Solution Architect

Job details
Posting date: 17 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 February 2020
Location: London
Company: BGL Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 003100

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What’s the challenge?

Our architecture function continues to grow and adapt to support a business that has developed from a handful of employees to over 500 during the past few years, We are now adding high calibre solution architects who are SMEs in specific architectural areas (e.g. Mobile, cloud, data etc.) and every new person who joins the team gets to shape and influence the ongoing development of our function.

We are now searching for an experienced Solution Architect who can demonstrate delivery across mobile, web, and emerging channels in cloud-based environments. Combining your skills and knowledge of architectural patterns and solution design, you will be key to helping develop our future strategy. This role will help realise our product strategies and roadmaps and will significantly impact how we engage our customers through new and innovating channels. Combining your technical knowledge with exceptional stakeholder management to drive forward solutions that challenge the way we do business and simplify life for our customers.

Engaging with teams that make quick decisions and operate at pace will stimulate you, and you’ll be comfortable enabling them to deliver, whilst always having a view on security, scalability and good governance.

What will it take to be successful?

As an experienced solution architect, you will have a strong technical background, ideally with hands-on development experience and be able to express your ideas with clarity, confidence and logical reasoning.

To make a real impact in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:
Understanding of mobile architecture patterns with experience of designing solutions for mobile.
Experience architecting technical solutions in a cloud-based environment
Engagement with a broad stakeholder group, both technical and non-technical and ideally, in a product management culture.
Experience working with multiple patterns, domains, languages and persistence mechanisms as well as distributed systems.
Advocacy of lean principles, keen to code and perform research and development into new technologies.
Desire to share ideas with you peer group and coaching and mentoring of application architects.
Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Junction, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.

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Opening Date: 17th January 2020
Closing Date: 17th February 2020

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