Solution Architect

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Vitality, Salesforce Solution Architect, Bournemouth, £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices. With 1.25m+ UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place. 

That applies as much to our people as it does to our members. So, as well as a highly competitive pay package, you’ll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks, and access to our full range of partners and rewards. 

It’s what we call offering shared value, because a healthy, happy team is good for us, good for our members, and good for you.

As our Salesforce Solution Architect, you’ll get the benefits our members enjoy, including:

Our award-winning private Vitality Health insurance + wellness incentive programme

Access to The Vitality Programme – Apple Watch, Waitrose and Partners, Garmin, Amazon Prime, Champneys Spa days, Rakuten TV, and half-price gym memberships to name a few!

Personal health fund + Life Assurance

Stakeholder Pension Plan with employer contribution

25 days annual leave + Bank holidays + option to buy and sell 5 more

Flexible benefits package

Internal incentives, competitions, and awards – a chance to win football and sports tickets or even be in with a chance to have a holiday of a lifetime

A genuine opportunity to grow and establish a long-term career

As a Salesforce Solution Architect, you will ensure the overall solution design meets business requirements, fulfils user stories, and advises a team of resources through the business, test and deployment phases of projects. You’ll work closely with our business stakeholders, product owners and Business analysts to translate business objectives and requirements into the most suitable Salesforce solution, aligning with the strategic pathway of the application in line with the Product Development Roadmap. You will have a high focus on config over code and reusability.

Key responsibilities of our Salesforce Solution Architect include:

Facilitating business and technical workshops to ensure solution architecture meets both technical and commercial needs.

Producing Salesforce Solution Design Artefacts in response to project requirements, being careful to which align with the strategic roadmap of Salesforce within Vitality

Being the owner for all Salesforce Architecture Domain documentation for the Salesforce Service Cloud estate within Vitality

Taking ownership of design governance by chairing the Design Squad and ensuring all designs, often produced by a Strategic Development Partner, adhere to do the Design Authority governance structure

Working with product owners, project managers, technical leads to agree on appropriate plans and estimates for work

Working in partnership with the CRM Solution Architect to ensure that the Vitality Salesforce instance adheres to any corporate standards

What we are looking for in our ideal Salesforce Solution Architect:

Deep knowledge of the Salesforce product suite

Extensive experience with Salesforce configuration

Experience in enterprise-level Salesforce projects using both waterfall and agile software development methodologies

Experience integrating Salesforce with different business systems and basic understanding of programming logic and constructs

Experience with single-org deployments and multi-org consolidations

A strong interest in the quality of development within the team (Salesforce only)

Experience working on the Force platform, using both declarative and imperative programming methods

Either the Application Architect or System Architect certification

Proven experience in end-to-end implementations

Demonstrable experience working in both Agile & Waterfall methodologies and use of Jira & Confluence

Stakeholder management skills

Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best.

If you want to work for an award-winning, dynamic, and vibrant financial services provider as our Salesforce Solution Architect, then please click ‘apply’ today.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

Please note that to ensure the safety of our offices and employees, we require all new hires to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

If your doctor has told you not to be vaccinated, please let us know during the application process so that an accommodation can be made.

You can find more information about our commitment to ensuring office safety to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission by visiting the careers page on our company website

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