Solutions Architect

Remote - Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

Full Time Senior-level / Expert GBP 65K+
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Target Group are a leading business services provider in lending, investments and insurance, creating value for our clients through digital customer journey, outsourcing and operational transformation.

At Target, we give you the opportunity to make a difference. You’ll be involved in shaping the growth of the business – and you’ll get to try new things along the way. If you are up for a challenge and are willing to work hard, working with us will give you a fulfilling and varied career

To help us continue to deliver a fantastic service to our clients and customers, we’re looking for an experienced Solutions Architect/Designer to join our team.

Although our offices are based in Newport, Cardiff and Chester, this role offers 100% remote working, so we welcome applicants from across the UK!

What can you expect?

You'll be responsible for the implementation of our strategic modernisation agenda, where you'll develop the technical road map along with the technical frameworks.

This is a client facing role where you'll be expected to interpret client business requirements and translate these requirements into the creation and design of holistic solutions.

You'll work collaboratively with all areas of the business to analyse functional and non-functional requirements, and translate them to reliable and cost-effective solutions that encompass the following solution elements:

  • Application layers
  • Integration
  • Data collection & management
  • BI
  • Infrastructure dependency
  • Technical feasibility
  • Data Migration

Other day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the robust application of design governance processes to ensure that we do the right thing with regard to security and risk
  • Working in the design team to ensure effective and secure change within organisation in relation to Quality Standards
  • Analyse the design practices and processes to continuously improve “Security by Design” and “Privacy by Design”.
  • Ensure solution designs adhere to Target’s Group Policy such as Risk & Compliance and Security policies.
  • Ensure design risk events and issues are reported to Project, Delivery and Group risk boards.


Who are we looking for?

You'll have exceptional solutioning capability, backed up with strong technical knowledge to ensure the production of holistic solutions that provide implementation guidance for in-house technical teams and our selected business partners.

You're someone who has the following experience:

  • Relevant Industry education & IT qualifications aligned to secure solution design and development
  • CISMP, CISSP or similar experience
  • IT or Business Degree (desirable)
  • Significant experience in IT Architecture within Financial Services (e.g. TOGAF, SABSA, COBIT)
  • Ability to produce effective and secure designs
  • Experience of determining solution requirements
  • Experience of the design of security components within enterprise solutions (infrastructure and development)
  • Familiarisation of ISO27001
  • An awareness of best practice associated with FS Risk & Compliance
  • Experience in agile development techniques, e.g. SCRUM
  • BCS Member (desirable)
  • Java programming experience (desirable)
  • Enterprise Message Bus design experience (desirable)
  • Cloud deployment experience (desirable)


What's in it for you?

In addition to your basic salary (up to £65,000, depending on experience), we offer a comprehensive, flexible and market-competitive benefits package. Our flexible benefits package allows you to choose the benefits that best suit your lifestyle.

Core Benefits:

  • Annual Pay Review
  • Discretionary Company Performance Bonus
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Private Health Care
  • Free Flu Vaccinations + Eye Tests + Voucher towards glasses
  • My Recognition
  • Free access to GP, Physiotherapists and more
  • Holidays 24 - Increases with length of service & Bank Holidays
  • 4 x Salary Life Insurance

Our flexible benefits scheme gives employees access to additional benefits to supplement their core package:

  • · Pension Contribution – Salary Sacrifice
  • · Cycle2Work + Car Leasing – Electric Cars
  • · Critical Illness Cover + Dental Insurance
  • · Gym Flex
  • · Hello Fresh / Taste Card / Gourmet Card
  • · RAC Breakdown Cover
  • · Charitable Payroll Giving
  • · Buy / Sell holiday
  • · Technology loans

We’re committed to creating a Diverse & Inclusive culture through the execution of our D&I strategy, community relationships, our people & leaders.

Grow your future with us!

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