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Senior Technical Architect

Job Description

Senior Technical Architect
Role overview:
We are working with a dynamic and successful retirement solutions provider, who are looking for a Senior Technical Architect to enable the continued growth of the business through providing technical solutions for their platform to customers.
Reporting to the Head of Change, you will be responsible for solutions design and architecture of several projects including undertaking requirements definition, functional, non-functional and system component design, development, implementation and overseeing release of software into production.
Based from their desirable London office location, you will work within the Projects & Change team, acting as program manager responsible for a small team of developers overseeing a number of development projects. The role is responsible for three key areas: delivery management, technical design and technical build.
Key Responsibilities:
*Engage with the Projects & Change team to ensure solutions remain aligned with the company goals and business requirements
*Technically accountable and responsible for the end-to-end solution design
*Ensure solutions are in line with industry standards and best practices
*Integrate company systems with those of suppliers and partners
*Continuously review and impact assess technical deliverables and plans
*Be the escalation point for any critical technical design issues on the project
*Demonstrate a robust approach to estimating and planning IT projects including a strong commercial awareness and ways of successfully managing business risk
*Elicit and interpret stakeholder requirements, develop functional/non-functional specifications, and work with domain specific architects and expert designers to generate technical specifications which can be delivered
*Mentor junior developers / architects, provide technical guidance and promote development best practices
*Liaise with the testing function to help deliver quality product into production

Background required:
*Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
*At least fifteen years' experience as a Solutions or Technical Architect across a large programme of work
*Experience as a Technical Architect within Financial Services or Banking
*Experience of designing multi-tier and complex architectures, using various application software and hardware components
*Excellent understanding of programming language, frameworks and processes (C#, C , SQL Server, Java, ASP.NET MVC, WCF, HTML, XML, JSON, CSS, Bootstrap, AJAX, jQuery, UML)
*Experience of conceptual, logical and physical data modelling
*Excellent understanding of cloud based infrastructure and software deployment best practices
*Excellent communication skills and experience with dealing with senior business stakeholders
*Certificate in financial planning (CF1) and knowledge of pension products is highly desirable

*£80-100K basic salary benefits
*The opportunity to grow with the business
*Material investment in training and development
*Work within a meritocracy

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