Solution Architect - Financial Services at Legal & General, Hove/Remote, 27 Weeks, to £800 per day

£600 - £800 per day
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  • Hove, UK
  • Jun 21, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Legal & General are currently looking for a Solution Architect to join an underwriting project within our retirement income portfolio. The role holder will be responsible for supporting the architecture evaluation and implementation of the replacements for 2 legacy solutions in regards to Underwriting and annuity calculation/quotation.



Principal Accountabilities

  • Design Ownership
    • Producing and owning the end-to-end design of the solution spanning multiple software components (evidencing at all points how the design answers the requirements - clear traceability).
    • Working with development teams to ensure detailed component-level design responds to the end-to-end design.
    • Working with the Senior Architects to ensure that data and functional architectures adhere to the high-level architecture principles and support target state vision for the enterprise.
    • Working with the IT Infrastructure implementation team to make sure that planned infrastructure adequately supports the software components of the solution.
  • Requirements
    • Working closely with Product Owners and Business Analysts to help translate desired business outcomes into robust system requirements, both functional and non-functional.
  • Development & Testing
    • Facilitate and participate in detailed design reviews and ensure that all components of the solution are aligned to the target state vision.
    • Working with the testing team to support the definition and implementation of the testing strategy for the initiative.
  • Software Delivery
    • Working with component developers to elicit, validate and refine estimates for developing the software components.
    • Planning and coordination of deployment activities across multiple technology platforms.
    • Overall accountability for delivering technology change is shared with IT project managers.



Requirements

  • Proven experience in selecting / implementing an Annuity Calculation or underwriting solution would be advantageous.
  • Understand Micro services implementation paradigm to stitch together potential inhouse solution using the rules engine product.
  • Experience of delivering high-level architecture documentation and submitting thorough an architecture governance process is must.
  • Experience in complex calculations and deterministic modelling from underwriting or annuity calculation will be advantageous.
  • At least 5 years ' experience working on similar projects within Financial Services, ideally Underwriting, but if not pensions and/or insurance.
  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of defining, designing, and implementing Microservices in an enterprise environment.
  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of cloud technologies, including Azure, PaaS, container platforms (Docker and Kubernetes), Serverless, etc.



Additional Information

  • Initially a temporary contract for 27 weeks, with a view to extend, subject to business requirements.
  • Day rate of up to £800 (dependent on experience, inside of IR35 and uplifted rate of 18.55% will apply if going via an Umbrella company).
  • This is a hybrid role based out of the L&G office in Hove, the role holder is expected to attend the office, for collaborative purposes, 1-2 times a week.
Desired Skills and Experience

*Proven experience in selecting / implementing an Annuity Calculation or underwriting solution would be advantageous.
*Understand Micro services implementation paradigm to stitch together potential inhouse solution using the rules engine product.
*Experience of delivering high-level architecture documentation and submitting thorough an architecture governance process is must.
*Experience in complex calculations and deterministic modelling from underwriting or annuity calculation will be advantageous.
*At least 5 years ' experience working on similar projects within Financial Services, ideally Underwriting, but if not pensions and/or insurance.
*Excellent understanding and practical experience of defining, designing, and implementing Microservices in an enterprise environment.
*Excellent understanding and practical experience of cloud technologies, including Azure, PaaS, container platforms (Docker and Kubernetes), Serverless, etc.