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Solution Designer
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Recruiter: Direct Line Group
Listed on: 22nd October 2018
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Excellent
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: R-4947
Contact Name: Direct Line Group

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No insurance experience? No problem. Our strategy calls for a range of knowledge whether you've worked in small or large companies, agile or cross-functional teams, from supply partners or business teams - to deliver all aspects of the project lifecycle.

If you've adopted and championed new ways of working have a deep desire to succeed and are self-motivated with urgency to get things done, you're certain to become part of our business-critical expertise within an energetic team in one of our Bromley based functions.

Solution Designer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Solution Designer to join Direct Line Group, a market leading insurer based in Bromley. We’re just 15 mins from Victoria!

The role sits within the Solution Architecture team which is made up of circa 30 Architects and Designers. We are responsible for driving the design of stable, innovative and sustainable technology solutions that deliver value for the business and our customers. The team is part of the wider Chief Technology Office which is also home to our Enterprise Architecture team who we work closely with in ensuring alignment of our designs to our technology strategies, policies, principles and standards.

The team is at the focal point for all significant technology design within Direct Line Group collaborating with colleagues in Enterprise Architecture, Security Architecture, Application Development & Maintenance, Live Services, Digital and of course the wider business.

We’re looking for a creative, problem solving technologist who is able to learn fast and adapt to the challenge in hand. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving solution options and designs for a diverse, challenging and constantly evolving portfolio of work, providing you with exposure to an equally varied set of technologies and solutions.

Some key focuses will be;

-To define and own the overall solution design which satisfies project / programme requirements and aligns to the Technology strategy, architecture, policies and standards
-Provide proactive technology solution design support in the analysis, design, planning, and governance of programmes, projects and change initiatives.
-Develop, maintain, apply and share an in-depth knowledge of technology strategies, architectures and technology road maps
-Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in the strategic application of technology.

Required Skills / Essential Skills

-Prior experience as a Solution Designer or a proven Technical Lead looking to make their next career step
-Experience of producing options and designs for different types of solution e.g. re-use, rent, buy, build, hosted, cloud
-Depth and breadth of technology experience
-Ability to adapt to evolving technology options, scope and requirements
-Experience of agile and waterfall methodologies
-Broad understanding of the software delivery lifecycle
-Excellent communication skills
-Excellent stakeholder management
-A real eagerness to continue to learn and develop

Desirable Skills

-Experience of cloud based solutions
-Microservice and API design experience
-Industry certification

At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking - after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

Across our diverse brands - including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag - change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way.

Join us and help us transform the industry we lead.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

-A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
-Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
-Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
-Attractive holiday entitlement
-50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
-Free Travel insurance
-Free Green Flag breakdown cover
-Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
-My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are

Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.