Solution Architect

Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
28 Sep 2022
26 Oct 2022
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This is a chance to join an established and focussed team of exceptionally talented engineers, developers and solution architects committed to helping Santander deliver value through use of latest technologies and ideas including AWS, blockchain, AI, Chatbots, Big Data etc.

We are committed to developing our team through continued learning and challenging the ways of working to accelerate innovation trough agility, design thinking and hypothesis driven development

You will have the opportunity to grow and learn through the challenge of designing architectural patterns and solutions and building software in a highly dynamic and inventive environment.

The difference you'll make.

  • Managing the definition and the technical direction, roadmap, and technical solutions for the product(s) implementation as well as collaborating with the different Design Authorities to identify, define, and reuse Design Patterns, best practices, and architectural decisions. You'll feel the impact of your work across our organization

  • Delivering implementing APIs best practices in the products

  • Reporting to senior management at several levels

  • Providing steer to the adoption of the Santander Cloud strategy for the products that you will support

  • Ensuring that you lead from the front and mentor a team of engineers to further their technical prowess. You succeed when your team does

What you'll bring.

  • Strong, in-depth, and demonstrable hands-on experience in AWS, both in the architecture definition and in the solution implementation stages.

  • Background in solutions design and Cloud Architecture, defining and using architectural patterns, with a focus on leveraging all AWS native cloud services.

  • End to End knowledge and hands-on experience on API and Microservices design.

  • Professional Experience in AWS Serverless technology (Lambda / Step Functions) and Kubernetes in an operational environment.

  • Strong understanding/experience of implementing DevOps processes including CI/CD pipelines and automation of security, performance and testing tooling.

  • Proven track record of developing and delivering large scale software solutions in AWS involving frontend, backend, infrastructure, automation, security & testing.

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Passion for huge, scalable, resilient systems, event driven architectures, databases, and the right technology for the job.

  • Experience of solutions orientated around JavaScript, Java, and knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of different programming languages.

  • Ability to work with, devise, and implement CI/CD pipelines and practices

  • Knowledge of other cloud platforms aside from AWS

What else you need to know.

We will be conducting all interviews via telephone or video-conference where possible.

This role is open nationally and we are offering remote working, however the office should you wish to attend, would be our Milton Keynes office.

How we'll reward you.

Opportunities to embrace Agile with us as we transform our business, work in an environment with leading edge technology, attend 'Meet Ups' and be part of internal and external technology communities and work for an organisation that's dedicated to your learning and ongoing development.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Competitive salary

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we're embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our website.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander, and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

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