Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Canada Life Group (UK) Ltd (The)
Job title: Solution Architect Manager
Location: Potters Bar
Job type: Permanent
Who we are
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we’re building
We now need a Solution Architect Manager to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the IT function, so it can simplify our IT architecture by removing our legacy systems and investing in modernised, lower-cost technology systems, and deliver a digital platform that provides a single view of our customers.
Taking an overarching view across the whole organisation, through an understanding of the organisational goals and specifically the enablement of the business through technology, craft the current and future technology landscape. Reporting into the Head of Architecture, exert influence through collaboration with senior IT leaders, key business stakeholders and Architects. Focus on enabling decisions that are pragmatic, commercially driven and satisfy business objectives.
This person is also accountable for development and delivery of key platform or technology roadmaps and strategies within a line of business. This person leads the team of Solutions Architects, ensuring that projects have the resources that are required to meet there project goals, this will include hiring of contract Solution Architects where required.
What you’ll do
To understand technology needs and assess and support these needs.
Defines reviews and maintains architectures
choice and implementation of systems
Acts as the focal point for Architecture or development issues throughout all phases of projects. To ensure that all significant technology and design issues are resolved effectively.
Leads the definition of Information Technology Strategies and solutions, To create and implement technical solutions that meet client’s needs.
Ensures quality designs and implementations, To ensure that designs meet operational requirements and quality standards.
Provides leadership within the Business Change and IT Division. To ensure IT process meet best practices and standards.
To ensure technology solutions are aligned across Canada Life UK and technology dependencies between projects are understood.
Runs and Develops the CLUK TDA
Total Technology Health