Solutions Architect


Ref: 872Monday 6 September 2021

Solution Architect

Permanent Opportunity

£65,000 – 80,000

Edinburgh (hybrid remote-office)

Fantastic Benefits


The Role

This Solution Architect & Designer opportunity is with one of Britain's pre-eminent retail banks.

Taking high level business requirements and turning this into solution design whilst taking care of architectural governance.

Working between high & medium level designs across multiple systems before passing down or across for other colleagues to work at low level.

This role is more about finding solutions to specific business issues/ challenges rather than long term strategy (although someone with an eye for the big picture is always great!)

Working with core banking systems & standard banking estate. Much of this job will involve looking at the end-to-end architecture. In other words, more focus on how systems interact & the flow of data/tasks through them.


Further Responsibilities

  • Owning, documenting, & delivering key design artefacts
  • Working with stakeholders & finding architecturally compliant solutions to business problems.
  • Driving & owning feature/product design & delivery
  • Balancing customer experience with banking regulations
  • Automate 1st mindset
  • Identifying risks & threats
  • Coaching, mentoring & knowledge sharing


Key Skills/ Experience

  • Must have some form of Solution Design & Architecture experience
  • Very strong technical background – ideally from software/application (likely with a history in software development but this is not a necessity).
    • Eg, J2EE, Node, frontend languages, Mobile software engineering, REST APIs,  
  • Awareness of networking & infrastructure is big bonus
    • Especially within DevOps/ automation environments where AWS is used.
  • Financial background preferred (especially Payments experience)
  • Someone who keeps up to date with banking technology trends (eg, mobile multi-factor authentication & behavioural biometrics)  
  • Very strong communicator, able to work with & across multiple different levels of colleagues & stakeholders including the very technical the non-technical.
  • Presentation skills are useful


Please apply with CV to be considered. More client details provided if shortlisted.