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Job description

Location: Sheffield / London / Hybrid homeworking

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week/flexible days and/or hours (Mon-Fri)

Benefits package:

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • 15% employer pension contribution
  • Discretionary bonus and group income protection
  • Flexible working, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan and life assurance
  • Paid voluntary day, maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
  • Various other benefits to suit your lifestyle and wellbeing


We're looking for an Application Solutions Architect to be responsible for the design and overseeing implementation of application and integration solutions in line with the enterprise architecture strategy.

As a prestigious organisation at the forefront of the government's efforts to help finance markets work better so that businesses across the UK can survive, prosper and grow, this high-profile position offers an Application Solutions Architect the opportunity to lead and introduce the overall technical vision and high-level application and integration designs.

You will participate in architecture governance forums, ensuring that all architecture activities and deliverables (in-house and outsourced) are produced to a high quality and are consistent with existing standards, policies, and strategies. You will present solutions for wider review and approval, modelling architectures using the TOGAF meta model within an architecture modelling tool.

You will conduct system architecture evaluations to define target state architectures and transitional roadmaps, ensure solutions are integrated with existing bank applications through APIs and integrations, review the design and code delivered by in-house and outsourced teams; ensuring it conforms to solution design, security standards, industry best practices and non-functional requirements.

Although your role will primarily focus on application and integration solutions, at times you may also have opportunities to work on other types of solution (such as infrastructure and data).

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to application and integration strategies and identify new technologies that can be leveraged to add value to our business.

The successful Application Solution Architect will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to influence other key stakeholders (business stakeholders, technical architects, software developers, third party suppliers), to reconcile technical and business considerations to arrive at the optimal solution.

We're looking for an individual who has experience of creating architecture solution visions and high-level solution designs, who is familiar working with in-house and outsourced delivery teams. You will have experience of Azure Integration Services, experience of designing Microsoft 365 and Azure based solutions and working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies; CI/CD, Infrastructure-as-Code, DevOps etc.

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The British Business Bank is a unique and exciting institution. Its mission is to make finance markets work better so smaller businesses across the UK can prosper and grow.

Established in 2014, it is a 100% government-owned economic development bank but independently managed.

To deliver its programmes, the Bank works through more than 200 delivery partners such as high street, digital, specialist and challenger banks, venture capital and private debt funds and fintech platforms.

Currently, we employ around 460 people, split between offices in Sheffield and London.

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