IT Architect
Hitachi Capital (UK)
Leeds
6d ago

Do you have strong skills in solution design and technical architecture? Are you able to acquire new skills and work in a rapid change environment?

Do you enjoy working across a broad range of projects and technologies?

If your answer is 'yes' to all of these, keep reading.

Want to know a little about us?

Every day, over a million people and businesses across the UK trust us to provide financial solutions to realise their ambitions.

We help people like you finance furniture, home improvements, and cars. We help companies of all sizes fund growth and innovation whilst working to build a sustainable future for all.

If you join us, we pledge to ensure you'll have a chance to make a difference, opportunities to learn, and time to shine .

We're passionate about creating value for society, which is why we encourage volunteering days, support charitable giving, and put our values of Harmony , Sincerity , and Pioneering Spirit at the heart of everything we do.

We're proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive employer , and we're committed to encouraging an inclusive culture where all colleagues can thrive and bring their whole selves to work.

What does the role involve?

Our Group IT function is working at the heart of a large-scale digital transformation and improvement journey. As a result of our continued evolution, we are looking for an IT Architect to join the team.

As an IT Architect, you will work closely with delivery teams and business product owners to build and deliver plans and strategies across our business units.

You will partner with a range of different stakeholders on a wide variety of projects, using your technical expertise to inform selection choices and implement commercial solutions.

Some of your key duties will include :

  • Serve as the Architectural lead on projects, providing technical guidance and oversight to project teams and squads
  • Contribute to IT and Business strategies, ensuring that all projects requiring IT Solutions have robust technology and support plans in place
  • Design IT solutions that are technically fit for purpose, supportable and provide value for money, at a project or squad level
  • Identify, trial and evaluate evolving technologies, ensuring new technology choices are based on business strategy and requirements, balancing risk management with speed and flexibility of delivery
  • What are we looking for?

    You will have a deep passion for technology with a pioneering yet considered approach to adopting new technologies. You're an approachable partner who builds great relationships with key stakeholders at all levels and will have a keen interest in new technologies and innovations that could aid a business to become truly digital.

    Also, we're looking for the following :

  • Strong technical leadership skills with a deep understanding of the technology landscape in business, including a wide range of infrastructure and applications
  • Ability to think commercially and make sound commercial decisions
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to collaborate with and influence senior colleagues from across the organisation
  • Exposure of architecting solution on both public Cloud, preferably AWS, and on-premise infrastructure
  • What can we offer you?

    We're passionate about looking after our people at Hitachi Capital UK, as we know that looking after you means that you will look after our customers.

    In addition to an excellent salary and bonus package, we're able to offer you :

  • Company car or cash alternative with incentives on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • 25 days' holiday, with the option to buy / sell, volunteering days
  • BUPA, digital GP service, 24 / 7 employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & events
  • Flexible benefits options such as cycle to work, free financial advice, discounted personal finance and insurance
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