Solutions Architect

London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Solutions Architect (Retail Investments)

6 Month Contract

London Based

£550 - £750/day

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest European investment management businesses. There are a number of large transformational initiatives within Retail Investments area waiting for a talented candidate to take responsibility for an end-to-end technology solution enabling strategic business outcomes.

The successful candidate will be required to put forward an all-encompassing vision for target state technology solutions for the initiatives, and work with a number of development teams spanning multiple technologies to ensure its implementation.

Principal Responsibilities

Design Ownership

  • Producing and owning end-to-end design of the solution spanning multiple software components (evidencing at all points how the design answers the requirements - clear traceability)
  • Working with development teams to ensure detailed component-level design responds to the end-to-end design
  • Working with the Enterprise Architects to ensure that data and functional architectures adhere to the high-level architecture principles and support target state vision for the enterprise
  • Working with IT Infrastructure implementation team to make sure that planned infrastructure adequately supports the software components of the solution


  • Working closely with Product Owners and Business Analysts to help translating desired business outcomes into robust system requirements, both functional and non-functional

Development & Testing:

  • Facilitate and participate in detailed design reviews and ensure that all component of the solution are aligned to the target state vision
  • Working with testing team to support the definition and implementation of the testing strategy for the initiative

Software Delivery

  • Working with component developers to elicit, validate and refine estimates for developing the software components
  • Planning and coordination of deployment activities across multiple technology platforms
  • Overall accountability for delivering technology change is shared with IT project managers


  • Substantial experience in software/application development with progressively increasing responsibilities and long-term engagements with employers
  • Track record of designing and delivering solution architecture for data-intensive initiatives spanning multiple technologies, delivered over the course of 2-3 years, and budgeted above £5m
  • Experience implementing and integrating 3rd party packages as part of technology solutions
  • Experience with Agile delivery methodology; experience with continuous delivery and SAFE framework would be a plus
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of the retail investment management industry

Specialist knowledge/skills

  • Substantial experience with a range of modern enterprise application integration technologies such as Apache Camel or MuleSoft
  • In addition it would be a plus to have exposure to:
  • Big Data technology stack
  • HTML5
  • Data management and data quality tools

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Adecco is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer

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