About The Role
What you will do
Working within the existing in-house IT team and reporting to the Software Delivery Director as a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing robust, scalable, and secure solutions to meet our business needs. Working closely with stakeholders across the organisation, you will analyse requirements, evaluate existing systems, and propose innovative technical designs. Your expertise will ensure that technology solutions align with business objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
Key Responsibilities 
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the bank's business processes, systems, and strategic objectives.
  •  Collaborate with business stakeholders to gather and analyse requirements, translating them into technical specifications and architectural designs.
  • Design end-to-end solutions that encompass applications, infrastructure, data, and security considerations.
  • Evaluate existing systems and propose architectural enhancements to improve efficiency, scalability, and resilience.
  • Identify and mitigate risks, ensuring compliance with regulatory and security standards.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to guide the implementation of designs and ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to IT teams, promoting excellence in solution design and implementation.
  • Drive innovation by staying up to date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in the banking sector.
  • Collaborate with the business units, change teams and other stakeholders to align technology solutions with the overall IT strategy and roadmap.
  • Ownership of the Technical Design Authority (TDA) for STB group. Will be responsible for presenting and seeking sign off for all technical solutions.
  • Ensure best use of existing technology within group and drive simplification/cost reduction.
What you will bring
  • Strong expertise in designing and implementing enterprise-level solutions, encompassing applications, infrastructure, and data.
  • Proficiency in architectural patterns, frameworks, and methodologies.
  • Experience with cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud) and knowledge of hybrid cloud architectures.
  • Familiarity with modern development practices
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to balance business requirements and technical constraints.
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management skills, capable of effectively engaging with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Financial Services/Banking.

    Everyone is different. Everyone is valued

    As part of our vision to become the most trusted specialist lender in the UK, we’ve been helping customers and businesses fulfil their ambitions since 1952.  In that time, we’ve learned that we’re more than the sum of our parts. We’re a strong Group because of our people and our strengths; specialist, expert, ambitious and also diverse. All of our people are different and this is something we celebrate.

    Every one of our employees brings unique talent, ability and perspective to their role.

    That’s why Secure Trust Bank Group nurtures differences. We understand that we perform better because we’re not cast from the same mould. We actively embrace and support diversity, work with leading industry bodies and promote initiatives that reinforce our philosophy of giving you the freedom to be who you are.

    We’re an award-winning bank providing savings accounts and lending services to over one million customers. We’re Secure Trust Bank Group. We embrace difference.

    About The Company

    Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, but we can’t achieve our customer focused strategy without the right people in our team.

    At Secure Trust Bank, we know that people are our biggest investment, which is why a career with us is not just a job. It’s the chance to be part of something bigger, to add real value to the Bank and help us constantly improve, in order to achieve our ambition of becoming the best bank in Britain. We believe in giving our staff autonomy, with initiative and exceptional performance recognised through a variety of individual and team awards and incentives. All our employees have a tangible impact on the Group’s core values, and we are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, proactive and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. So join us as we strive to Grow, Sustain and Love the way we work.