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Tribe Solution Lead (2158)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

18 month FTC opportunity

Working as a Tribe Solution Lead, you’ll be responsible for driving the technical and architectural vision for the Tribe to help ensure business critical products and services under development are strategically aligned and fit for purpose. You will use your experience across People, Process and Technology to support the Tribe in the design of those products and services.

Your role, alongside the Lead Solutions Architect, will also be responsible for defining the skills development plan and identifying and embedding agile ways of working for the Solution Architecture team.


What You'll Be Doing
  • Identifying innovative ways to unblock issues whilst evolving our architecture towards a defined target.
  • Enabling the Continuous Delivery Pipeline through appropriate design guidelines and investment advocacy.
  • Working alongside the Lead Solutions Architect, you’ll be responsible for setting up an agile architectural practice to support the introduction of scaled agile practices and to deliver a continuous flow of value.
  • Working alongside several multi-functional squads to shape and structure the technology platform that realises the business and product vision to create value to both customers and our business.
  • Responsible for inspiring, coaching and mentoring other Architects, Tech Leads and Engineers and helping them understand how to deliver the goals of Irwin Mitchell and the Tribe in line with our technology and business strategy.
  • Responsible for defining and delivering technology platforms and capabilities to support ever changing world-class customer experiences, evolving standards and the architecture practice.
  • Responsible for defining the policies and standards that guide technology delivery. 
  • Responsible for actively addressing the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies including managing dependencies where ownership exists outside of the tribe.
  • Working with customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to establish high-level solution intent, and the solution intent information models and documentation requirements.
  • Responsible for establishing critical NFRs for the solution and participate in the definition of others.
  • Participating in all agile ceremonies that may include Program Increment (PI) Planning and Pre- and Post-PI Planning, System and Solution Demos, and Inspect and Adapt(I&A) events
  • Planning and developing the Architectural runway (the technical infrastructure to underpin the CD pipeline) alongside other Tribe Solution Leads in support of new business Features and Capabilities.
What We're Looking For


  • Experience of delivering or designing business solutions in a regulated industry (e.g. Finance, Healthcare, Legal)
  • Solution knowledge and experience in one of the x3 business areas:
  • Legal Services Business Development and Growth, Operations and Services Delivery
  • Core IT Infrastructure – Microsoft Technologies, Cloud, Managed Services
  • Core business services such as People, Finance, IT and GC and Asset Management & Debt Recovery
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team to design business solutions that span People, Process and Technology
  • Experience of using 3rd parties to deliver solution elements, both technical and non-technical
  • Experience at working within Agile at scale, either in LeSS or SAFE.
  • Significant experience in modern, cloud based technology standards and practices
  • Expert knowledge of Azure Dev Ops and the complete suite of technical capabilities it can bring to organisations.
  • Extensive experience in creating agile governance within the Architecture discipline.
  • Comfortable operating at Executive level
  • Experience of providing coaching and training to squad and architecture team members.
  • Agile qualification, such as Scrum Master, Product Owner or equivalent.
  • Be adaptable and react positively to change and able to work on your own initiative.
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Enterprise Architecture
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
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