Lead Solutions Architect

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  • Permanent
  • £100,000 - £110,000 (GBP)
  • Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 05/06/2022

Lead Solutions Architect


Lead Solutions Architect

Defining and delivering an applications architecture that supports the global scaling of the payments processing platform, hosted on AWS, and meeting standards and requirements for security, resilience and regulatory compliance


Identifying and ensuring the use of established best practices and patterns, defining standards and guidelines for delivery teams.  Assessing and recommending emerging practices and technology


Supporting and enabling teams in defining and choosing appropriate technology, patterns and approaches, upskilling teams to take decisions independently


Responsibilities: -

  • Publication of an architectural strategy covering creation of a highly secure, highly available and scalable payments processing platform
  • Implementation of a microservice-based architecture that supports a global scale and continuous deployment of new features
  • Application architecture delivered against requirements for security, scalability, performance and availability
  • Drives quality through adoption of standards and best practice
  • Cultivates close working relationships with engineering & wider technology group
  • Leads architecture & design reviews throughout the Development lifecycle.
  • Drives and supports innovation, challenges the status quo
  • Supports product management, defining and refining solutions architecture to support new product capabilities
  • Development teams upskilled to take on design decisions


Skills: -

  • Significant commercial experience of
    • Setting and implementing architectural strategy and roadmaps
    • Microservice-based architectures and best practice
    • Enterprise and solutions architecture
    • AWS infrastructure and services
    • Supporting engineering teams
    • Design practices and modelling, e.g. UML, TOGAF
    • DevOps culture and practices
    • OO analysis & design
    • Agile practices


  • Experience of the following would be highly beneficial:
    • Banking or payment systems


Business Activities
IT Security Expertise
Management Frameworks and Business Modelling
Management IT Responsibilities
Enterprise Architecture
Software Development

Industry Experience

FinTech & Payments Provider