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Job overview

Coventry-Binley Business Park, Hybrid
Closing Date
30 Nov 2023
Advertising Salary:Salary Details:
£53,540 - £80,320


About the role

As the second largest Building Society in the UK and the 8th largest lender, we know a thing or two about Savings and Mortgages.  The Society has grown significantly over the past decade in particular and now has over 2,500 employees and 1.8 million members.  The Society is a Which recommended savings provider and we’re proud to be one of The Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for.

System Architecture is a key role within the Solution Architect Team. System Architect is responsible for defining and communicating a shared technical and architectural vision for an Agile Release Train (ART) to help ensure the system or Solution under development is fit for its intended purpose.

Working with a group of people, proud of our Customer First ethos, you can expect a highly collegiate and collaborative environment with regular engagement with stakeholders at all levels across IT and relevant business areas.

Playing a critical role in aligning teams on the Agile Release Train (ART) and Solution Train to a shared technical direction and partner with those teams in elaborating the Solution, validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives, and creating the Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

Performing many of the activities of the Solution Architect, where the ART is not part of the Solution Train.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Solution context definition in collaboration with solution management.
  • Define solution vision, solution roadmap and the capabilities to meet them.
  • Establishing the Solution Intent repository
  • Working with Solution Management to align Suppliers and ART’s on what to build and how.
  • Playing a critical role in Pre-Post PI planning events.

About you

  • Be effective at both written and verbal communication with the ability to quickly build productive working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels.
  • Have an understanding of enterprise architecture, associated strategies and frameworks.
  • Have well developed interpersonal, analytical, planning and organising skills, an attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and the ability to work on your own initiative.

About us

As a mutual, we’ve always worked together to improve the lives of others. Now the second largest Building Society in the UK, over 3,000 of us share that goal, in our branches and Head Office. Our benefits go beyond basic pay, with a discretionary bonus scheme, a culture of reward and recognition and total support for our wellbeing.

We’re serious about equality, of race, age, faith, disability and sexual orientation, but also of personality and the way we think. By being yourself, you’ll make us stronger.

Come and do the most important work of your career, in a Society that’s been voted a ‘Great Place to Work’ by the people who work there.

Flexibility and why it matters

We understand the need for flexibility, so wherever possible, we’ll consider alternative working patterns. Have a chat with us before you apply to see what the possibilities are for this role.