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IT Applications Designer (Permanent)

Location: Warwickshire Country: UK Rate: £45k-£52k per annum

The Role

One of the UK's leading financial institues require a Solution Designer to sit within their Group IT function. The purpose of the role is to create, maintain and monitor IT systems technical designs across multiple components, in collaboration with internal applications and service delivery teams and outsourced providers; ensuring that designs adhere to design principles and that the solution remains fit for purpose, meets the business and systems requirements and is successfully transitioned into business-as-usual (BAU) operation.

Job Specification

Fully understand, evaluate and challenge IT system requirements from Subject Matter Experts and Business Analysts to ensure that they are complete and provide sufficient clarity to produce fit-for-purpose low-level solution design documents and enable accurate IT solution development estimates.

Outline all potential solution options and make reasoned recommendations as to the suitability of options to ensure the Solution Designers are fully prepared to enable evidence based decisions at the relevant boards.

Create, document, and maintain solution designs which meet the business objective, align with architectural blueprints and adhere to the Service Design Specification. Ensure designs adhere to documented design patterns and follow templates, standards and governance frameworks set out by the Solution Design function.

Assess and monitor the outputs from internal and external Application Delivery Teams to ensure the quality and integrity of the solution throughout the delivery life cycle.

Facilitate and support the transition of the solution into business-as-usual (BAU) operation. Assist in resolving live technical incidents and system problems as and when required, in accordance with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.

Continuously develop skills and behaviours that promote the value of the solution design function and embrace the principles and values as set out in the Solution Design Team Charter.

Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders and outsourced service providers to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of Group IT and Team's activities.

Deliver short term/one-off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager.

Person Specification

*Extensive relevant and demonstrable experience of IT system design and/or software development (essential)

*Experience in a Financial services, insurance, investments and/or pensions environment (desirable)

*Experience of UML (desirable)

*ITIL awareness

*Experience of various software development methodologies (desirable)


*An Information Technology related degree, or equivalent industry experience.

*Formal qualification in technical area of specialism (desirable).

Posted Date: 16 Oct 2019 Reference: JS-365638/001 Employment Agency: Harvey Nash Contact: Jon Worton