At RDG, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.
RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.
Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The Rail Delivery Group brings together the companies that run our railway - passenger and freight operators, together with Network Rail and HS2 - providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering a better railway for their customers.
RDG’s values, known as SPIRE, are Support, Partnership, Initiative, Respect and Excellence. Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.
We’re passionate about providing an amazing employee experience and take the wellbeing of our team seriously. To support this, we offer a fantastic range of benefits to all permanent employees, which includes:
Solution Architect - 12 month FTC
Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.
We are looking for a product Solution Architect to join our team to deliver appropriate architecture deigns one or more key projects (over the next 12 months), the initial focus of the role being on development of a solution for Rail Staff Travel.
Rail Staff Travel (RST), part of RDG, provides free and discounted travel facilities for eligible active and retired employees of the rail industry (Rail Staff) and eligible family members (Dependants). Different facilities are available to Safeguarded Staff, who worked for British Rail prior to privatisation, and Non-Safeguarded Staff, who joined the industry after privatisation.
Today these rail staff travel facilities are administered by RST through a website and call centre. Discounted rate products and reservations for free travel are currently only able to be sold and fulfilled at manned National Rail station ticket offices and onboard train. RST now wishes to provide a new, fully supported, online retailing service which will enable Rail Staff to plan a journey, purchase both public and RST discounted travel products, make reservations and fulfil their tickets using the same methods that are available to the public.
The Solution Architect will:
- Design and ensure the delivery of an appropriate solution architecture (and relevant artefacts) that deliver on the business requirements while complying with RDG architecture policies and principles
- Be the go technical and solution lead on allocated programmes, assuring the adherence to the wider technology vision of RDG
- Work closely with suppliers and vendors to realise the approved solution architecture
- Work with the business owners to develop a solution roadmap
Candidates for the Railcard business owner role will have:
- A degree (or equivalent) in a technology related degree.
- Previous experience in a Solution architect (or equivalent role).
- Proven leadership on a multi-vendor, multi-solution environment .
- Previous experience with E-commerce programmes
- The ability to think strategically as well as adapt to a changing customer and retailing environment.
A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.
A full job description is available on request.
Closing Date - 29th January 2021
At RDG we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.
Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 20 days of the advert closing I am afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.