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Solution Architect
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Recruiter: Royal London - AMS
Listed on: 31st May
Location: Edinburgh/Wilmslow
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2019-05-31
Reference: 350-30250898
Contact Name: Group Royal London

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Founded in 1861, we're the UK's largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. Our award-winning customer service and our mutuality means we can give customers that little bit more, and you can trust us to be there for you when it counts.
Solutions Architect
Edinburgh or Wilmslow
Permanent Contract
Closing Date - 13/06/09
At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommend financial company in the UK.
We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million.  Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019). 
To support our continued growth we are looking to hire a Solutions Architect with a strong data background to join our team.
The main purpose of this role is to support the design and development of a variety of change initiatives across the Group, and particularly within the data domain. 
Our solution architects provide advice and guidance to stakeholders on technical strategy, provide input to the strategic direction of technology investments to assist in the growth of the enterprise, and design changes which can enable the development of our data capabilities from data modelling through to advanced analytics and "big data".
What will you be doing

Supporting our Enterprise Architects in the creation of Royal London data strategy
Researching into emerging technologies to provide recommendations to the data strategy for the group
Leading the design and delivery of change initiatives
Supporting the delivery of large scale, multi-project technical solutions
Identify opportunities for process and system improvements
Working with key stakeholders across the business

What we're looking for

Excellent Solution Architecture understanding and skills
Key experience in multiple aspects of the data architecture domain including: BI, data warehousing, advanced analytics, data modelling, data analysis
Excellent understanding of data/database technologies (R, Shiny, SQL Server, SSIS, Oracle, Tableau, PowerBI)
Ability to engage and influence stakeholders
Comfortable with being vocal and challenging opinions
Experience in IT strategic planning

Skills that will help you in the role

Strong and demonstrable knowledge of architecture frameworks, trends and initiatives
Designing software & systems architecture
Experience of Agile and Waterfall Methodologies
Working knowledge of integration technologies e.g. NSB; ESB,SOA etc.
Experience of a wide range of supporting infrastructure technologies e.g. Cloud
Strong presentation skills an comfortable presenting to senior management teams
Experience in IT strategic planning

What we offer

We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It's what makes Royal London a great place to work.
Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills - whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it's good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.