Solution Design Team Manager

Work type:
Australia, India, UK, Poland, New Zealand
Closing date:
28/05/2017 (closed)
  • Internal applications only


About the company

Bravura Solutions is a trusted provider of software solutions for the wealth management, life insurance and transfer agency industries, underpinned by functionally rich technology that enables modernisation, consolidation and simplification.

You will be part of a forward thinking business that has built its success on developing innovative technology. With over 1000 staff internationally, we are a true market leader and seeking someone with a similar mindset to join our growing business. We offer ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative team and inclusive culture, flexible working practices and a comprehensive benefits scheme.


About the role

You will be working within the global engineering leadership team, responsible for establishing and leading the new Solution Design Team reporting to the Head of Global Engineering.

You will be the key conduit of enhancements into Sonata, liaising with Professional services, the Product team and Architecture to transform of product requirements into design.

A major part of the role will involve managing a global team with centres of design excellence in Poland, UK, Australia, India and New Zealand. You will encourage, enable, endorse and lead the effort to transition from a project driven methodology to a product driven methodology within Bravura Solutions, and introduce and maintain consistent practice across all design centres.

You will be an excellent communicator with stakeholders ranging from the Bravura leadership team to software engineers within the scrum. You will be hands on and capable of transforming complex ideas into achievable designs that can be implemented by the engineering teams.

Main activities

  • Establish, lead & mentor the Solution Design Team globally
  • Collaborate with the Product team to deliver on the product and regulatory change roadmap
  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to deliver on the technical roadmap where these need to be delivered through consolidated feature design
  • Design product features that align with customer requirements in collaboration with the Professional Services team
  • Ensure that the Product Engineering Team is briefed and understands the features required
  • Create and maintain a consistent set of design processes & artefacts
  • Provide governance and approve change to Sonata product features
  • Lead & contribute to ongoing process improvement across the wider engineering group

To be successful in this role candidates will require:

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate verbally & visually at varying levels of abstraction.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication and negotiation skills.
  • An ability to take people with you and lead them in delivering challenging requirements.
  • An ability to speak truth to power.
  • An even handed, professional and positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritise, use initiative and to get the job done.
  • A strong understanding of the structure of Sonata and the principles by how it is designed.
  • A good understanding of the Sonata SDLC and the ability to promote coherent change into this process.
  • Ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • The technical competencies to understand the detail and be respected across the engineering community.

Desirable Skills

  • Modelling expertise
  • Management expertise
  • Negotiation and stakeholder management skills
  • Database & SQL skills
  • Experience of architecting complex enterprise systems
  • Sonata design experience

Typical Experience

  • Experience of managing a team within a software engineering function.
  • Experience of design within a financial services organization is desirable
  • At least 10 years of architecture & design experience.
  • At least 5 years of software engineering experience.

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Thank you for your interest in this position, unfortunately the closing date has passed and we are no longer taking applications.