Solution Architect

Competitive Salary

BGL Group

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Challenge. Create. Deliver. Evolve
As part of a new tech team based in Sunderland, you’ll deliver first class customer propositions to some of the UK’s most iconic brands and businesses. At BGL our customers are at the heart of what we do and our passion is to create great customer experiences.
We’re looking for a Solution Architect with an unrivalled enthusiasm for their craft, who works best in a collaborative team environment. In this role you’ll get to drive great architectural delivery within the Software Engineering community. You’ll be accountable for the delivery of our target architecture, the Design Assurance process and the sharing of best practices.
This role will allow you to provide direction to the technical leads and provide expertise to both engineering and the wider business on technology to meet commercial requirements and improve security, stability, scalability, and speed to market.  As a Solution Architect you’ll champion continuous improvement and technical excellence within the delivery team, whilst also proactively enabling cross team collaboration to ensure overall architectural integrity across all portfolios.
In this role you’ll coach and mentor Tech Leads in technical excellence and solution design to help empower the teams whilst also actively sharing your knowledge with other architects in all aspects of technology!
What will it take to be successful as a Solution Architect at BGL Tech? 
  • Proven experience of delivering architectures to meet commercial objectives or improve security, availability, efficiency or productivity.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, good communication, and self-motivated.
  • Experience working with multiple patterns, domains, languages and persistence mechanisms as well as distributed systems
  • Advocate of lean principles, keen to code and perform research and development into new technologies.
  • Structured approach to governance and standards and eager to further technical excellence within our Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing division.
  • Active learner, both within your technical and professional area of expertise, & taking control of your own career development
About us
We are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services to 9.5 million customers. The Group is organised in two Divisions: Insurance, Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO) and Price Comparison.
IDO provides a range of motor, home and life insurance products in partnership with several of the best-known brands in UK financial services and through own brands Budget Insurance, Dial Direct, Beagle Street and FiftyLife, all supported by state-of-the-art contact centres and digital platforms. is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites and is a leading player in the French market.
With nearly 3,000 colleagues in the UK and Paris, we understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance. Whether it’s working from home, flexible hours, part-time or job share, we aim to create an environment where colleagues can feel empowered to build a flexible working culture to cater to both their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them and for the business.
We grow because we are… 
AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability.
We are CREATIVE. We think differently and disrupt markets to benefit consumers.
We are AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it.
We are UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage and care for each other. We work, grow and win together. 
Awesome stuff you get at BGL Tech
• Breath taking views of the river Wear and the amazing Northern Spire bridge from the office• Subsidised onsite restaurant • Innovation Days • Great work-life balance •Awesome kit for all new starters • Daily free fruit • On site car park • Shops within walking distance of the office • Free Desk Massage • Regular MeetUps and Social evenings • Secure Bike Racks • Kitchen facilities, with free tea and coffee and lots lots more
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