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Principal Solution Architect

Company Description

Third Bridge was founded on the belief that human insights drive intelligent investment decisions.

To make the right investment decisions, our clients require access to the most relevant experts and their insights – we enable this through private consultations and exclusive content drawn from expert interviews.

Our clients consist of some of the largest private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consulting firms, who are serviced by a team of over 900 employees located across eight global offices.

Third Bridge operates in a global, multi-billion-dollar market with double digit annual growth and has consistently received accolades for Great Places to Work and the top 100 fastest growing companies. 

Job Description

Technology & Product Function Overview

We have recently merged our separate technology and product teams to form a Technology & Product Group (T&P), led by our first Chief Information Officer.  We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and technology capability, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions and deep insight market intelligence to our clients. Through harnessing the latest tools and technology, we allow the business to work faster, more intelligently and we are uncovering more and more business opportunities as a result. We are also continuing to build a world-class product team which will help take Third Bridge to the next level, and beyond. 

We aim to hire talented, creative and versatile people that help us grow and make our products better.

Role Description

Principal Solution Architects are senior technical team members in the company, and the role is critical to the successful delivery of technology solutions to support the various Third Bridge customer-facing business units. They will work collaboratively with product owners, business analysts, engineers and other team members and will be ultimately accountable for defining and designing high-quality technology solutions - built and bought - to support the commercial objectives of those businesses. Working directly to the Chief Architect and in conjunction with other technical stakeholders, they will make decisions on technology strategy, architecture and delivery approach at system and component level, ensuring that the wider T&P team takes into account the full lifecycle from selection to support. They are happy to innovate and try things out, and champion new technologies, tools and approaches within the team. They have significant experience in successfully designing, building and operating systems in complex business domains and are by nature problem solvers and think deeply about getting things done in the right way for a given context.

Principal Solution Architects sometimes work individually, but also lead multidisciplinary teams to design, develop, test, deploy and support solutions that support various aspects of the Third Bridge business. As seasoned experts in system design and delivery, they will provide hands-on leadership by example, delivering design documentation and other artefacts sometimes including prototypes and other code and tests, alongside the members of their teams. They will provide day to day mentoring and support to the engineers, business analysts, product owners and more junior solution architects that they work with, challenging and guiding their work as necessary. They should act as a role model for other architects and engineers that aspire to the Solution Architect role, both in terms of knowledge and behaviours. They are pragmatic, understand risk and are able to make balanced choices grounded in an understanding of the Third Bridge business.. 

They will encourage networking across the whole of Third Bridge and in the wider technical community. When necessary they will work with trusted third parties to design and deliver technical solutions. They communicate effectively, can build relationships well, and are able to deliver difficult messages sensitively when necessary.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with the Chief Architect, product owners, business analysts and others to ensure that the Third Bridge Solution Architecture is continually developed and refined to the level necessary to provide a pragmatic framework to support the design and delivery of technology solutions to support Third Bridge

  • Leading multidisciplinary teams in designing  developing and releasing solution designs,  to agreed timescales  and quality standards, compliant to the Third Bridge solution architecture

  • Working with other stakeholders to make enterprise, system and component level technology strategy recommendations and choices in line with the Third Bridge architecture, to champion those choices and support a wide range of team members to ensure that they are able to deliver solutions effectively 

  • To investigate new technologies, tools and processes that might bring advantages to Third Bridge, leading proof of concept exercises where necessary

  • Providing mentoring to team members as requested and required, advising on best practices, application of standards, appropriate architecture choices, communications and approach/style questions

  • Ensuring solutions delivered are complete, consistent, meet all required quality standards, and deliver functional and non-functional outcomes in line with the guidelines defined in the Third Bridge solution architecture

  • By example, fostering a collaborative environment, and actively motivate teams to work together in an efficient manner, and share lessons learned

  • Liaising with internal and external suppliers in order to ensure solutions are delivered in compliance with the Third Bridge architecture


Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with developing, rolling out, enhancing and communicating solution architectures, and then leading by example to design and implement components and systems necessary to bring those architectures into practical reality

  • Demonstrate experience in technical architecture and solution delivery leadership, ideally across several business sectors and in organisations of comparable size and complexity to Third Bridge

  • Demonstrable ability to write code, tests, documentation and other artefacts necessary to deliver solutions to time, quality and budget constraints

  • Provide evidence of ability to understand complex business environments and processes and to work effectively with business stakeholders to design technical architectures and solutions to deliver appropriate outcomes

  • Demonstrable ability to manage, mentor, build and get the best from small and varying teams of individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and levels of experience

  • Demonstrable ability to build trust and relationships at all levels within and outside an organisation like Third Bridge, providing evidence of ability to manage conflict and achieve positive outcomes - e.g. team or client/supplier conflict as necessary

  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to manage a team and multiple workloads,  working calmly under pressure

Additional Information

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country they are applying.

We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Third Bridge is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are not 100% sure if you are right for the role, please apply anyway and we will be happy to consider your application.