Solutions Architect (Edinburgh or Newcastle)

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Published: 28/04/2021
  • Apply by: 14/05/2021

You’ll bring the innovation. We’ll provide the need.

The Tesco name comes with a dedication to customer service excellence, but Tesco Bank offers something more: a fresh approach to finance. While it’s an innovation in itself, ours is a business built on the next development, the evolution to come. For forward-thinking, technical professionals, that means making a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact in an organisation that’s changing the face of banking.

The role responsibilities include:

  • Owning, documenting and delivering key design artefacts by working with stakeholders to find architecturally compliant solutions to business problems
  • Contributing and supporting the development of design engineering standards and patterns that support our engineering operating model and architectural alignment process
  • Driving and owning the design and delivery of features to existing or new customer products or services within agreed design and best practices while maintaining cost optimisation
  • Ensure all designs can be instrumented to protect, support and monitor the customer products and services Tesco Bank offer
  • Ensure all designs conform to ‘automate first’ mindset to achieve faster and lower risk deployments though our route to live
  • Identifying key risks and/or potential threats that impact customer products/services Tesco Bank offer, escalating threats and supporting risk categorisation and mitigation processes
  • Keeping abreast of technology shifts out with my technical specialism to further your personal development
  • Identifying, documenting and working to mitigate technical debt
  • Coaching and mentoring less experienced designers/architects, sharing knowledge
  • Working closely with our product owners and analysts to evolve solution design to adapt as requirements develop and technical landscapes change

Specific skills & experience required:

  • Proven Solution Design / Architecture experience
  • Excellent technical understanding and ability for logical thinking
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience of guiding solution design though governance and service processes


  • Cloud solution architecture experience of for Native and Hybrid cloud solutions
  • Experience of designing for environments with DevOps automation, continual delivery and deployment strategies, ideally using cloud (primarily AWS)
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology, Jira / Confluence
  • Software Engineering experience e.g. JEE, HTML5, REST API, SOAP, Android, iOS, NODE.js
  • Knowledge of security standards including SAML, OAuth and OpenID Connect
  • Data architecture awareness

Wherever your talent lies, you’ll find challenge and reward in equal measure. We’re here to go the extra mile for our customers – and we’ll do the same for you. It’s simple. As long as you have the ambition, we’ll provide the opportunity for success. Visit our website and find the role that’s right for you.

Solutions Architect (Edinburgh or Newcastle)


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