Change & Project Management,IT

Technical Architect

  • Job ID: 007563
  • Location: Leeds, UK, LS1 8EQ
  • Job type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Salary: £Competitive + Bonus & Benefits

Do you want to be part of our ambitious strategy to revolutionise our Digital capabilities at Yorkshire Building Society? As a Technology Solutions Architect within our Savings and Payments domain, you’ll have a brilliant opportunity to help shape the future. Engaging with colleagues of all levels across the organisation, you will help to optimise our technology investments and create solutions to deliver our Corporate Strategy.


Our Digital transformation journey is well underway, covering everything from our online channels and mobile app to our contact centres and retail network - giving our Members the best possible experience, however they choose to interact with us. We are looking for people with the drive and passion to help us on this exciting journey. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based IT & Transformation function. This is a hybrid role with remote working and some onsite presence in our central Leeds offices.


About the role


As Technology Solutions Architect, you’ll operate across all aspects of the Savings and Payments domain transformation projects. You’ll create, assess and validate solution architectures and designs aligned to our Enterprise Architecture and strategic priorities and support these initiatives throughout our architecture governance processes. You will -

  • Translate Enterprise and Solution Architecture into meaningful solution options, leading design activities across all impacted components (people, process, data, technology)

  • Provide consultancy services to manage all architecture, design and development dependencies along with their constraints, risks and issues throughout the change lifecycle

  • Oversee compliance assessment activity to ensure robust delivery against agreed solution architectures and designs

  • Work in conjunction with other Architecture domains to ensure technology roadmaps reflect the needs of the organisation

  • Drive rationalisation of our technology and application landscape and assist remediation of legacy risk


About you


You’ll have demonstrable experience of working on complex change programmes to ensure solution architectures and designs align with agreed priorities. You’ll also possess excellent stakeholder management and communication skills with the ability to influence, manage and resolve competing and conflicting priorities. You will have –

  • Demonstrable ability to create appropriate documentation that clearly articulates and presents solution architectures and designs

  • Demonstrable experience of working across both Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies

  • Knowledge of complex, multi-tier architectures and industry standard design patterns - including Microservice Architecture and APIs

  • A working knowledge of frameworks supporting Microservice and API development

  • Experience of solution integration across complex, on-premises and cloud-based environments

  • An understanding of (or certification in) an architectural framework such as TOGAF

  • Ideally, but not essential - an understanding of Payments solutions and processes


About us


At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.


Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.


Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.


Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.


About our Benefits


We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:


  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.


Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.


Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mike Peel on recruitment@ybs.co.uk


Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date

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