IT Solutions Architect
Are you an experienced IT Solution Architect who wants to help shape and create the next generation of banking products, services and experiences for Sainsbury's customers? If yes, then our Technology team would love to hear from you! In a nutshell This role is primarily required to perform IT design activities, across any bank function, channel, product, technology or suppliers as required by projects and programmes. You'll also be supporting the Senior Solution Architect in providing design leadership, design governance, and management of key design knowledge and artefacts (including operating models, application and infrastructure architecture, IT standards and patterns). What you'll be doing * Carrying out design activities in accordance with Architecture Approach and Design Governance Framework, based on personal specialism / SME knowledge, and based on guidance from the relevant Senior Solution Architect * Liaison with relevant stakeholders and suppliers to identify and resolve design questions, issues and gaps (esp. Across supplier or business areas) * Identification and resolution of design issues, risks and gaps for project(s) * To work with external suppliers to ensure that the appropriate technology direction is set with respect to systems, data and technical infrastructure * Influencing and communicating at all levels across the Bank * Quickly develop detailed knowledge of Sainsbury's Bank processes, people (colleagues, customers and others), data, applications and infrastructure, and a general understanding of the other relevant industry technologies What skills you'll need * Experience as a IT Architect on major change or transformational programmes with a broad range of analytical, design and IT skills, preferably in Retail Banking or Financial Services * Good level of project management and delivery skills (e.g. facilitation, planning, authoring of design documentation) * Exceptional communication skills - ability to communicate effectively with anyone in any environment, e.g. able to translate complex / technical issues to meet the audience's competency level * Hands on or demonstrable experience of working with Cloud solutions. Ideally AWS or Microsoft Azure. Colleague Conduct Rules The individual performing this role is expected to adhere to the conduct rules as specified by our regulators (PRA and FCA). What success looks like? As a key member of the Sainsbury's group technology community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside a broad range of talented and capable colleagues, partners and suppliers, leveraging modern technology to deliver upon customer outcomes. This role will provide you with an opportunity to grow your career in a supported manner, with great potential to work across the wider Bank. Our benefits In addition to the all- important competitive salary, pension & bonus offering, we totally get that life outside work is important to us all. So we want to shout out some of our other great benefits... We offer flexible working to help you achieve a good work/life balance. Opportunity to buy extra holidays is on the table. Discounts on your weekly shop, buying a laptop or sofa? We've got it covered through your Sainsburys, Argos and Habitat store discount card Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and great coffee and cake! A little about us & our culture We're proud of our heritage as the UK's first supermarket bank. As digital technology drives the banking landscape we want to be at the cutting edge of this technology, offering award winning innovative digital banking products to our customers. Technology is where we see our growth therefore we need innovators to join us and drive the next phase of our evolution. We're a friendly bunch who collectively share a passion to make our customers' financial lives easier. As part of the wider Sainsbury's Group, being one of the UK's most trusted brands, it brings our colleagues a wealth of opportunities to fulfil their potential. Here, you can be part of something bigger and help to create a new approach that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. It's important that our colleagues reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Our inclusive recruitment policy means we're committed to training and developing all our colleagues, treating everyone fairly and equally when they come and work with us. As this role involves working within a regulated environment any offer will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check, fraud check and employment references.