Solution Architect

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Data Governance & Architecture
About The Role

We have a new opportunity for a Solutions Architect to join DAS UK Group, a market leading insurer and legal services provider. This is a full time, permanent position, however we are very open to discuss flexible working options.

Based in central Bristol, just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads, this role will be responsible for defining high level, and detailed IT solution designs and options in conjunction with Tech Leads and SMEs in support of strategic business initiatives, smaller business driven projects and IT Foundations projects. This role will ensure the solutions selected and designed, align to the enterprise architecture, principles and governance.

You will be instrumental in the investigation and research into the use of new technologies and lead proofs of concept, taking a hands-on approach, to demonstrate the value of new technologies and creating sound business cases to support the procurement process.

This position will give you the opportunity to build close relationships across teams within the IT department and other technical teams and business departments throughout the company. We’d therefore welcome applications from candidates who are able to communicate and influence technical and non-technical stakeholders using language appropriate to the audience.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your ability to understand business requirements and support and advise on the development of business cases for applications, systems and solutions. In addition you can expect to:

  • Support the IT Management Team in developing an IT Strategy in line with the published ERGO IT Strategy;
  • Produce ‘fit for purpose’ solution designs that meet stated business requirements, key business goals & milestones and constraints; and
  • Provide appropriate technical support for product selection and procurement, software and solution design across the business;
About You

We’d like to hear from candidates who have experience of Solutions Architecture and who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of designing solutions for deployment as cloud based solutions.
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of IT strategy.
  • Knowledge of IT solutions & architecture across; Application solutions, Infrastructure, Cyber Security and Operations;
  • Familiarity with ITIL service management processes.
  • A working knowledge of the business analysis discipline and processes.
In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package which will include:
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Inclusion in our Health Cash plan
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips

At DAS we support our people to find a work-life balance that works for them and are happy to discuss flexible working options.

About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.