Solutions Architect

Cardiff, UK
Technology & Product

Are you a Solution Architect with experience of digital transformation and modernisation of monolithic platforms? Do you have experience in designing and implementing cloud, service, and event-based architectures? Are you someone who thrives acting as a mentor within the technical space?

We are currently going through a digital transformation, offering an exciting opportunity to contribute to the modernisation of our software and back-office technology.

We're looking for a Solution Architect who will work as part of our Architecture team with primary responsibility for designing and planning solutions to complex problems.

Developing and supporting the business in delivering scalable, timely and effective IT solutions will be your top priority.

What that means day to day

What you’ll need to be successful

  • You'll be a guardian of Alcumus’ systems architecture and principals, having an in-depth knowledge of them.
  • Translating technical concepts between software engineering, product, and operations so they are understood by all.
  • Working with business, product, and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into solutions.
  • Defining a technical roadmap through iterative transitions, aligning the user need with the system requirements and long-term organisational objectives.
  • Looking beyond the immediate technical problem and identify the wider implications by knowing relevant historical context and future impact.
  • Understanding how current work fits in broader contexts and strategies and looking for deeper underlying problems and opportunities.
  • Owning technical governance and participate in or deliver the assurance of a service.

What you’ll get in return

  • AWS or professional certification. Or are working towards one.
  • Extensive experience of working as a Software Developer with expertise in technologies including Java, JS/TS, .Net, Node, React, Ruby.
  • Skills or experience in DevOps, such as CI/CD or Infrastructure as Code.
  • The ability to converse in French.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodology.

FOR THE HERE AND NOW – We provide a mature and flexible ‘work your way’ culture, generous holiday allowance, a ‘giving day’ to give back to others, enhanced family friendly leave (regardless of gender), an employee assistance programme, 24-hour online GP, gym discounts, cover for a variety of healthcare, dental, optical and wellbeing treatments/services, a cycle to work scheme and paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell.

FOR FUN – You spend a significant percentage of your time with your colleagues (and what a great bunch of people they are!) and it’s important to us that everyone contributes to an environment that is positive and full of laughs. We’ve always got something going on, from charity events and competitions to recognition events and awards and we encourage our teams to get involved and have fun along the way.

FOR THE FUTURE – To set you up for later on in life, we provide an enhanced pension scheme with generous employer contributions and a life assurance policy for peace of mind. We offer a plethora of development resources and support, including access to LinkedIn learning to support you as you develop your career with us. Last year alone we filled nearly 30% of our roles with internal candidates (which equates to almost 50 people being promoted!) 

Sound interesting so far?

What you can expect if you apply:

  • A response to your application within 15 working days
  • An interview process consisting of:
  • An initial discovery call with the recruiter
  • A first stage interview via Microsoft Teams 
  • Additional interview (likely face to face) with the stakeholders you’ll be working with closely in the role

We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know.


  • Reporting To: Sr. Architect
  • Employment Type: full_time