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Software Architect



Leeds, UK
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

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What We'll Bring:

We Are TransUnion:

TransUnion is a major credit reference agency, and we offer specialist services in fraud, identity and risk management, automated decisioning and demographics. We support organisations across a variety of sectors including finance, retail, telecommunications, utilities, gaming, government and insurance.

What You'll Bring:

We’re looking for a Software Architect to join our growing team.

Day to Day You’ll Be:

  • Provides both architectural leadership and direction in the development of our products. Leverages our architectural standards to determine the architecture, technology, and tools required to deliver our products.

  • Operates in an advisory role helping Product Development Engineers achieve architectural goals and system improvements on an ongoing basis. Assists and guide them in achieving high quality production deliveries.

  • Keeps abreast of technology standards, industry best practices and trends to ensure effective product development.

  • Performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications.

  • Conducts a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that software/data needs meet or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements.

  • Leads the design of products/solutions/software to meet stakeholder requirements.

  • Ensures architectural designs are implemented and governed in line with both best practice and internal development cycles.

  • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure requirements are understood, captured and prioritised.

  • Provides architectural and design guidance to project teams, ensuring that the needs of the client are met.

  • Supports the bid process for new business, acting as technical lead to produce responses to client tenders and advising on likely designs, scope, constraints and costs.

  • Actively promotes and champions best practice and principles within the business.

  • Where required, presents and explains technical and functional concepts to clients, ensuring technical details are fully understood by both technical and non-technical participants.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Proven architecture and software development experience in a medium to large company.

  • Experience of architectural frameworks, tools, patterns and the production of associated artefacts to support the Software Development Lifecycle.

  • Hands-on Software Engineering background with knowledge of multiple technologies, development languages and practices e.g.

  • Net, Java, RDMS, Big Data Stacks ; SOA, Web Services, WSDL, Restful APIs and XML; Patterns, Object Oriented, multi-tier, separation of concerns.

  • Experience of Agile Development Methodologies e.g. SCRUM, XP, DSDM, RUP.

Impact You'll Make:

What’s In It For you?

At TransUnion you will be joining a friendly, forward thinking global business.

We’re happy to talk flexible working. We operate a hybrid model allowing you to explore the balance of work and hours from home and/or from our offices in Leeds or London.

As well as an excellent salary and bonus scheme or commission scheme (if joining our sales teams) our benefits package comes with:

  • 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (increasing with service)

  • Global paid wellness days off + a bonus day off to celebrate your birthday

  • A generous contributory pension scheme + access to the TransUnion Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Private health care + a variety of physical, mental and financial fitness wellbeing programmes such as access to mindfulness tools

  • Access to our diversity forums and communities so you can get involved in causes close to your heart

TransUnion – a place to grow:

We know that you may not possess every aspect of the essential and/or desirable skills listed above but if there’s something you can’t tick off, don’t let that put you off applying as we could explore training for you.

Interview & Hiring Process

Most of our recruitment processes are virtual, so you’ll get to know our hiring managers and teams over the phone and through video. If we need you to attend a physical in person interview your recruiter will inform you of this.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend an interview with us please make us aware of this on your application.


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TransUnion Job Title

Architect, Information Systems Architecture