Solutions Architect

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Job Sector:
£41,875 to £41,875 per annum
Salary Description:
Dependent on Experience
Skipton Building Society
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Job IntroductionOur IT Department is looking for a Solutions Architect to work together with other business and technology leaders to plan, design and deliver our Project Portfolio.  The successful candidate will work with stakeholders to scope, plan, design and recommend IT solutions, gaining approval from the Architecture Review Group to progress into Delivery.This is an excellent opportunity to become a key member of an IT Architecture team helping to shape the future of Skipton Building Society via the design and implementation of a variety of large scale and complex IT infrastructure projects.Our culture is built around a strong emphasis on behaviours. Simply put this means making it happen, understanding and respecting each other and working together.The IT function underpins the operations of Skipton Building Society and allows us to utilise technology more effectively to better serve our customers.Main ResponsibilitiesThe role will see you working on the full life-cycle of projects and you will be a key part of their planning, delivery and handover into operational IT areas.You will be responsible for producing high level designs aligned to business and technical requirements, timescales and cost.  This will be done in accordance with the Society’s IT project management processes and methodology, working closely with Project Managers and Business Analysts to plan, test and govern project implementations as prioritised by the Business.All solutions will be accompanied by supporting documentation allowing support teams to maintain the service for the life of the solution.Ideal CandidateWe are looking for a candidate who not only has very strong technical skills and architecture experience but more importantly would be a perfect fit at Skipton Building Society. They will be up-to-date with emerging technologies, architectural approaches and promote alignment between technology and business strategy.You’ll bring balance to discussions, considering short-term business value and our strategic long-term vision.  Fostering and enhancing strong working relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and colleagues will be crucial for the role.  As will providing confidence in your ability to deliver the correct solution.As part of the IT Solutions Architecture team you will provide governance and technical leadership to ensure the projects are delivered in line with our Architectural Principles and Project Management Methodology.  You will also be responsible for developing and delivering our technology roadmap and to gain commitment for architecture initiatives.Development and support will be provided by the IT Solutions Manager as well as a Professional Development Leader to ensure you are given the correct training and the ability to develop within Skipton Building Society.About Skipton Building SocietyAt Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.Package DescriptionIn return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:Competitive Employer pension contributionPrivate medical insuranceCompany paid life assurance schemeCompany paid Group Income Protection scheme25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)Annual discretionary bonus schemeVolunteering daysColleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.Discounts/cashback on selected products and servicesEmployee Assistance ProgrammeDiverse cultureSkipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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Skipton Building Society
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Emily Reynolds

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