Solutions Architect required to join an International Life Group based on the Isle of Man in a permanent capacity. You will provide quality systems solutions and participate in multiple projects within the overall client project portfolio. To design, implement and maintain highly available in-house information systems that support core organisational functions.
Work collaboratively with project teams and members of the business to deliver solutions that meet business needs.
Interact with internal as well as external stakeholders including business and IT executives, strategy, program, and project managers / PMO, BU, segment and function architects, security & compliance, portfolio management as well as vendors.
Prepare solution design documents, presentations and other materials using established formats and standard software & templates, and by obtaining guidance from the wider architecture team.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of IT architecture, standards, and practices by maintaining an understanding of current and future technology developments.
Learn and understand our strategy and then, working with the wider architecture team, help to shape future strategy.
Understand and evaluate multiple platforms, software packages and custom components to design the solution.
Working with the wider Group architecture team to help shape future strategy, wherever required.
Help identify business improvement opportunities that can be better aligned and/or operated.
Participate in mastering business standardization across the segment / function whenever possible, leveraging available and necessary enablers (Activity Framework, Process Framework, Logistics, high-level configuration/organisation design).
Ensure proper documentation of the as-is and to-be architecture.
Monitor market trends to identify innovation opportunities and propose best of breed solutions that bring value to the business.
Promote the defined principles, models, standards, guidelines and plans to both business and IT stakeholders and provide information, advice, guidance, and consulting to the local and global IT community.
Excellent stakeholder management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide solutions to become a trusted advisor to the respective business area.
Experience in a similar Architectural Solutions position
Excellent communication skills to be able to talk to technical teams, business teams, other architects, and senior stakeholders
An understanding of business needs as well as technical, with an ability to provide insights and advice on business impact as well as technological.
Proven record of involvement with the delivery of several projects and IT systems.
Good understanding of IT system delivery, selection, and implementation.
Insights into existing technologies, products, and vendors.
Stakeholder management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide solutions.
Good understanding of risk, issue, and change management.
Highly competitive salary
Flexible working environment