Technology Solutions Architect

Leeds / Homeworking
Competitive + bonus + benefits
29 Jun 2022
28 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to be part of our ambitious strategy to revolutionise our Digital capabilities here at Yorkshire Building Society?

The exciting next phase in our Digital transformation journey is underway - everything from our online channels and mobile app to our contact centres and retail network, giving our members the best experience however they choose to interact with us. We are looking for people with the drive and passion to help us on this transformational journey.

As our next Technology Solutions Architect in our Digital and Enabling domain, you’ll have the brilliant opportunity to shape the future by working with the business, engaging with senior stakeholders, operational teams, business analysts and other architecture domains to optimise our technology and create solutions in support of our strategic blueprint. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based IT & Transformation function, with working from home capability.

About the role

As Technology Solutions Architect in our Digital and Enabling domain, you’ll operate within Agile and Waterfall projects to deliver solution designs aligned to our strategic priorities, principles and standards. You’ll assess and validate detailed designs to ensure alignment with solution architectures and lead change initiatives through Architecture governance processes. You will:

  • Translate enterprise architectures into meaningful solution options and leading design activities across all impacted components (people, process, data, technology) in accordance with our strategies and frameworks
  • Direct and execute solution design activities and provide consultancy services, managing design dependencies, constraints, risks and issues
  • Proactively assess and undertake research and Proof of Concept activities, liaising with technology vendors and partners as required
  • Execute Compliance Assessments to ensure robust delivery against solution architectures
  • Review solution options to assess impact of new requirements on existing functionality, data and systems including alternative design scenarios
  • Perform gap analysis between current and future state applications/ systems
  • Work in conjunction with other Architecture domains to define and execute technology roadmaps
  • Contribute to Enterprise Architecture, strategies, sub-strategies and frameworks
  • Drive rationalisation of our technology landscape and remediation of legacy risk to modernise and simplify our Information and Technology platforms

About you

You’ll be able to demonstrate senior level experience dealing with complex change programmes ensuring architecture aligns with strategic organisational priorities. You’ll also have excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to manage and resolve risk and competing/ conflicting priorities. You will have:

  • Demonstrable ability to create appropriate documentation to clearly articulate and present designs
  • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL technologies and their application
  • Knowledge of industry standard design patterns and multi-tier architecture including Microservice Architecture and APIs
  • A working knowledge of frameworks supporting Microservice architectures such as Spring underpinned by Java
  • Experience of integrating solutions across on-premises and cloud in a hybrid environment
  • TOGAF (or equivalent certification) or relevant work experience

About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.
  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.
  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.
  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.
  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mike Peel

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date

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