Solution Architect

not specified
Date Placed 11 January

This role is offered on a hybrid basis, which can be discussed with the recruitment team during the hiring process.

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Solutions Architecture is part of the Architecture Team within Santander Services. It works closely with other architecture teams (eg Enterprise, Technical, Data & Security Architecture) and liaises with Business and IT colleagues in Santander UK, as well as Santander Global Architecture.

The team concentrates on the functional architecture of applications and how they interact with other systems in the Architecture Landscape of Santander UK, Group and 3rd Parties. The team effectively works as an Architecture Community across domains sharing reusable patterns and solutions learnt on projects, independently of projects and domains.

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the capabilities within at least one of the functional domains as below,

Channels: covering Digital Channels (Mobile etc)

Payments & Cards

Customer Engagement

Economic Crime


Retail Banking products

Corporate Banking products


If you are looking to move your career in the direction of shaping the design of future Santander UK systems, then Solutions Architecture could be the choice for you.

The difference you'll make.

Producing functional architecture for multiple complex coupled projects in each functional domain

Reviewing the designs that have been produced by Engineering teams using guidance and patterns that have been provided to them by Architecture.

Validating that solutions align to the strategies of Santander UK (e.g. Retail & Corporate Bank & Group)

Working with the engineering community to deliver solutions primarily in an agile way.

What you'll bring.

Strong domain driven design, with working knowledge of the BIAN framework, TOGAF, ArchiMate and API & microservice architecture solutions.

Proven experience in defining & documenting complex AsIs & Target Architecture defining services & integrated applications working with Key Stakeholders to help define & deliver strategic objectives, being embedded into the functional domain, balancing business requirements with functional & technical strategy to ensure we deliver sustainable solutions.

Proven experience in establishing & maintaining strategic roadmaps ensuring alignment with a number of stakeholders across different technologies, business areas both locally & globally.

Be passionate about driving and leading change by creating practical, workable architectures aligned to IT principles and following appropriate governance

Collaboration is critical, the ability to communicate complex concepts, challenge and influence a diverse set of stakeholder and colleagues.

Knowledge of planning and organizing concepts and best practices and ability to mobilize both time and resources to manage multiple projects, being flexible with a 'can do' attitude with a strong sense of initiative with the ability to learn fast - new concepts and skills - and deal calmly with situations under pressure.

It would also be nice for you to have.

Experience of using Architecture tools eg Avolution Abacus

Have knowledge & experience of AWS & Cloud Architectures.

Have knowledge & experience of Salesforce SW eg Financial Services Cloud, Marketing Cloud & concepts therein

Experience of defining & building APIs

What else you need to know.

We will be conducting all interviews via telephone or video-conference where possible.

This is a permanent role to be based at our Milton Keynes office with some remote working. Time spent working from the Milton Keynes site is expected to be 2-3 days per week initially.

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