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IT Architect

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Loans
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
22/02/2019

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Job Overview:

Admiral Financial Services Ltd is one of Admiral’s newest and fastest growing departments. We launched into Personal Loans and Car Finance in 2017 and have ambitious targets for both.  

As part of the AFSL IT and Change team, the IT Architect will work closely with the CTO as part of a small team to lead on delivering a technology strategy that will be essential to the success of the business.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support the development of the strategic architecture vision, aligned with overall business strategy
  • Produce strategy and architecture deliverables describing target state and delivery roadmap
  • Review existing architecture, identify design gaps and recommend security enhancements
  • Provide advisory and consulting services.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and integrate into architecture design when appropriate.
  • Maintain breadth and depth of specialist IT knowledge

Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • Technical architecture and technical leadership skills
  • Experience in improving processes and solutions to be scalable and highly available
  • Proven experience of design and delivery of cloud-native solutions
  • Cloud security architecture, principles and best practice

Desirable:

  • Proven working experience in software development in Java / Python
  • Ability to automate processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions with Terraform
  • Experience of container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL database systems and concepts
  • Experience of agile methodologies

About Admiral

As the only FTSE 100 Company in Wales and ranked by the Sunday Times as the 3rd best big company to work for in 2018, Admiral is an exciting place to begin, or continue your career

Since launching in 1993, Admiral has grown from being a small start-up to becoming one of the UK’s largest car insurance providers. Our history is one of amazing growth and inspired innovation.

We’re proud to be an entrepreneurial workplace with a start-up mentality. Admiral is constantly innovating and launching new products, services and markets both here in the UK and overseas, such as our consumer credit loans business and Veygo car sharing product. We now operate across eight countries with a diverse product portfolio. Whilst our business has changed dramatically over the years, there’s one thing that’s remained the same: our working culture.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: “People who like what they do, do it better”.  We now have over 10,000 employees, who are right at the heart of our success. We put a lot of effort and investment into making sure our organisation is a happy and supportive place to work, where challenge and career development are encouraged, and fun is never frowned upon.  Admiral has an honest, open culture that’s wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: communication, equality, reward & recognition, and fun.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Luke Tooze. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop him an email luke.tooze2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give him a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work-life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer, Luke Tooze, for more information. 

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