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Senior Solution Architect

Dublin, Republic of Ireland | Permanent | Full time

Senior Solution Architect

  • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Full time
  • Closing date: Sep 24 2021 at 01:00 IST

The Wealth & Insurance Company Wide Technology Team are responsible for introducing and maintaining best in class solutions and technologies.

While working towards our Business Vision, this team maximises existing and new technologies, allowing teams to efficiently and sustainably deliver solutions.

Purpose of the Role

The Solution Architect will take a central role in New Ireland Technical Architecture.

The role will own and implement roadmaps,best practices and standardsensuring New Ireland implementations are continually modernising our estate.

The role will involve ownership of Technical Design of New Irelands existing estate and will also involve working with New Ireland implementation partners to ensure design principles & standards and best practices are adhered to.

The role will also be creative in utilising new technologies and methodologies, ensuring that they are introduced appropriately onto the Technology estate.

The role will lead the training and mentoring of technical competency within the New Ireland delivery teams.

The role will also be implementing our data strategy, bringing with them modern data architecture approaches andimplementation experience.

For AWS cloud implementations, AWS technical expertise will be key working with partner and migrating to hybrid cloud.

To be successful in this role you must be able to translate a business strategies into defined roadmaps, produce designs that efficiently deliver business outcomes for sustainable software change. You must be confident in your role as Solution Architect; you must have excellent communication and engagement skills, and be comfortable dealing with complex architectures across the domain.

Key Accountabilities

  • Be the New Ireland AWS Technical expert and AWS business implementation expert
  • Lead on Data Strategy design and implementation
  • Define, document and maintain all the appropriate architectural artefacts & collateral
  • Design, plan and oversee implementations, working with other team members to ensure the solution is robust, efficient and sustainable
  • Work with New Ireland implementation partners, reviewing their proposals and implementations
  • Working with wider Technology teams to drive continuous improvement in management of change
  • Represent designs with New Ireland Security/Data governance
  • Investigate, evaluate and introduce features, apps & techniques to allow New Ireland utilise Technologies (and AWS) to their maximum
  • Provide estimates forproposals and business cases based on high level designs
  • Lead and work with a team of New Ireland developers to ensure their AWS Skillset is appropriate for NIAC
  • Work with New Ireland parent, Bank of Ireland, to achieve the optimum AWS implementation
  • Contribute to the entire software development life cycle from the initial business requirement phase to deployment and production support
  • Interacting with other team members and management to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit. Develop and review User Procedures for new functionality and changes to existing functionality
  • Provide support and assistance to project implementation & delivery teams
  • Review New Ireland design proposals for accuracy
  • Build sound relationships with all customers both within and outside IT

What is the Opportunity?

This is an exciting opportunity for aSolution Architect to join the New Ireland technology team.

You will be aTechnical Leader, influencing the Technology roadmaps and designs to support our Business Strategy.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside like minded professionals both within New Ireland Technology and with our implementation partners.

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to your role, customer needs and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person collaboration, and a location where you can best perform your role.

Please note you must live in the jurisdiction for the business to which you are contracted.

This job can be done anywhere in ROI with the primary office location as Dublin to which travel will be required for in person collaboration. Exact frequency to be agreed with manager.

Essential Qualifications

  • 3rdLevel Degree in Computer Science/Technical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Associate AWS Solution Architect Certifications (and/or on path to Professional Solution Architect)

Essential Skills & Experience

Technical Experience

Significanttechnical experience to include:

  • 5+ years in Technical implementations
  • 2+ years in AWS Solution/Technical Architecture
  • Team lead/people management experience an advantage
  • 1+ years in Data Architecture

Technical Skills

  • Data Architecture, Analytics & BI
  • Data Storage & Management
  • Security Foundations
  • AWS Services selection
  • Cloud Specific patterns and technologies
  • Communications
  • Systems Architecture
  • Application Design
  • Java, Python or C#, SQL, etc
  • Networking
  • Experience with DevSecOps and CI/CD software and methodologies
  • Appropriate AWS Solution Architecture certifications
  • Business Process
  • Extract, Transform & Load expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Flexibility and experience of managing changing priorities effectively
  • Exposure to working with implementation partners and suppliers
  • Ability to represent designs appropriately to non-technical audiences

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Data Analytics qualifications/experience
  • Team lead/people management experience an advantage
  • Sales Force experience
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Takes personal responsibility for accuracy and quality

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Self
  • One Group, one team - Self
  • Agile - Self
  • Accountable - Self
  • Champion Transformation - Self

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

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