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Solutions Architect

Job Introduction

Solutions Architect

Salary £70,000 -£80,000  dependent on experience 

Permanent    

Hybrid – Home and London Hub

At Saga, we are looking for a Solutions Architect to join our our Insurance business. 

You will be responsible for the creation and governance of solution designs that are to the highest standard considering cost, security, performance and strategic alignment.

Reporting to the Enterprise Architect you will identify requirements, design and delivery of technology solutions across the Saga Insurance business unit.

Collaboration is important to us at Saga, and our Insurance Technology team typically come together every month at our hub in London.

Role Responsibility

As our Solutions Architect you will input to and be responsible for the maintenance of IT governance and policy. You will support the communication and adoption within our Insurance business.

You will be accountable for the following areas: 

  • Contribution to and implementation of architectural and design standards which encompass reliability, cost, performance and operational excellence.
  • Assisting with the identification and discovery of existing designs including infrastructure, application & interactions and the analysis of functional and non-functional requirements for proposed design updates and improvements.
  • Creating cost-effective designs which address insurance business requirements now and in the future.
  • Proactive collaboration with managers, analysts and architects across the Saga enterprise
  • Liaison and design guidance for internal technical teams and 3rd party service providers
  • Input to and creation of product and DEV/OPS tooling roadmaps including awareness of emergent technologies
  • Cloud and DevSecOps design preferably Microsoft AZURE and/or AWS   
  • Liaison with multidisciplinary (e.g; finance and operations) teams as an integral part of the solution design and approval process, to agreed timescales and quality standards

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Solutions Architect would be skilled in platform design, deployment and integration. Whilst experience within the Insurance industry would be desirable, we are open to considering applicants with experience in other regulated environments.

Other skills and experience required include: 

  • Track record of delivering quality technical designs on-time and to the appropriate level of detail and quality
  • Non-functional requirements analysis and design
  • Technical analysis of complex systems
  • Cloud WAF and cloud design best practice
  • Integration patterns and technologies including API and messaging
  • Any exposure to EA frameworks including TOGAF
  • Any exposure to DEVOPS tooling including Jenkins
  • Design of policy and claims platforms and associated BI/MI and Analytics
  • Design which includes databases for example Oracle, SQL Server, Cassandra or Aurora
  • Liaison with multiple customers and stakeholders
  • Understanding risk associated with systems and design
  • Working with multiple solution designs simultaneously at various stages in life-cycle
  • Creation of technical solution designs based on customer requirements and existing systems landscape
  • Design governance as author and critique

Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues.

We offer flexibility over where you work you choose a place that you feel most comfortable and productive, either from home or in one of our hubs in London, Ashford or Sandwich.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO ALL COLLEAGUES:

  • Our working week is 35 hours per week, these can be worked flexibly to suit your working style
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Company performance related annual bonus - Up to 5%
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.

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