At Engine by Starling, we are on a mission to find and work with leading banks all around the world who have the ambition to build rapid growth businesses, on our technology. 

Engine is Starling’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, the technology that was built to power Starling Bank, and two years ago we split out as a separate business. 

Starling Bank has seen exceptional growth and success, and a large part of that is down to the fact that we have built our own modern technology from the ground up. This SaaS technology platform is now available to banks and financial institutions all around the world, enabling them to benefit from the innovative digital features, and efficient back-office processes that has helped achieve Starling’s success.

We draw upon our experience as knowledgeable bankers, and best in class technologists to become the chosen option for these banks, and preferred partners for leading consultancies.

As a company, everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves to help deliver great outcomes for our clients. We are an engineering led company and we’re looking for someone who will be excited by the potential for Engine’s technology to transform banking in different markets around the world.

Hybrid Working

We have a Hybrid approach to working here at Engine – our preference is that you’re located within a commutable distance of one of our offices so that we’re able to interact and collaborate in person. We don’t like to mandate how much you visit the office and work from home, that’s to be agreed upon between you and your manager. 

Some travel (including international) will be necessary, depending on the client and nature of the engagement.

About the role

As a Solution Architect you will use your understanding of the Engine technology and architecture to explain the Engine product, uncover client requirements and help support the design of client solutions. You will be involved in both the sales and delivery phases of a project as well as ongoing client success. 

What you’ll get to do:

  • Understand Engine from an architectural, technical and functional perspective and be able to present this information to prospective clients
  • Support sales activities such as request for proposals, technical demos and deep-dive sessions for prospective clients
  • Lead on technical aspects through discovery phases, and design solution architectures that make best use of Engine capabilities to meet client requirements
  • Be responsible for the technical success of a client delivery in collaboration with our integration partners.
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert for Engine clients during delivery on topics including integration with the platform, ways of working and technical best practices.
  • Document as-implemented architectures and develop common integration patterns and technical how-to guides for the Engine platform.
  • Work with our Technology teams to shape and prioritise Engine’s technical and functional roadmaps
  • Work with engineers to help architect and refine specific capabilities and localisations needed for a client.
  • Work with our Client Success team on an ongoing basis to help resolve technical issues, define new technical requirements and architect new capabilities.
  • Build trusted relationships with our clients, integration partners and internal teams


  • Experience of engineering / solution architecture across the delivery lifecycle specifically relating to retail banking, core banking and payments. 
  • Comfortable with and experience working in a Client-facing role
  • Experience of delivery and implementation of core banking or large-scale digital transformation programmes, application migration and solution integration 
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and large-scale cloud applications
  • Used to working with REST APIs
  • Motivated to work in a varied role, with a flat structure, collaboratively in a team
  • Experience of rapidly understanding client problems and presenting technical solutions in a structured and informative manner 
  • Architecturally our stack includes AWS (some GCP), Microservices, Restful APIs and is based on Java in the backend – so experience with this stack would be ideal

About you

  • You are collaborative and self motivated
  • You have a focus on delivery and getting things done for a client
  • You have the ability to work well with people from a variety of levels, roles and technical backgrounds
  • You’re able to communicate clearly about technical subjects
  • You will have technical/solution architecture experience at a technology company, fintech or financial services company and ideally a software engineering background.
  • Bring an in depth knowledge of banking software, digital transformation and financial services technology to client conversations and solutions
  • You’ll ideally have experience of a variety of technologies – from mainframes to microservices, and be able to help clients on the journey of modernising their estates their technology delivery approach with Engine.

Interview Process

Interviewing is a two way process and we want you to have the time and opportunity to get to know us, as much as we are getting to know you! Our interviews are conversational and we want to get the best from you, so come with questions and be curious. In general you can expect the below, following a chat with one of our Talent Team:

  • First Interview (45 mins)
  • Second Architecture Interview, including small presentation/system design (90 mins)
  • Final Interview (30 mins)


  • 33 days holiday (including public holidays, which you can take when it works best for you)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Annual leave is increased with length of service, and you can choose to buy or sell up to five extra days off
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Salary sacrifice, company enhanced pension scheme
  • Life insurance at 4x your salary & group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care. Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Incentives refer a friend scheme
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, and weekly free and boosted perks
  • Access to initiatives like Cycle to Work, Salary Sacrificed Gym partnerships and Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing

About us

You may be put off applying for a role because you don’t tick every box. Forget that! While we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’re always open to discussion. So, if you’re excited about working with us, but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet, get in touch anyway. We’re on a mission to radically reshape banking – and that starts with our brilliant team. Whatever came before, we’re proud to bring together people of all backgrounds and experiences who love working together to solve problems.

Engine by Starling is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Engine by Starling are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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