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Solutions Architect

£50,000 - £60,000

per annum


Permanent / Fixed-Term Contract

About Agria

Agria Pet Insurance has a fantastic opportunity for a Solutions Architect to join our team. This is a hybrid role and will consist of working from home and our Aylesbury office. You will join us on a full time basis on a permanent or fixed-term contract.

Agria Pet Insurance is one of the UK's leading specialist pet insurance providers. We only provide insurance for animals, so truly understand and care about our customers and their beloved pets - especially as most of our team are pet parents, and we're all animal-lovers. Our passion for pets means that we are trusted by the Kennel Club and many other significant affinity partners to provide lifetime pet insurance in their names. 
Working closely with animal welfare organisations, vets and breeders, gives us deep insight on what's best for pets. And we give back too - including supporting hundreds of animal rescues, protecting for over 80,000 rescued animals, and through donations of over £2m to animal charities. 
We are a strong, growing business with a supportive ethos and family feel. We became one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in 2020, were awarded Most Trusted Pet Insurer in 2021, we have topped the Which? Best Buy Table for dog and cat insurance and are proud to be the only carbon positive pet insurer in the UK.

About the role

The Solutions Architect will manage projects and changes from inception to delivery from a technical perspective, working alongside the wider project team to deliver complete solutions. 

The role will involve engaging with internal teams and senior management to gather requirements and draft technical solution specifications. Then working with the internal teams, external vendors, and partners to deliver the end solution.

Main responsibilities and duties:

Technical project management

  • The Solutions Architect will be responsible for the full end to end management and delivery of the project from a technical perspective, generally working alongside a business project manager to deliver the wider full end to end solution.
  • Drive the requirements gathering for projects, ensuring all business area needs are captured, clear and understood.
  • Create/Participate in the creation of project plans and ensuring realistic timelines are set, using Microsoft Project, Kanban and other tools.
  • Creation of detailed specifications (both technical and functional) for use internally and working with third party vendors. Ensuring the specifications are fully understood.
  • Support the build and test cycle teams wherever necessary to ensure timelines are adhered to and output is of high quality.
  • Host end of sprint demo’s for stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Aid in managing change and scope creep within the project.  
    Ensure acceptance into service processes are followed, following the release of a project into production.
  • Run or support project closedown and lesson learned activities.
  • Key KPI’s for this role will be measured on project delivery to time, budget, and quality.

Day to day

  • Alongside managing projects the Solutions Architect will also be expected to manage small/medium changes through to completion, working with a scaled down project framework model.
  • Some helpdesk support may be required to triage tickets and assign them to appropriate resolver groups.
  • Some technical development may be required to support in house applications.
  • Some research and development may be required to explore new technologies and solutions.


  • Work to meet the departmental objectives and achieving required quality results.
  • Be fully conversant and ensure all company and departmental policies, procedures and standards are adhered to at all times.
  • Carry out additional duties requested, as the requirements of the business demand.
  • Attend training, meetings and company events.
  • Comply with Health and Safety policies and procedures.

N.B: This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties and responsibilities that may be encountered.  It is not designed to be an exhaustive list of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect major changes in the job role or within the organisation.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • Proven experience of being involved in complex technical projects, preferably from a software development background.
    An advanced understanding of modern website architecture, web API’s and MSSQL database design essential.
  • Experience in Microsoft .Net technologies required.
  • Experience with data migration projects an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience in the insurance industry an advantage but not essential.
  • Ability to understand complex technical processes and create pragmatic solutions is critical to success in this position.
  • Ability to manage time, create plans and prioritise work effectively.
  • A great communicator with the ability to communicate complex technical solutions and concepts to peers and management level colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling the ability to comfortably communicate with senior business leaders, external 3rd party vendors and the wider internal team.
  • Proactive and enthusiastic in learning and seeking out new technologies.
  • Experience working within the full end to end project life cycle.
  • A motivated individual that has sound judgement.
  • Educated to degree level in computer science or similar relevant field or proven relevant experience in the field is desired.

The points below are mandatory

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work to agreed performance targets.
  • Versatile, with the ability to adapt quickly to the changing needs of a rapidly developing business.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours to meet business needs.
  • Travel to Ireland and Europe will be required.

How to apply

To apply for our Solutions Architect role, please email careers@agriapet.co.uk with a copy of your CV, and a cover letter.

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Solutions Architect

£50,000 - £60,000 per annum


Permanent / Fixed-Term Contract

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