Technical Architect at Benefact Group, Gloucester, 6 Months, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

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  • Gloucester, UK
  • Jun 06, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description


Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Duration: Contract - 6 months, outside IR35



About the role

Benefact Group, are looking for a Technical Architect to support delivery of our transformation programme in our Gloucester office.

We are on a journey to migrate away from more traditional monolithic Insurance platforms and on-premises solutions to a cloud based integrated eco-system approach. The role is focussed on supporting a D365 migration and implementation, and development of our integration platform.

As a Technical Architect within Group Technology, you are responsible for driving the development standards, practices, and processes across the software development lifecycle, ensuring that solutions are fit-for-purpose, align to architectural principles and deliver business value.

Where required, the individual is to technical lead on proof-of-concept work and possess the ability to traverse between architecture and design, to hands-on software development.

Coaching and mentoring of team members is an integral aspect of the role, to grow capability and embed a culture of continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop appropriate solution design artefacts, ensuring understanding and adoption across teams of business and technical requirements and constraints
  • Provide technical consultancy for D365 platform, supporting upgrade to cloud and strategy development
  • Provide technical consultancy for integration platform, documentation of best practices and patterns
  • Maintain technology toolchain and strategic selection of tools, technologies and frameworks
  • Lead on proof of concept and innovation work where required, either independently, leading a team or with delivery partners
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with technical staff, with operational business staff and management, external suppliers and customers
  • Positive influence on the team to establish and promote the right culture and behaviours
  • Act as a technology and development practice coach and mentor

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Extensive background in software design and engineering, test automation, continuous integration/deployment, infrastructure-as-code, enterprise integration practices
  • Extensive experience of D365 and integration
  • Experience of working as a Technical Architect, working alongside Solution & Enterprise Architects
  • Experience working in an agile practice
  • Experience of technical authoring, developing and embedding coding standards, patterns and practices
  • Strong communicator with the ability to converse and translate between technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Microsoft D365/Azure certified
  • Technical experience of:
  • D365 and Power Platform
  • Microsoft Cloud Services including Containers/ACA, APIM and Service Bus
  • ASP.NET, .NET Core, C#
  • API development and integration platforms/concepts inc. Event Driver Architecture


About us

Benefact Group is a unique international financial services Group made up of over 30 businesses. We are owned by a charity and are currently the UK’s 3rd largest corporate donor, having given away £200 million since 2016. We have ambitious plans to become the UK’s number one corporate donor, with strategic objectives in place to double the Group’s size.

We believe it’s essential to attract, empower, grow and reward talented people, offering fantastic opportunities for career and personal development. Our giving ethos, 135-year history and the diversity of what we do, has enabled us to build a culture of kindness, great ambition, and of passionate people driven to do better and be better.


At Benefact Group, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture and building an environment where each and every one of us feels valued and respected. We are a community made up of people with a range of different backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, beliefs and interests and we value the strength this brings to us as a Group. We welcome applications from everyone.

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