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IT Solutions Architect

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Information Technology department for an IT Solutions Architect.

This role offers the opportunity to assist the Technology Senior leadership team and wider business management teams to conceptualise, design and deploy the IT services and infrastructure to support the organisation's current and future technology requirements.

The Role

The IT Solutions Architect will work with the business leaders to align technological strategy and capabilities to business visions and objectives. The role also will provide architectural oversight and governance for the design, build and continual improvement of reusable and scalable IT services and capabilities.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help define and publish IT strategy in partnership with the Technology Senior leadership team.
  • Help produce and maintain IT principles and standards to support the delivery of new technology services.
  • Engage with key stakeholders and Business Analysts to define and review Functional and Nonfunctional requirements to ensure IT services are fit for purpose.
  • Ensuring adherence to FCA, PRA, TCF and Data Protection/GDPR regulations in relation to any proposed system, service, environment or solution, and adhere to the relevant Best Practice recommendations.
  • Provide a governance framework to ensure continued technology alignment with business and customer goals.

Person Specification

This role involves liaising with non-technical and technical stakeholders, therefore it is essential that the successful candidate is a strong communicator with a collaborative approach. The ideal candidate will hold the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert or Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert qualification. You must have exposure to rearchitecting IT solutions to cloud native platforms and have interpreted user requirements into specifications and design criteria. It is also essential you have produced and maintained IT Solution artefacts such as Design Documents, Standards Documents or IT Architecture Principles. Any previous experience designing on-premises PBX call centre migration or CRM systems would also be desirable. We are looking for a pragmatic individual who has the ability relate and rationalise conceptual design to practical delivery and scenarios. You must be organised and methodical in your approach with excellent attention to detail.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including company discretionary bonus, excellent pension contributions, an attractive staff share scheme, BUPA health insurance, buying and selling of annual leave and sponsorship of relevant professional qualifications.

The role is based in our central London office, working a minimum of two days a week in the office and three days a week from home.

About Us

Transact is the leading independent investment wrap platform in the UK. Established in 2000, we have over £61 billion of funds under direction (as at March 2023) on behalf of over 7,500 advisers and 228,000 investor clients. Our service includes an online platform, owned and built by us, and dedicated regional adviser support to help bring clients' assets and investments together in a smarter, more tax efficient way. We offer access to a wide range of tax wrappers (including ISAs, pensions and life insurance investment bonds) and funds which advisers use to build client investment portfolios. Portfolio valuations, purchases and sales are all supported via Transact Online which is available 24/7. Transact's parent company, IntegraFin Holdings plc, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.

Equal Opportunities

We provide a diverse and inclusive workplace and ensure that all of our staff respect and understand individual differences. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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