Solution Architect

Job Title: Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England, England
Salary: £74000.00 - £84000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH25798_1612438124
Contact Name: Phil Orsborn
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2021 11:28

Job Description

  • My Life and Pensions organisation is looking for a Solution Architect with the following skills and experience
  • Analyze and design technical solutions that are compliant with requirements and performance targets.
  • Support to other Professionals in understanding and interpreting scope and designs.
  • Complete work to high standards of quality and performance.
  • Deliver work items within agreed timescales.
  • Complete work in line with corporate IT strategy and subject to peer and management review.
  • Contribute to a high performing and dynamic team delivering effective, reliable IT solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for and owns the overall system design including interfaces with other systems.
  • Take the lead in presales activities and JAD sessions to understand the overall scope, and produce initial designs, reports and estimates to outline the approach and proposed solution.
  • Build strong relationships with business partners to ensure technology alignment with business priorities.
  • Clarify business requirements quickly and accurately and develop solutions to meet those requirements.
  • Maintain familiarity with key regulatory/compliance issues and ensure system solutions meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Shares knowledge and experience with other Professionals in the company.
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts and key Developers to ensure the design is compliant with requirements and performance targets.
  • Assist developers and testers in interpreting scope and designs.
  • Assist with problem analysis and resolution.
    • Assessing the feasibility and impact of change requests.
    • Identify application components and their contents and ensure separate component developments will function together.
    • Ownership and contribute to design of standards and QA reviews.
    • Identifying appropriate software, methods and technologies to deliver solutions.
    • Keeps abreast of developments in IT generally, at the client site and at Sapiens R&D specifically, taking into account any constraints that these will impose on the design/architecture.
    • Ability to perform risk analysis and escalate issues to management where appropriate.
    • Identifying requests outside of the agreed scope.

    Key Skills & Requirements

    • Leadership and influencing capabilities.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative and energetic environment with other technology and business disciplines.
    • Proficient knowledge of diverse technologies including Linux, Unix, Oracle, COBOL, Java, Web Services (SOAP/REST), XML, SOA and ESB middleware.
    • Experience in Cloud-based solutions and infrastructure would be advantageous.
    • Experience working in the Life & Pensions insurance industry.
    • Willing and able to learn new technologies.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Competent in software and project estimating and estimation techniques.
    • Experience in Agile Development is desirable.
    • Experience in UML (Unified Modelling Language) is desirable.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a group and alone with good attention to detail and time conscious.

    Educational and Experience Requirements

    • 5 or more years relevant experience

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