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Technical Solution Designer

Remote

  1. Full time

Closing date

05/06/2024

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Who we are and why we are hiring

Admiral Group is the largest motor insurance providers in the UK, with recognisable brands across several continents. Our success is driven by our people-first culture and belief that people who enjoy what they do, they do it better. We have been named a Great Place to Work® for the last 23 years.

Our Modern Workplace department provides the technology and IT services that empower teams to do their best work across the business. They manage end user computing, employee experience technology, low-code automation, business applications, collaboration tooling, and generative AI. The team are looking for a Technical Solution Designer to help them navigate a multi-year roadmap and provide innovative solutions across their services.

About the job

As a Technical Solution Designer, you will pioneer the new solutions that shape the future of our department. Your role is pivotal in driving change through carefully curated design proposals, influencing architectural decisions, and guiding the service teams to success. You will be a part of the Design & Engineering team, our forward-thinking technologists who split their time between design, discovery, and consultancy.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Navigates the creation of solution designs for our tech and service portfolio, including Microsoft 365, End User Computing, Employee Experience, Power Platform Automation, and Business Systems.
  • Champions the adoption of modern technology and influences the development our roadmap, ensuring it continues to evolve with the needs of the business and aligns with long term architectural initiatives.
  • Foster constructive collaboration between IT, Architecture, Information Security, and Business teams to ensure a holistic view of the architectural vision is maintained and innovative solutions are approved for delivery at a regular cadence.
  • Provides technical guidance to our project and service teams, advising on the prioritisation of tasks on new projects and advocating the adherence to best practice recommendations. You will steer projects to success, ensuring they align with your vision and designs.
  • Works closely with strategic vendors and partners to maintain a view of emerging technologies and wider industry trends. Attending regular roundtable events, arranging product demos, and assessing proof of concepts.
  • Explores continuous improvement opportunities for services, end user experience and security. Proposing solutions to resolve inefficient processes, harnessing automation where suitable, collaborating on service designs, and optimising the technology stack.

Who You Are

  • A passionate technologist that is energised by curiosity, creative problem solving, and enjoys exploring the inner workings of a technology.
  • Adept at challenging the status quo and influencing positive change through collaborative efforts and presenting innovative ideas.
  • A connoisseur of modern security practices, with an ability to find the right balance between protecting the business and preserving a positive user experience.
  • Experienced in designing IT solutions, presenting them, and overseeing their delivery into service as a trusted advisor to the project team.
  • Your values and behaviours authentically align with Admiral’s values and guiding philosophy, embracing them in your role and supporting the company’s renowned culture.

Our Technology

Experience with any of the following products / tech domains would be desirable:

  • Microsoft 365 – Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, Intune, Licencing, Security, AAD, CA.
  • Employee Experience Platform – SharePoint, Viva Suite, Power Platform, Cards, API Integrations.
  • Endpoint Management – Intune, App Deployment, Patching, Windows, Mac, Mobiles, Autopilot.
  • Identity – AAD, Conditional Access, Saviynt, CyberArk, ID Platforms, MFA, JML, IAM, PAM, IGA.
  • Security – CIS Benchmarks, App Control, NIST, Remote Access, Endpoint Privilege Management.
  • Virtual Desktop – VMware Horizon, Azure Virtual Desktop, Dev Box, Windows 365, FSLogix.
  • Business Apps – Dynamics 365, Service Now, Workday, SFTP, Power BI, Sage, HR, Room Booking.
  • Low Code Automation and Generative AI – Power Pages, Power Apps, Power Flows, Co-Pilot.

Please note - We appreciate that our range of technologies is extensive, and we are not looking for someone that has vast exposure to all of them. We are looking for someone that has experience in the design of IT solutions and is comfortable steering the delivery of change in the pursuit of a Modern Workplace.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here.

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