Solutions Architect

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Technology, Governance & Strategic Change
About The Role

DAS UK Group has an exciting new opportunity for a Solutions Architect to join the Architecture and Governance Team. This is a full time, permanent position based in central Bristol, however we are very open to discuss flexible working options.

The Solutions Architect will be responsible for defining high level, and detailed 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, ensuring they adhere to key DAS IT strategic goals.

This position 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 contributing towards sound business cases in order to support the procurement process.

The successful candidate will ensure the solutions selected and designed, align to the enterprise architecture, principles and governance.

Due to the nature of the role, it is important that the successful candidate is able to build close relationships across teams within the IT Department, other technical teams and business departments across the company.

About You

In addition, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of Solutions Architecture, ideally TOGAF (or similar) qualified;
  • At least eight years working experience in one or multiple IT areas;
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of IT strategy;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of IT Solutions & Architecture across:
    • Application
    • Infrastructure
    • Security
    • Data
  • Experience of designing solutions for deployment as cloud based solutions;
  • Familiarity with ITIL service management processes;
  • A working knowledge of the business analysis discipline and processes;
  • Experience of working in a regulated industry and structured environment. Ideally comfortable working in a traditional development environment and have experience in working as part of an Agile Development Team (knowledge and experience in DevOps would be an advantage); and
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Experience in the use of modelling tools a distinct advantage.
Whilst this is a full-time role, we are happy to consider flexible or part-time working arrangements.
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.