Solution Architect Solution Architect …

Arthur Financial
in Horsley, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP55000.00 - GBP80000.00 per annum
Arthur Financial
in Horsley, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP55000.00 - GBP80000.00 per annum
Arthur Financial
Solution Architect Location: Surrey, Reigate A leading global advisory, broking and solutions company is looking for an experienced Solution Architect with excellent technical skills in UNIX / LINUX and Oracle. As a Solution Architect, you will have responsibility for the overall technical solution to deliver on time and within budget the desired enhancements to retirement planning applications. This role includes reviewing technology opportunities and options and advising on their suitability and compatibility of the products selected.

Solution Architect

Location: Surrey, Reigate

A leading global advisory, broking and solutions company is looking for an experienced Solution Architect with excellent technical skills in UNIX / LINUX and Oracle.


As a Solution Architect, you will have responsibility for the overall technical solution to deliver on time and within budget the desired enhancements to retirement planning applications.

This role includes reviewing technology opportunities and options and advising on their suitability and compatibility of the products selected.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the evolutionary development of a technology solution covering the complete end to end process of on-boarding clients, managing investments and the monitoring and reporting on those investments.
  • Capturing requirements, enhancing software architecture, selecting vendors, developing new software components, maintaining and debugging existing components, documenting and testing software features.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the development lifecycle.
  • A comprehensive understanding of computer systems and architecture.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of Oracle databases and associated technologies.
  • Excellent UNIX/LINUX experience
  • Strong analysis and technical design.
  • The ability to work alongside clients and key stakeholders to agree on their requirements.
  • An awareness of the latest computing trends.
  • A comprehensive understanding of IT security principles.
  • The ability to manage and direct a team of architects.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong client-facing communication/consulting skills
  • Experience of working cross-functionally with cross-organizational teams
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritise workload effectively and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Experience in gathering business requirements and translating them into functional design specifications, preferably in an Agile environment
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand complex IT architectures

Desirable:

  • Be able to demonstrate experience of successfully leading the architectural design of a product or group of products.
  • Have the ability and experience to co-ordinate technical and development activities across a team.
  • Experienced in the breadth of software engineering activities within an evolutionary lifecycle process including requirements capture and analysis; architectural and detailed software design; object-orientated software implementation; unit and system-level testing; installation and deployment.
  • Familiarity with software lifecycle processes and support tools, estimation and quality assurance principles.
  • Ability to coordinate day-to-day development and bug-fixing activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, enabling effective communication between clients, client contacts/managers, product management, software engineers, DevOps team and corporate IT.
  • An understanding of software architecture design best practice and awareness of how to create software, which is highly performant, scalable, easily maintainable, extensible, and easy to test and debug.
  • A good appreciation of current and emerging technologies along with their potential benefits and limitations
  • Ability to learn quickly about the TAS business domain in which the solution will be deployed and be able to think and communicate in terms that users feel comfortable with.
  • An aptitude to think form a user's perspective to envisage how the solution can best support the business requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as a member of a team.
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity.
  • Proven experience producing quality deliverables on time.
  • Undertake research and development into technologies, tools and processes to drive innovative solutions

Company Overview

Arthur is a specialist recruitment consultancy, focusing on insurance and financial markets.

We allocate our talent management resources to meeting, qualifying and getting to know all candidates and clients in our target markets.
Arthur is a company that strives to create an excellent culture and working environment for our staff. Our operational infrastructure provides our team with the latest in innovations within our business which allows them to focus on client delivery and candidate management.

ACTUARIAL
Focusing on the junior-senior level within the UK & Ireland, the Actuarial Team at Arthur provides talent solutions to a broad range of insurance clients. These have included Lloyd’s/London market, personal and commercial lines insurers; life insurers, reinsurers, brokers, consultancies, regulators and non-traditional businesses such as banks, investment funds and software houses.
Our extensive network of market contacts; links to professional bodies, and knowledge of candidate needs in this space does mean we can provide excellent services to both clients and candidates alike.
Our services include contingent and retained search, market mapping and salary & benefits benchmarking.

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & FINANCE
Arthur’s consultants have been recruiting in the Audit and Compliance space for years. It has proven to been one of our fastest growing areas and now has dedicated headhunters to help sourcing in a notoriously difficult area.
The team focuses on the Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market as well as the consultancies that serve this part of the market.
An overwhelming majority of work in this area is done on the back of relationships built up face to face; as expectations on the kind of professional working in these areas increases, so too does the need to understand more deeply the motivations and drive behind any given candidate.

CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION
At Arthur our Business Change & Transformation consultants covers interim and permanent roles across all areas of the project lifecycle, including Head of Change/Transformation Director, Project/Programme Delivery, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, Change Manager, Programme Support and Testing.
Each desk is led by an experienced recruiter providing in-depth insurance industry knowledge. With the implementation of new regulatory regimes, we have seen a large growth in the importance and value attached to making the correct placements within these technically demanding professions.

FINANCIAL MARKETS
Our Financial Markets desk specialises in the placement of front, middle and back office professionals at all levels from graduate to C-Suite.
We have spent many years building a network and reputation in our specialist areas within Financial Markets. Our consultants work hard to develop target networks and continue to add value to clients by matching the right talent to employers of choice.
We only focus on London and the Home Counties which has enabled us to build a strong network of contacts for us to seek out the best talent in the market.

RISK MANAGEMENT & CATASTROPHE 

At Arthur we have consultants who specifically focus roles in the Actuarial space, Risk Management, Exposure Management and Risk Management. Each desk is led by an experienced recruiter within the Insurance Market allowing them to gain an in depth knowledge of their field and develop networks which span the Lloyd’s, London and General Insurance markets.
With the ever increasing regulatory pressures being placed upon Insurance firms, we have seen a large growth in the importance and value attached to making the correct placements within these technically demanding professions.

UNDERWRITING, BROKING & CLAIMS 

We have a breadth and depth of experience within this field. Our consultants are a blend of ex-market individuals and expert recruiters with over 70 years’ market experience. The backgrounds of our team mean that we have a depth of personal and professional networks which reach beyond linkedin and job boards.
Our focus is cross class within the London and Lloyd’s market space enabling us to keep a strong network of few and relevant people. This desk recruits within supporting areas too; DUA, Underwriting operations, Binding authority, analytics and administrative support are all covered.

DATA SCIENCE & MACHINE LEARNING
Focusing on the Mid-Senior level within the UK and Europe, the Data Science Team at Arthur provides talent solutions across Insurance, InsurTech and Consultancy across the UK and Europe.
The team’s core specialities are: Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning and AI
Our extensive market network and use of market leading technology enables us to source candidates from around the world. This is key in a market that has a significant talent shortage.
Our services include contingent and retained search, market mapping and salary & benefits benchmarking.

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