Solution Architect

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
19 / 04

The Major Events and Digital Transformation (ME&DT) Department is responsible for implementing the LTA’s Digital Transformation Programme and delivering International Tennis tournaments that drive visibility of tennis and engage new audiences.

Sitting within the ME&DT department, the Solution Architect role will play a crucial role in bridging the gap between business problems and technology solutions. Working closely with the Technical Architecture Lead and Digital Transformation Team you will provide technology advice in terms of how to solution our customer needs across all of our customer groups. The candidate will also have a data architecture background and provide critical technical experience and expertise to allow the LTA to accelerate their ambition to drive actionable, data-driven insights from a Single Customer View (SCV) held within Salesforce.

The role would suit someone with broad architecture and IT experience who has a passion for a making a difference through sport.

Full description

The Role

The Major Events and Digital Transformation (ME&DT) Department is responsible for implementing the LTA’s Digital Transformation Programme and delivering International Tennis tournaments that drive visibility of tennis and engage new audiences.

Sitting within the ME&DT department, the Solution Architect role will play a crucial role in bridging the gap between business problems and technology solutions. Working closely with the Technical Architecture Lead and Digital Transformation Team you will provide technology advice in terms of how to solution our customer needs across all of our customer groups. The candidate will also have a data architecture background and provide critical technical experience and expertise to allow the LTA to accelerate their ambition to drive actionable, data-driven insights from a Single Customer View (SCV) held within Salesforce.

The role would suit someone with broad architecture and IT experience who has a passion for a making a difference through sport.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop comprehensive and scalable solution architectures that address current and future business needs.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for architecture, design decisions, and best practices.
  • Establish and enforce data governance policies and procedures to ensure data quality, integrity, and security.
  • Input into data architecture solutions to align with the business needs across LTA and ensure this is appropriately managed and governed across LTA, including compliance with regulation such as GDPR.
  • Consider factors such as scalability, security, performance, and maintainability.
  • Ensure good governance of technology architecture and standards, including compliance with LTA’s accessibility and inclusion strategy and associated digital standards (W3C).
  • Support operations and incident management processes as required, e.g. triage.

Our Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Reimbursement of eye tests
  • Long service awards, plus monthly and annual colleague awards
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Free onsite gym & use of the Tennis & Padel courts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
  • Free mental health first aider support
  • Colleague ticket offerings for Major Events and The Championships, Wimbledon
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Free parking & bike racks
  • Retail discounts from our partner brands
  • Training & Development
  • Summer and Christmas parties
  • Free tea and coffee provided daily
  • Electrical vehicle charging points
  • Staff lockers
  • 30% discounts in our café

Our Culture

The LTA, through its vision ‘Tennis Opened Up’, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and can work in the UK. We commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, any disability, marital or civil partnership status, and pregnancy or maternity status.

The LTA Tennis Foundation is a new tennis charity that partners with brilliant people and organisations to improve lives through tennis. It shares the LTA’s vision of ‘Tennis Opened Up’, and it wants to use our sport to make a real difference to people across the whole country. All LTA colleagues have the chance to get involved with the LTA TF, with some directly involved in delivering and leading its work.

To truly deliver our vision of ‘Tennis Opened Up’, we believe it is critical that the LTA plays our part in contributing to a healthier and more sustainable society. We want to grow tennis in Britain, but do so in a responsible way, protecting and supporting the environment and working with everyone in the sport to tackle our climate impacts. We are committed to ensuring a lasting future for tennis in Britain, and our Environmental Sustainability Plan sets out how we will do this.

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