Solution Architect - Risk & Compliance

Solution Architect - Risk & Compliance

  • Location Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary Competitive
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Closing date 31/01/2019
  • Ref R001900738
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We need:

  • A Solution Architect – Risk and Compliance, located in our head offices in Swindon.
  • Salary £50,000 - £73,000 a year (dependent on skills, experience and current remuneration) based on a permanent, 35 hour week, contract.
  • Please send in your application by 31st January 2019.

We’re looking for a highly motivated Solution Architect to join a community of skilled IT practitioners within a dynamic and fast-moving business environment. Help guide our Risk and Compliance community in realising its outcomes and goals through IT change and innovation.

Reporting to the Senior Enterprise Architect; the successful candidate will be involved in the definition, production, governance, and communication of key architecture assets including strategies and roadmaps.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum requirement you will have:

  • Domain experience in either a Financial Crime or Risk and Compliance function
  • Proven background in organisational, systems, business process; and multi-disciplinary, cross-functional change and/ or experience of architectural delivery in the Financial Services domain
  • Exceptional analytical skills, with the ability to think creatively
  • Experience of building stakeholder relationships
  • An articulate verbal and written communicator, able to translate complexity into robust business reasoning
  • A self-starting attitude with the ability to work unguided
  • Strong ability and interest to research and quickly comprehend the functions, capabilities and benefit of new technologies and solutions

It would be nice if you also had:

  • A good working knowledge of new technologies. (e.g. AI/ML, NoSQL, rapid PoC)

What you'll be doing

As an architect working within Nationwide’s Architecture team you’ll be part of a highly skilled team responsible for defining the future state of our Central Communities


  • Working with the Enterprise Architects to provide oversight of the architectural estate; providing guidance to initiatives and projects
  • Work closely with the business to understand business drivers and outcomes and consider these in terms of IT impacts
  • Engagement with business the business transformation community and key business stakeholders to define the approach to solution architecture and solution traceability in project start-up / initiation for key strategic and regulatory change projects
  • Contribute to Nationwide’s asset library for the whole IT landscape. To be a knowledge expert through use of our corporate toolset and methods
  • Provide solution architect input, support and challenge to enterprise architectural long term strategies and 5 year roadmaps
  • Provide oversight on strategic investment projects and programmes, covering sign-off, traceability and act as point of escalation to ensure requirements and designs align to the solution architecture and long term design principles
  • Responsible for point architecture practice activity as required by the leadership team
  • Provide the right balance of solution architecture (content/quality) with project delivery objectives (time/cost/resource) to ensure the delivery of pragmatic solutions. Draw on the capabilities delivered in other programmes and projects to provide ROI and speed to market efficiencies
  • Accountability to communicate and exercise the Architecture Assurance process on projects to ensure compliance with the defined Architecture Governance Frameworks
  • Lead/contribute to project and programme design authorities, managing dependencies and presenting solutions to the Architecture Review Board and Solution Design Board.

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The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:
• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
• Life assurance worth 8x your salary
• 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

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