Solutions Architect

MotoNovo Finance
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Up to £65,000 per annum plus Annual Bonus
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Solutions Architect

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus annual bonus

Location: Cardiff City Centre

MotoNovo Finance have an exciting opportunity for two Solutions Architects to join its Enterprise Architecture Team within it's IT Department.

Here at MotoNovo Finance we have established a reputation as an innovative, values-led organisation, where every team member can develop a long and successful career. Our success as a business goes hand in hand with our strong and positive culture.

As a MotoNovian you can enjoy a fantastic benefits package including; Pension (employer contribution of 10%), Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday plus your Birthday off and a Christmas Shopping day! We also offer Child Care Vouchers, discount finance rates and so many more benefits of being part of an Investors in People accredited, 'Best Companies’ business.

All candidates must successfully complete a credit check prior to attending an interview.

We are committed to the achievement of equal opportunities.

For more detail regarding this opportunity, please read on.

Job Summary:

The Solution Architect is responsible for the development of the technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan


  • Defining secure solution architectures and designs for MotoNovo’s own IT projects.
  • Carrying out technical issue and risk assessments of IT solution proposals from third parties or internal business cases.
  • Provide technical oversight and assurance throughout the project lifecycle, from initiation through to delivery in the support teams
  • Performing solution and technology impact assessments and approvals of major change controls against MotoNovo’s IT and security operation policies and strategy.
  • Working with and inputting into business analysts to ensure detailed system requirement specifications (functional and non-functional) are created.
  • Working within project teams and with project managers to deliver projects within defined timescales and budgets.
  • Establishing solution technology roadmaps and ensuring adherence through solution assessments and change approval.
  • Complying with internal technical governance and industry standards.
  • Interacting with business and project stakeholders and translating technical items into business and project ones.
  • Raising awareness of solution architecture across the business.
  • Ensure that problems are managed in accordance with agreed standards and processes and the escalation procedures are adhered to, responding to escalation, complex and high impact problems in a timely fashion.
  • Mentor and coach other team members when required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date, thorough knowledge and understanding of the Company’s IT systems and processes.
  • Proactively research and keep abreast of technology trends and developments. Recognise and recommend improvements to services and products offered by the IT department.
  • Maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge and understanding of MotoNovo Finance products and services, providing accurate information and proactively promoting them where appropriate
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of regulatory, legislative information and industry standards related to MotoNovo Finance products and services (e.g. ICOB, FCA Rules, Money Laundering, Data Protection, ISO27001, PCI-DSS, BCBS239 etc.) as advised by Line Management.
  • Maintain good knowledge and understanding of all relevant policies and procedures relevant to the role, being compliant with these policies and procedures at all times.
  • Treat customers fairly and aim to deliver fair customer outcomes in all of our day-to-day processes.
  • Work as part of a team - supporting, motivating and assisting colleagues in the operation of the department and throughout the business.
  • Recognise, recommend and where appropriate implement improvements to processes and procedures, ensuring that the efficiency, effectiveness and compliance of the department is maintained and activities are in line with current methods. Encourage ideas and suggestions from employees to help achieve strategic aims.
  • Ensure that all system based records are maintained in an accurate and timely manner (and ensure that data integrity is maintained at all times) as prescribed by regulatory, legislative and company procedures.
  • Ensure that prompt and regular communication and support is maintained between all internal and external parties to ensure seamless and consistent service levels are maintained at all times, reporting exceptional matters to line management.
  • Maintain and review department policies and procedures, or create new ones as required to ensure they are sufficiently robust. Ensure processes are adhered to fully, recognising, recommending and where suitable implementing improvements.
  • Establish efficient operating standards to ensure that all costs are controlled and monitored in accordance with approved budgets and in addition to promote a culture of cost consciousness throughout the Company.

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