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Principal Architect, Permanent
Edinburgh or Newcastle, Flexible / Remote working available
Excellent Salary & Benefits
The Tesco name comes with a dedication to customer service excellence, but Tesco Bank offers something more : a fresh approach to finance.
While it’s an innovation, ours is a business built on the next development, the evolution to come. For forward-thinking, technical professionals, that means making a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact in an organisation that’s changing the face of banking for our customers.
We're on a mission to make our customers happier and more successful by putting them in control of their finances.
This role will be focused on practise leading all solution architects at Tesco Bank to ensure that all designs, governance and delivery is completed to the highest level of engineering excellence for all portfolio projects in the bank..
You will co-ordinate all activity within your practise, devise and implement complex end to end solution designs for all layers of the architecture,
You will define, promote and collaborate on solution design standards and patterns for your practise.
You will act as a domain level subject matter expert on solution architecture with all product teams.
Our engineering culture is part of what makes us a great place to work, and we encourage all our engineers to share new ideas, challenge existing practices and always be looking for opportunities to improve their teams and our wider architecture community.
As principal architect, the practise team will look to you to set the direction, strategy, build the practise and drive through service improvement plans, features and change you’d like to see on the technical architecture.
You will work closely with all solution architects on the practise from leads to seniors to juniors, mentoring and building their careers,
You will work closely with the head of engineering on our longer-term, strategic business and technology goals for the organisation.
What you’ll bring
We work with the following tech stack, we don’t expect you to tick every box, and if you feel you hit most of the brief, it’s worth exploring to further develop your career here with us at Tesco Bank.
We design and build solutions for all channels (Web, Mobile, API, Telephony & Contact Centre). You should be able to demonstrate that you have in depth knowledge of one or more of the above at enterprise level.
We instrument our products / services using Splunk, APM, DataDog, Log4J & Adobe Analytics. You should be able to demonstrate that you have working knowledge of one or more of the above (or equivalent frameworks) at enterprise level.
We’d like our principal architect to have a basic level of understanding of CI / CD deployment technologies.
We’re on a journey to containerisation using Docker and Kubernetes some experience of the platform would be preferred.
A grasp of the big picture we’re working to standardise our solution design framework / process, set broader and wider goals for our technology direction and are looking for a principal who can do that.
A passion for sharing your experience and using that to influence your decisions. We know the journey of every architect is different, so we encourage our architecture principal to play to their strengths and shape the team accordingly.
How to apply
We value our people and diverse team and believe the variety of backgrounds and experiences make us stronger to achieve our goals.
We encourage colleagues to be productive, focus on meaningful work, and look for ways to further develop themselves & career, and have an excellent work / life balance.
Our colleagues are working remotely. Looking to the future, we are excited to understand our new normal' and are committed to exploring the opportunities that a hybrid working environment could bring for our wider team.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what a career at Tesco Bank looks like, click apply to find out more!