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Solutions Architect





Posted: 22/11/2023

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About The Role
Team – Adviser, Employer & Invest systems
Working Pattern - Hybrid – 2 days per week in any of the Vitality Offices (Bournemouth, London or Stockport). Full time, 37.5 hours per week. 
We are happy to discuss flexible working!
What this role is all about:
The Solution Architect is accountable for ensuring that our technology solutions are designed and implemented according to Enterprise Architecture Requirements, Business Requirements and IT Development Standards to deliver towards strategic goals.
This is a specialist role, providing technical leadership across a number of disparate solutions for a value driven enterprise journey.
You will play a key role in designing end to end technology solutions and supporting engineering teams throughout the SDLC.  You will be experienced in providing design documentation, and reviewing or contributing to ICD’s, IT governance and Standards.
You will work alongside other Architects, Principal Software Engineer, business analysts, UX designs and developer teams delivering incremental releases that generate business value.
Key Actions

Working closely with the technology tribe, designing solutions that cross technical, product and application boundaries, ensuring that changes are designed, developed and delivered in compliance with policies and standards
Is the point of contact for resolving any architectural issues
Acts as an SME for technical changes in order to provide estimates for new initiatives or product enhancements
Owns, creates and maintains Solution Design documentation and seeks relevant sign off
Contributes to Design standards and patterns, and forms part of the governing body of EADA
Supports Projects and Product Enhancements throughout the development and delivery lifecycle
Assists in Incident/Problem management, Root Cause Analysis and definition of solutions
Works closely with the engineering team(s) – encouraging continuous improvement in the development, build, test and maintenance of the systemEssential Skills needed to fulfil this role:

Demonstrable experience (ideally 5 years+) working as a Solution Architect using a range of different technologies (ideally including Java/Spring, .NET, JavaScript, micro services, containers, databases, cloud technologies)
Demonstrable expertise in the use of appropriate tools/technologies for the design, development, build, testing & deployment of a wide range of applications
Confident communicator - able to present complex technical issues in a clear manner to technical and non-technical audiences
Experience of Agile Methodology (ideally SAFe)
Multi-task and prioritise across a number of projects and initiatives
Work independently and collaborate effectively across the organization
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
Self-motivated, goal-oriented with the ability to take ownership of the task assigned
Strong analytical and problem-solving skillsSo, what’s in it for you?

Bonus Schemes – A bonus that regularly rewards you for your performance
A pension of up to 12%– We will match your contributions up to 6% of your salary
Our award-winning Vitality health insurance – With its own set of rewards and benefits
Life Assurance – Four times annual salaryThese are just some of the many perks that we offer! To view the extensive range of benefits we offer, please visit our careers page. Fantastic Benefits. Exciting rewards. Great career opportunities!

Who We Are
At Vitality, everything we do is driven by our core purpose. To make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives through our market-leading health and life insurance and the Vitality Programme. We empower our members to take control of their wellness and develop long-term healthy habits.
Diversity & Inclusion
We’re committed to diversity and inclusion because it’s good for our employees, for our business, and for society. To learn more please visit our Careers page.
Vitality’s approach to sustainability
Vitality is a business that drives positive change. We reward people for making and sustaining healthier choices. But healthy people also need a healthy environment. To learn more please visit our Careers page.

About The Company
Vitality is an award-winning, dynamic and vibrant financial services provider, with a ground-breaking vision for the future, where individuals are enabled to succeed and are rewarded and recognised for their contribution to our business. We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices – a key element of our Shared-value model. With 1.4m UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place. This applies as much to our people as it does to our members. 
Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best. We think work should be fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day. Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved. Wherever possible, we will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be hybrid home/office working, flexible working and part or full time employment. It’s what we call offering shared values, because a healthy happy team is good for us, good for our members and good for you. 
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible

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