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Solution Architect

Ref: 77478

  • 90,000-120,000
  • 21 Jul 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Senior Solution Architect 

About the Company

My client which involve two major players in the Financial Services industry have come together to create a new Life Insurance joint venture in the Irish market. This is a new digitally focused greenfield operation, engaged in the business of providing life products in the areas of protection, savings, investments and pre and post-retirement.
As a brand new company but the backing of two massive players, they are tasked with transformative objectives to design, build and implement every aspect of this new start-up, underpinned by a commitment to innovation, market leading digital capability, and pioneering how expert financial advice can be made available to all customers.
Their focus is on building a life insurance company that provides relevant, quality solutions that empower customers to take control of their financial wellbeing. Leveraging the capabilities of our strategic partnerships, we will be at the forefront of revolutionizing the financial planning proposition for Irish consumers.

About the Position

Reporting to the CTO, the Solution Architect role will have responsibility for the design, development, integration and testing of our technology platforms and services. The role will also be responsible for incorporating industry best practices and standards of solution architecture in a pure-cloud, multi-cloud environment.

Key Responsibilities

 This role is to act as a major contributor to the Technology capability within the  team.
 This is a key role to deliver on our technology services in terms of quality and delivery.
 The role involves ownership of the target architecture, the ongoing evolution of the architecture to support the needs of the business and using the target architecture to create solutions that meet the needs of the business.
 Ability to provide technical leadership and direction to technology services providers both in terms of their product and in the key area of integration.
 Work collaboratively with other business units (customer, operations, risk and compliance, distribution channels) to ensure the architected solutions meet the needs of the business
 Work collaboratively with the other members of the CTO function to ensure architected solutions meet the non-functional requirements (reliability, performance, security, supportability) of the business.
 Work collaboratively with 3rd party suppliers of SaaS to ensure solutions integrate seamlessly to meet the functional and non-functional needs of the business
 Communicate effectively to ensure clarity of requirements, designs and solutions across all stakeholders
 Take personal responsibility for the delivery of solutions which are on time, on budget and quality-assured


 Good understanding of how technology is used in the delivery of Life Insurance and broader financial services
 A relevant Third Level IT qualification
 Significant IT delivery experience
 An excellent understanding of web technologies, web services and Cloud provided SaaS and PaaS
 Experience working in an agile delivery environment
 Strong Communication and influencing skills.

 Problem Solving and Decision Making: Making timely quality decisions. Deals with complex issues, appropriately analyzing issues, drawing on expert advice, consulting and collaborating.
 Teamwork and Collaboration: Creates the team environment, encourages collaboration and partnership.
 Technical: Design and delivery capability. The ability to develop software to the required standards, producing the output specified by the user to a high level of functional and technical quality.
 Communication and Influencing: Communicates with confidence and competence in genuine two-way communication to positively influence the outcome of decisions and gain commitment.
 Thorough knowledge of the Risk, Control and Regulatory Environment relevant to this role

Remuneration Package


For more details on this or other IT roles, please contact Stacy Keogh on 01 5927878, email me or simply apply via the link below
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