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Solution Architect

Annual Salary: 60,000
Job REF: D1801
Published Date: 09-17-2019


We are a technology company openly disrupting the Pensions market through the use of innovative technology.

The Programme Delivery Group (PDG) is a team of people dedicated to managing the large scale projects that we handle everyday. The Solutions Architect at Smart sits within this team as a trusted adviser, helping to liaise with key stakeholders (both internally and externally) on all things architecture.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate.
  • Develop or support the creation of reference architectures and new product offerings.
  • Analysis of the product to be delivered and creating a software solution.
  • Work with Business Analysts to interpret business requirements and define components of the software solution.
  • Work with the Technical Architects to define software solutions end to end (features, structure and characteristics).
  • Work with UX UI to develop end user experience.
  • Working with Project Managers to prioritise development (phases) and project plan.
  • Working with technical Product Managers to understand technical features of the product and define them in terms of a software solutions.
  • Working with Operations to detail how process works.
  • Lead or work with peers to work through customer specifications and develop solutions in line with defined requirements.
  • Create drawings and documentation to support their work.
  • Provide presales consultancy to support new business opportunities.
  • Contribute to bid responses, proposals and statements of work, as required, when assisting with presales engagements.
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure project and service delivery meet customer expectations.
  • Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology.


  • Experience of whole solution architecture concepts and ability to communicate these to stakeholders – through conversation, documentation and presentations.
  • Can prioritise non-functional concerns and experience of incorporating these into the application design.
  • Experience of successful delivery of software designs for multi-tiered, modern cloud application.



  • 25 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension scheme. The company matches your contributions up to 5%
  • £500 personal training budget per year to spend on courses or conferences
  • Health Insurance (via Benenden)
  • Access to PerkBox
  • Access to Rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme