Solution Architect

Job Description

Solution Architect - Homes S3

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join the bank as a Solution Architect in our Homes division.

Solutions Architecture is part of the Architecture Homes Team and the wider Architecture Team in Santander Services.

Here you'll gain incredible exposure across the business, working closely with other architecture teams (Enterprise, Technical, Data & Security Architecture) and will liaise with Business and IT colleagues in Santander UK, as well as Santander Global Architecture.

You'll focus on the functional architecture of applications for the Homes/Mortgage business unit and how they interact with other systems in the Architecture Landscape.

You'll also contribute to the Architecture Community across various domains, sharing reusable patterns and solutions learnt on projects and best practices between the domains.

The successful candidate will have experience in the capabilities for:

  • Homes - all aspects of the Mortgage Market, sales, underwriting, servicing & brokers.

If you are looking to help shape the design of future Santander UK systems, then Solutions Architecture could be the choice for you!

The difference you'll make:

  • Producing functional architecture designs for Homes Transformation project(s)

  • Reviewing the designs that have been produced by Solutions Designers and Architects

  • Validating that solutions align to the strategies of Santander UK (e.g. Retail & Corporate Bank & Group)

  • Working with the engineering community to deliver solutions primarily in an agile way

What you'll bring:

  • Domain driven design, with working knowledge of the BIAN framework, TOGAF, ArchiMate

  • Experience of defining API & microservice architecture solutions

  • Proven experience in defining and documenting As Is & Target Architecture, defining services and integrated applications, whilst working with stakeholders to help define and deliver strategic plans and roadmaps

  • Be passionate about driving change by creating practical, workable architectures aligned to IT principles and following appropriate governance

  • Collaboration is critical, the ability to communicate concepts and influence a diverse set of stakeholder and colleagues

  • Knowledge of planning and organizing concepts and best practices with the ability to manage multiple projects and being flexible with a 'can do' attitude

It would also be nice for you to have:

  • Experience of using Architecture tools eg Avolution Abacus

  • Have knowledge and experience of AWS and Cloud Architectures

  • Have knowledge and experience of Salesforce SW eg Financial Services Cloud, Marketing Cloud and concepts therein

  • Experience of building APIs

What else you need to know:

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.

By working this way we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we offer site-based contracts with a hybrid working pattern and we're happy to discuss specific requirements throughout the recruitment process.

This is a permanent role to be based in Milton Keynes and current expectation is at least 2 days in an office every week.

If you're interested in this role but with part time hours or a job-share we would still love to hear from you and discuss these.

Application process

If your application is successful a member of our recruitment team will be in touch. We will arrange a short call with you to learn more about you and what you are looking for from your next career move, as well as answer any questions you have about working in the Santander tech team. If both sides agree we will send your CV to the hiring manager to review. For this position, the interview process will be :-

1st Stage - A 60 minute virtual interview including a mix of competency & technical questions

Possible 2nd stage - A follow up session to capture any additional technical questions if required


At Santander we're creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

How we'll reward you.

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs. For part-time / contract roles, your salary, bonus (where eligible) and certain benefits will be prorated to reflect your working hours / contract duration.

  • We put 8% of salary into your pension, even if you don't contribute yourself. We'll pay in up to 12.5% of salary, if you contribute as well, and you can take some of our contribution in cash if you prefer

  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.