IS Solution Architect

Home Group

  • Location:
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Job Description

IS Solution Architect

Based from Newcastle upon Tyne or flexible base from one of our North Regional Offices

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary circa £52,000 negotiable based on skills and experience, plus brilliant benefits!

Supporting the business through technology and innovation – that’s when it hits home

At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. 

As an IS team we are setting out to be more digitally focussed, using the latest technologies, whilst ensuring that our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our strategy is set, our direction is clear. What comes next is to apply our skills and experience through brilliant team work to innovate, design, and implement systems that deliver real business value. 

We’ve got an excellent team foundation to build upon as our technical portfolio develops and expands; that’s where you come in.

We need an IS Solution Architect to help us shape the future of our digital products, you’ll work on some of our most ambitious business programmes and find innovative solutions to the challenges that face us over the coming months and years.  You’ll be working in a small (but perfectly formed) team of IS Architects for Tom, our Architecture Team Lead.  He's a family man with terrible taste in both music and film (Superbad being a firm favourite).  He comes from a commercial background and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Home Group. He is responsible for leading the team and with you by his side... we think you'll do great things!

So if you want to help shape the future of Home Group, do awesome things in a brilliant team and work for an organisation that really makes a difference… join us at Home Group.

Working hours

Here at Home Group we believe flexibility works both ways. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours! It’s important to us that you’re in the office so we can work collaboratively and share best practices amongst the team. However there will be times, when you might work from home to concentrate on a particular piece of work. Throughout it’s the teams unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off.

Where you’ll work

You’ll be based from one of our North regional offices and can also work from home. You must be willing to travel to our Head Office in Gosforth 1-2 times a week (when we go back to office working)

About you

You lead by example and are comfortable working on a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigating, defining and resolving complex issues.

As a brilliant communicator you have a customer focused approach, and recognise the department’s role as a service provider to the business. You ensure that a high quality service is underpinned by timely, appropriate and accurate communications

You excel at managing your stakeholders, be it in your awareness of their expectations and managing these or in helping them formally analyse their needs. You also thrive on keeping up to date and developments within your industry, and apply creative solutions to the benefit of your customers. 

Technically, it would be great if you had the right certificates, however we appreciate that you might have the some great transferrable skills and the desire to work towards getting certified. Amongst some of the skills we are looking for are;-TOGAF 9 Certification (Level 1 & 2) or a BCS Practitioner in Enterprise and Solution Architecture, AZ-300 Azure Architect Technologies and/or AZ-301 Azure Architect Design, ITIL V3/4 Certificate in Service Design, ITIL V3/4 Certificate in Service Transisiton.

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the IS Solution Architect Job description and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.