Solutions Architecture


Our purpose is to accurately define Nationwide’s solution architecture and assure the integrity of solutions throughout their lifecycle. These solutions need to be aligned with our strategic objectives, be cost-effective and future-proofed. 

Our Practice

  • Is a centre for Solution Architecture excellence. Where skilled Solution Architects are recognised for the value they add
  • We're part of the change lifecycle and the skills and expertise of our Architects are required across a wide range of portfolios
  • It's a fun but challenging place to work, where team spirit and collaboration across the change life cycle are encouraged
  • Is well established and respected within Nationwide, providing services to agreed processes, governance controls and standards
  • Continues to grow in terms of capability, size, locations and performance to meet the ongoing demands of a successful growing business
  • Is aligned to industry standards and best practice
  • Our people are valued and appropriately rewarded - we offer a competitive pay and benefits package
  • Actively manages the development of its team with regular promotion opportunities and career progression

Who we're looking for

As we continue on our Practice journey we are looking to significantly grow our numbers of Solution Architects. If you are an experienced Business or Technical Solution Architect, or if you have a strong design and project skill-set and are looking to develop your career, we are keen to hear from you! You'll be: 

  • Confident, dynamic and proactive, used to working at pace
  • A good communicator, used to negotiating with, and managing, stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and bringing direction and clarity, defining the solution to the business challenge / opportunity

In parallel with growing the size of our practice we are also looking to grow the depth of our knowledge and skills in certain areas, so if you have the following please consider a career in the Solution Architecture Practice:

Domain knowledge we’re looking for

  • Architecture domains – customer, operational and technical
  • Financial Services including Savings, Mortgages and Investment Products
  • Distribution Channels – Retail Branch, Contact Centre etc
  • Customer Experience
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Digital
  • Payments
  • Data / Information Management
  • Regulatory, Resilience, Risk and Compliance
  • Enterprise Functions – Finance, Human Resources, Commercial etc

Techniques and skills we’re looking for

  • Business and IT Strategy, roadmaps and operating models
  • Architectural thinking and governance
  • Achieving optimal business and customer outcomes
  • Architecture tools e.g. Rational software tools
  • Analytical skills
  • Large-scale business and technical transformation delivery
  • Well-engineered documentation and materials
  • Architecture related accreditation e.g. TOGAF
  • Personal drive 

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