group as a Java developer, and since then I’ve worked on various projects in different roles. I have worked as a senior Java and Node.js developer, full-stack developer and lead engineer. However, once I realised that working on one product wasn't fulfilling anymore, I wanted to do more.
Software engineering may still seem like more of a male profession – but our colleagues, like Teena, are working hard to help dispel that myth. Teena is a Security Engineer in our Cloud Centre of Excellence Security Engineering team.
Ashwini tells us about how proud she is of the positive impact that her work has for the millions customers using our mobile apps, and how she has thrived in the Group’s outcomes-focused culture.
Iona is a colleague based in our Insurance & Wealth division in Edinburgh. Since joining our Operations team in 2015, she’s been on a fascinating career journey that has brought her to her current role as a Software Engineer.
“When I joined the bank in 2015 it was the security and benefits that appealed to me, but it’s the opportunities that I’ve had in my time here that have made me stay so long. I started my career here in the Operations team where I helped customers with their pensions queries, but after completing a coding bootcamp with a Scottish-based education centre called CodeClan, I returned as a junior Software Engineer.
I’m now completing an honours degree at Glasgow Caledonian University which helps full time workers gain a degree through an apprenticeship. I’d never have been able to retrain without the help of the bank – I really feel that my career goals have been listened to and that I’ve been supported to get the job I desired.
“I never imagined working in financial services, but Lloyds Banking Group appealed to me as a large, established organisation with plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress in my career. Since I joined the team, I’ve enhanced my coding skills and learnt how to work with a range of different cloud-based technologies. I’m still settling into the role, but I’ve already picked up so much by working with different colleagues and teams across the Group.
"As Head of Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group, I'm excited about the impact me and my team are creating for millions of customers across the country. With 20 million online banking customers, a digital engineering career with the Group gives me the opportunity to make a difference to approximately 30 percent of the population – which means that I really can help Britain prosper.
“I’ve always believed in making a difference to society, and it’s this focus on helping others that led me to Lloyds Banking Group, where I saw the opportunity to help people.
Lloyds Banking Group is driven by its purpose of helping Britain prosper. We are genuinely helping customers where they need it most. We’re giving them the confidence and tools to manage their money, and we’re here to help in-branch, online or on the phone.
“I started at Lloyds Banking Group with an internship. It really opened my eyes to the breadth of opportunities at the Group to help others, so I made the leap from a history degree to a career in banking – and I’ve never looked back.
My career has been driven by a desire to help customers, especially those who are most vulnerable. I work with colleagues across the business to create more supportive customer journeys that will help Britain prosper.
My passion has always been for customers. Being in the Group Transformation division has given me more opportunities to reach more customers through our digital platforms.
Why we're proud to work here
From our ultimate goal of Helping Britain Prosper, to those special colleagues who go above and beyond, find out why we're proud to be a part of Lloyds Banking Group.
Tech & transformation roles
In a Technology role at Lloyds Banking Group, you will be responsible for the successful delivery and support of the digital services that our colleagues and customers use daily.