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Enterprise Solution Architect Insurance Market

Harrison Holgate
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Technology & New Media
Salary Band
Annual, £100,000 or more
Contract Type
Full Time
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A high profile Insurance company are currently recruiting for an Enterprise Solution Architect to join the growing Operations function in London

As part of the Enterprise Architecture team:

* Work with the business to understand strategy and build technology blueprints and roadmaps
* Support change planning initiatives, converting abstract strategy into delivery portfolios

Work with projects throughout the company to:

* Understand project business aims and objectives
* Develop and assess target solution architectures that meet project objectives and are aligned with our architectural principles and strategy
* Guide the execution of projects to ensure implementation of agreed solution architectures
* Contribute to development, refinement and implementation of:
* Architectural principles and strategy, in line with overall business strategy
* Target business, applications and data architectures
* The company architecture repository in the Sparx EA tool
* Proactively foster excellent working relationships with business management and staff at all levels
* Contribute to overall team planning, cohesion and education
* Contribute to improvements in ways of working throughout the Data and Technology areas

Skills Knowledge and Expertise


* Demonstrable experience as an enterprise technology or senior solution architect, working in a complex and demanding business environment
* Demonstrable experience of working with the business to shape strategy and investment initiatives
* Demonstrable experience of working with projects to generate and implement successful solution architectures that involve a combination of components, both process and technology as appropriate
* Understanding of modern architecture patterns and solutions, including

- cloud-based architectures
- (micro)service architectures
- enterprise integration patterns
- data architecture for implementation of data lakes
- Sound expertise in using architectural, business and systems modelling techniques, such as UML or Archimate
- Excellent knowledge and experience of AWS architecture and services
- Excellent knowledge and experience of using and administering the Sparx Enterprise Architect toolset, including administration and "behind the scenes" features


- Knowledge and experience of enterprise-level integration services such as Dell Boomi
- Agile architecture and ways of working
- Working with development teams to deliver architecture-led projects
- Selection, procurement and implementation of Commercial Off The Shelf products
- Preferably qualification in a recognised enterprise architecture approach, such as TOGAF or Zachman, while retaining an appropriate level of scepticism and independent thought
- Ideally good understanding of London market / complex P&C insurance market
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