Enterprise Technical Architect

Recruiter
Legal & General
Location
Withdean
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job duties

  • This role is responsible for the analysis, solution generation and documentation of IT processes, systems and technical designs for Legal and General Insurance’s systems for both the Retail Protection and Group Protection areas of LGI’s business. Working within the LGI IT team, you will work closely with project management, Business Analysts, test teams, strategic software providers and infrastructure services providers, to provide high quality, appropriate solutions to our business and their customers.
  • Understand the LGI IT environment in deep technical detail and work closely with Senior Enterprise Application Designer/s, Solution Architects, Developers and other IT and Change team members to ensure high quality, appropriate solutions are designed that align with IT strategy and integrate with the existing IT architecture
  • Liaise closely with Business architects and solution designers to ensure Business requirements are realistic, achievable and that the solutions we provide meet business requirements and improve user experience/customer satisfaction
  • Develop, define and review complex system designs and technical specifications. Ensure these align with L&G IT technical and quality standards, including where these are created by strategic partners and third parties
  • Liaise closely with Third party software suppliers and Third party infrastructure services providers to ensure the quality and suitability of their technical solutions. Challenge estimates, challenge design concepts and collaborate with service provider teams to improve the effectiveness and timeliness of their deliveries, the quality of their documentation and the depth of their knowledge of LGI systems and processes
  • Ensure documentation is accurate, updated regularly, that knowledge is shared and LGI intellectual property is safeguarded. Conceive and maintain LGI technical design standards and drive internal review processes to ensure IT policies/standards are followed
  • Liaise closely with Shared services IT security experts for all technical designs and ensure security of LGI data and intellectual property is maintained, without exception
  • Collaborate with a range of stakeholders (IT, LGI business, Project management, Test teams, strategic partners) on a daily basis and Co-ordinate with other internal LGI functions (e.g. Finance / Operations/Claims) as necessary to ensure IT deliverables are delivered effectively, on time and within budgets
  • Ensure all solutions have our customer at their core and align with L&G’s commitment to Treating Customers Fairly, without exception

Skills required

Qualifications:

  • It is desirable that the applicant have a degree or equivalent qualification in: IT, computer science, business, Mathematics or Sciences
  • Candidates without this should have extensive industry experience in a relevant environment
  • It is also desirable that the applicant have applicable professional industry standard qualifications: ITIL,PRINCE2, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • Candidates without this should have extensive industry experience in a relevant environment

Knowledge:

  • Technical experience designing and building E-commerce applications
  • Full understanding of applicable database technologies (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server), Data Warehousing and reporting (e.g. Business Objects, Ab-initio, SAS) and Enterprise content management products
  • Application integration with multiple platforms and data sources (Mainframe, mid-range, SOA, ESB technologies)
  • IT security (e.g. OWASP, WS-Security)
  • IT infrastructure (SAN technologies, basic networking, Wintel, Linux, zOS)
  • Working with: Agile development methodology, SAFe, SCRUM, Waterfall Software development lifecycle, ITIL, TOGAF, PRINCE2 etc
  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies and their contribution to delivering successful business outcomes
  • Understanding of the Business Change cycle from inception to implementation, including the organisation of Change initiatives, e.g. Sponsors and Steering Committees
  • Working in a professional IT environment (Ideally Insurance or financial services sector)
  • Working with distributed teams including offshore service providers. Leading offshore teams in a matrix organisation would be especially relevant
  • Working in multi-cultural environments
  • Managing projects/tasks in a large corporate environment
  • Awareness of current issues and trends impacting L&G, including regulation, competitive forces and economic factors
  • Awareness of any issues with these technologies, such as lifespan and potential replacements, scalability and other constraints