Lead Architect

Job title : Lead Architect
Location : South East London
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £100000 - £110000 per annum
Sector : Insurance
Reference : BHJOB6067_19885
Lead Architect
£110,000 +benefits and bonus
Hybrid working – London
A global specialty insurer is looking for a technical and dedicated Lead Architect to join on a permanent basis. You will be focusing on new technology capabilities for two of their business units based in the UK initially this will be on digital online journeys and how API’s and integration layers will help the customer experience at the front end, connect to a wide range of PAS systems in the middle layer. We are also looking for someone to investigate possible efficiency approaches and cost reduction approaches to incumbent technology platforms.
Seeking successful delivery, standardisation, quality and cost efficiency of IT solutions, systems & services across the Business environment.
You will be required to:
  • Build strong collaborations, up to exec level.
  • Provide thought leadership and manage opportunities to drive business value, via fit for purpose technology solutions
  • Assist business customers with adopting new 3rd party provided technology solutions.
  • Demonstrate the value of technology to the business, govern solution implementations to ensure they are secure, compliant and reliable.
  • Endorse re-use of existing solutions, use of standards and alignment with policy to reduce technical design debt.
  • Advise on opportunities to exploit technology solutions; partner with the business leaders to help direct transition.
  • Perform as a valued member of team technology, both as the domain expert and significantly giving to the success of the wider IT agenda.
We are looking for someone with;
  • Ideally educated to degree level or with equivalent experience
  • TOGAF or equivalent accredited with business analysis/architecture exposure.
  • Strategy and Roadmap production, Analysis and Design capabilities
  • Governance frameworks, Project and development lifecycles and ideally Insurance industry applications knowledge.
  • Insurance systems integration, 5 – 10 years in the Insurance industry and preferably an application and data background.
  • 3 - 5 years in a Solution Architecture position or equivalent.
An opportunity to join a company that’s in the midst of their digital journey and looking for someone to help technically spearhead it, the role will give you the opportunity to progress quickly into a Head of role and lead a team if you wish, not to mention the chance to expand globally. 

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