Solution Designer

 Location: Edinburgh
 Salary: Excellent Salary + Bonus + Pension - Benefits
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Solutions Designer

Permanent - Edinburgh


Meraki Talent’s financial services client based in Edinburgh are currently looking to recruit 2 x Solutions Designers to join them on a permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity for suitable candidates to join an organisation going through a significant period of transformation and to deliver the solutions designs to aid this. You will work closely with software development teams and ideally understand cloud technology, ideally AWS although not essential. This role would be very suitable for candidates with a robust software engineering background who have moved recently into more of a Solution Design / Architect based role.


Responsibilities of the Solution Designer;

  • 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 the business 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 the business 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
  • 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



Background of the Solution Designer;


  • 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



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Business Manager - IT & Change

Andy MacEwan

In 2018 Andy joined Meraki Talent, with a focus on technology and change roles across Scotland. Andy is an experienced recruiter with an impressive list of successful placements having worked in the industry for over 15 years. Andy has a strong background delivering a variety of recruitment solutions covering permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, managed services and statements of work across technology and business change.