About the Role
We’re looking for a technical and experienced Solutions Architect with a passion for problem solving and working within IT and Digital environments.
The Solutions Architect will play a significant role in working across various teams to develop architectural solutions. As a Solutions Architect you will understand not just the IT needs of the business but also the business needs and the overall impact proposed robust, resilient and secure solutions will have on the performance of the business.
The Solutions Architect will be required to understand the overarching strategy and develop IT solutions assuring the technical integrity. Developing a strong relationship with all areas of IT and Digital is essential, including building a deep technical knowledge and understanding of existing systems architecture, systems and business process. This knowledge will inform the resilience of future architectural changes and improvements.
Solutions will be well-defined and considered, forming the baseline for technical delivery in accordance with architectural governance. It is essential that the system solutions meet business and client needs, with a clear ability to quickly identify constraints and opportunities. Providing architectural guidance and clarity to the Scrum teams and IT department as a whole is key to ensure successful implementation of such designs and completion of projects. When required, there will be a responsibility to review proposals from vendors and suppliers to make sure selection is heavily analysed and meets business needs.
The Solutions Architect will also be responsible for identifying existing and emerging risks related to the implementation and ensure that such risks are mitigated.
With experience in mobile architecture and development, preferably experience within the Cloud utilising Azure, this role will join us on our journey in the delivery of one of our new Digital product offerings, our Savings app. This will involve examining and evolving current technical and business architectural designs to ensure future iterations are well implemented, with an accountability of the overall product architecture.
You will have the ability to challenge effectively and constructively, whilst driving best practise, both personally and with your colleagues, ensuring clear, well-informed and focused presentation of output to key stakeholders and clients at varying levels.
You’ll be an excellent communicator, innovative and self-motived, with a positive approach to team work.
Newcastle Strategic Solutions is the UK’s leading savings management platform and one of the North East’s most established and successful FinTechs! We provide savings management and technology services for new challenger banks and established providers across the UK. Our work has earned us an enviable reputation in the market as the best at what we do.
The ever-growing Digital and IT teams are friendly and fast-paced place to work. Whilst playing a key role in delivery of the overarching IT and Digital strategies, the Solutions Architect is integral within our multi-disciplinary Scrum teams. We are investing in an innovative, creative Digital and development practice, in which challenging the boundaries is essential.
For full details along with a comprehensive breakdown of what we’re looking for, please download the role profile.
As well as joining a great team within a truly local organisation our colleagues also benefit from;
- 30 Days Holiday Allowance + Bank Holidays
- Aviva Private Medical Insurance with Digital GP
- Corporate Bonus Scheme
- Subsidised Event Tickets
- Flexible Working Hours
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- Volunteering Days
The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is paramount. With this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment and have outlined a new process of remote selection and on boarding. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the correct tools and technologies to enable you to do your best work remotely. Longer-term, our focus remains on driving a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.