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Product Owner - Cloud Security Lab

Lloyds Banking Group
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Job Role
Cloud Security
Job Type
End Date
Monday 15 April 2024

Salary Range
GBP71,825 – GBP84,500

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Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
TITLE: Product Owner – Cloud Security
LOCATION(S): Halifax, Manchester or Edinburgh
HOURS: Full time
WORKING PATTERN: Two days per week (or 40% of your time) at one of our Risk hub offices.

We re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we re shaping finance for good. We re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

The purpose of the Product Owner is the overall ownership for a single product backlog which contains 2–3 features, journeys or technology components.

They are typically a Lab or Team Lead (containing 2–3 Feature or Component teams), reporting into the Business Platform Lead or Lab Lead.

This role is responsible to oversee the release of incremental value within an overall product, with the primary aim of delivering value to customers and stakeholders by ensuring the team focuses on the right priorities

Job Description

We re currently seeking an experienced Product Owner to join the Cloud Security Lab within our Cloud Platform. This is a fantastic opportunity as you ll have a direct impact on the Banks technology platforms and developer experience, allowing you to learn our Cloud Security offering, pipeline, change whilst exposing you to a breadth of interesting products.

You ll be responsible for owning the vision and development for the Cloud Security products, ensuring that business requirements are analysed, prioritised, and delivered whilst balancing the needs of customers, partners, and risk.

You ll support the business with their growth ambitions by implementing enhanced technology. This will include managing a multi–million–pound investment in our products, delivering the required changes to agreed scope, cost, quality, and timescales. You'll also work with business partners to agree and realise benefits.

Role Responsibilities
  • Supports development of Lab or Team OKRs and provides product performance and
    benefits realisation data
  • Defines user–stories at Lab or Team level to meet customer needs
  • Works with Customer Journey Manager to analyse user stories for customer journeyimprovements
  • Shapes Product vision and roadmap at Lab or Team level
  • Prioritises, refines and manages Lab or Team Product backlog
  • Accountable for Product change governance (e.g., CMIA / SPFIA) and Business
  • Readiness activities (e.g., training and comms, testing and readiness forimplementation) for their respective features, journeys or technology components.Note: PO s are accountable but activities to be delivered by the whole team .
  • Plays a role in developing capabilities within their functional area and invests inpersonal and team growth through mentoring and other informal methods
  • Works with Integrators when change is particularly large

Additional responsibilities for Technical Lab or Team Product Owners:
  • Owns and manages the product backlog for a Group–wide technology asset
  • Develops technical design for the product
  • Delivers against a product budget, performing financial and data analysis
  • Manages all product risk
  • Defines the segmentation and supplier strategy
  • Environment Planning and other technical activities

What we need from you?

Proven experience as a product owner, ideally with previous experience in DevOps you are motivated by the opportunity to work across a range of platforms and technologies.

Skills/experience in some of the below:
  • Experience working within an Agile environment, working with infrastructure and software engineering teams and functions.
  • Excellent partner management / influencing skills coupled with a strong client focus.
  • Strong experience in working with Architects and Compliance teams
  • Strong experience in creating and developing Product Backlog
  • Experience in delivering IAM, Infrastructure and CI/CD Pipelines solutions
  • Experience in agile methodologies, SAFe, tooling and ceremonies.
  • Experience in building cloud platforms in Banking/Financial Service Industry
  • Knowledge of GCP and Azure
  • Extensive experience in Product Management
  • Strong Stakeholder Management
  • Experience in delivering Automation and self–service

And any experience of these would be useful:
  • Experience of working with 3rd party service providers would be highly beneficial.
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines, version control, sc systems, and release management practices.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and observability tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Dynatrace)
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools (e.g Terraform)
  • Enjoy prioritising, task managing and are highly organised.
  • Enjoy leading and mentoring others.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.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, and it s why we especially welcome applications from under–represented groups.

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

We also offer a wide–ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people?Join our journey.

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 keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

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.

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