Solutions Architect - Enterprise Applications - Insurance

Recruiter
I3 Resourcing Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£80k - £90k pa + with bonus & benefits
Posted
09 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solutions Architect - Enterprise Applications - Insurance

London

£80,000 - 90,000 with excellent bonus & benefits, including your commute paid for to the value of £5k

Urgent requirement for a seasoned Solutions Architect for a prominent and respected Underwriter in the Lloyd's of London insurance market.

Applicants will be working with a defined and mature team, with a strong reputation in the market. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate experience of a number of architecture methodologies, including: TOGAF/PEAF/Zachman; and will ideally have a multi-discipline coding background.

Experience with modelling tools such as Avolution Abacus and Sparx Enterprise Architect, will be highly advantageous.

Applicants will be consistently facing off to technically astute users and senior stakeholders and as such, candidates will need to be strong communicators and will be required to be confident when presenting information to users and stakeholders alike.

Solution Architect roles are expected to take on challenging projects, often spanning more than one application and/or technology and be very delivery focused.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact with a range of people, from highly technical software developers to Senior Executive stakeholders. This means the ability to change their style/approach is essential. Identifying what a particular stakeholder needs to know or is concerned about is critical to ensuring that projects address the major stakeholder concerns on an on-going basis.
  • Take ownership of a Solution Design and communicate it to all members of a project team. Technical, architectural, functional and impact and risk elements of the design need to be conveyed to technical and non-technical members. Presenting options, risks, recommendations in a language and a way that shows understanding and technical leadership is essential.
  • Interact with business domain experts and therefore must be comfortable acquiring and using business domain language and knowledge to convey concepts and recommendations.
  • Engage with and assist technical teams in delivering the Solution. From understanding testing requirements to being involved with the development of solution using a variety of technologies such as Java (and/or Microsoft .NET) the Solution Architect is required to be able to engage and operate across a broad range of technologies including relational database systems (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server), integration platforms (e.g. webMethods), application containers, web servers and basic infrastructure such as networking (firewalls, protocols).
  • Responsible for vendor engagement on a project. This means potentially, initial engagement, vendor selection, setting up delivery engagement, hand off to a project manager for statement of work, escalations etc.


Technical Skills:

  • The Solution Architect will have a good grounding with modelling tools such as Avolution Abacus and Sparx Enterprise Architect, or have the ability to quickly pick up these tools. Ideally they will have a thorough understanding of the challenges facing the business and will have a deep awareness of technology, media, tools, trends and adoption rates.
  • Understanding of Architectural Process; the function of an Architecture Review Board, how to demonstrate architecture principle alignment, implementation governance.
  • Experience of service design (SOA, Microservices, ESB's)
  • Data Modelling; conceptual, logical and physical schema separation
  • Object Oriented Design; use of UML or other suitable taxonomy to convey design.
  • Software Development (Microsoft .NET and/or Java)

Solutions Architect - Enterprise Applications - Insurance

London

£80,000 - 90,000 with excellent bonus & benefits, including your commute paid for to the value of £5k


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