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Solutions Architect

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Key accountabilities

  • Understanding business needs and required outcomes for proposed initiatives.
  • Influencing business aims and objectives through consultancy based on technology domain and delivery practice knowledge (the art of the possible and technical feasibility).
  • Working with enterprise architects, Head of Solutions and other solutions architects as well as across the business to ensure consistency and cohesion in projects.
  • Defining application and platform design for internal, external and cloud hosted projects.
  • Key decision maker across entire project lifecycle.
  • Contributing to technical discussions, both externally and internally.
  • Run workshops and present to business and exec stakeholders.
  • Work with business analysts to ensure solution can be traced to ensure all requirements and business case outcomes are realised.
  • Provide support to a newly established digital development team.
  • Supervise application design performed by internal and external providers to ensure goals outlined in solution architecture are realised
  • Liaise with infrastructure teams, provide guidance on e2e solutions, and support IT in establishing a secure, compliant, efficient and innovative architectural landscape.
  • Project delivery troubleshooting and defect resolution.
  • Live system support and incident resolution.

Essential Experience

  • Highly experienced on multi-platform solutions architecture
  • Digital Solutions
  • Financial services application security
  • Linux / Unix / Windows / Mainframe /
  • .Net / C# experience
  • Visio or equivalent
  • Data analysis
  • Web services (HTTP(S) protocols, XML, JSON)
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Financial services background
  • Encryption and authentication concepts
  • Code-pages and data translation concepts
  • Batch and online transaction processing
  • Understanding of networking concepts including DNS
  • Ability and confidence to challenge decisions with senior stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, including presentations and workshops
  • Team player attitude and ability to manage project stress
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent senior stakeholder management skills

Desirable experience

  • Credit card or retail banking/retail finance background
  • TOGAF certified
  • Cloud experience on Microsoft Azure and AWS platforms (service fabric, cloud app)
  • Experience working with First Data, TSys or Experian
  • Understanding of MPLS/VPLS networks
  • Highly transactional and multithreaded application design
  • Working in an Agile SDLC

If this is a role you are interested in and believe that you meet the essential criteria, please contact Georgina on 0161 924 3656 or

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