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Solution Architect


Location: Warrington

Job Type: Full time



About Vaultex

Vaultex are the UK’s leading cash processing company, with sites nationwide. At Vaultex, equality is a core. We believe that businesses can be powerful platforms for social change and that our purpose is to drive Equality for all. Creating a culture of Equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing. Diverse companies are more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. With the help of our entire stakeholders— our employees, customers, partners, and community — we can achieve equality for all.

Location: Ground Floor, 104 Dalton Ave, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6YF / Remote

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 - 35 hours per week

Permanent, full time position

Salary based on experience

Job Purpose

The Solutions Architect role is responsible for designing, describing, and overseeing the technical solution for a given set of business requirements. They provide technical vision and leadership, striking a pragmatic balance between architectural best practise and practical, deliverable solutions.

The role facilitates the interface between the business and the technology delivery teams, including the Business Analysis, Infrastructure, and IT Security functions. They also maintain a key relationship with any third-party System Integrators chosen to augment in-house capability.

The role demands a thorough understanding of the end-to-end Cash Management process and operation and the interaction between the constituent parts. Its primary consideration is to map business process/requirements to systems/technical solutions whilst ensuring full alignment with the IT strategy. The aim being to deliver flexible, coherent, and automated IT initiatives in support of the company’s business strategy and ever-changing corporate needs.

Day-to-day activities include liaising with the Business Analysis team on functional and non-functional requirement specification, engaging with IT Security to ensure best practises are adhered to, designing and documenting solutions and supporting the development and test teams in the delivery and deployment phases. The role also provides oversight and approval of the low-level design deliverables prepared by the Development Technical Leads.

Main Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute and lead impact assessment of new business and technical change requests.
  • Provide architectural guidance and produce and/or modify technical roadmaps and transition states in-line with IT strategy to support and inform programs of work.
  • Produce high quality solution design documentation meeting the business and technical functional and non-functional requirements including traceability audit and costings.
  • Facilitate creation and modification of the infrastructure design documentation, collaborating closely with the cloud, on-premises, and network infrastructure teams.
  • Support the Development Technical Leads on the low-level solution designs and implementation.
  • Involvement in evaluation and selection of new software, hardware, and suppliers
  • Maintain and contribute to internal architectural patterns library.
  • Be informed of emerging and maturing technologies across the market and recommend/implement enhancements/improvements/innovation where it benefits/fits with the architectural needs of the business.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job


  • Practical experience of delivering a Target Architecture Model
  • Technical business/systems analysis
  • Communication (written, verbal and inter-personal)
  • Extensive business/technical knowledge
  • Broad IT expertise across the whole IT spectrum (software, infrastructure, networks)
  • Experience across a wide variety of solutions and technologies, spanning in-house bespoke development, third party, COTS packages and integration.
  • Creation of solution design documentation
  • Cloud platform architecture and design (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Stakeholder management (internal and external)
  • Supplier management and collaboration
  • Presentation skills


  • IT service management (ITIL)
  • Infrastructure design – on prem
  • Azure SaaS, PaaS, IaaS design
  • Experience of Data Migration and Data Management
  • IT Security frameworks, patterns, and practises
  • Salesforce architecture and implementation
  • Data modelling and mapping
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery


We are a living wage employer with Investors in People Platinum status, and as such we have a great range of benefits which you can find here Vaultex - About Us & Benefits

  • A generous company pension – auto-enrolled 4% employee 10% employer

  • Living Wage employer offering competitive salary plus benefits

  • Competitive holiday allowance with an option to purchase additional holidays

  • Group life assurance

  • Annual performance related bonus

  • VaulteXtra discounts on retailers, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, Gym membership, cash back on purchase, eye tests and many more.

  • Employee Assistance Programme – a free service should our employees require professional and impartial advice for legal advice and counselling.

  • Robust Learning and Development team and opportunities for career progression.

Vaultex UK Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process please let us know. Please note that due to the secure nature of our business all successful candidates will need to provide a five year traceable work history (satisfactory employment references or evidence to explain employment gaps), and complete a criminal record and credit background check. Please note – we receive a high volume of applications therefore it may not be possible to respond to all candidates. If you have been successful for the next stage and your skills match the role, we will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you!