Technical Architect - .net framework - Insurance


Job Title Technical Architect - .net framework - Insurance
Contract Type Permanent
Location City of London, London
Salary £80000 - £85000 per annum + with excellent bonus & benefits
Job Published 19 days ago
REF BBBH7737_1528290240
Contact Name James Neale
Contact Email jneale@venquis.com

Job Description

Technical Architect - .net framework - Insurance

London - City

£80-85,000 with excellent bonus & benefits

Urgent requirement for a technically adept and hands-on Technical Architect, with ability in the MS .net framework and SQL Server for a leading and respected P&C Managing Agent in the Lloyd's of London insurance market.

Applicants will be tasked with acting as the main technical liaison between the Enterprise Planning and Project teams and will be ensuring compliance of the Enterprise Architecture principles and roadmaps.


  • Analyse the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Analyse technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Oversee or consult on technical architecture application implementation or modifications.
  • Promote the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results.
  • Define the technical architectural principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software products.
  • Contribute to Internal and 3rd party partner software/technology development processes, standards and deliverables with emphasis on delivering quality throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Design of architecture based upon OO, DRY and SOLID principles.
  • Creation of prototypes and/or proof of concepts.
  • Design of N-tier applications based on re-use and scalability.
  • Review and provide quality control for technology delivery teams (e.g. design/code review).
  • Facilitate the preparation estimates and delivery proposals for technology delivery tasks by 3rd party partners or vendors.
  • Provide pragmatic guidance for the adoption of up to date technologies and design patterns.
  • Establish constructive working relationships with 3rd party partners, service providers and vendors in delivery of architecture accountabilities.
  • Follow a configure before buy, before build principle.

The successful candidate will posess:

  • C#, Web API, MVC, Entity Framework, jQuery, CSS, Bootstrap, React and JavaScript programming.
  • Continuous integration and automated deployments within TFS/VSTS.
  • Automated testing.
  • SQL Server and Transact-SQL.
  • Experience and knowledge of Webservices & Web API.
  • Design and development of N-tier, SOA & Microservice applications.
  • Experienced in Full Life Cycle Development (Agile & Waterfall) and Solution Architecture.
  • Knowledge and practical application of Design Patterns and Practises.
  • Documentation of solution design blueprints. UML, Entity Relationship Diagramming etc.
  • Leadership, Mentoring and Influencing of technical development teams.

Commercial experience in some of the following:

  • Messaging and Distributed Caching.
  • Azure or AWS cloud services.
  • .Net Core.
  • SharePoint, Nintex or Dynamics CRM.
  • Experience in architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, MODAF etc.
  • Experience in at least one Architecture tool (e.g. Sparx Enterprise Architect, System Architect, Troux/Metis, Corporate Modeller, ARIS etc.)

Non- Technical

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, negotiation and planning.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Desirable - Knowledge or experience of the London Insurance Market or Financial Services.

Technical Architect - .net framework - Insurance

London - City

£80-85,000 with excellent bonus & benefits

Ref: BBBH7737_1528290240 | Published: 06th Jun 2018



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