Solution Architect, Adviser Platform

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Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.
Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

We are structured around three businesses – Investments, Adviser and Personal – focused on the changing needs of our clients, and by diversifying the group, we are positioning ourselves for growth in a changing investment landscape

The Adviser business provides support, expertise and technology for financial advisers in the UK to bring value for their businesses and their clients.

The ambition of this business is to be the easiest partner that advisers will do business with, and our purpose is to help advisory businesses thrive, so they can help their clients prosper.

About the team

The Adviser Architecture and Technology function is responsible for setting the technology and business architecture direction and delivering ground breaking technology solutions and associated operating models that support the Adviser Business Strategy, ensuring that they are fit for purpose.

About the role  

We are looking for an expert Solution Architect to join us.

In this key position, you will lead and direct the solution architecture for the business and support colleagues from across all aspects of change and ensure solutions are fit for purpose and effective.

This role will supplement and strengthen the skills and attributes of the architectural team supporting the Adviser business.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver business value by defining and delivering reliable, scalable, and working software to production.

  • Set and support the delivery of the strategic architectural direction of the Adviser business combining technological and architectural vision to accelerate agile delivery of solutions.

  • Interpret business strategy, support and validate requirements definition from the business.

  • Produce and maintain solution design documents compliant with the abrdn Group's Policies and Standards.

  • Create solution options and recommendations aligning to the needs of our Adviser Business

  • Take responsibility for implementing the solution architecture and associated tooling for the Adviser Business

  • Work in collaboration with 3rd parties and internal teams to ensure solutions are fit for purpose and effective.

Minimum candidate requirements (skills/experience):

  • Demonstrable experience in Solutions Architecture and Solution definition in a financial services environment.

  • Experience in supporting development teams, test teams and colleagues from across all business areas to deliver solutions you have architected will be a key demonstrable skill-set.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • A working knowledge of adviser platforms, their associated eco-systems and underlying technology architectures will supplement evidence of your experience as a Solutions Architect.

  • Knowledge of abrdn adviser platforms, industry standards and emerging technologies will help you inform and recommend solutions that add new value to the Adviser business.

  • A team player and enthusiastic individual, you will be a self-starter and able to manage and prioritise your workload in an effective manner.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to submit an application to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will get in touch to support you through your application process.

Our Benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported. 

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around, including 40 days annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance-based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount site amongst many others. You can read more about our benefits here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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