Solution Design Architect

IT · London, London, City of
Department IT
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Experienced

Solution Design Architect


About JAJA

Jaja is a consumer finance business, launching its first product, a digital credit card, in 2018. Since then it has grown rapidly and has recently completed the acquisition of a multi-£000m credit card portfolio. With backing from several major Private Equity funds, Jaja has an ambitious growth strategy that includes providing consumer finance in partnership with leading consumer brands, with a number of partnerships secured alongside an exciting pipeline of opportunities. 

Jaja is on a mission to redefine the consumer finance experience and liberate customers from needless complexity, wasted time, and frustration. Or as we say it, Make Simple. We will delight our customers – making the customer experience simpler, more enjoyable, more intelligent – treating customers fairly and giving them more control of their money.

Description of the Business Unit

Being a FinTech organisation, Software Engineering, Innovation and what the future looks like is the heartbeat of Technology throughout JaJa. We strive as a business unit to achieve best in class design principles, utilising the latest technologies and delivery in a collaborative fashion aligned to an Agile philosophy of feature driven squads. We are Techies at heart and go all out for perfection of products as key enablers.

Purpose of the Role

You will help design and enhance the future state application landscape to support JaJa transformation. In the role of Solution Design Architect, you will be responsible for researching, analysing, designing and implementing applications and technologies. You will need to understand the strategy and goals of JaJa and work with key business stakeholders to understand their current challenges and requirements, then translate those into technical solutions. You will need to take a leading role working alongside development and technical teams to design and oversee the development of new solutions and support existing solutions to maintain the strategy of being a tech-enabled organisation and ensure that Jaja achieves its ambitious growth strategy.


What’s the opportunity?

You will work in a dynamic fast paced environment, delivering a significant change agenda for a business that is shaking up the Consumer Finance industry. Working with a passionate set of colleagues who excel at delivery you will have a varied and interesting portfolio of activity that is not constrained by the status quo. 

Key Accountabilities:


In this role, you will be responsible for researching and designing new applications, technologies, and integrations that will mature and enhance the application landscape

Participate in or drive deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when implementing these technology solutions

Be a trusted technical advisor to JaJa business services and solve complex technical challenges, establish credibility and build deep relationships with senior technical individuals across the organisation.

You will need to understand business processes and what the specific business challenges are by working with key business stakeholders and then translate that into technical solutions to meet business needs

Defining, promoting re-usable, extendible, scalable, maintainable solution considering trade-off for cost vs benefit

You will develop and maintain architectural artefacts, including architecture principles, standards and guidelines

You will build strong relationships with business stakeholders at many levels within the organisation

Responsible for ensuring that solutions adhere to architectural and quality standards and policies


Essential skills and Experience


TOGAF certification


Excellent technical Knowledge - a very good broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies pertinent to JaJa, including emerging technologies. (e.g. AWS, Java, Adaptive and Responsive design, etc.)


Expert in Micro-Services adoption of solution design practices 

Recent experience in application mediation, in the form of APIs, API management and event driven architecture

Architecting applications using containers and orchestration technology to deliver modern 12 factor cloud native applications

 <!--[endif]-->Strong background in Agile/DevOps delivery in a scaled environment, also comfortable delivering in waterfall mechanisms as well

 <!--[endif]-->Communicating efficiently and work together within a multi-disciplinary team, fostering the open and collaborative culture

Good knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI/CD)

Good exposure to cloud technologies aligned to AWS


Desirable skills and experience


Experience working in Credit Card industry


Native App platform exposure aligned to Financial Services


What's in it for you? 


The chance to make a real impact in a growing start-up on a mission to change the face of the consumer finance industry forever.

Competitive salary 

Hand brewed Scandinavian style coffee served fresh from Jaja Bar every day 

Friday drinks and social Jaja Sessions where lofty ideas are rewarded 



More exciting benefits you will hear about when we talk  

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