• Department / Function IT
  • Location Cardiff
  • Number of roles available 1
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 26/11/2021

Heard of us?

We’re a nimble and ambitious financial services specialist. Backing people to fulfil life’s hopes and dreams; delivering the most compelling customer experience across Banking and Motor Finance.   

Now is your chance…

Have you thought about your next step in your career?

We are offering you the chance to work with our experienced team of Architects and Designers, who are looking to expand and grow their team. This would be an opportunity to work with some of the best in the business, where our technical specialists will provide you with support and development to enhance your growth and career.

Our CTO division aims to support and help build the Aldermore business, providing excellence in IT Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Information Security, Operations and Development.

The role of Solution Architect is really important to us. You will help to deliver activities through the supply of a stable, secure and reliable technology solutions and to provide innovation in building the technology strategy for the future.  We are committed to delivering an ever improving environment and better customer experience. Here you’ll find yourself at the heart of a dynamic, growing division where innovation and teamwork thrives

When the time is right, we would love to welcome you to our Reading/Cardiff office. In the meantime you will be based remotely. You’ll be made to feel part of your new team by your Line Manager and colleagues through regular contact and virtual interaction.  

What would your day look like?

As a Solution Architect you will work in a cross-discipline, agile and distributed team. You will develop high quality enterprise solutions which meet the demanding challenges on usability, resilience, performance, scalability and security. Working alongside Software Architects & Developers, you will help contribute to the continuous improvement of the development process, practices, tools and techniques

What do we expect of you?

Experience of working with Windows, Cloud (Azure/AWS) and Applications
To undertake architecture & design activities across programmes and projects of work, working alongside our development partners
Support architecture & design governance
Ensure appropriate and timely escalation of key architecture & design decision conflicts
Provide support to programme and project management regarding the optimal approach to and delivery of a programme or project
Collaborate with and, where required, instruct 3rd party development partners and resource on the design and delivery of an IT solution
Comply with the long-term strategic roadmap for all IT systems architecture
Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions
Partners with other solution architects to provide a consensus based scalable and adaptable architectural solution including peer review of solution architecture deliverables

What can you expect of us?

A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with our proposition to our customers.
A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
A drive for continuous improvement, which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.
A communicative, accessible and approachable ExCo.

And of course, you will be compensated competitively, with a good range of core benefits and bonus potential. 

Still Curious?

Aldermore Group was formed by bringing together two very successful businesses, Aldermore Bank and MotoNovo Finance, under the First Rand umbrella. Whilst our parent company operates internationally from their HQ in South Africa, we are a UK-based financial services specialist that supports our customers across a range of products and services.  

Underpinned by our strategic blueprint, “backing people to fulfil life’s hopes and dreams”, we thrive upon saying “yes” to our customers. We respect the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and their startups; we give first timers a leg-up onto the property ladder; and we open up the lending market to many. 

This is where you come in. We are on a journey. A journey defined by a destination; to deliver on our purpose over the course of the next 3 to 5 years.

Join us today and we will make the same promises to you as an employee, as we do to each of our customers. We are committed to building a working environment that values respect, diversity, and compassion. We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.


Aldermore Group is an equal opportunities employer.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by Aldermore Group will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position.