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Solution Architect

  1. Hove
  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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Company Description

Life can sometimes be unpredictable, and it pays to plan ahead. Our aim at Legal & General Retail is to help our customers plan for the unexpected, achieve financial security for their tomorrow, and protect everything that’s important to them. To better understand our customers and meet their needs, we’ve brought our protection, retirement income, savings, lending and advice, fintech and mortgage businesses under one umbrella. Created at the start of 2022 through the merging of our long-standing and trusted retail retirement and insurance businesses, we’re a fast-growing division with big, customer-centered ambitions.


Job Description

We are looking for a Solution Architect to join our Group Protection Technology team.

You'll be designing and creating the architecture for the Group Protection business at L&G. You'll improve our ability to gain full value from cloud services, modern application design and technology, and ensuring that we do so securely and in line with regulatory requirements. In addition to this you'll also play a key role in defining, maintaining, and communicating our technology strategy and roadmaps to achieve our business goals.

If you're looking to take the next step in your career and you'd enjoy working in a role where you'll be supported in your professional development with a fantastic career path then this could be the ideal next move for you!

What you'll be doing

  • System Design and Planning – Defining and documenting software architecture, including high-level structure, components, integrations and technologies to be used. Plan for the appropriate levels of scalability, performance and security.
  • Technology Selection – Evaluating and recommending appropriate technologies, frameworks and tools for current and future projects considering the needs and constraints of the organisation.
  • Governance and Compliance – Contributing to the definition of appropriate governance processes and framework for the department. Ensure that the software development process includes and aligns with industry standards, legal requirements and organisational policies.
  • Technical Leadership – Providing technical leadership and mentorship to development teams, helping them understand and implement architectural principles.
  • Cost Optimisation – Identifying opportunities to optimise infrastructure and resource costs while maintaining an appropriate level of system performance and reliability.
  • Strategic analysis, advice, and innovation – Working with different members of the engineering and architecture community to ensure effective use of our technology in line with service adoption, governance, and best practice.

Qualifications

  • Ideally, good knowledge of Microsoft Azure gained from several years of experience working in a sizable Azure environment.
  • Experience with design and development from business requirements analysis through to change delivery.
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SOA, API, open data, micro services, event driven IT and predictive analytics and business intelligence/analytics.
  • Wide experience across network, applications, data, and infrastructure domains
  • Experience of software development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Strong background in software engineering.

Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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