Solution Architect

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Insight International (UK) Ltd.
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Solution Architect

Agile Working Options

The JD specifically for the Tech application architects/Solution Architects we are currently looking for is as followed (as specified by the client):

Agile Working Options Other Agile Working Arrangements/Open to Discussion Application architect

  • General application architect role, to work as part of a Scrum Team
  • Focus on Java/microservices
  • Can understand channel makeup and landscape
  • Articulate, rational decision making
  • Create technical architecture documents and take them to Governance forums for approval
  • Capable of identify an issue, assessing the options and making solution recommendations
  • Can support and guide the team on technical issues

Ask from FAL-SCA view point:

  • API development & it's life cycle management, and API security
  • Integration Architecture (including API/Real Time, Batch based) and Middleware
  • Authentication, Authorization, OAuth, OIDC and Single Sign On (SSO)
  • IAM solution like ForgeRock, Ping Identity, or any other platform
  • Data encryption, Certificate and Secret management, Logging, Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting)
  • Cloud native app development
  • Behavioral Skills (eg, Attitude, Listening skill, Authenticity, and Critical Thinking)


  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with current digital technologies and design patterns Has played a Lead Application Architect role (as opposed to Enterprise Architect)
  • Ideal candidate would have progressed from being a hands on Tech Lead role to an Architect role in the last 3-5 years
  • Should be comfortable with hands on if required
  • Experience of working as part of a Scrum Feature Team

What will you do:

  • You will work with product partners to deliver business value through sound and fully rounded engineering methods and principles.
  • You will drive strategic system and process improvements, interventions and upgrades where relevant.
  • You will apply Systems Thinking to solve systemic challenges and impediments.
  • You will support and drive where necessary on key architecture decisions.
  • You are able to prioritize technical debt and value delivery keeping both tactical and strategic challenges in mind.
  • Align the engineering community to follow industry best practices.
  • Be a champion of agile ways of working.
  • You will foster knowledge sharing and collaboration across wider engineering community.
  • You are comfortable educating both technical and non-technical colleagues about technical topics and articulate reasoning behind key technical decisions.
  • You are able to discover and use emerging technology to benefit the bank.
  • Acts as a role model promoting DevOps culture and practices.

What we are looking for:

  • You will be based in London at least 4 days a week
  • A hands-on solution engineer with experience of design and architecture of both complex platforms as well as at a component/microservice level using current technologies and best practices
  • Experience of the following technology areas
  • Using latest patterns and best practices especially around security, performance, supportability, resiliency and operability
  • Designing APIs/MicroServices using Java, Spring Boot, Kafka etc
  • Cloud technologies including containerisation, service mesh, AWS, GCP etc
  • Using a variety of databases (RDBMS, nosql etc)
  • DevOps - CI/CD, automation, deployment (chef, ansible, urbancode etc), monitoring (splunk)
  • Software engineering best practices - TDD/BDD, build automation, code quality and metrics, static and dynamic code analysis, usage of versioning systems, code review etc.
  • Authentication and identity systems and related industry standards
  • Infrastructure elements such as Firewalls, certificates, network topology, ssl, mutual auth etc
  • Experience of producing and maintaining artefacts such as high level designs, architecture diagrams, solution design, sequence diagrams, decision logs etc
  • Able to guide and mentor engineers and provide technical leadership.
  • Experience of providing governance cover to teams by representing them in architectural forums/committees and obtaining necessary approvals.
  • Able to build relationship with wider architecture/engineering community
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and adopting agile method