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FL Solutions Architect

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Solution Architect

To work with stakeholders to specify, design and build the technical solution that meet the needs of current and future clients and markets.

Reporting to Head of Product - Initially the role will also include elements of Product Management and have key relationships with Development, Business Analyst, Sales and Professional Services.

LOCATION: GMT timezone

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Partner with the all areas of the business to understand organisation strategy and deliverable. Agree information systems solutions to meet needs 

• Maintain an awareness of business solutions particularly in the Cloud and Insurance domains that will support Lime increasing competitive advantage
• Lead in designing and specifying core and non-core work packages to enhance the company's 
solution considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and 
performance
• Develop and maintain a model of the client's current and future Application 
Architecture. 
Drive to a completely compliant 4 Tier Architecture
• Drive all areas of the solution to exploit a Microservices development base
• Develop and maintain a model of the company's current and future web architecture 
and design a structure that is stable, resilient and performant
• Lead the organisation in exploiting technology and use knowledge of technology solutions 
to drive organisational change and support business process design 

• Lead the evolution of the product to exploit the DEVOPS model
• Understand and support software architecture design and support 
development team in developing solutions 

• Estimate cost and prepare business cases for new releases, considering 
infrastructure, licenses, development and support 

• Work with the Project Managers and Business Analysts to develop high level 
project schedule resource plans for both development and implementation projects

• Supervise Business Analyst in the capture and analysis of requirements

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE IN THIS JOB?
• A Solution that meets or exceeds stakeholder expectations for both functionality, availability and performance
• Delivery of the IT strategy particularly the exploitation of Cloud services and integration with required off the shelf solutions third party solution 

• Implementation Project Team members are supported and receive clear directions on function and design of information systems
• Project experience and learning is shared effectively to improve organisational memory
• An organisation that is Agile and delivers value to both the company and its’ customers


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 

• Strategic business acumen and understanding of organisation strategy and ability to design cloud applications to delivery that strategy 

• Experiencing in exploiting Amazon Web Services and it’s use for solution delivery
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders and senior clients 

• Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment 

• Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude. 

• Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure 
successful delivery of solutions 

• Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem 
solving skills 

• Ability to develop solution architecture designs 

• Ability to exploit Amazon Web Services capabilities 

• Working knowledge of infrastructure including servers, storage, firewalls, load 
balancers, routers, etc 


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